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Review | Memoir of 15 years at Studio Ghibli, Japanese animation studio, is big on detail but lacking in the magic of the movies

Hayao Miyazaki’s creative process at the Japanese animation studio, Harvey Weinstein and Neil Gaiman clashing over a translation of Princess Mononoke, all things Japanese, and more, in American Ghibli executive’s memoir.

Hayao Miyazaki’s creative process at the Japanese animation studio, Harvey Weinstein and Neil Gaiman clashing over a translation of Princess Mononoke, all things Japanese, and more, in American Ghibli executive’s memoir.

17 Jul 2020 - 10:42AM
Review | Bird Talk: in Xu Xu’s short stories, Hong Kong is a symbol of new beginnings and opportunity

Bird Talk, translated into English for the first time, explores socio-political narratives and memories of the writer’s own itinerant life.

Bird Talk, translated into English for the first time, explores socio-political narratives and memories of the writer’s own itinerant life.

17 May 2020 - 5:15PM
Review | Graphic novel biography of Korean wartime sex slave of Japanese army, Grass, doesn’t pull its punches

Sent to work at 15, abducted to China to serve as a sex slave for Japanese soldiers, abandoned by her first husband, unloved by her second, life was harsh for Lee Ok-sun. Graphic novel Grass depicts her journey with sensitivity.

Sent to work at 15, abducted to China to serve as a sex slave for Japanese soldiers, abandoned by her first husband, unloved by her second, life was harsh for Lee Ok-sun. Graphic novel Grass depicts her journey with sensitivity.

10 Oct 2019 - 8:28PM
BTS, Psy, Awkwafina: 7 Asian musicians who used social media to make it

Mainstream media can be a harsh arena for emerging Asian musicians, but social media has helped a new generation of musicians become household names while maintaining their idiosyncratic styles and sounds.

Mainstream media can be a harsh arena for emerging Asian musicians, but social media has helped a new generation of musicians become household names while maintaining their idiosyncratic styles and sounds.

16 Sep 2019 - 7:15PM
13 years on and Hong Kong band Dear Jane are still punks at heart

Rock band Dear Jane reveal the ups and downs of their 13-year career and how they’re trying to change the industry from the inside

Rock band Dear Jane reveal the ups and downs of their 13-year career and how they’re trying to change the industry from the inside

25 Aug 2016 - 11:15AM
Hong Kong indie rockers Chochukmo to stage immersive multimedia concert at Kitec

The band offer a trip inside the ‘Tree Hole Project’, a multimedia show that’s the fruit of collaboration with many other local artists, and say they’re going to explore the potential of mixing their music with other art forms from now on

The band offer a trip inside the ‘Tree Hole Project’, a multimedia show that’s the fruit of collaboration with many other local artists, and say they’re going to explore the potential of mixing their music with other art forms from now on

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Beautiful Girls singer Sean Kingston back in Hong Kong with new attitude

Jamaican-American singer returns with a whole new perspective on life and music and is ready to regale Hong Kong fans this weekend

Jamaican-American singer returns with a whole new perspective on life and music and is ready to regale Hong Kong fans this weekend

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
18 Nov 2015 - 5:18PM
The shape-shifting career of in-your-face EDM star Skrillex

Could he be making a comeback? We chart the highs and lows of the hate-him-or-love-him dance music producer.

Could he be making a comeback? We chart the highs and lows of the hate-him-or-love-him dance music producer.

26 Sep 2015 - 8:19AM
What does a K-pop band with no Koreans say about cultural appropriation?

A South Korean university student in New York hopes to examine cultural appropriation via a K-pop band made up of foreigners

A South Korean university student in New York hopes to examine cultural appropriation via a K-pop band made up of foreigners

14 Sep 2015 - 12:31PM
Hong Kong indie rockers Kestrels and Kites eye China concerts

The band are looking to spread their wings and build a following outside the city.

The band are looking to spread their wings and build a following outside the city.

1 Jul 2015 - 8:24PM
18 Jun 2015 - 10:18AM
Road to Ultra: Macau's first big electronic dance music festival

Miami's monster EDM event is set to conquer the casino city, with a day of shows starring 2manydjs, Porter Robinson and Nicky Romero, plus Hong Kong's Janette Slack and Singapore's DJ Ghetto.

Miami's monster EDM event is set to conquer the casino city, with a day of shows starring 2manydjs, Porter Robinson and Nicky Romero, plus Hong Kong's Janette Slack and Singapore's DJ Ghetto.

10 Jun 2015 - 10:41PM
Hong Kong is most fascinating city on earth for Tobias Berger, arts curator

10-year veteran of the city's arts scene left the M+ museum for a leading role in the Central Police Station revitalisation project. He sees it filling "the missing link in our arts ecosystem". 

10-year veteran of the city's arts scene left the M+ museum for a leading role in the Central Police Station revitalisation project. He sees it filling "the missing link in our arts ecosystem". 

6 Jun 2015 - 11:45PM
Mika's back with more perfectly crafted pop

Lebanese-British singer-songwriter who performs in Hong Kong next week has a new album out that shows a new maturity and which, he says, is the product of a liberated mood. 

Lebanese-British singer-songwriter who performs in Hong Kong next week has a new album out that shows a new maturity and which, he says, is the product of a liberated mood. 

27 May 2015 - 11:46PM
Hong Kong DJ who 'majored in partying' is all for work with play

Taku Hirayama, music director at the Oma club in Central, feels it is time to let go, make more music ... and cull his iTunes library.

Taku Hirayama, music director at the Oma club in Central, feels it is time to let go, make more music ... and cull his iTunes library.

2 May 2015 - 10:52PM
Local crime fiction publishers put stories before profit

Crime may not pay, but these publishers favour intriguing stories over profit.

Crime may not pay, but these publishers favour intriguing stories over profit.

18 Apr 2015 - 10:39PM
Why French couple chose Hong Kong for art gallery

Two artists with well-established careers in France explain what made them leave Paris to open a photography gallery in Hong Kong. 

Two artists with well-established careers in France explain what made them leave Paris to open a photography gallery in Hong Kong. 

28 Mar 2015 - 10:52PM
Third Culture - where transient millennials can explore their roots

Idea is to help people who grew up outside their homeland find cultural identity, writes Sung Bale.

Idea is to help people who grew up outside their homeland find cultural identity, writes Sung Bale.

21 Mar 2015 - 10:57PM