Doug Stanhope does not care about your food

“Can you just fill in my answers for me? You could probably make up my answers better than I could right now. I just woke up and then I took another downer so I could go back to bed.” And so begins 30 minutes with Doug Stanhope – comedian, author, resident of Bisbee, Arizona, population ...

Interviews

Four days of shooting, three minutes of footage, two decades of practice, and one ‘nutter’ security guard: Storror in HK

Four days of shooting, three minutes of footage, two decades of practice, and one ‘nutter’ security guard: Storror in HK

In the almost dizzying three-and-a-half minute clip — their most recent release — three members of parkour troupe Storror make what appears to be a mad dash across the...

Coconuts talks skiing, training schedules, and dim sum with Hong Kong’s sole winter Olympian

Coconuts talks skiing, training schedules, and dim sum with Hong Kong’s sole winter Olympian

Hongkongers have their differences, but when the 2018 Winter Olympics kicks off next Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, chances are they’ll all be cheering for one person:...

Lucky red banners: ‘Uncle Fai Chun’ and preserving the craft of calligraphy

Lucky red banners: ‘Uncle Fai Chun’ and preserving the craft of calligraphy

Like the antique shops on Hollywood Road, or the Man Mo Temple near his stall, Tin Yim-keng harks back to an earlier time in Sheung Wan, before the hipsters, trendy cafes, and...

Would you live in a concrete pipe? Meet the man behind the OPod micro-house

Would you live in a concrete pipe? Meet the man behind the OPod micro-house

“It’s so small,” said Michael, a young father, strolling with his wife and son on the Kwun Tong Promenade earlier this week. “Maybe it would be OK for one...

Welcome to the mansion: Shumking Mansions on Clockenflap and why they hate recording studios

Welcome to the mansion: Shumking Mansions on Clockenflap and why they hate recording studios

Psychedelic rockers the Shumking Mansions took to the stage on Friday for their first Clockenflap performance. It was another high point for the band’s part-time musicians,...

David Boring on Hong Kong, post-punk, and Hong Kong’s live music scene

David Boring on Hong Kong, post-punk, and Hong Kong’s live music scene

David Boring’s previous performances have been described as “completely unpredictable and destructive” where “bodies and instruments are flailing everywhere”. To which...

Coming back around: the rise of ska in Asia and the return of The Red Stripes to Clockenflap

Coming back around: the rise of ska in Asia and the return of The Red Stripes to Clockenflap

Several waves of ska have washed over different parts of the world since the music style was born in 1960’s Jamaica. With the popularity of ska now swelling in  parts of Asia,...

From Cyberport to Central: The History of Clockenflap

From Cyberport to Central: The History of Clockenflap

Clockenflap gets some of the world’s biggest acts, not to mention some of Hong Kong’s best performers, but for the festival’s musical director, Justin Sweeting, there’s...

Brand mew photo series on Hong Kong’s market cats

Brand mew photo series on Hong Kong’s market cats

One year after the success of his photo book on Hong Kong’s shop cats, Marcel Heijnen is back with the second instalment of his Chinese Whiskers series, this time focusing...


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