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Tales of the unexpected

2020-08-12 07:35:06

"No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main." English poet John Donne wrote these famous words shortly after he recovered from a serious disease in London in 1623.

Portrait of an artist

2020-08-12 07:16:56

A selfie is, by definition, of the self. It is an image taken by the image taker. The word, like the technology used, may be modern, but looking at a self-image is steeped in history and myth.

A tribute to Pete Hamill, legendary New York writer

2020-08-11 23:37:00

Pete Hamill was one of the last journalists who walked the walk and tawked the Noo Yawk tawk.

'The Inheritance of Taste' book series debuts in Beijing

2020-08-11 17:15:24

The first group in a series of books, Weidaode Chuancheng, or The Inheritance of Taste, was released in Beijing on Saturday.

Exhibition invites South Koreans to visit Lanzhou online

2020-08-11 17:07:16

The China Tourism Office in Seoul and the Lanzhou Culture and Tourism Bureau launched an exhibition on Lanzhou scenery, inviting South Koreans to visit the city online.

Fine casual New York burger adds flare to Beijing

2020-08-11 17:00:00

After its debut in Shanghai in 2019, Shake Shack, New York's iconic fine casual restaurant, opens its first Beijing eatery in Sanlitun on Aug 12, adding a touch of local flavor.

Shijingshan Amusement Park Summer Carnival open

2020-08-11 15:27:43

Shijingshan Amusement Park's 2020 Summer Carnival kicked off Saturday and will be open through the end of August. Visitors can enjoy delicious food, drinks and live performances, as well as the park's recreational facilities.

Over 6000-yr-old relics site found in East China's Shandong

2020-08-11 14:46:55

Archaeologists have unearthed a Neolithic relics site dating back to more than 6,000 years ago, in the city of Linyi, East China's Shandong province.

Rural art museum in Shanghai a draw for weekend getaways

2020-08-11 11:37:21

A rural art museum is becoming a popular weekend getaway for city dwellers. 

Photographer creates world of still, but not plain selfies

2020-08-11 11:18:20

A selfie is, by definition, of the self. It is an image taken by the image taker. The word, like the technology used, may be modern, but looking at a self image is steeped in history and myth.

Na and Bocelli perform closing song of upcoming war epic 'The Eight Hundred'

2020-08-11 10:56:47

The Eight Hundred, an epic Chinese war movie directed by award-winning filmmaker Guan Hu, is slated for release on Aug 21, 2020. Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and Chinese pop singer Na Ying perform the closing song of the film, titled Remembering, which will be released worldwide on Aug 11, 2020. T

In their own words (part two)

2020-08-11 10:36:10

PolyU BA fashion students discuss the challenges - and interruptions - of preparing collections for their final-year show, which due to coronavirus concerns, has been 'refashioned' into an exhibition at PolyU Fashion Gallery.

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