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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Taiwanese directors put a spin on romances for young adults

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:49am by CHRIS LAU

    ... su chao-pin, producer Lai believes the public shouldn't be too dismissive of the youthful romantic films that have followed Ko's trailblazing movie, adding that there's room for variety and innovation within the genre. Recently in town for the festival, along with producer Su Chao-pin, the director points out that the plot in Confidential is unlike most films of its ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: revision schedules

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:49am by Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart

    ... and textbooks. If he is a typical student, these may well be in a state of complete chaos. Don't allow him to become overwhelmed. Again, take a systematic approach and add three categories to your ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    White House butler sets Forest Whitaker on right track again

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 04:05pm by James Mottram

    ... The latest film from Lee Daniels (Precious, The Paperboy), it tells the story of Cecil Gaines, a character based on Eugene Allen, who served under eight presidents in the White House across 34 years. ... in modern American history- from the Kennedy assassination to Vietnam and Watergate. With a remarkable supporting cast- including Oprah Winfrey as Cecil's wife, Gloria, Robin Williams as Dwight ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Restored stately home the perfect window on all things Georgian

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 03:47pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... if not for Edward Cecil Guinness, the first Earl of Iveagh, who stepped in to save Kenwood House. A member of the Guinness brewery family and an art collector, he bought the freehold on the house ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Donnie Yen talks about the challenges of his latest role in ‘The Monkey King’

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 03:00pm

    ... it doesn’t stop me from becoming a great actor.” MONKEY BUSINESS "In the worlds before Monkey, primal chaos reigned …" So began each episode of the Japanese-produced television series ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - ARCHITECTURE

    Nigel Reading's groundbreaking buildings may be coming to Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 02:24am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead Architect's interest in ancient Greek geometry led to a new way of thinking about design- now his work may be coming to Hong Kong Finding order atthe heart of chaos ... a class on chaos and fractal geometry on offer. It was a chance to put his theory to the test. "It was just dumb luck that the university happened to have a unit on fractal geometry and chaos ...

  7. Lifestyle - Cityseen

    Hong Kong Philharmonic's Classical Broadway concert

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Vanessa Yung

    ... Vanessa Yung vanessa.yung@scmp.com Gigi Chao offers food for thought at HK Phil's Broadway show When Gigi Chao was studying in London, going to the theatre, museums and galleries were ... "Hong Kong's culture is very much dominated by cuisine. Hongkongers love eating and are spoilt for choice," said Chao, whose tycoon father famously put a HK$500 million marriage bounty ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ART

    Millionaire behind Mr Chow chain in US makes China return with HK art show

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 04:30pm by AFP

    ... Zhou Xinfang was one of China’s best-loved stars of Beijing Opera – a discipline combining dance, music, mime, singing and acrobatics – who died in the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. ... and threw society into chaos. “Red Guard” youths abused their elders – officials, intellectuals, neighbours, relatives, with many targets jailed or killed. While no official figure has been issued, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books

    Book Review: Andrew's Brain by E.L. Doctorow

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 03:44pm by LAT

    ... or The March, with its panoramic portrait of the chaos of General William Sherman's march. His is a hard-luck story, marked by a dead child, a dead wife and a series of surrenders and retreats ...

  10. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Taipei residents head for the hills in search of country dining with a view

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 07:06pm by Ralph Jennings

    ... to find in town, and then complement them with powerful espressos or iced tea. "When the weather is good, we fill up easily," says Chen Chao-hsiou, owner of the French Farm, which, ... food from village farm produce. The Song-Ching Farm restaurant-teahouse complex can attract up to 200 customers on each day of the weekend, according to its owner Chao Chih-tsung. It offers ...




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