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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    A law unto himself

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm

    ... says. “There’s part of me that [thinks] I’m still that person and can live that kind of life. And then I’m reminded I’ve become a celebrity. There are nice things about it and not so nice.” ... musicians and go to plays and performances. And, “in the whole week we were here, maybe three people recognised me, and I was happy to sign autographs. Now, three or four people recognise me every ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    Window to club life in the Asian-American past

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Alison Singh Gee

    ... thinking. Far from it! Although I have red hair and freckles, I grew up in a very large Chinese-American family. I don't look like most of my relatives, yet they were my mirror. They told me who I was … which, in turn, propelled me as a woman, an artist and a mother. Ethnically you're only one-eighth Chinese. Has that been a factor in your success as a bestselling author? ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Four seasons of a Hong Kong artist

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Annemarie Evans

    ... me out and in the countryside there were lots of these trees, so throughout the seasons my parents took me to see them," says Liu, as we chat with her father in their Wan Chai flat. Her ... about painting. There's such a pleasure to work with them. I want to encourage them by telling them people like me who have many obstacles to overcome can still create beautiful ...

  4. Lifestyle - MUSIC

    Music reviews: Sinéad O’Connor; Kimbra; Wiz Khalifa

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by MADELINE GRESSEL

    ... urging Cyrus not to let the music industry “make a prostitute out of [her]”. When the American responded facetiously on Twitter, O’Connor retorted that “taking me on is even more f****** stupid ... a real, full woman every day” are the album’s opening lines. And in the liner notes: “This album is dedicated to me.” Admirable sentiments, but they also underscore the Irish singer’s fraught, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - PHILOSOPHY

    Book review: Confrontation, by Alain Badiou and Alain Finkielkraut

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

    ... and splutter, obstruct and rail against the other. At one point Badiou shouts "Give me a break!" when Finkielkraut says he believes radical Islamism is a real global threat. The result ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Action thriller's pumped up in third coming

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Kavita Daswani

    ... is 90 per cent communication. That's why I jumped on board. Sly [Stallone] called me and asked me to do the movie and I said, 'damn, yes'. It's a proven franchise, with 13 ... "They were the ones who inspired me to make movies. When I was young I saved up to buy a camera and my first short film was a stop frame with a Rambo action figure setting fire to a Han Solo ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology

    Life less ordinary: gamers are eager to lead double lives again with The Sims 4

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Doretta Lau

    ... that time, one of my roommates obtained a copy of the original game and began neglecting her hygiene and diet in order to help her Sim thrive. After three days, she asked me to hide the game ... as saying: "It occurred to me that most books and movies tend to be about realistic situations. Why shouldn't games be?" Gameplay wise, we’ve dug very deeply to cap off ‘what does ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Portrait of a boy as an artist

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by GDN

    ... at each other and smile. "Dad likes a wider range than me," Kieron says diplomatically. Anyone who talks to Kieron can see that he paints because he wants to, and needs to. Does he feel ... years. "I'd really like to put a snug upstairs," he says when he shows me his studio, pointing to the storeroom above it. "When we were looking for a house, Dad really wanted ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    Blue Notes by Robin Lynam

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Robin Lynam

    ... "He showed me that it was possible to lead a good, clean life and still be a good jazz musician," he has said. Quincy Jones called Brown "the very essence of musical and moral ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - TASTEMAKER

    First-time director makes a spirited debut with ghost film

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... of photography Cheng Siu-keung. "He is a very nice man and he helps me a lot- not only in cinematography but also in scriptwriting, production and distribution," she says. The man she calls ...




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