W. H. Auden

A liveable city needs cultural riches, not just wealth

Last month, The Economist magazine voted Hong Kong the most liveable city. My friends thought this was a joke - so implausible that it made them shake their heads in disbelief.

Monday, 13 August, 2012, 8:56am

Best Poems on the Underground

Best Poems on the Underground by Various Phoenix, HK$216

2 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Viscount Linley

He's a member of the royal family, chairman of Christie's UK and runs a successful furniture firm. But what does he like?

6 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Poems steam ahead

The thrill of sending and receiving letters is the subject of Poetry On The Air, which can be heard on RTHK's Radio 4 at 10.05 am today, repeated at 6.30 pm tomorrow.

10 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Last word to worldly novelist

By George - we stand corrected! Following our item last Friday about author George Adams and his forthcoming opus, The Great Hongkong Sex Novel, which is soon to invade the bookshops (and our senses?), the writer called to point out that, contrary to what we had implied, his creative juices also flowed nicely when he was living in other parts of the world.

28 Jun 1993 - 12:00am