Adam Wright

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

Latest from Adam Wright

China in the 1980s: photos from a time of hope and optimism

For his photo book ‘The Door Opened: 1980s China’, Adrian Bradshaw says he wants to reflect the dignity, optimism and warmth of the people he encountered at a time of wide-ranging change.

11 Mar 2019 - 8:53PM
China in the 1980s: photos from a time of hope and optimism

For his photo book ‘The Door Opened: 1980s China’, Adrian Bradshaw says he wants to reflect the dignity, optimism and warmth of the people he encountered at a time of wide-ranging change.

Hong Kong fans react to death of Prodigy frontman Keith Flint

The Prodigy have a huge following in the city and performed live here twice – in Kowloon Bay’s Kitec centre in 1998 and at the Clockenflap festival in 2017. The singer, 49, was found dead at his home in Essex on Monday.

5 Mar 2019 - 6:31PM
Hong Kong fans react to death of Prodigy frontman Keith Flint

The Prodigy have a huge following in the city and performed live here twice – in Kowloon Bay’s Kitec centre in 1998 and at the Clockenflap festival in 2017. The singer, 49, was found dead at his home in Essex on Monday.

The sexy business cards Hong Kong go-go bars handed out to attract sailors in the 1960s

While researching Wan Chai history for inspiration for a restaurant interior, graphic designer Jay Foss-Cole fell in love with the bars’ gaudy cards; he began collecting them, buying them on eBay and from private collectors.

24 Feb 2019 - 10:19PM
The sexy business cards Hong Kong go-go bars handed out to attract sailors in the 1960s

While researching Wan Chai history for inspiration for a restaurant interior, graphic designer Jay Foss-Cole fell in love with the bars’ gaudy cards; he began collecting them, buying them on eBay and from private collectors.

Sónar Hong Kong 2019 line-up: MØ, Bonobo, AlunaGeorge, Thundercat and many more

Thirty-five music acts will perform on five indoor and outdoor stages at Hong Kong Science Park in April. This will be the third Hong Kong edition of the huge Spanish electronic music and arts festival.

13 Feb 2019 - 1:58PM
Sónar Hong Kong 2019 line-up:  MØ, Bonobo, AlunaGeorge, Thundercat and many more

Thirty-five music acts will perform on five indoor and outdoor stages at Hong Kong Science Park in April. This will be the third Hong Kong edition of the huge Spanish electronic music and arts festival.

From BTS to Keyakizaka46, Asian pop stars slammed for Nazi-style dress

Following the recent uproar over a Thai singer wearing a swastika T-shirt, we look at other Asian stars who have flirted with Nazi iconography.

30 Jan 2019 - 7:48PM
From BTS to Keyakizaka46, Asian pop stars slammed for Nazi-style dress

Following the recent uproar over a Thai singer wearing a swastika T-shirt, we look at other Asian stars who have flirted with Nazi iconography.

Vanishing Hong Kong: photo book records ‘grandeur’ of its working-class neighbourhoods

Japan-based couple’s photo book records ‘grandeur’ of city’s old neighbourhoods, fast disappearing under the wrecker’s ball; it is both a love letter and a protest against ‘so-called modernism, and the price it extracts’.

28 Jan 2019 - 10:06AM
Vanishing Hong Kong: photo book records ‘grandeur’ of its working-class neighbourhoods

Japan-based couple’s photo book records ‘grandeur’ of city’s old neighbourhoods, fast disappearing under the wrecker’s ball; it is both a love letter and a protest against ‘so-called modernism, and the price it extracts’.

From BTS to Ed Sheeran and John Mayer: Hong Kong gigs to look forward to in 2019

K-pop superstars, Grammy Award winners, bands who shaped music today: Hong Kong will see them all perform by the end of April

19 Jan 2019 - 8:57PM
From BTS to Ed Sheeran and John Mayer: Hong Kong gigs to look forward to in 2019

K-pop superstars, Grammy Award winners, bands who shaped music today: Hong Kong will see them all perform by the end of April

Opinion | Recent BTS concert ticket fail highlights all that is wrong with Hong Kong’s ticket-sale system

HK Ticketing is an ‘inefficient, outdated dinosaur’ that dominates the market despite having been surpassed by digital rivals

18 Jan 2019 - 7:35AM
Recent BTS concert ticket fail highlights all that is wrong with Hong Kong’s ticket-sale system

HK Ticketing is an ‘inefficient, outdated dinosaur’ that dominates the market despite having been surpassed by digital rivals

From Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan: the most popular books of 2018

The martial arts stars topped the popularity charts with a biography and a warts-and-all memoir. Also featured are a sensual Chinese photo book and the Crazy Rich Asians sequel.

30 Dec 2018 - 9:30PM
From Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan: the most popular books of 2018

The martial arts stars topped the popularity charts with a biography and a warts-and-all memoir. Also featured are a sensual Chinese photo book and the Crazy Rich Asians sequel.

Hidden details in historic Hong Kong photos revealed in Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell Volume 2

Historian David Bellis selected the photos from more than 15,000 on his blog Gwulo: Old Hong Kong. The close-ups reveal unexpected details and tell their own stories about life in turn of the century and pre-war Hong Kong.

2 Jan 2019 - 5:05PM
Hidden details in historic Hong Kong photos revealed in Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell Volume 2

Historian David Bellis selected the photos from more than 15,000 on his blog Gwulo: Old Hong Kong. The close-ups reveal unexpected details and tell their own stories about life in turn of the century and pre-war Hong Kong.

From BTS to Lil Tay: five of the biggest music stories from 2018
  • K-pop dominated the news with BTS owning the charts and G-Dragon getting older. Also in the news: nine-year-old ‘gangsta’ Lil Tay and Crazy Rich Asians.
29 Dec 2018 - 9:32PM
From BTS to Lil Tay: five of the biggest music stories from 2018
  • K-pop dominated the news with BTS owning the charts and G-Dragon getting older. Also in the news: nine-year-old ‘gangsta’ Lil Tay and Crazy Rich Asians.
BTS concert ticket sales in Hong Kong suspended over ‘unauthorised acts’; K-pop fans vent anger at ‘bots’

K-pop fans unable to access ticketing agent HK Ticketing website, as hundreds of tickets appear for sale on reseller Viagogo’s site at mark-ups of around 300 per cent; fans blame ‘hackers’ using ticket-buying bots.

20 Dec 2018 - 4:22PM
BTS concert ticket sales in Hong Kong suspended over ‘unauthorised acts’; K-pop fans vent anger at ‘bots’

K-pop fans unable to access ticketing agent HK Ticketing website, as hundreds of tickets appear for sale on reseller Viagogo’s site at mark-ups of around 300 per cent; fans blame ‘hackers’ using ticket-buying bots.

Ding ding! 100-plus historic photos of Hong Kong trams in new book

‘The Tramways of Hong Kong’ by Peter Waller takes readers on a colourful, rickety journey through the history of the city via its most iconic transport system.

10 Dec 2018 - 8:03PM
Ding ding! 100-plus historic photos of Hong Kong trams in new book

‘The Tramways of Hong Kong’ by Peter Waller takes readers on a colourful, rickety journey through the history of the city via its most iconic transport system.

Opinion | Sympathy for Jackie Chan: in defence of a damaged man

Chan’s difficult childhood and lack of self-esteem may have played a part in his actions. His memoirs gloss over details about the good things he has done.

8 Dec 2018 - 9:22AM
Sympathy for Jackie Chan: in defence of a damaged man

Chan’s difficult childhood and lack of self-esteem may have played a part in his actions. His memoirs gloss over details about the good things he has done.

Nicki Minaj refuses to take the stage at ‘fake’ Shanghai music festival

Minaj refused to go onstage after hearing the event was unauthorised. The event organiser blamed Minaj, and the singer promised her Shanghai fans she’d return with a better partner.

23 Nov 2018 - 9:55AM
Nicki Minaj refuses to take the stage at ‘fake’ Shanghai music festival

Minaj refused to go onstage after hearing the event was unauthorised. The event organiser blamed Minaj, and the singer promised her Shanghai fans she’d return with a better partner.

Clockenflap festival 2018 comes to a close with Khalid, Erykah Badu, The Vaccines

Hong Kong’s longest-running music festival finished its 11th year in style. More than 100 international and local artists presented on five stages over the three days.

12 Nov 2018 - 1:25AM
Clockenflap festival 2018 comes to a close with Khalid, Erykah Badu, The Vaccines

Hong Kong’s longest-running music festival finished its 11th year in style. More than 100 international and local artists presented on five stages over the three days.

Kids react to Clockenflap acts – from Khalid to David Byrne

We played music from acts appearing at Hong Kong’s biggest music festival to local kids. The festival runs this weekend and will feature about 100 acts spread over five stages.

6 Nov 2018 - 1:00PM
Kids react to Clockenflap acts – from Khalid to David Byrne

We played music from acts appearing at Hong Kong’s biggest music festival to local kids. The festival runs this weekend and will feature about 100 acts spread over five stages.

Kids react to 2018 Clockenflap acts
Lil Tay custody battle: Asian child rapper ‘ordered to live with father in Canada’
  • A series of posts on the child rapper’s Instagram account from a ‘former associate’ claim she is now staying with her father – identified as Christopher John Hope – after a court ordered she live with him in Canada rather than with mother Angela Tian.
23 Oct 2018 - 2:19AM
Lil Tay custody battle: Asian child rapper ‘ordered to live with father in Canada’
  • A series of posts on the child rapper’s Instagram account from a ‘former associate’ claim she is now staying with her father – identified as Christopher John Hope – after a court ordered she live with him in Canada rather than with mother Angela Tian.
Jarvis Cocker joins strong line-up for Hong Kong’s Clockenflap festival

Suchmos from Japan will also play Clockenflap, adding to the strong Asian contingent at November’s three-day festival, where Interpol, David Byrne and Khalid are the headline acts. Cocker, the former Pulp frontman, brings his Jarv Is tour to Asia for first time.

19 Oct 2018 - 11:14AM
Jarvis Cocker joins strong line-up for Hong Kong’s Clockenflap festival

Suchmos from Japan will also play Clockenflap, adding to the strong Asian contingent at November’s three-day festival, where Interpol, David Byrne and Khalid are the headline acts. Cocker, the former Pulp frontman, brings his Jarv Is tour to Asia for first time.

Seven Hong Kong music festivals to look forward to this autumn, from Clockenflap to Creamfields

From next weekend’s Rock am Depot to Creamfields in December via Clockenflap, Freespace Happening and more, music fans in Hong Kong have plenty of festivals to look forward to.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Seven Hong Kong music festivals to look forward to this autumn, from Clockenflap to Creamfields

From next weekend’s Rock am Depot to Creamfields in December via Clockenflap, Freespace Happening and more, music fans in Hong Kong have plenty of festivals to look forward to.

R&B sensation The Weeknd to debut in Hong Kong in November as part of his Asia tour

Grammy winning Canadian makes his Hong Kong debut on November 30 before hitting seven other Asian cities with his unique blend of R&B, indie and electronica. The Hong Kong venue is yet to be announced.

14 Aug 2018 - 12:50PM
R&B sensation The Weeknd to debut in Hong Kong in November as part of his Asia tour

Grammy winning Canadian makes his Hong Kong debut on November 30 before hitting seven other Asian cities with his unique blend of R&B, indie and electronica. The Hong Kong venue is yet to be announced.

Clockenflap 2018 line-up: David Byrne, Interpol, Khalid to lead Hong Kong music festival

Clockenflap fans received a surprise on Tuesday night when an image of the initial line-up was leaked by one of the international acts. Here is the latest roster of performers.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Clockenflap 2018 line-up: David Byrne, Interpol, Khalid to lead Hong Kong music festival

Clockenflap fans received a surprise on Tuesday night when an image of the initial line-up was leaked by one of the international acts. Here is the latest roster of performers.

After alarming post, foul-mouthed young rapper Lil Tay announces she will soon get her own TV show

The controversial rapper and social media star posted about having a difficult time recently and that she has a show coming out on July 13. This follows her wiping all content from her Instagram page and leaving the message ‘help me’.

10 Jul 2018 - 12:26PM
After alarming post, foul-mouthed young rapper Lil Tay announces she will soon get her own TV show

The controversial rapper and social media star posted about having a difficult time recently and that she has a show coming out on July 13. This follows her wiping all content from her Instagram page and leaving the message ‘help me’.

Incredible 3D photos of North Koreans from award winning photographer in new book

Photos of North Koreans tend to be hastily shot without the subject’s knowledge. Slovenian photographer Matjaz Tancic, however, had unprecedented access to his subjects, resulting in much more open, honest portraits.

8 Jul 2018 - 7:46PM
Incredible 3D photos of North Koreans from award winning photographer in new book

Photos of North Koreans tend to be hastily shot without the subject’s knowledge. Slovenian photographer Matjaz Tancic, however, had unprecedented access to his subjects, resulting in much more open, honest portraits.

Colonial Hong Kong buildings, most of them lost, celebrated in Another City, Another Age by Peter Moss

A must-have for those interested in Hong Kong’s past, this collection of photos shows 60 colonial buildings built between 1846 and 1963, only 12 of which are still standing. What makes these special is the incredible detail in the book

25 Jun 2018 - 6:34PM
Colonial Hong Kong buildings, most of them lost, celebrated in Another City, Another Age by Peter Moss

A must-have for those interested in Hong Kong’s past, this collection of photos shows 60 colonial buildings built between 1846 and 1963, only 12 of which are still standing. What makes these special is the incredible detail in the book

Kim Jong-un double disqualified from Golden Melody music awards over a USB mistake

A week after his detention in Singapore, Hongkonger Howard X has missed out on the best producer award for the album Brazilian Essence Deluxe Edition after forgetting to send a USB stick of additional materials to the judges

20 Jun 2018 - 6:00PM
Kim Jong-un double disqualified from Golden Melody music awards over a USB mistake

A week after his detention in Singapore, Hongkonger Howard X has missed out on the best producer award for the album Brazilian Essence Deluxe Edition after forgetting to send a USB stick of additional materials to the judges

China border regions brought to life in stunning photographs

China at its Limits, by writer/photographer Matthias Messmer and researcher Hsin-Mei Chuang, contains over 400 pages packed with striking images taken over five years and 50,000 kilometres of travelling China’s remote border regions

28 May 2018 - 5:35PM
China border regions brought to life in stunning photographs

China at its Limits, by writer/photographer Matthias Messmer and researcher Hsin-Mei Chuang, contains over 400 pages packed with striking images taken over five years and 50,000 kilometres of travelling China’s remote border regions

Lil Tay, viral Asian child rapper, says no one’s forcing her to post foul-mouthed videos, as she and her mother break their silence

In first interviews since videos of her bragging about selling drugs and posing in luxury cars went viral, the now LA-based nine-year-old denies her mother ‘wants to make money off me’ while mum Angela Tian says daughter is ‘a great kid, well behaved’.

24 May 2018 - 2:00PM
Lil Tay, viral Asian child rapper, says no one’s forcing her to post foul-mouthed videos, as she and her mother break their silence

In first interviews since videos of her bragging about selling drugs and posing in luxury cars went viral, the now LA-based nine-year-old denies her mother ‘wants to make money off me’ while mum Angela Tian says daughter is ‘a great kid, well behaved’.

Linkin Park co-singer Mike Shinoda heads to Hong Kong on his solo Post Traumatic tour

A year after the suicide of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, band member Mike Shinoda has embarked on an Asian tour and will be visiting Hong Kong on August 7. He will also be releasing his solo album in June

8 May 2018 - 4:56PM
Linkin Park co-singer Mike Shinoda heads to Hong Kong on his solo Post Traumatic tour

A year after the suicide of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, band member Mike Shinoda has embarked on an Asian tour and will be visiting Hong Kong on August 7. He will also be releasing his solo album in June