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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    LA initiative spotlights Islamic culture in shows at numerous venues across the city

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 11:15pm by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani LA initiative offers the other, artistic, side of Islam Los Angeles arts institutions as diverse as the Goethe-Institut and the Japanese American Cultural & Community ... the city, highlighting the artistic contributions of a culture that is often misunderstood at best, feared at worst. Interestingly, the idea for the Los Angeles/Islam Arts Initiative- widely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1645371/la-initiative-spotlights-islamic-culture-shows-numerous
  2. News - World

    Madrid theatre group sells porn to avoid rise in tax on tickets

    Posted Nov 29th 2014, 03:20am by GDN

    ... of a crippling tax on culture, a Madrid theatre company has decided to reorient itself towards a more tax-friendly industry: pornography. The theatre group Primas de Riesgo, or Risk Premium, was set up ... the group's 33-year-old director, Karina Garantivá, said. Austerity was another word on everyone's lips, and cited by the rightwing People's party as it slashed subsidies for the culture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1651145/madrid-theatre-group-sells-porn-avoid-rise-tax-tickets
  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Critics may pose more harm than officials who take bribes, says party’s former personnel chief

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 07:19pm by Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com

    ... the party.” Zhang comments came in a lengthy article published by the Red Flag Manuscript, a bi-weekly magazine run by the party theoretical magazine, Qiushi. In his article, “To Promote Red Culture and To Gain Initiatives in Ideological Work”, he called for a revival of “red culture” – a euphemism for Maoist ideology – as a tool to resist what he said was the “invasion of Western ideology”. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1651014/critics-may-pose-more-harm-officials-who-take-bribes-says-partys-former
  4. Business - China Business - MAKING MILLIONS

    Construction tycoon Yan Jiehe on a mission to improve China's image

    Posted Nov 29th 2014, 04:47am by Daniel Ren

    ... Chinese culture and ethics. As he addressed a forum in Nanjing in early July, Yan exclaimed: "I want to represent the Chinese private businesses to build up a good global image." Despite ... educational background. He could not attend university because of his low social class but later attended a teachers' training college after the Cultural Revolution. Graduating from Nanjing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1651238/construction-tycoon-yan-jiehe-mission-improve-chinas-image
  5. News - Hong Kong - OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

    Stroke survivors find their voice in choir

    Posted Nov 29th 2014, 04:03am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... survivor often feels. Many lose their ability to articulate thoughts or even to read, speak and write. To help them improve their communication skills, the Centre for Community Cultural Development ... to the stage three times a year and to launch an album at the end of the third year. The Centre for Community Cultural Development has been promoting artistic performances and creative arts therapies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1651137/stroke-survivors-find-their-voice-choir
  6. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - STYLE CHECK JING ZHANG

    Lesson in celebrity branding

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 05:16pm by Jing Zhang

    ... the "cheapening" of high fashion with mass-appeal celebrity names, for the past 10 years, fashion, pop culture and celebrity have formed a cosy little love nest. Celebrity models rely on Instagram ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1650919/lesson-celebrity-branding
  7. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Stuart Vevers modernises Coach by focusing on its American roots

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 05:16pm by Divia Harilela

    ... to Coach- New York city, and the cultures and subcultures of the US," he says. "I am influenced by wherever I go, but there's so much material to explore in the US. There's ... to luxury," he says. With this in mind, he decided to launch a limited-edition line of handbags that combined American pop culture with Coach's fine leather. The recently launched Coach X Peanuts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1650920/stuart-vevers-modernises-coach-focusing-its-american-roots
  8. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Arts preview: i-Dance offers the chance for cross-cultural communication

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:47pm by GLORIA CHAN

    ... shows such as solo acts and improvisation dances at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. The closing ceremony, Dance Under the Sky, takes artists and participants to the countryside for a collective ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1643380/arts-preview-i-dance-offers-chance-cross-cultural-communication
  9. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong losing public spaces that are so important to a city

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 05:31am by LETTERS

    ... there are spectacular skyscrapers standing on both sides of the stunning Victoria Harbour, more and more stores representing local cultures and which are part of the city's history, are substituted, ... their essential rights to plan the city, and the essential nature of space and land. It is rather more important for people to conserve the cultural and environmental values of space because these take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1649502/hong-kong-losing-public-spaces-are-so-important-city
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Can an electoral win for Abe stop Abenomics floundering?

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 12:44pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... promised restructuring as his third arrow, and has made some of the right noises, for example, setting up childcare centres. But without breaking a male-dominated work culture where executives stay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1650711/can-electoral-win-abe-stop-abenomics-floundering

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