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There was a time when photography was an expensive hobby limited to only a select few – the equipment was expensive and rare, and the technique was almost harder than biochemistry. And then came digital cameras, offering everyone and their sister a chance to become a budding Helmut Newton,...
Nov 23 2007
Cinecitta
Cinecitta This modern Roman restaurant and wine cellar was one of the lynchpins of Star Street’s revival as a foodie area. And the season has finally come to properly enjoy their nice, cool patio with a choice of over 15 prosecco and wines. Come for the daily happy hour, 6pm-9pm, when...
Nov 23 2007
Derek Cheung
HK Magazine: How did you get into the restaurant business? Derek Cheung: There weren’t many choices and catering was one of the most popular trades back then. My uncles were working at Jimmy’s Kitchen, so they helped me get a job here. Of course, I had to start from bottom as a...
Nov 23 2007
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21) The visionary genius Isaac Newton’s biographer James Gleick says he discovered “more of the essential core of human knowledge than anyone before or after.” Ostensibly, Newton was humble, writing that “if I have seen further it is by standing on...
Nov 23 2007
Everyone’s favorite drinking district has mutated into five distinct sub-Centrals and in at least two, an innocent pair of open-toe shoes will receive the same reaction as a 14K T-shirt in a police station. Observe, friend, the monster that is Central on Saturday night: Wyndham. Can you...
The temperature has plummeted below 25 degrees centigrade! If you want to survive, take heed of these very important cold weather warnings. 1. If you know of elderly people or persons with chronic medical conditions staying alone, call or visit them occasionally to check if they need any assistance...
Nov 23 2007
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
Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun
I was born in Shanghai in 1947 and my family moved to Hong Kong two years later. I can barely speak Shanghainese. When I was 17, I traveled to the States to study chemical engineering. Remember the riots in 1967? I was lucky – I was studying in the States then. No one from my family told me...
The Main Street Deli
Thanksgiving is just around the corner (Nov 22, to be precise), and many are dreaming of plump turkeys roasted to golden perfection, of delicious pumpkin pies and candied yams. The Pilgrims never broke bread with the natives here in Hong Kong, but that’s no reason to pass up the chance to...
The Turducken
The eternal quandary of Thanksgiving – to follow the traditional pilgrim path of turkey, or go new wave with chicken or duck? Why put yourself through such a dilemma when you can have all three? The Turducken (yes, it’s a terrible portmanteau, and yes, the word “turd” is in...