Monthly Archives: March 2010

Two nights with Mariinsky Orchestra

The Mariinsky Orchestra has come to Hong Kong again, under its distinguished conductor Valery Gergiev. It was not the first time. A couple of yearss ago, they came under its former name, Kirov Orchestra. This time, they helped to bring the Hong … Continue reading

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Letters to Father Jacob

I got lucky. My second pick of HKIFF film was as good if not better than the first. As if by accident, it was also about religion. But it’s a very different film. The first was French. The second was Finnish. … Continue reading

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Hadewijch

The 34th HK International Film Fesitval opened on 21st March at the Convention Centre, with Crossing Hennessy. Not for me. It opened last night, at the Science Museum with a film with a most peculiar name: Hadewijch.  Hadewijch of Antwerp is a 13th … Continue reading

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Are Black Holes Really Black?

The history of black holes is fraught with controversies and twists and turns. Black holes are supposed to be places where information is lost, where the known laws of physics will break down and cease to apply. Nobody can say with certainty what … Continue reading

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Black Holes Forever

I first heard of the expression "black hole" in the 1970’s. At that time, the only ideas I associated with this novel term was that somehow, energy would disappear into it and that whenever it occurs, we’d literally find a spot … Continue reading

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Don Quixote in HK

Last night was one of the best nights I have had for a long long time. I saw a production of Don Quixote by the Mariinksy Ballet, choreographed by Alexander Gorsky after the original adaptation by that Maîitre de Ballet  … Continue reading

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The M-Theory

The Superstring theory is a theory in process. It is now more than 30 years since it first began. Scientists have since learned a lot more about it, developed and worked out a lot of details about the various shapes of the … Continue reading

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