Kylie Knott

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Kylie Knott

Assistant Editor, Culture 

After many years with the Post, Kylie Knott found her calling on the culture and lifestyle desk. She writes about the environment, animal welfare, food and the arts.

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Masked Life: exhibition explores how we have reacted to and adapted to life during a pandemic

In an exhibition featuring photojournalism students at City University, lecturer Birdy Chu reflects on the role of face masks.

15 Jan 2021 - 3:15PM

In an exhibition featuring photojournalism students at City University, lecturer Birdy Chu reflects on the role of face masks.

Masked Life: exhibition explores how we have reacted to and adapted to life during a pandemic
After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit social media, how internet trolls affect victims’ mental health and tips to combat them

Trolling is a form of cyberbullying that can damage victims’ mental health and even lead to suicide. We look at why it happens and give tips on how to combat it.

13 Jan 2021 - 3:57PM

Trolling is a form of cyberbullying that can damage victims’ mental health and even lead to suicide. We look at why it happens and give tips on how to combat it.

After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit social media, how internet trolls affect victims’ mental health and tips to combat them
US mahjong set maker accused of cultural appropriation apologises for mahjong set stripped of Chinese numbers and symbols, saying ‘We are deeply sorry’

US company The Mahjong Line has been accused of whitewashing the game after it removed many Chinese elements and have issued a public apology for not paying ‘proper homage to the game’s Chinese heritage’.

7 Jan 2021 - 4:08PM

US company The Mahjong Line has been accused of whitewashing the game after it removed many Chinese elements and have issued a public apology for not paying ‘proper homage to the game’s Chinese heritage’.

US mahjong set maker accused of cultural appropriation apologises for mahjong set stripped of Chinese numbers and symbols, saying ‘We are deeply sorry’
Hong Kong’s waters are polluted – meet the couple who are trying to rid them of marine plastic

With the backing of HSBC, non-profit organisation Clean Waterways Initiative has launched two zero-emissions boats to help keep the seas clean.

7 Jan 2021 - 10:45AM

With the backing of HSBC, non-profit organisation Clean Waterways Initiative has launched two zero-emissions boats to help keep the seas clean.

Hong Kong’s waters are polluted – meet the couple who are trying to rid them of marine plastic
Facebook snake photo competition: incredible images of Hong Kong snakes shot by winners and finalists

Hong Kong has more than 50 snake species, and among the entries for the annual Hong Kong Snakes Facebook group’s photography competition were some amazing images of the reptiles.

5 Jan 2021 - 4:15PM

Hong Kong has more than 50 snake species, and among the entries for the annual Hong Kong Snakes Facebook group’s photography competition were some amazing images of the reptiles.

Facebook snake photo competition: incredible images of Hong Kong snakes shot by winners and finalists
Using beauty to shock, artist pairs rubbish picked from beaches with lookalikes from nature to send a message about consumer culture

Exhibition pairing natural and lookalike man-made objects is intended to make us rethink our relationship with consumerism.

4 Jan 2021 - 2:57PM

Exhibition pairing natural and lookalike man-made objects is intended to make us rethink our relationship with consumerism.

Using beauty to shock, artist pairs rubbish picked from beaches with lookalikes from nature to send a message about consumer culture
Hong Kong artist Wing Chan grew up in the shadow of Kowloon Walled City, it taught him ‘to find beauty in the underdog’

Through his art, Wing Chan honours unsung heroes and neglected objects and sites, an approach he attributes to his upbringing in a working-class neighbourhood in 1960s Hong Kong.

2 Jan 2021 - 2:15PM

Through his art, Wing Chan honours unsung heroes and neglected objects and sites, an approach he attributes to his upbringing in a working-class neighbourhood in 1960s Hong Kong.

Hong Kong artist Wing Chan grew up in the shadow of Kowloon Walled City, it taught him ‘to find beauty in the underdog’
How son’s asthma diagnosis set dad on a mission to find its cause, and led to a new career tackling air pollution in Hong Kong

When Saketaram Soussilane’s son developed asthma, he wasn’t satisfied with doctors’ pills – he wanted to find the cause. It led him to a new career helping turn buildings green to reduce indoor air pollution and lower their energy bills.

29 Dec 2020 - 12:53PM

When Saketaram Soussilane’s son developed asthma, he wasn’t satisfied with doctors’ pills – he wanted to find the cause. It led him to a new career helping turn buildings green to reduce indoor air pollution and lower their energy bills.

How son’s asthma diagnosis set dad on a mission to find its cause, and led to a new career tackling air pollution in Hong Kong
Women who made a difference in 2020, from India’s first female rock band to cancer survivor who beat the illness twice

From India’s first female rock band to a cancer survivor who beat the illness twice, we look back at some of the most inspiring women of the year.

30 Dec 2020 - 1:59PM

From India’s first female rock band to a cancer survivor who beat the illness twice, we look back at some of the most inspiring women of the year.

Women who made a difference in 2020, from India’s first female rock band to cancer survivor who beat the illness twice
Go meat-free for a week this January, comedian urges, inspired by Netflix David Attenborough documentary

Two years ago, comedian Andy Curtain gave up meat for a week. He never ate it again. Inspired by his experience, and by David Attenborough’s A Life On Our Planet documentary, he is challenging others to give up meat for a week in January.

20 Dec 2020 - 5:36PM

Two years ago, comedian Andy Curtain gave up meat for a week. He never ate it again. Inspired by his experience, and by David Attenborough’s A Life On Our Planet documentary, he is challenging others to give up meat for a week in January.

Go meat-free for a week this January, comedian urges, inspired by Netflix David Attenborough documentary
Coronavirus face masks that end up in the sea will take 450 years to degrade, marine conservation group warns

If, as projected, over 1.5 billion discarded surgical face masks wash into the oceans, they will add around 5,000 tonnes of plastic that could take 450 years to degrade, imperilling birds, fish, and animals that depend on the sea for life, conservation group says.

11 Dec 2020 - 4:34AM

If, as projected, over 1.5 billion discarded surgical face masks wash into the oceans, they will add around 5,000 tonnes of plastic that could take 450 years to degrade, imperilling birds, fish, and animals that depend on the sea for life, conservation group says.

Coronavirus face masks that end up in the sea will take 450 years to degrade, marine conservation group warns
Quick guide to Hong Kong’s freshwater animals: an app comes to the rescue of threatened species

The ‘Pocket Guide’, which lists nearly 140 species of birds, fish, snakes, insects and spiders, was developed to protect Hong Kong’s rich biodiversity.

4 Dec 2020 - 4:56PM

The ‘Pocket Guide’, which lists nearly 140 species of birds, fish, snakes, insects and spiders, was developed to protect Hong Kong’s rich biodiversity.

Quick guide to Hong Kong’s freshwater animals: an app comes to the rescue of threatened species
The fight to end period poverty: NGO praises Scotland’s free menstruation products and says Hong Kong needs to catch up

A Hong Kong NGO holds workshops to end the shame culture around menstruation and educate and empower women to take control of their periods. She praises Scotland’s decision to give free access to period products.

1 Dec 2020 - 3:15PM

A Hong Kong NGO holds workshops to end the shame culture around menstruation and educate and empower women to take control of their periods. She praises Scotland’s decision to give free access to period products.

The fight to end period poverty: NGO praises Scotland’s free menstruation products and says Hong Kong needs to catch up
At Thy Lab, old family photos tell stories of Hong Kong culture and heritage

Visual-research hub Thy Lab is collecting, digitising and archiving Hongkongers’ pictures and home movies to capture the spirit of the city.

26 Nov 2020 - 4:45PM

Visual-research hub Thy Lab is collecting, digitising and archiving Hongkongers’ pictures and home movies to capture the spirit of the city.

At Thy Lab, old family photos tell stories of Hong Kong culture and heritage
Sea turtles that died from eating plastic marine debris highlight pollution problem in Hong Kong

Two rare green sea turtles have died after eating plastic marine debris, underscoring the pollution problem in Hong Kong seas.

21 Nov 2020 - 7:37PM

Two rare green sea turtles have died after eating plastic marine debris, underscoring the pollution problem in Hong Kong seas.

Sea turtles that died from eating plastic marine debris highlight pollution problem in Hong Kong
Art book publisher Taschen turns 40: Marlene Taschen on how it stays relevant

Chief executive Marlene Taschen on her love of ‘the Asian spirit’, her unconventional upbringing and how Taschen is celebrating its anniversary.

19 Nov 2020 - 7:15PM

Chief executive Marlene Taschen on her love of ‘the Asian spirit’, her unconventional upbringing and how Taschen is celebrating its anniversary.

Art book publisher Taschen turns 40: Marlene Taschen on how it stays relevant
Stillbirth: project to reduce number of stillborn babies in Southeast Asia is helping parents have healthy pregnancies

Deanna Lim’s son Nathaniel was stillborn in 2016 after a complication-free pregnancy. She’s now part of TheAsianparent’s Project Sidekicks which aims to reduce stillbirth rates.

7 Dec 2020 - 11:24AM

Deanna Lim’s son Nathaniel was stillborn in 2016 after a complication-free pregnancy. She’s now part of TheAsianparent’s Project Sidekicks which aims to reduce stillbirth rates.

Stillbirth: project to reduce number of stillborn babies in Southeast Asia is helping parents have healthy pregnancies
Valentina Loffredo’s ‘Nosy’ exhibition uses whimsy to explore the issue of surveillance

The Italian artist examines the dark side of technology through her latest exhibition, ‘Nosy’, which features 200 sculptural noses in public spaces, restaurants and bars around Hong Kong.

12 Nov 2020 - 5:45PM

The Italian artist examines the dark side of technology through her latest exhibition, ‘Nosy’, which features 200 sculptural noses in public spaces, restaurants and bars around Hong Kong.

Valentina Loffredo’s ‘Nosy’ exhibition uses whimsy to explore the issue of surveillance
Behind Taiwan’s Asia Rainbow Ride to promote LGBT rights and awareness – ‘It seemed like a no-brainer’

Taiwan was the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage and its LGBT Pride parade is one of the biggest in the region. Asia Rainbow Ride organisers talk about how they brought an international group of cyclists together to promote LGBT rights.

10 Nov 2020 - 2:45PM

Taiwan was the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage and its LGBT Pride parade is one of the biggest in the region. Asia Rainbow Ride organisers talk about how they brought an international group of cyclists together to promote LGBT rights.

Behind Taiwan’s Asia Rainbow Ride to promote LGBT rights and awareness – ‘It seemed like a no-brainer’
Movember: how one man’s mental health issues and dedication to raising awareness saw him become ambassador for the male health movement

A panic attack led Hongkonger Aaron Stadlin-Robbie to re-examine his lifestyle and create a mental health podcast. Now he is raising awareness of men’s health issues for Movember.

4 Nov 2020 - 5:45PM

A panic attack led Hongkonger Aaron Stadlin-Robbie to re-examine his lifestyle and create a mental health podcast. Now he is raising awareness of men’s health issues for Movember.

Movember: how one man’s mental health issues and dedication to raising awareness saw him become ambassador for the male health movement
Dementia and its toll on working carers: levels of depression, stress and family conflict are rising, says study

Dementia is a common condition among the elderly and puts enormous strain on family members who care for the sufferers. High rates of stress and depression have been reported among working carers.

3 Nov 2020 - 8:01PM

Dementia is a common condition among the elderly and puts enormous strain on family members who care for the sufferers. High rates of stress and depression have been reported among working carers.

Dementia and its toll on working carers: levels of depression, stress and family conflict are rising, says study
The story of the Chinese zodiac and other Asian folk tales feature in new book

Our Folktales – The All-Time Favourite Folktales of Asia assembles stories from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Singapore, and hopes to share them with the world.

30 Oct 2020 - 10:35AM

Our Folktales – The All-Time Favourite Folktales of Asia assembles stories from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Singapore, and hopes to share them with the world.

The story of the Chinese zodiac and other Asian folk tales feature in new book
Studies lift the veil on psychedelic brew ayahuasca, its mental health benefits and potential to treat depression and trauma

Scientists are studying ayahuasca’s use to treat conditions such as trauma, depression and addiction. Hong Kong psychologist WaiFung Tsang travelled to Peru to research the psychedelic brew.

27 Oct 2020 - 7:15PM

Scientists are studying ayahuasca’s use to treat conditions such as trauma, depression and addiction. Hong Kong psychologist WaiFung Tsang travelled to Peru to research the psychedelic brew.

Studies lift the veil on psychedelic brew ayahuasca, its mental health benefits and potential to treat depression and trauma
Where to go in Hong Kong neighbourhood Sham Shui Po, from art spaces and book stores to coffee shops and vegan food

Once the heart of Hong Kong’s textile industry, Sham Shui Po now boasts a vibrant arts scene, hip coffee shops and other fascinating places to visit.

25 Oct 2020 - 2:03PM

Once the heart of Hong Kong’s textile industry, Sham Shui Po now boasts a vibrant arts scene, hip coffee shops and other fascinating places to visit.

Where to go in Hong Kong neighbourhood Sham Shui Po, from art spaces and book stores to coffee shops and vegan food
Why gender-neutral school uniform collection by Taiwanese designer is so important – for boys, girls, and everyone in between

Taiwanese menswear designer Angus Chiang has released an entirely gender-neutral school uniform collection, called Project Uni-Form, including everything from a ‘shirtskirt’ to a drawstring school blazer called a ‘schoozer’.

2 Nov 2020 - 8:17PM

Taiwanese menswear designer Angus Chiang has released an entirely gender-neutral school uniform collection, called Project Uni-Form, including everything from a ‘shirtskirt’ to a drawstring school blazer called a ‘schoozer’.

Why gender-neutral school uniform collection by Taiwanese designer is so important – for boys, girls, and everyone in between
Chronic eczema: how diet changes helped one man control his after years of failed treatments, and how he’s helping others

Atopic dermatitis – eczema – can leave sufferers in agony. Harrison Li, who tamed his by harnessing the power of nutrition, has written a book and co-founded a social enterprise to help sufferers.

21 Oct 2020 - 4:57AM

Atopic dermatitis – eczema – can leave sufferers in agony. Harrison Li, who tamed his by harnessing the power of nutrition, has written a book and co-founded a social enterprise to help sufferers.

Chronic eczema: how diet changes helped one man control his after years of failed treatments, and how he’s helping others
Hong Kong design show Heart of Cyberpunk pays tribute to Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell, dystopian films inspired by city’s streetscapes

Science fiction and fashion meet in Heart of Cyberpunk’s immersive exhibitions and performances in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong. It’s a tribute to the district’s past as a hub of the textile trade.

19 Oct 2020 - 5:45PM

Science fiction and fashion meet in Heart of Cyberpunk’s immersive exhibitions and performances in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong. It’s a tribute to the district’s past as a hub of the textile trade.

Hong Kong design show Heart of Cyberpunk pays tribute to Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell, dystopian films inspired by city’s streetscapes
Online art exhibition captures pandemic scenes in Hong Kong – of loneliness, fear, but also the triumph of the human spirit

Louise Soloway Chan’s 22 sketches portray Hong Kong scenes amid the pandemic, a creative timeline of a city in crisis that she hopes will also be a reminder of how the human spirit navigates adversity.

15 Oct 2020 - 3:15PM

Louise Soloway Chan’s 22 sketches portray Hong Kong scenes amid the pandemic, a creative timeline of a city in crisis that she hopes will also be a reminder of how the human spirit navigates adversity.

Online art exhibition captures pandemic scenes in Hong Kong – of loneliness, fear, but also the triumph of the human spirit
Netflix film Cuties reflects social media’s damaging impact on young girls today

Award-winning film Cuties, which has come under fire following Netflix’s sexualised marketing of it, highlights the impact of social media on young girls and how it can seriously damage them emotionally.

15 Oct 2020 - 10:35AM

Award-winning film Cuties, which has come under fire following Netflix’s sexualised marketing of it, highlights the impact of social media on young girls and how it can seriously damage them emotionally.

Netflix film Cuties reflects social media’s damaging impact on young girls today
TEDx climate change event on the crisis and potential solutions will have ‘something for everyone’

Part of the TED Countdown global initiative, TEDxTinHau Countdown will feature speakers including young climate change activist Lance Lau and plant-based chef Peggy Chan.

13 Oct 2020 - 6:36PM

Part of the TED Countdown global initiative, TEDxTinHau Countdown will feature speakers including young climate change activist Lance Lau and plant-based chef Peggy Chan.

TEDx climate change event on the crisis and potential solutions will have ‘something for everyone’