Paul Kay
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.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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.

Barton Fink goes to wrack and ruin in the Hotel Earle, Stephen King's Overlook Hotel will forever be associated with Jack Nicholson's performance in the film of the  book, The Shining - much to the author's chagrin, while Procul Harum scored a hit with Grand Hotel. 

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.

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.

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.

Since hanging up his boots, David Beckham has been busy establishing himself as a major global brand. He explains why China remains firmly on his fixture list.

Sibling trio The Cribs have spent a decade forging a rock career from the ground up, writes Paul Kay.