Arts & Music

What a view | Lovestruck in the City: mockumentary follows six young Seoulites

The show looks into the dating scene in South Korea’s capital, painting the menfolk as soppy fops and the women as confident cads.

17 Jan 2021 - 9:49AM
Masked Life: how humans have 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
How Ankie Beilke overcame bullying to become a top actor and model

Born in Germany, Ankie Beilke followed in her mother’s footsteps to become an actor, starring in her first role at the age of six.

11 Jan 2021 - 4:17PM
What a view | K-drama Run On – it’s contrived and convoluted, but what romcom isn’t?

While viewers might see the love story between Shin Se-kyung’s translator and Im Si-wan’s athlete coming, there are still elements of surprise to the show.

10 Jan 2021 - 9:50AM
What a view | The best shows and films to watch over the new year

On Netflix, Japanese thriller Alice in Borderland goes big on existential angst, while HBO Asia’s romcom Adventure of the Ring offers a more comforting outlook.

29 Dec 2020 - 11:54AM
How Wei Wei became Hong Kong Ballet’s principal dancer

After his mother noticed his natural sense of rhythm, Wei Wei joined Shenyang Conservatory of Music, in China, before joining Hong Kong Ballet in 2003, where he met his wife and continues to dance.

13 Dec 2020 - 2:32PM
What a view | The best Christmas movies and shows to stream

Netflix provides seasonal musicals aplenty, from Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square to Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.

13 Dec 2020 - 11:33AM
Nothing could stop these Hong Kong artists from creating

An exhibition to accompany the release of book Daisy Fairy and the Bear: From the Beach to Wondeer features 30 works six artists from the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals’ i-dArt programme.

11 Dec 2020 - 4:15PM
Bob Dylan sells entire song catalogue to Universal Music

The amount was not disclosed, but Dylan is cashing in on the boom in music rights, as the value of songs and recordings skyrockets thanks to streaming.

7 Dec 2020 - 11:14PM
What a view | Men on a Mission: don’t miss the schoolboy antics of Korean celebrities

Korean celebrities go back to school in this wacky variety talk show that involves a series of improvised challenges, embarrassing revelations and plenty of banter.

6 Dec 2020 - 11:06AM
How rich millennials are shaking up China’s art market

Michael Xufu Huang, 26, is but one of the many young collectors opening their own museums and galleries, in what seems to be a fundamental shift in China’s cultural world.

8 Dec 2020 - 10:28AM
Ellen Pau on embracing her identity as an artist, woman, lesbian

The Hong Kong visual artist talks about having felt close to death since childhood, coming out as a creative and eschewing relationships to remain creative

1 Dec 2020 - 3:15PM
What a view | Voice 2: why this K-drama is not your average police show

Now streaming on Netflix, the violent police procedural offers a fresh perspective on crime fighting, starring Lee Ha-na.

29 Nov 2020 - 10:06AM
Why Hong Kong’s stand-up comedy scene is no laughing matter

A South China Morning Post editor gets lessons from some of Hong Kong’s top stand-ups before taking to the stage and finds that making people laugh for a living is a tough gig.

3 Dec 2020 - 11:55AM
Cantonese opera star Yam Kim-fai, known for her male roles

Born in Guangzhou, Yam Kim-fai came to Hong Kong after World War II where she performed hundreds of times in ‘virtually only’ male roles before her death in 1989.

27 Nov 2020 - 10:15AM
How 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
What a view | K-drama Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol: a riches-to-rags romantic comedy

In the Netflix show, Go A-ra plays a reluctant piano prodigy who loses everything only to find love, perhaps.

22 Nov 2020 - 9:46AM
How art book publisher Taschen stays relevant at 40

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
Sylvia Chang on life, love and the limits of language

The Taiwanese actor and director reflects on the influence of childhood as she looks back on her 50 years in front of and behind the camera.

15 Nov 2020 - 12:26PM