Paul Kay

Paul Kay is a Hong Kong-based journalist and media consultant, and the former editor of Time Out Hong Kong and Hong Kong Tatler. A lifelong football fanatic, he is making the pilgrimage to Brazil for the World Cup to offer a fan’s-eye view of the greatest show on Earth.
Paul Kay
Paul Kay is a Hong Kong-based journalist and media consultant, and the former editor of Time Out Hong Kong and Hong Kong Tatler. A lifelong football fanatic, he is making the pilgrimage to Brazil for the World Cup to offer a fan’s-eye view of the greatest show on Earth.

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Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh also makes music, will play a DJ set at Clockenflap music festival

Best known for being the voice of the ‘chemical generation’, the author also makes music, which he will be showcasing at Hong Kong’s Clockenflap music festival

19 Oct 2018 - 6:21PM

Best known for being the voice of the ‘chemical generation’, the author also makes music, which he will be showcasing at Hong Kong’s Clockenflap music festival

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh also makes music, will play a DJ set at Clockenflap music festival
Irvine Welsh on retiring the Trainspotting characters, microdosing to manage the mind and indifference to ageing

Now in his seventh decade, the cult author will deliver two talks at the annual Hong Kong International Literary Festival during his first visit to Hong Kong next month, as well as a DJ set at Clockenflap

19 Oct 2018 - 6:18PM

Now in his seventh decade, the cult author will deliver two talks at the annual Hong Kong International Literary Festival during his first visit to Hong Kong next month, as well as a DJ set at Clockenflap

Irvine Welsh on retiring the Trainspotting characters, microdosing to manage the mind and indifference to ageing
Secrets of bright future lie in human successes and holding elites responsible, insists science fiction guru

Nasa-consultant and futurist Dr David Brin believes the accountability of those in power – an invention of the Enlightenment – is now more crucial than ever

14 Jun 2018 - 8:05PM

Nasa-consultant and futurist Dr David Brin believes the accountability of those in power – an invention of the Enlightenment – is now more crucial than ever

Secrets of bright future lie in human successes and holding elites responsible, insists science fiction guru
Suicide prevention, counselling and sharing problems highlighted in second Hong Kong Darkness into Light walk

The 5km walk, that aims to raise money for counselling and suicide prevention services, originated in Dublin in 2009 and has since spread globally. The May 12 event will take place in 180 locations around the world

7 May 2018 - 7:25PM

The 5km walk, that aims to raise money for counselling and suicide prevention services, originated in Dublin in 2009 and has since spread globally. The May 12 event will take place in 180 locations around the world

Suicide prevention, counselling and sharing problems highlighted in second Hong Kong Darkness into Light walk
GQ editor retraces his journey from dreadful drummer to David Bowie biographer

Dylan Jones relishes his role in cataloguing – and in part inventing – London’s ‘style culture’ of the 1980s, is proud of hiring some top writers to move GQ beyond a yuppie bible, and welcomes a resurgence in quality journalism

3 May 2018 - 7:35PM

Dylan Jones relishes his role in cataloguing – and in part inventing – London’s ‘style culture’ of the 1980s, is proud of hiring some top writers to move GQ beyond a yuppie bible, and welcomes a resurgence in quality journalism

GQ editor retraces his journey from dreadful drummer to David Bowie biographer
How Vice Media went from start-up to US$5.7 billion global behemoth – it’s not all been smooth sailing

Hong Kong-born Tom Punch, the company’s chief creative officer, ponders how Vice can remain a ‘challenger brand’ having gone from a staff of 80 when he joined in 2012 to 3,000 globally now, as it looks to expand its Asia presence

5 Apr 2018 - 8:36PM

Hong Kong-born Tom Punch, the company’s chief creative officer, ponders how Vice can remain a ‘challenger brand’ having gone from a staff of 80 when he joined in 2012 to 3,000 globally now, as it looks to expand its Asia presence

How Vice Media went from start-up to US$5.7 billion global behemoth – it’s not all been smooth sailing
Author Ian Rankin on 30 years with John Rebus, irascible detective who is his greatest fictional creation

The author, star turn at this year’s Hong Kong International Literary Festival, recalls his fictional sleuth’s creation and evolution, and explains why retiring the hard-headed policeman has proven impossible

27 Oct 2017 - 11:18AM

The author, star turn at this year’s Hong Kong International Literary Festival, recalls his fictional sleuth’s creation and evolution, and explains why retiring the hard-headed policeman has proven impossible

Author Ian Rankin on 30 years with John Rebus, irascible detective who is his greatest fictional creation
Thailand’s Wonderfruit festival puts sustainability at its core, creating one of the most socially conscious (and fun) Asia parties

With yoga, meditation, mangrove-backed cryptocurrency and gourmet food, the four-day event near Pattaya is no ordinary music festival

11 Oct 2017 - 9:35AM

With yoga, meditation, mangrove-backed cryptocurrency and gourmet food, the four-day event near Pattaya is no ordinary music festival

Thailand’s Wonderfruit festival puts sustainability at its core, creating one of the most socially conscious (and fun) Asia parties
Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges on his path to stardom ahead of Hong Kong return

Following in the footsteps of fellow Glaswegian comedian Billy Connolly, Bridges has won fans around the world with his infectious brand of no-nonsense stand-up comedy that he will soon bring to Kitec

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Following in the footsteps of fellow Glaswegian comedian Billy Connolly, Bridges has won fans around the world with his infectious brand of no-nonsense stand-up comedy that he will soon bring to Kitec

Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges on his path to stardom ahead of Hong Kong return
Terry Butcher likens English soccer to Shakespearean tragedy

The former England captain recounts his journey from the prison yard to the World Cup, and why the game he knew is gone

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

The former England captain recounts his journey from the prison yard to the World Cup, and why the game he knew is gone

Terry Butcher likens English soccer to Shakespearean tragedy
With the paedophile-hunters on the streets of Phnom Penh

For 13 years, an NGO’s investigators have tracked Western, and Chinese, men who sexually exploit Cambodian children, turning dossiers over to authorities. Now it aims to step back and help police gather evidence against suspects

28 Oct 2016 - 10:55AM

For 13 years, an NGO’s investigators have tracked Western, and Chinese, men who sexually exploit Cambodian children, turning dossiers over to authorities. Now it aims to step back and help police gather evidence against suspects

With the paedophile-hunters on the streets of Phnom Penh
The Asian men who buy sex with Cambodian virgins
'Big Sam' Allardyce hits out at critics of his time at West Ham on Hong Kong visit

Down to earth, pragmatic and with a propensity to call a spade a spade, Sam Allardyce is something of a dying breed among English football coaches.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Down to earth, pragmatic and with a propensity to call a spade a spade, Sam Allardyce is something of a dying breed among English football coaches.

'Big Sam' Allardyce hits out at critics of his time at West Ham on Hong Kong visit
Film appreciation: Sylvester Stallone's Rambo debut, First Blood

Much like the Rocky series that made Sylvester Stallone's name, the Rambo films set the tone for a distinctly 1980s form of action movie, in which excessive violence was unleashed under a banner of Stars-and-Stripes jingoism.

14 Mar 2015 - 10:41PM

Much like the Rocky series that made Sylvester Stallone's name, the Rambo films set the tone for a distinctly 1980s form of action movie, in which excessive violence was unleashed under a banner of Stars-and-Stripes jingoism.

Film appreciation: Sylvester Stallone's Rambo debut, First Blood
Film appreciation: Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

The enduring cult appeal of Mel Stuart's film version of the Roald Dahl children's book lies in the sinister ingredients that bubble just beneath the surface of its waterfall-churned chocolate river.

7 Mar 2015 - 8:30PM

The enduring cult appeal of Mel Stuart's film version of the Roald Dahl children's book lies in the sinister ingredients that bubble just beneath the surface of its waterfall-churned chocolate river.

Film appreciation: Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Belle and Sebastian ready to make Hong Kong dance
Blade Runner most memorable for the questions it asks about meaning of life
The Simpsons, a television and cultural phenomenon, turns 25 this week

Few shows have influenceda generation - and television - more profoundly thanThe Simpsons. As the series prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Paul Kay examines the rise and rise of a cultural phenomenon.

13 Dec 2014 - 10:37PM

Few shows have influenceda generation - and television - more profoundly thanThe Simpsons. As the series prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Paul Kay examines the rise and rise of a cultural phenomenon.

The Simpsons, a television and cultural phenomenon, turns 25 this week
Shamed out of the UK, Andy Gray and Richard Keys are still talking a good game
Jack Vartanian: jewellery designer to the stars
Road to Rio: Heartbreak for hosts means we're heading to the final - for a price
Road to Rio: We may have to sell an eye to secure World Cup final tickets
Road to Rio: A memorable detour into the unknown
Road to Rio: Protests on the backburner as Brazil embraces the opportunity to party
Road to Rio: Recife is a city that dances to its own drum beat
Road to Rio: Sand between toes and face paint after defeat by fierce foes
Road to Rio: Algerian fans keep the faith by enjoying the party
Road to Rio: Smoothest of transitions from Hong Kong to planet football
Road to Rio: Hong Kong to Brazil a lesson in mastering time and space
Bags packed for the trip of a lifetime