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  1. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - WINE OPINION

    Wine Opinion: Britain deserves credit for quality of France's finer products

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:58am by Jane Anson

    ... Bros, Armit, Fine & Rare and Farr Vintners. Less well known is that Britain is the second-largest supplier of wines to the city after France, accounting for US$110 million worth, followed ... of the wines that we buy today. Partly, it's due to politics. From the 12th to 15th centuries, following Eleanor of Aquitaine's marriage to the future Henry II of England, southwest France ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    'Frances Ha', a comedy about the misadventures of a dance student, taps 1980s indie films for its look and feel

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:28am by James Mottram

    ... exactly what he wanted when he set out to make Frances Ha. "I wanted to make a movie like a first-time director might try to make," the independent filmmaker says. With a career ... they first worked together on Greenberg- the result is a beguiling indie comedy chronicling the misadventures of a struggling dance student, Frances (Gerwig). "I think she came from both ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Digital art and relations between France and China on show in Shanghai

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 09:21am by Catherine Shaw

    ... Catherine Shaw Show celebrates the relationship between France and China, and the growing digital art landscape, writes Catherine Shaw On the bright side In art as in life, computers are transforming the way we see the world as artists explore cutting-edge digital techniques and technologies to create fresh works. An exhibition in Shanghai presented by the K11 Art Foundation goes ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Taipei Biennial sounds a warning about our treatment of the world

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by David Frazier

    ... critic and ardent educator to head its most prestigious event. Bourriaud, the director of France's top arts university Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, has served as a curator at London's ... France's Neil Beloufa, Josephine Meckseper from Germany, and Argentina's Mika Rottenberg. There are also 12 Taiwanese artists, the largest-ever contingent of local talent at a Taipei Biennial. ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD VENICE

    Film Postcard: Venice

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

    ... of a marriage of a Maine couple: the snarky Olive (Frances McDormand) and her doting pharmacist husband, Henry (Richard Jenkins). Somewhat more baffling was Andrei Konchalovsky's The Postman's ...

  6. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - WINE OPINION JANE ANSON

    Wine consultants help salvage a poor harvest in France

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by Jane Anson

    ... and there is no region so small in France today to be exempt. In France, the title of oenologist dates back to 1955 when the trade was officially recognised by law. There are now 2,000 professionals working ... in Burgundy - and others who travel widely, both across France and internationally. Bordeaux, perhaps because of its size (it has around four times as many grapes as Burgundy) and its fame, has ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Postcard: Mumbai

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by BHAKTI BAPAT MATHEW

    ... celebrity. Mary Kom has since opened in countries such as Australia, France, Kenya and Singapore as well as India. Director Omung Kumar's movie is unusual not only because it's an Indian ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health

    The Étape du Tour has all the thrills of the Tour de France

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Health editor Jeanette Wang takes part in the Étape du Tour, a race through a section of the Tour de France route for amateur cyclists Emmie Collinge has dreamed of riding the Tour de France since she was age 10. So when the 25-year-old Briton won a contest to take part in the Étape du Tour, which took place on July 7, she couldn't believe her luck. "I absolutely ...

  9. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Outgoing Parsons dean Simon Collins will be sorely missed

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 09:39am by Jing Zhang

    ... "We have gained wide exposure in Brazil, France, Dubai, Spain, China, Japan, UK, Korea and many other regions," he says. "We are invited to work on projects and to speak all over ...

  10. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    China's first lady Peng Liyuan's fashion style has made her a global sensation

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 09:39am by Jing Zhang

    ... Hollande of France, in 2013, Peng's form-fitting, structured black jacket, black-and-white skirt, and matching pocket handkerchief again drew attention and praise. The intense analysis ...




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