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Review | Jo Nesbo gives Shakespeare’s Macbeth a Nordic-noir flourish, but fails to hit damned spot

The bestselling Norwegian writer’s Scottish play tells of a troubled 21st-century cop in a hurry to be crowned chief commissioner

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Jo Nesbo gives Shakespeare’s Macbeth a Nordic-noir flourish, but fails to hit damned spot

The bestselling Norwegian writer’s Scottish play tells of a troubled 21st-century cop in a hurry to be crowned chief commissioner

Hong Kong’s biggest craft brewery Gweilo Beer to start production at the end of this month

Founders of start-up that began operating from a spare bedroom in 2015 set up about to open a state-of-the-art operation in Fo Tan that can turn out 6,000 cans per hour and allows them to vastly expand their range of beers

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM
Hong Kong’s biggest craft brewery Gweilo Beer to start production at the end of this month

Founders of start-up that began operating from a spare bedroom in 2015 set up about to open a state-of-the-art operation in Fo Tan that can turn out 6,000 cans per hour and allows them to vastly expand their range of beers

How hi-tech appliances meet the demands of fast-paced urbanites
The 12 best children’s books to give this Christmas

With great illustrations and engaging storylines, these books from bestselling authors will make great stocking fillers and gifts for children of all ages

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
The 12 best children’s books to give this Christmas

With great illustrations and engaging storylines, these books from bestselling authors will make great stocking fillers and gifts for children of all ages

Christmas hampers: we find six of the best Hong Kong hotels
Gweilo Beer to open Hong Kong’s biggest craft brewery to keep up with demand

Founders of start-up that began operating from a spare bedroom in 2015 decided to set up their own state-of-the-art brewery after demand for their beers outstripped supply

3 Oct 2017 - 2:46PM
Gweilo Beer to open Hong Kong’s biggest craft brewery to keep up with demand

Founders of start-up that began operating from a spare bedroom in 2015 decided to set up their own state-of-the-art brewery after demand for their beers outstripped supply

Hollywood in Hong Kong: five East-meets-West films from a time when studios used city’s exotic setting to woo viewers

Big stars including William Holden, Orson Welles, Clark Gable and Steve McQueen all filmed in Hong Kong in the 1950s and ’60s as US and British studios tried new locations to get Western audiences back into cinemas

4 Aug 2017 - 4:00PM
Hollywood in Hong Kong: five East-meets-West films from a time when studios used city’s exotic setting to woo viewers

Big stars including William Holden, Orson Welles, Clark Gable and Steve McQueen all filmed in Hong Kong in the 1950s and ’60s as US and British studios tried new locations to get Western audiences back into cinemas

Actor William Shatner on why The World of Suzie Wong was a tough act

Cast in the original 1958 Broadway version of Richard Mason’s best-selling novel, the Star Trek actor says people in the audience kept walking out on the play – until he ordered them to sit back down

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Actor William Shatner on why The World of Suzie Wong was a tough act

Cast in the original 1958 Broadway version of Richard Mason’s best-selling novel, the Star Trek actor says people in the audience kept walking out on the play – until he ordered them to sit back down

Suzie Wong: 60 years after Hong Kong icon was created, we recount an interview with late author Richard Mason

From the moment he discovered his hotel was ‘virtually a brothel’, Mason knew he had his book; six decades later, the tale of sex, prostitution and interracial relationships, and the fame of its heroine, continue to endure

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Suzie Wong: 60 years after Hong Kong icon was created, we recount an interview with late author Richard Mason

From the moment he discovered his hotel was ‘virtually a brothel’, Mason knew he had his book; six decades later, the tale of sex, prostitution and interracial relationships, and the fame of its heroine, continue to endure

How Suzie Wong wooed the world’s book critics in 1957

‘A thrilling, imaginative experience’, ‘a masterly study of humanity at its best and its worst’ – it’s fair to say Richard Mason’s story of Wong and her fellow Wan Chai ‘yum yum’ bar girls captivated the literary press upon its release

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
How Suzie Wong wooed the world’s book critics in 1957

‘A thrilling, imaginative experience’, ‘a masterly study of humanity at its best and its worst’ – it’s fair to say Richard Mason’s story of Wong and her fellow Wan Chai ‘yum yum’ bar girls captivated the literary press upon its release

47 years of Hong Kong’s changing places and faces – through lens of photographer Keith Macgregor
Before the bulldozers: a look back at Hong Kong’s long-lost buildings and what replaced them
Book review: Jo Nesbo hits the target at will in new novella Midnight Sun

The only problem with the latest by the new king of Scandinavian noir is that it’s over all too soon

10 Nov 2015 - 3:33PM
Book review: Jo Nesbo hits the target at will in new novella Midnight Sun

The only problem with the latest by the new king of Scandinavian noir is that it’s over all too soon

Interview: John Burdett on his new crime novel The Bangkok Asset

Writer talks about the origin and evolution of his fictional detective character Sonchai Jitpleecheep, his inspiration, and his writing routine.

25 Jul 2015 - 11:22PM
Interview: John Burdett on his new crime novel The Bangkok Asset

Writer talks about the origin and evolution of his fictional detective character Sonchai Jitpleecheep, his inspiration, and his writing routine.

Book review: Hunters in the Dark by Lawrence Osborne - end of innocence

Osborne's elegant writing, scattered with surprising bursts of violence, takes a satisfyingly firm grip on the reader in this atmospheric novel set in Cambodia.

16 May 2015 - 11:10PM
Book review: Hunters in the Dark by Lawrence Osborne - end of innocence

Osborne's elegant writing, scattered with surprising bursts of violence, takes a satisfyingly firm grip on the reader in this atmospheric novel set in Cambodia.

Book review: Whispering Shadows by Jan-Philipp Sendker

It has taken eight years for Jan-Philipp Sendker's terrific German-language romantic crime thriller, Whispering Shadows, set in Hong Kong and on the mainland, to appear in English. It has been worth the wait.

18 Apr 2015 - 10:39PM
Book review: Whispering Shadows by Jan-Philipp Sendker

It has taken eight years for Jan-Philipp Sendker's terrific German-language romantic crime thriller, Whispering Shadows, set in Hong Kong and on the mainland, to appear in English. It has been worth the wait.

Book review: Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo - love, murder and mayhem in Norway

American actor Leonardo DiCaprio was apparently so taken with Jo Nesbo's latest story set in Norway, Blood on Snow, that Warner Bros snapped up the film rights for him. It's not difficult to see why.

11 Apr 2015 - 6:51PM
Book review: Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo - love, murder and mayhem in Norway

American actor Leonardo DiCaprio was apparently so taken with Jo Nesbo's latest story set in Norway, Blood on Snow, that Warner Bros snapped up the film rights for him. It's not difficult to see why.

So were you a winner or a loser? All the answers to our Oscars 2015 quiz
Oscars 2015 quiz: will you be a winner or loser when it comes to this year’s Academy Awards?

So you think you're a film buff? As the Oscars ceremony kicks off here are 87 questions to test your Academy Awards knowledge – one for each year of its history. 

23 Feb 2015 - 10:06AM
Oscars 2015 quiz: will you be a winner or loser when it comes to this year’s Academy Awards?

So you think you're a film buff? As the Oscars ceremony kicks off here are 87 questions to test your Academy Awards knowledge – one for each year of its history. 

Book review: The Devil You Know - Hong Kong-set thriller cranks up the tension

Many self-published books are indulgent efforts that perhaps only the writer's mother would enjoy reading. But not this one.

31 Jan 2015 - 11:47PM
Book review: The Devil You Know - Hong Kong-set thriller cranks up the tension

Many self-published books are indulgent efforts that perhaps only the writer's mother would enjoy reading. But not this one.