Arts & Music

How Peter Sellers stole the show in The Pink Panther

Sellers’ comic genius, an unforgettable theme tune and opening credits so charming their animated protagonist was awarded its own series transformed this David Niven vehicle into an enduring classic.

27 Jan 2020 - 1:45PM03571EC5-13F4-4283-B996-99444BE88411
What a view | Giri / Haji: what happens when a yakuza goes to London

Slow-paced and well-scripted, BBC-Netflix crime series Giri / Haji follows a rule-bending Japanese detective on a mission to bring his brother home.

26 Jan 2020 - 9:56AM03571EC5-13F4-4283-B996-99444BE88411
The Collector | Is Hong Kong’s art scene benefitting from a city in crisis?

Long dismissed as a place where art is sold and not made, a recent exhibition reflected a new energy in the city’s art landscape.

24 Jan 2020 - 10:13AM
How hip hop shaped lives in the Sydney suburbs

Australian designer and stylist Juan-Carlos Aquino on how he identified with the rapper and hip-hop culture.

21 Jan 2020 - 11:31AM
What a view | Netflix bets on Chinese period drama, Yanxi Palace: Princess Adventures

The sequel to the 70-part Story of Yanxi Palace is as bright, bold and beautiful to behold as its predecessor.

19 Jan 2020 - 12:13PM03571EC5-13F4-4283-B996-99444BE88411
In Hong Kong, old masters and modern artisans unite

Crafts on Peel invites skilled craftsmen to share their skills with a younger generation as they collaborate on traditional techniques such as porcelain painting, birdcage making, papier-maché and copperware.

11 Jan 2020 - 1:00PM
The first antiques dealer in Hong Kong to offer a guarantee?

The French dealer, and expert on Chinese bronzes, is so confident in his knowledge about fakes that he is offering authenticity guarantees on all purchases.

11 Jan 2020 - 11:47AM
When the Hongkong Philharmonic Orchestra went professional

The orchestra’s estimated annual running cost of HK$4.5 million was deemed ‘well worth spending if we are to prove wrong those people who call Hongkong a cultural desert’.

7 Jan 2020 - 3:00PM
What a view | Invisible Stories – untold tales of Singapore’s lesser-seen characters

The six-part series follows residents of a fictional public housing estate, showing another side to the city state.

5 Jan 2020 - 10:15AM03571EC5-13F4-4283-B996-99444BE88411
What a view | In Crash Landing on You, a North and South Korean fall in love

The show, starring Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin, lays bare some profound contrasts between lives lived on either side of a line on a map.

29 Dec 2019 - 9:30AM03571EC5-13F4-4283-B996-99444BE88411
How songs became weapons for protesters around the world

From Glory to Hong Kong to Blowin’ in the Wind, songs taken up by civil movements have brought people together through a shared sense of purpose.

29 Dec 2019 - 6:09AM03571EC5-13F4-4283-B996-99444BE88411
An Elephant Sitting Still: a bitter indictment of contemporary China

The tale of friends sharing the pain of existence was both a cry for help and social critique, with the director committing suicide upon the film’s completion.

26 Dec 2019 - 11:43AM03571EC5-13F4-4283-B996-99444BE88411
The 10 best food scenes from festive films

Nothing brings people together over the holiday period like food, except, perhaps, seasonal flicks. From the spaghetti breakfast in Elf to Home Alone’s pizza delivery scene, feast your eyes on these superlative scenes.

24 Dec 2019 - 8:00PM03571EC5-13F4-4283-B996-99444BE88411
What a view | In Triad Princess entertainment and the underworld unite

The daughter of a gangster kingpin becomes the bodyguard for a celebrity couple – what could possibly go wrong?

22 Dec 2019 - 9:56AM03571EC5-13F4-4283-B996-99444BE88411
What a view | New Netflix K-drama Chocolate is a love story with taste

Food plays a central role in the romantic drama, which triumphs thanks to no end of winning performances from the entire cast.

15 Dec 2019 - 12:59PM03571EC5-13F4-4283-B996-99444BE88411
Bruce Lee’s Fist of Fury as popular for its action as its nationalism

Lee as a Chinese martial artist who stands up to foreign enemies struck a popular chord in 1972 colonial Hong Kong.

15 Dec 2019 - 5:11AM03571EC5-13F4-4283-B996-99444BE88411
The Collector | Does Hong Kong Museum of Art’s opening show serve Asian audience?

The public museum makes a welcome return, but is its first exhibition too generic for the local audience?

14 Dec 2019 - 11:30AM
Photographer Martin Parr turns a wry lens on Oxford University

Hong Kong exhibition of ‘Martin Parr: Oxford’ gets up close to university’s ancient traditions and modern students’ antics, from Queerfest to Summer Eights.

12 Dec 2019 - 7:00PM
DJ with famous name brings classical music to young audiences

Gabriel Prokofiev, the Russian-British composer, producer, and DJ, tells Kate Whitehead about his grandfather Sergei Prokofiev and growing up with his artist father, Oleg Prokofiev.

9 Dec 2019 - 6:52PM03571EC5-13F4-4283-B996-99444BE88411