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  1. Annoying website lacks twinkle of Hong Kong stars

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Think of a member of the digital aristocracy who bugs you. The obvious contenders are the recently knighted Bill Gates (big glasses, dodgy operating system, lots of money); Steve Jobs (big glasses, more reliable operating system, less money); ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493778/annoying-website-lacks-twinkle-hong-kong-stars
  2. BOOK (1949)

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson 1984 by George Orwell (Penguin) Sixty years on from publication, the sparsely sensuous opening line of 1984 has lost none of its power: 'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen,' the novel begins. Co ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693732/book-1949
  3. BOOK (1865)

    Posted Aug 30th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Random House) In the upcoming film version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter deftly evokes the classic book's mood of lunacy. 'There is a place like no p ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690991/book-1865
  4. Empire of Illusion

    Posted Sep 13th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... skill is the ability to entertain, the world becomes a place where lies become true, where people can believe what they want to believe.' Their star-struck culture resembles a fantasy realm ... truth, Hedges claims. His polemic is particularly arresting thanks to the legwork he does. During his research, Hedges attends Ivy League graduation ceremonies and World Wrestling Entertainment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692388/empire-illusion
  5. Toni Morrison

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... 'Lipsticks in soft white hands darted out of their sheaths like the shiny red penises of puppies. Peachy powders and milky lotions were grouped in front of poster after cardboard poster of gorgeous grinning faces. Faces in ecstasy. Faces somber with ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420790/toni-morrison
  6. The Cruellest Journey

    Posted May 01st 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The Cruellest Journey by Kira Salak/Bantam Kira Salak's journey begins like a nightmare. The 'Niger churns and slaps the shore, in a surly mood,' writes the explorer in her new memoir, The Cruellest Journey. 'I don't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498903/cruellest-journey
  7. BOOK (1874)

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... just like Ancient Mariner author Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Carroll drew inspiration from opium. Even so, the wild goose chase that he describes so tersely constitutes an eerily entertaining ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698390/book-1874
  8. Home theatre outshines cinema as star attraction

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... of blood had such a visceral feel that we finally understand why people are forgoing the cinema in favour of home entertainment set-ups,' one tech critic recently wrote in response to seeing ... home theatre is far more social than cinema. At the local fleapit you are unlikely to interact with other viewers unless you are visiting one of those 'adult entertainment' venues. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539126/home-theatre-outshines-cinema-star-attraction
  9. Home theatre outshines cinema as star attraction

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... is the picture. 'Every sword clash, every gunshot, every gush of blood had such a visceral feel that we finally understand why people are forgoing the cinema in favour of home entertainment ... 'adult entertainment' venues. Your home theatre can even add to your popularity, especially if you stage a big sporting event. You can then experience the atmosphere of the game with your ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539316/home-theatre-outshines-cinema-star-attraction
  10. Court ruling likely to dent rather than fetter innovation

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The file-sharing war seesaws dramatically. As a result, you never know whether the peer-to-peer networks or the entertainment establishment is winning. At the start of last ... the decision is good news for innovators prepared to be kosher and set up legal file-sharing systems. The market is supposedly booming. According to Entertainment Media Research (EMR), legal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507106/court-ruling-likely-dent-rather-fetter-innovation

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