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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    From street to CEO seat with 'Slumdog' author

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 01:28pm by Ajay Singh

    ... Ajay Singh From street to CEO seat with 'Slumdog' author The opening line of The Accidental Apprentice, the third and latest novel by Vikas Swarup, reads: "In life you never ... different from what it takes to succeed in everyday life.   What's the background to? When I was looking for a subject for my third book, it struck me that old books such as The Prince ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Woody Allen balances the drama and the humour with his latest Europe-based film

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis With Woody Allen's latest movie out, Richard James Havis looks at the director's life and career in recent years Life as drama with laughs Woody Allen has ... Stone), his scientific approach to life starts to crumble. Although he admits that his on-screen characters share similar qualities with each other, Allen will often point out ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    Book review: The Lotus and the Storm, by Lan Cao

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 01:28pm by Ajay Singh

    ... life back home and the war that climaxed in the humiliating 1975 American retreat from Saigon. His daughter, Mai, in alternating chapters, reminisces about her childhood in Vietnam and her ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books

    The last word on Kurt Wallander

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by Guy Haydon

    ... into [Sweden's] hitherto unknown dark side of life, the evil lurking just beneath the surface of people Mankell was asked to write a short story that could be given away free to everyone ... of life, the evil lurking just beneath the surface of people. His novels have been eerily prescient, too, focusing on phenomena such as racial killings, global bank fraud, the trafficking of human ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Frank Auerbach's paintings run gamut from horror to joy as Tate Britain shows

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by GDN

    ... girders painfully thrusting a new life into the old ground, an empty cavernous space yawns below the busy building site- a glimpse of hell. By this time Auerbach was deeply connected to the city where he has lived and worked most of his life. He studied art at St Martins from 1948 to 1952, then went to the Royal College of Art until 1955. He got a studio in Camden Town, central London, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - BLUE NOTES ROBIN LYNAM

    Blue Notes: Hiromi Uehara will play in Hong Kong, by Robin Lynam

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:46pm by Robin Lynam

    ... album; Alive is their third collaboration. " Alive has a double meaning for me," Uehara says. "I wanted to write songs that deal with things and emotions we encounter in life ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD VENICE

    Film Postcard: Venice

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:46pm by James Mottram

    ... On-wah's historical biopic The Golden Era- detailing the life of 20th-century writer Xiao Hong. The three-hour running time of this impressionistic account (with Tang Wei playing the writer) ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Record label boss is helping musicians reach an audience

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by Mathew Scott

    ... and in life, and the space that makes up the Metal Postcard Records outlet fits the Saffron feel, a gathering place for the local community and visitors. Today there are a few kids testing their skills ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - TRAVEL

    Book review: Seeking the Cave, by James Lenfestey

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 01:28pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Seeking the Cave: A Pilgrimage to Cold Mountain by James Lenfestey Milkweed Editions 3.5 stars David Wilson Cold Mountain Cave may sound like a mythical staple of Chinese literature, but it exists, says poet and essayist James Lenfestey. Bett ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Seismic shifts ahead in Japan's anime industry

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by MARK SCHILLING

    ... on a 1967 children's novel by British author Joan G. Robinson, this film about a life-changing friendship between two girls received generally positive reviews- but its projected box office ...




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