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HK Magazine: You’re not allowed to smoke in here. Julian Schnabel: Well, I’m a bit of a pirate like that. HK: You came up in the New York art world with Basquiat. What was your thinking at the time? JS: One thing I discovered quite young is I didn’t want to make the same paintings...
Nov 16 2007
The Fake Museum
The Divisional Commander is waiting for us. We breeze by the Seizures Identification Unit and enter the Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Museum. Good to see culture and learning are taken seriously around here. Opened on Oct 30, the Museum is intended to showcase customs enforcement methods...
Nov 16 2007
Transient Vortex
HK Magazine: I hear you guys are an internet couple... Sugs: I was a fan of Herb Vendors; Samlaleo was part of Herb Vendors. These guys were one of the pioneer drum’n’bass acts here in Malaysia, and after listening to their “Homegrown Vibes” EP, I decided to contact them....
Nov 9 2007
Simon Birch
You shouldn’t believe what I say. Questions provoke lies, especially when there is no answer. My hands are insured for US$1 million. I had a bad motorbike crash where I broke my fingers – now I can’t bend my little finger properly. So when I paint, it drags across the canvas and...
In 2001, the government renovated the Lok Hing Lane playground into a public theater. At great taxpayer’s expense, three years were spent building the Lan Kwai Fong-situated stone amphitheatre. The project was part of an initiative to convert unused public areas into more community-friendly...
HK Magazine: What was the inspiration? Wilson Shieh: The idea for the series came to me about two years ago, when I went for lunch at a sushi-go-round restaurant. I noticed that 90 perecnt of the customers were women and thought, where do men go for lunch? Cha chaan tengs? I came to the conclusion...
People are intrigued about me because of the strange combination – a lawyer, an actress and a politician. I grew up in a single-parent family – my mother worked two jobs to support me. I’ve enjoyed performing since I was very young. When I was 5, I sang in order to get more ice...
Nov 2 2007
Ready, set, barf
The Last Day: Team USA For reasons now beyond me, I woke at 6:30am on the final day of the race determined more than ever to sail. This time, I thought, I’d choose the right boat. Yesterday I sailed with the nice guys and we didn’t even get out the gate. If I was going to sail right, I...
Nov 2 2007
HK Magazine: How did you get into comic books? Ben Hall: As with the best things in life, it came to be through a sequence of events that relied heavily on coincidence and luck – plus an overactive imagination. HK: Why comics? BH: Comic books are something of an unsung hero at present. They...
Oct 25 2007
I was born in 1980 in Guangzhou to a family of three. My father is a government official. From him, I learned to be concerned about social issues. My mother, thanks to her traumatic childhood, can easily come up with the worst-case scenario for everything. My albums have been doing better ever...
Oct 25 2007