I'm baaaaaaaack! After a couple of weeks of blogging inactivity, here's going ahead and updating this blog with a bc magazine update -- one which I had been working on last Thursday evening prior to my internet connection deciding to temporarily give up the ghost (and not getting resurrected until this Monday).
But before I proceed to point out which bits of the magazine I wrote plus provide links to them, here's explaining away the Mr. Vampire association by letting people know -- if they didn't already -- that bc is a bi-weekly magazine and that this latest issue covers the period from October 18th to (you guessed it!) Halloween...
And now without further ado:-
i) The cover article on Hong Kong cinema's Hopping Vampires, Battling Taoist Priests and Ghosts in Love;
ii) Fading in on Fado -- a feature article on Portuguese fado diva Cristina Branco;
iii) A Lovers' Diary for the 2008 HK Arts Festival -- looking ahead to a seriously mega performing arts fest whose advance tickets sale have already begun!;
iv) Musical of Musicals -- a feature article on this year's Musical Moments charity concert (Thursday update: link fixed!);
v) Brothers -- review of the 2007 cinematic reunion of four TVB Tigers (Miu Kiu Wai, Andy Lau, Felix Wong and Ken Tong);
vi) Hero -- review of the 2007 Japanese legal dramedy starring Takuya Kimura;
vii) Mein Fuhrer -- review of the first German comedy about Adolf Hitler in over 50 years;
viii) Editor's Diary -- more appropriately named now that I've been appointed as deputy editor of the magazine... ;S ;
ix) Live Music -- including a "Five Favourites" interview with jazz pianist-vocalist Eriko Ishihara; and
x) Backside (I wonder whether people can figure out which part of this back section of the magazine I wrote...! ;b).