Adam Wright

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Adam Wright

Editor, Entertainment

Adam joined the Post in 1997 and worked in various roles before becoming entertainment editor in 2004.

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Mahjong shop modelled in staggering detail by artist, sight unseen, is his latest ode to old Hong Kong

Working in Australia from Instagram photos and Google Earth, artist Joshua Smith makes intricate models of buildings around the world. His latest is of a Hong Kong mahjong shop, one of the few still making mahjong tiles by hand.

Working in Australia from Instagram photos and Google Earth, artist Joshua Smith makes intricate models of buildings around the world. His latest is of a Hong Kong mahjong shop, one of the few still making mahjong tiles by hand.

Mahjong shop modelled in staggering detail by artist, sight unseen, is his latest ode to old Hong Kong
10 Mar 2021 - 6:45AM
Advance tickets for No 1 Hong Kong music festival on sale; Clockenflap organisers offer full refunds if 2021 event is cancelled

Tickets for the 2021 edition of Hong Kong’s biggest annual music festival went on sale on March 3. The 2019 and 2020 festivals were cancelled because of the city’s anti-government protests and the coronavirus outbreak.

Tickets for the 2021 edition of Hong Kong’s biggest annual music festival went on sale on March 3. The 2019 and 2020 festivals were cancelled because of the city’s anti-government protests and the coronavirus outbreak.

Advance tickets for No 1 Hong Kong music festival on sale; Clockenflap organisers offer full refunds if 2021 event is cancelled
4 Mar 2021 - 12:55PM
Uncle Roger comedian responds to critics of his pulling of video shot with food vlogger who is critical of the Chinese government

Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng, who made a video with food vlogger Mike Chen – apparently unaware he is a China critic – then withdrew it and apologised, responds to the backlash its withdrawal triggered.

Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng, who made a video with food vlogger Mike Chen – apparently unaware he is a China critic – then withdrew it and apologised, responds to the backlash its withdrawal triggered.

Uncle Roger comedian responds to critics of his pulling of video shot with food vlogger who is critical of the Chinese government
18 Jan 2021 - 5:45PM
Club 71, go-to bar for artists, activists and creatives in Hong Kong, to close – killed off by the coronavirus pandemic

INXS frontman Michael Hutchence filmed there. Filmmakers Christopher Doyle and Herman Yau, and political activist ‘Long Hair’, were regulars. Club 71 is the latest Hong Kong drinking institution to have been killed off by the Covid-19 pandemic.

INXS frontman Michael Hutchence filmed there. Filmmakers Christopher Doyle and Herman Yau, and political activist ‘Long Hair’, were regulars. Club 71 is the latest Hong Kong drinking institution to have been killed off by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Club 71, go-to bar for artists, activists and creatives in Hong Kong, to close – killed off by the coronavirus pandemic
29 Sep 2020 - 7:40PM
Opinion | Indoor venues have been allowed to reopen, so why are Hong Kong’s beaches still closed?

Venues such as bars, restaurants and karaoke clubs have been allowed to reopen, so it makes little sense that the sea is still off limits.

Venues such as bars, restaurants and karaoke clubs have been allowed to reopen, so it makes little sense that the sea is still off limits.

Indoor venues have been allowed to reopen, so why are Hong Kong’s beaches still closed?
25 Sep 2020 - 1:56PM
Taiwanese singer-actor Alien Huang, 36, found dead at home after suspected freak accident

Taiwanese singer-actor Alien Huang was found dead in his Taipei apartment after being involved in what is believed to have been a freak accident, making him the third 36-year-old Asian celebrity to die this week.

Taiwanese singer-actor Alien Huang was found dead in his Taipei apartment after being involved in what is believed to have been a freak accident, making him the third 36-year-old Asian celebrity to die this week.

Taiwanese singer-actor Alien Huang, 36, found dead at home after suspected freak accident
17 Sep 2020 - 6:31PM
The Wanch, oldest live-music venue in Hong Kong, shuts in Wan Chai, its operation ‘suspended’ until Covid-19 is under control

Hong Kong’s longest-running live-music venue, The Wanch, often likened to New York’s CBGB, is vacating its Wan Chai premises after 33 years. Owners vow to resume operating once Covid-19 crisis is fully over.

Hong Kong’s longest-running live-music venue, The Wanch, often likened to New York’s CBGB, is vacating its Wan Chai premises after 33 years. Owners vow to resume operating once Covid-19 crisis is fully over.

The Wanch, oldest live-music venue in Hong Kong, shuts in Wan Chai, its operation ‘suspended’ until Covid-19 is under control
1 Sep 2020 - 6:56PM
Hong Kong’s biggest music festival, Clockenflap, cancelled for second year running, this time because of coronavirus

Covid-19 crisis makes it impossible to stage Hong Kong’s biggest annual music and arts festival this November, Clockenflap organisers say. Last year, anti-government protests forced a halt.

Covid-19 crisis makes it impossible to stage Hong Kong’s biggest annual music and arts festival this November, Clockenflap organisers say. Last year, anti-government protests forced a halt.

Hong Kong’s biggest music festival, Clockenflap, cancelled for second year running, this time because of coronavirus
10 Jul 2020 - 12:08PM
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24 Jun 2020 - 2:57PM
Facebook fight over Epizode music festival in Vietnam as competing organisers of event accuse each other of fraud

Ownership of the Epizode music festival in Vietnam is being fought over by two groups, which both claim to be its founders. The battle is playing out on Facebook.

Ownership of the Epizode music festival in Vietnam is being fought over by two groups, which both claim to be its founders. The battle is playing out on Facebook.

Facebook fight over Epizode music festival in Vietnam as competing organisers of event accuse each other of fraud
21 Jun 2020 - 7:15PM
Chinese rappers support Black Lives Matter protests in the US – after slamming Hong Kong’s anti-government demonstrations

Chinese hip-hop artists Vava and Higher Brothers have this week shown their support for the Black Lives Matter protests in the US despite slamming Hong Kong’s anti-government demonstrations last year.

Chinese hip-hop artists Vava and Higher Brothers have this week shown their support for the Black Lives Matter protests in the US despite slamming Hong Kong’s anti-government demonstrations last year.

Chinese rappers support Black Lives Matter protests in the US – after slamming Hong Kong’s anti-government demonstrations
5 Jun 2020 - 10:07AM
Age Against the Machine: 3-year-old Malaysian girl’s cover version with dad of US metal hit an adorable call for revolution

The cover version of Killing in the Name, sung by three-year-old Audrey with her father on guitar, has had 1.3 million views on Facebook and earned the praise of Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, the band behind the original.

The cover version of Killing in the Name, sung by three-year-old Audrey with her father on guitar, has had 1.3 million views on Facebook and earned the praise of Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, the band behind the original.

Age Against the Machine: 3-year-old Malaysian girl’s cover version with dad of US metal hit an adorable call for revolution
29 Apr 2020 - 6:00PM
‘Kill the virus, not the business’ – Hong Kong bar owners angry at lack of government help despite two-week shutdown

Hong Kong bar and club owners are enduring a two-week shutdown as a coronavirus precaution. They agree with the closure, and are asking the government for help to pay rent and wages, but have received no reply.

Hong Kong bar and club owners are enduring a two-week shutdown as a coronavirus precaution. They agree with the closure, and are asking the government for help to pay rent and wages, but have received no reply.

‘Kill the virus, not the business’ – Hong Kong bar owners angry at lack of government help despite two-week shutdown
9 Apr 2020 - 10:13AM
Opinion | If Hong Kong party animals won’t protect themselves, and us, against coronavirus’ spread, the bars, clubs and restaurants they drink at must be shut

What is wrong with the revellers who continue to throng the bars, clubs, and restaurants of Hong Kong nightlife districts such as Lan Kwai Fong, SoHo and Wan Chai when there’s a deadly virus spreading? Stay at home.

What is wrong with the revellers who continue to throng the bars, clubs, and restaurants of Hong Kong nightlife districts such as Lan Kwai Fong, SoHo and Wan Chai when there’s a deadly virus spreading? Stay at home.

If Hong Kong party animals won’t protect themselves, and us, against coronavirus’ spread, the bars, clubs and restaurants they drink at must be shut
23 Mar 2020 - 4:34PM
Chinese social media shocked as huge concerts go ahead in UK amid coronavirus pandemic

Large gatherings everywhere have been cancelled due to the virus, but in Britain, the Stereophonics put on three huge concerts. Comments on Chinese social media include: ‘Don’t ask for China’s help when things start to get bad’

Large gatherings everywhere have been cancelled due to the virus, but in Britain, the Stereophonics put on three huge concerts. Comments on Chinese social media include: ‘Don’t ask for China’s help when things start to get bad’

Chinese social media shocked as huge concerts go ahead in UK amid coronavirus pandemic
18 Mar 2020 - 3:29PM
Coronavirus-themed parody of Natalie Imbruglia song ‘Torn’ goes viral – people need cheering up, says Hong Kong singer behind video

A Hong Kong singer’s coronavirus-themed take-off of Natalie Imbruglia hit went viral this week. Kathy Mak says: ‘Emotionally the outbreak’s been quite a downer … I thought a song would be a fun way of looking at the situation.’

A Hong Kong singer’s coronavirus-themed take-off of Natalie Imbruglia hit went viral this week. Kathy Mak says: ‘Emotionally the outbreak’s been quite a downer … I thought a song would be a fun way of looking at the situation.’

Coronavirus-themed parody of Natalie Imbruglia song ‘Torn’ goes viral – people need cheering up, says Hong Kong singer behind video
12 Feb 2020 - 7:00PM
Review | Surviving Vietnam’s Epizode electronic music festival: 11 days of gigs, 4am starts, 130 performers and 12,000 fans

Held on a beach on Phu Quoc island, marathon music event Epizode featured some of the biggest names in EDM, such as Loco Dice, Ricardo Villalobos, and Moodymann. Also on offer: meditation, yoga, gong baths and art installations.

Held on a beach on Phu Quoc island, marathon music event Epizode featured some of the biggest names in EDM, such as Loco Dice, Ricardo Villalobos, and Moodymann. Also on offer: meditation, yoga, gong baths and art installations.

Surviving Vietnam’s Epizode electronic music festival: 11 days of gigs, 4am starts, 130 performers and 12,000 fans
20 Jan 2020 - 7:29PM
Our five most read Asian book stories of 2019, about activist Joshua Wong’s philosophy, love and loss in China, and more

History, democracy, and creativity – or rather, the lack of it in contemporary Hong Kong – our most read stories of 2019 covered some big topics. None are bigger than love, the subject of Xinran Xue’s latest book about China.

History, democracy, and creativity – or rather, the lack of it in contemporary Hong Kong – our most read stories of 2019 covered some big topics. None are bigger than love, the subject of Xinran Xue’s latest book about China.

Our five most read Asian book stories of 2019, about activist Joshua Wong’s philosophy, love and loss in China, and more
24 Dec 2019 - 3:00PM
From K-pop scandals and deaths to DJ Tenashar’s downfall, our five top music stories of 2019

K-pop was big in 2019, often for the wrong reasons – the deaths of singers Goo Hara and Sulli and the Burning Sun nightclub sex scandal. Away from K-pop, Post readers were most interested in Asian music festivals and DJ Tenashar’s decline and fall.

K-pop was big in 2019, often for the wrong reasons – the deaths of singers Goo Hara and Sulli and the Burning Sun nightclub sex scandal. Away from K-pop, Post readers were most interested in Asian music festivals and DJ Tenashar’s decline and fall.

From K-pop scandals and deaths to DJ Tenashar’s downfall, our five top music stories of 2019
23 Dec 2019 - 6:35PM
Opinion | Jailing of K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon offers ray of hope in dark year for the industry

The jailing of Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon on rape charges is a welcome first step towards ending the misogyny and victim blaming that is rampant in the K-pop industry, Adam Wright says.

The jailing of Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon on rape charges is a welcome first step towards ending the misogyny and victim blaming that is rampant in the K-pop industry, Adam Wright says.

Jailing of K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon offers ray of hope in dark year for the industry
3 Dec 2019 - 6:30AM
Marilyn Manson to play first Hong Kong gig in March 2020

Tickets to the debut show by the controversial rocker go on sale on December 13

Tickets to the debut show by the controversial rocker go on sale on December 13

Marilyn Manson to play first Hong Kong gig in March 2020
28 Nov 2019 - 2:40PM
Opinion | K-pop deaths of Goo Hara, Sulli and Jonghyun leave industry with blood on its hands

First Jonghyun, then Sulli, now Goo Hara: three stars dying in less than two years shows that something has gone tragically wrong in the K-pop industry, with the pressure placed on performers reaping a devastating cost today.

First Jonghyun, then Sulli, now Goo Hara: three stars dying in less than two years shows that something has gone tragically wrong in the K-pop industry, with the pressure placed on performers reaping a devastating cost today.

K-pop deaths of Goo Hara, Sulli and Jonghyun leave industry with blood on its hands
18 Feb 2020 - 1:13PM
Hong Kong’s biggest music festival Clockenflap cancelled after protests escalate

One week before the start of the three-day festival set to host Halsey, Babymetal and Mumford and Sons, organisers pull the plug and say ‘the situation has now made this impossible’

One week before the start of the three-day festival set to host Halsey, Babymetal and Mumford and Sons, organisers pull the plug and say ‘the situation has now made this impossible’

Hong Kong’s biggest music festival Clockenflap cancelled after protests escalate
15 Nov 2019 - 11:10PM
Hong Kong protests the reason top K-pop awards show skipping the city, music industry source says

Mama ceremony has been staged in Hong Kong every year since 2012; while the cancellation was known about, this is the first time a source has confirmed anti-government protests are the reason for the decision.

Mama ceremony has been staged in Hong Kong every year since 2012; while the cancellation was known about, this is the first time a source has confirmed anti-government protests are the reason for the decision.

Hong Kong protests the reason top K-pop awards show skipping the city, music industry source says
18 Feb 2020 - 11:22AM
Hong Kong’s biggest music festival going ahead despite protests, say organisers, as final line-up of acts confirmed

Organisers say the cancellation of other events amid months of anti-government protest makes their mission to bring Hongkongers together more relevant than ever. Bombay Bicycle Club, Metronomy and Nick Murphy among names added to line-up.

Organisers say the cancellation of other events amid months of anti-government protest makes their mission to bring Hongkongers together more relevant than ever. Bombay Bicycle Club, Metronomy and Nick Murphy among names added to line-up.

Hong Kong’s biggest music festival going ahead despite protests, say organisers, as final line-up of acts confirmed
30 Oct 2019 - 7:10PM
Hong Kong protests: hip-hop festival Rolling Loud the latest to cancel, citing safety reasons

Amid the Hong Kong protests, Rolling Loud, part of the world’s biggest hip hop festival, has been cancelled. Migos and Wiz Khalifa were among the artists booked to appear at the festival in West Kowloon Art Park.

Amid the Hong Kong protests, Rolling Loud, part of the world’s biggest hip hop festival, has been cancelled. Migos and Wiz Khalifa were among the artists booked to appear at the festival in West Kowloon Art Park.

Hong Kong protests: hip-hop festival Rolling Loud the latest to cancel, citing safety reasons
14 Oct 2019 - 12:10PM
No place at Hong Kong hip-hop festival Rolling Loud for Vava after Chinese rapper backed police amid protests in city

China’s top female hip-hop star posted video captioned ‘Rolling Loud in Hong Kong … see ya’. Then she shared People’s Daily meme saying ‘I support Hong Kong police’. Was she dropped from line-up? Organisers won’t say.

China’s top female hip-hop star posted video captioned ‘Rolling Loud in Hong Kong … see ya’. Then she shared People’s Daily meme saying ‘I support Hong Kong police’. Was she dropped from line-up? Organisers won’t say.

No place at Hong Kong hip-hop festival Rolling Loud for Vava after Chinese rapper backed police amid protests in city
11 Sep 2019 - 4:37PM
Rapper from Taiwan puts out track backing Hong Kong protests, as Chinese artists take sides

Raise My Fist, by rapper Dwagie, contains lines such as ‘They want Hong Kong but not its people’, and comes after mainland Chinese rap acts such as Higher Brothers, Vava, PG One and CD Rev came out in support of Hong Kong police action against protesters.

Raise My Fist, by rapper Dwagie, contains lines such as ‘They want Hong Kong but not its people’, and comes after mainland Chinese rap acts such as Higher Brothers, Vava, PG One and CD Rev came out in support of Hong Kong police action against protesters.

Rapper from Taiwan puts out track backing Hong Kong protests, as Chinese artists take sides
5 Sep 2019 - 8:00AM
Opinion | How Chinese rappers are selling out hip hop by slamming Hong Kong protesters and supporting police

US rappers like NWA and Public Enemy once urged their followers to stand up to the government and police – but Chinese acts don’t feel the same. For artists like Higher Brothers, Vava and CD Rev, nationalistic pride comes first.

US rappers like NWA and Public Enemy once urged their followers to stand up to the government and police – but Chinese acts don’t feel the same. For artists like Higher Brothers, Vava and CD Rev, nationalistic pride comes first.

How Chinese rappers are selling out hip hop by slamming Hong Kong protesters and supporting police
27 Aug 2019 - 2:36PM
Opinion | From Lay Zhang to Liu Wen – amid Hong Kong protests, China’s stars are being pushed to the front lines

Amid the summer of unrest gripping Hong Kong, Chinese celebrities like K-pop star Lay Zhang Yixing are nailing their colours to the mast as they rush to assure fans of their support for one China, writes entertainment editor Adam Wright.

Amid the summer of unrest gripping Hong Kong, Chinese celebrities like K-pop star Lay Zhang Yixing are nailing their colours to the mast as they rush to assure fans of their support for one China, writes entertainment editor Adam Wright.

From Lay Zhang to Liu Wen – amid Hong Kong protests, China’s stars are being pushed to the front lines
15 Aug 2019 - 1:14PM