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Brian Offenther

Brian Offenther is a Shanghai-based writer on music scenes in the city. He can be reached at BrianOffenther@yahoo.com.

DJ Scratch a disappointment

DJ Scratch performed at Zeal (2 Zhongshan Rd E2) on November 9, not that you would have known that by listening to his set.

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When silence speaks volumes

AT precisely 15 minutes and 46 seconds into "The Goddess," Ruan Lingyu gives one of the most beautifully enigmatic expressions in film history, an explosion of pathos that brings color to the two-tone screen and makes the silent film ring out loud.