Dannie Higginbotham

Dannie Higginbotham

Dannie Higginbotham is the Web Editor for Young Post. She has previously lived and worked in South Korea, Ecuador and the United States, and has a Master's degree in International and Public Affairs from the University of Hong Kong. She specialises in topics related to health and wellness, relationships, international relations and US politics and history.

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9 best Disney+ Christmas movies and TV specials to watch, from Marvel’s new Hawkeye to classics like Home Alone

With the streaming platform finally available in Hong Kong, here are all the holiday flicks and episodes that you should check out.

With the streaming platform finally available in Hong Kong, here are all the holiday flicks and episodes that you should check out.

9 best Disney+ Christmas movies and TV specials to watch, from Marvel’s new Hawkeye to classics like Home Alone
3 Dec 2021 - 2:00PM
Senator Big Bird? The Twitter account trolling Texas Republican Ted Cruz with a run for Senate

‘Sesame Street’ character Big Bird tweeted that he got his coronavirus vaccine, prompting the Trump ally to call it ‘government propaganda’. The feud inspired a parody account claiming that Big Bird is running for Congress – with other characters of the show, Elmo, Grover and Cookie Monster helping him out.

‘Sesame Street’ character Big Bird tweeted that he got his coronavirus vaccine, prompting the Trump ally to call it ‘government propaganda’. The feud inspired a parody account claiming that Big Bird is running for Congress – with other characters of the show, Elmo, Grover and Cookie Monster helping him out.

Senator Big Bird? The Twitter account trolling Texas Republican Ted Cruz with a run for Senate
15 Nov 2021 - 6:16PM
Why sweets are an important part of Diwali – and which ones you should try

Like Christmas and Lunar New Year, sweet treats are a traditional part of the Festival of Lights, celebrated by people in many South Asian countries.

Like Christmas and Lunar New Year, sweet treats are a traditional part of the Festival of Lights, celebrated by people in many South Asian countries.

Why sweets are an important part of Diwali – and which ones you should try
4 Nov 2021 - 4:12PM
Feeling the love and butterflies: MAX talks about making music with Ali Gatie and BTS’ Suga during the pandemic

The US singer-songwriter – real name Maxwell Schneider – discusses his latest single ‘Butterflies’ and shares an unforgettable memory of his 2016 visit to Hong Kong.

The US singer-songwriter – real name Maxwell Schneider – discusses his latest single ‘Butterflies’ and shares an unforgettable memory of his 2016 visit to Hong Kong.

Feeling the love and butterflies: MAX talks about making music with Ali Gatie and BTS’ Suga during the pandemic
17 Oct 2021 - 2:00PM
Facebook blackout: 9 best #InternetShutDown memes

It was Twitter’s time to shine, as people posted ‘Squid Game’ memes and joked about having to go outside.

It was Twitter’s time to shine, as people posted ‘Squid Game’ memes and joked about having to go outside.

Facebook blackout: 9 best #InternetShutDown memes
5 Oct 2021 - 5:36PM
Mooncakes for Mirror fans, beef Wellington lovers and pets – modern versions of a traditional Mid-Autumn Festival treat

Wah Yee Tang Cake Shop’s mooncakes are sure to please fans of Keung To or Anson Lo, while Phoebe’s Kitchen and BarkNPurr x Yoohoo Pet are completely remaking the ingredients of the classic treat

Wah Yee Tang Cake Shop’s mooncakes are sure to please fans of Keung To or Anson Lo, while Phoebe’s Kitchen and BarkNPurr x Yoohoo Pet are completely remaking the ingredients of the classic treat

Mooncakes for Mirror fans, beef Wellington lovers and pets – modern versions of a traditional Mid-Autumn Festival treat
19 Sep 2021 - 2:00PM
Explainer: What happened on September 11, 2001?

This year marks 20 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York City that killed thousands of people and lead to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

This year marks 20 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York City that killed thousands of people and lead to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Explainer: What happened on September 11, 2001?
10 Sep 2021 - 6:51PM
‘He’s All That’ review: Netflix’s new film starring TikTok sensation Addison Rae falls flat

The remake of the 90s classic film ‘She’s All That’ lacks the charm of the original and reeks of Hollywood executives trying way too hard to relate to Gen Z.

The remake of the 90s classic film ‘She’s All That’ lacks the charm of the original and reeks of Hollywood executives trying way too hard to relate to Gen Z.

‘He’s All That’ review: Netflix’s new film starring TikTok sensation Addison Rae falls flat
2 Sep 2021 - 1:01PM
Watch: Marvel’s new ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ trailer drops

The newest film is rumoured to be the final Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland.

The newest film is rumoured to be the final Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland.

Watch: Marvel’s new ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ trailer drops
24 Aug 2021 - 11:05AM
Coronavirus: Travellers’ plans in disarray after Hong Kong changes Covid-19 quarantine rules

The city moved 15 countries, including the US and Thailand, to the ‘high-risk’ category, meaning tougher entry requirements and longer isolation times, throwing a wrench into many people’s plans.

The city moved 15 countries, including the US and Thailand, to the ‘high-risk’ category, meaning tougher entry requirements and longer isolation times, throwing a wrench into many people’s plans.

Coronavirus: Travellers’ plans in disarray after Hong Kong changes Covid-19 quarantine rules
18 Aug 2021 - 10:28AM
Lizzo drops ‘Rumours’ with Cardi B and talks to YP about confidence, social media and Captain America’s baby

The ‘Cuz I love you’ and ‘Truth Hurts’ singer paired with the ‘Bodak Yellow’ rapper to release her first new music in two years.

The ‘Cuz I love you’ and ‘Truth Hurts’ singer paired with the ‘Bodak Yellow’ rapper to release her first new music in two years.

Lizzo drops ‘Rumours’ with Cardi B and talks to YP about confidence, social media and Captain America’s baby
13 Aug 2021 - 6:04PM
The NGO helping to empower Hong Kong’s refugee population

Grassroots Future is raising money to cover the school fees for children of asylum seekers and launch a new sustainable fashion programme.

Grassroots Future is raising money to cover the school fees for children of asylum seekers and launch a new sustainable fashion programme.

The NGO helping to empower Hong Kong’s refugee population
9 Aug 2021 - 12:27PM
9 reasons why cats rule

From their sweet little toe beans to their cleanliness, here’s a few reasons why we’re team feline ‘furever’.

From their sweet little toe beans to their cleanliness, here’s a few reasons why we’re team feline ‘furever’.

9 reasons why cats rule
5 Jul 2021 - 6:07PM
‘Black Hole’ singer Griff talks about isolation, heartache and her first mixtape

Young Post spoke to the rising star over Zoom about heartbreak and how Covid-19 has influenced her music.

Young Post spoke to the rising star over Zoom about heartbreak and how Covid-19 has influenced her music.

‘Black Hole’ singer Griff talks about isolation, heartache and her first mixtape
2 Jul 2021 - 12:30PM
9 more songs that are perfect for a rainy day in Hong Kong

Whether the rain makes you happy, sad, or thoughtful, this playlist is perfect for you.

Whether the rain makes you happy, sad, or thoughtful, this playlist is perfect for you.

9 more songs that are perfect for a rainy day in Hong Kong
28 Jun 2021 - 11:32AM
5 queer musicians you should check out, from Hayley Kiyoko to Shea Diamond

We are at the tail end of Pride month but one of the best ways to celebrate it is through music; these five talented queer artists have made their mark on the industry.

We are at the tail end of Pride month but one of the best ways to celebrate it is through music; these five talented queer artists have made their mark on the industry.

5 queer musicians you should check out, from Hayley Kiyoko to Shea Diamond
25 Jun 2021 - 1:02PM
From Albert Einstein to Freddie Mercury, famous people you may not have known were refugees

There are many reasons why people leave their countries, such as war or religious persecution.

There are many reasons why people leave their countries, such as war or religious persecution.

From Albert Einstein to Freddie Mercury, famous people you may not have known were refugees
21 Jun 2021 - 3:39PM
What to do when you get a new cat, and how to make them feel at home

Cats are great pets because they are independent and good for Hong Kong flats, but make sure you’re prepared for your feline family member.

Cats are great pets because they are independent and good for Hong Kong flats, but make sure you’re prepared for your feline family member.

What to do when you get a new cat, and how to make them feel at home
4 Jun 2021 - 10:28AM
Opinion: Keung To is Hong Kong’s shining star - and we can’t let him burn out

The musician has shot to superstardom in the last year as the face of a Canto-pop revival, and it’s a lot of pressure for one person to face.

The musician has shot to superstardom in the last year as the face of a Canto-pop revival, and it’s a lot of pressure for one person to face.

Opinion: Keung To is Hong Kong’s shining star - and we can’t let him burn out
28 May 2021 - 12:44PM
9 ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’ quotes to celebrate Towel Day, 42 years since its release

The classic science-fiction series from Douglas Adams started life as a BBC radio show and has been adapted for movies and TV.

The classic science-fiction series from Douglas Adams started life as a BBC radio show and has been adapted for movies and TV.

9 ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’ quotes to celebrate Towel Day, 42 years since its release
25 May 2021 - 7:00AM
Twenty One Pilots drops new album, ‘Scaled and Icy’, talks to YP about ‘Blurryface’ and Covid

Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun share what it’s like to produce an album long-distance during coronavirus and why they changed up their sound.

Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun share what it’s like to produce an album long-distance during coronavirus and why they changed up their sound.

Twenty One Pilots drops new album, ‘Scaled and Icy’, talks to YP about ‘Blurryface’ and Covid
21 May 2021 - 7:00AM
JJ Lin and Anne-Marie discuss their emotional collaboration, ‘Bedroom’

The duo talks to ‘Young Post’ about the mental health benefits of crying, writing music over Zoom, and self-healing during Covid-19.

The duo talks to ‘Young Post’ about the mental health benefits of crying, writing music over Zoom, and self-healing during Covid-19.

JJ Lin and Anne-Marie discuss their emotional collaboration, ‘Bedroom’
21 May 2021 - 10:50AM
Explainer: WhatsApp’s new terms of service and what happens if you don’t accept

Users who don’t accept the new policy will slowly lose access to features until they can’t use the messaging app at all.

Users who don’t accept the new policy will slowly lose access to features until they can’t use the messaging app at all.

Explainer: WhatsApp’s new terms of service and what happens if you don’t accept
14 May 2021 - 5:20PM
R&B singer-songwriter Ali Gatie talks about first love and connecting with fans during Covid-19

Known for his ‘acoustic heartbreak’ style, the singer’s first worldwide hit ‘It’s You’ has more than 200 million views on YouTube.

Known for his ‘acoustic heartbreak’ style, the singer’s first worldwide hit ‘It’s You’ has more than 200 million views on YouTube.

R&B singer-songwriter Ali Gatie talks about first love and connecting with fans during Covid-19
12 May 2021 - 1:47PM
Explainer: What do the convictions against Derek Chauvin mean, and what comes next?

The former Minneapolis police officer was found guilty of three different counts in the murder of George Floyd, but has not yet been sentenced.

The former Minneapolis police officer was found guilty of three different counts in the murder of George Floyd, but has not yet been sentenced.

Explainer: What do the convictions against Derek Chauvin mean, and what comes next?
21 Apr 2021 - 1:04PM
BTS to collaborate with McDonald’s for special meal set

The deal hits Hong Kong on June 3 and will include special Sweet Chili and Cajun dipping sauces, inspired by the chain’s restaurants in South Korea.

The deal hits Hong Kong on June 3 and will include special Sweet Chili and Cajun dipping sauces, inspired by the chain’s restaurants in South Korea.

BTS to collaborate with McDonald’s for special meal set
20 Apr 2021 - 12:47PM
Pop star Bebe Rexha wants you to ditch the Instagram filter

The singer spoke to 'Young Post' about writing a song for BTS, her new album and what she's learned from Covid-19.

The singer spoke to 'Young Post' about writing a song for BTS, her new album and what she's learned from Covid-19.

Pop star Bebe Rexha wants you to ditch the Instagram filter
13 Apr 2021 - 9:00AM
How humour can improve your mental health

Find the funny side of life to better deal with stressful situations.

Find the funny side of life to better deal with stressful situations.

How humour can improve your mental health
7 Apr 2021 - 6:19PM
Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda talks about his new single, NFTs and the Twitch stream keeping him busy during Covid-19

‘Happy Endings’, featuring rapper Iann Dior and singer Upsahl, expresses the frustration we all had with 2020 and our hopes for the future.

‘Happy Endings’, featuring rapper Iann Dior and singer Upsahl, expresses the frustration we all had with 2020 and our hopes for the future.

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda talks about his new single, NFTs and the Twitch stream keeping him busy during Covid-19
30 Mar 2021 - 3:42PM
This International Women’s Day, celebrate outstanding female characters in film and TV

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Dannie Higginbotham compiles a list of films and TV series featuring strong female characters that can inspire us all

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Dannie Higginbotham compiles a list of films and TV series featuring strong female characters that can inspire us all

This International Women’s Day, celebrate outstanding female characters in film and TV
7 Mar 2021 - 8:00AM