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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Morgan Freeman is often cast as the voice of authority, and 'Lucy' is no different

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 12:04am by James Mottram

    ... he's so frequently cast as the voice of authority. His latest film, Lucy, begins with Freeman's character, neurology expert Professor Norman, explaining the human brain- espousing ... I gotta walk through airports. I cringe when someone says 'Hey, Morgan Freeman!' I want to run when someone approaches me with a piece of paper and pencil, particularly in crowded ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    Natural-born killer brings grieving author back to life

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Guy Haydon

    ... Guy Haydon Natural-born killer brings grieving author back to life H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Jonathan Cape Death runs like a tangled thread throughout the pages of Helen Macdonald's gripping new book, H is for Hawk, which blends her brutally honest, sometimes tortured account of dealing with grief and- in a deliberate decision to take on a challenge- her fascinating ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - LINGUISTICS

    Book review: Authorisms, by Paul Dickson

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by GDN

    ... Steven Poole Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers by Paul Dickson Bloomsbury 3 stars Steven Poole For language fanciers it is a potentially vertiginous thought that every single word must ... be a dictionary. And the vast majority of coiners are unknown to lexicographical history. So Paul Dickson has narrowed the field to coinages by authors. Writers have a special relationship with language- ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books

    Author dials up the horror in new novel

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:28am by GDN

    ... Stuart Kelly Acclaimed horror writer Lauren Beukes takes a man with a dream and makes hima nightmare come true for all around him, writes Stuart Kelly Scare tactics Broken Monsters  by Lauren Beukes HarperCollins 4 stars The distinction between genre and ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books

    Author Q&A: Mambo in Chinatown, by Jean Kwok

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by Alison Singh Gee

    ... Alison Singh Gee Author holds a mirror to own life in immigrant tale Jean Kwok emigrated with her family from Hong Kong to New York City when she was five years old. Her latest novel, Mambo in Chinatown, revolves around a clumsy young woman named Charlie Wong. A dishwasher in a restaurant in New York's Chinatown, Wong ultimately finds her own talents in a ballroom dance ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - LITERATURE

    Hong Kong Book Fair pulls in crowds but needs to attract bigger-name authors

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:07pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead Hong Kong's own book fair celebrates 25 years with rising attendances, but the line-up of visiting authors leaves room for improvement, writes Kate Whitehead ... literary calendar and does an incredible job at what it set out to do- sell books- but there is still room for improvement including a better line-up of visiting authors. "In a way it's ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - FINANCE

    Book review: Saving the Market from Capitalism, by Massimo Amato and Luca Fantacci

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by David Wilson

    ... economic development, the authors say. They also advocate a "clearing house" system, where credits and debits are reciprocally offset rather than accumulated, encouraging parity. The authors admit the system sounds utopian. Certainly, it raises thorny questions, not least how a transition could be made- the inertia behind the current system must be immense. You wonder how ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books

    e- and audiobook reviews: Non-Fiction

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Charmaine Chan

    ... describes as a predator. The author, who was born in Thailand and lived in the group’s compounds in Asia, tells about “love bombing”, being sexually abused from the age of four, and how the communes ... the authors write, are growing in popularity (accounting for 56 per cent in California; less so in the Bible Belt). Humour, a no-nonsense attitude and empathy infuse many of the stories in the book. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - RELATIONSHIPS

    Book review: Good Chinese Wife, by Susan Blumberg-Kason

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Charmaine Chan

    ... be an excuse for bad behaviour. Differences between American and Chinese ways of living fill many pages, but in the author's summation of the "shameful events" that caused the split, ... for their wedding. By this early stage, the author's blinkered optimism will be obvious to most. A "painfully shy Midwestern wallflower", she is attracted to his movie-star qualities ...

  10. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living

    Book celebrates the city's best-designed restaurants

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 05:03pm by Stephen McCarty

    ... of food and beverage spaces … from ships to airports, museums to burger vans, Michelin-star establishments to pop-ups. "Food and beverage spaces [are] where people come together and creatives ...




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