Fireworks, dancing, lots of champagne and promises to do things better next year. Anticipation, celebration, hangover. This essay celebrates the ritual of New Year's Eve. Magnum wishes everybody a happy one.
Empty Orchestra by Chien-Chi Chang
One night and one roll of film. Chien-Chi Chang's photographs of "a night in a karaoke bar" explore a different scene from that which we are used to in western-world karaoke establishments. He evocatively captures the other side of karaoke culture in which divorced or married Vietnamese women entertain Taiwanese men, portraying what some suggest is a new "concubine phenomenon" emerging from Karaoke culture in certain parts of Asia.