Review of Dixieball | Sport in American History

Aiello, Thomas. Dixieball: Race and Professional Basketball in the Deep South, 1947-1979. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2019. Pp. 182. $ 34.95 hardback and ebook. Reviewed by Munukasz Muniowski Atlanta and New Orleans do not exactly appear at the top of the rankings of basketball-obsessed cities. As shown by Thomas Aiello’s extraordinarily entertaining and fun … Read more

6 Hong Kong Restaurants Named Among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022

Six Hong Kong restaurants have earned spots on the 10th edition of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list, which was announced on Tuesday evening during a live awards show broadcast. Ten restaurants from the SAR made it onto the prestigious list’s 51-100 rankings last week. The Chairman, at No. 5 this year, was the highest-ranking Hong … Read more

Around The World In Fake Tube Stations

UCL’s PAMELA can be configured into a tube station and platform London is the proud home of 272 tube stations which adds up to … well, more platforms than we can possibly count. But this isn’t enough for some people, as there are several examples of fake and replica tube infrastructure out there, built for … Read more

Cara Finnegan & Photographic Presidents

The Power and Mystery of Presidential Photos This week we were joined by the fascinating Dr. Cara Finnegan, author of the new book Photographic Presidents: Making History From Daguerreotype to Digital. Listen now: In her book, Finnegan explores the history of photography through the presidents’ experiences with the evolving medium. After an introductory story covering … Read more

What are the best running shoes for Hong Kong? Here are our favorites!

Whatever you call them – and whether you wear them for walking, running, hiking or casual, everyday wear, they have to be comfy! So we asked EL staff and readers to tell us what they think are the best running shoes and what they’re currently wearing. Hopefully, this helps if you’re looking to purchase a … Read more

Charlotte Tilbury Haul – Nudegasm Palette, Runway Royalty Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury has had some stunning new releases recently and with my make-up drawer crying out for more, I just had to do aa Charlotte Tilbury haul. The first new launch that caught my eye is the Nudegasm Face Palette, it has four shades for highlighting, bronzing and sculpting and what I love about it … Read more

Hong Kong court sentences 5 for up to 4.5 years on riot charges over 2019 National Day protest

Five people have been sentenced to up to four and a half years over rioting charges relating to a protest in Wong Tai Sin in 2019. Handing down the sentences on Monday, Judge Ernest Lin said the defendants – aged 19 to 30 – had turned the district into a battlefield during the demonstration, which … Read more

Review of The Whalers: The Rise, Fall, and Enduring Mystique of New England’s (Second) Greatest NHL Franchise

Pickens, Pat. The Whalers: The Rise, Fall, and Enduring Mystique of New England’s (Second) Greatest NHL Franchise. Guilford: Globe Pequot / Lyons Press, 2021. Pp. 280. $ 26.00 hardback and ebook. Reviewed by Munukasz Muniowski The Hartford Whalers were an NHL team for 18 seasons, from 1979 to 1997, when the team relocated to Raleigh, … Read more