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  1. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Long Shadow, by David Reynolds

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 12:22pm by MCT

    ... Ed Timms The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century by David Reynolds Norton 4 stars Ed Timms Cambridge historian David Reynolds' most recent book does a remarkable job of explaining why people should know more about the ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Multimedia man Peter Suart bound for HK Book Fair

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by Richard Lord

    ... In many ways, Peter Suart is a product of our times: born in Jamaica and raised in Hong Kong by Anglo-Australian parents, he has spent his adult life moving back and forth between Hong Kong ... to attend art college, came back to Hong Kong in 1985, then moved back to the UK in 1999. "The thing that pushed me out of Hong Kong was that I wanted a quieter life- in terms of activity ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - MEMOIR

    Book review: Good Morning, Mr Mandela, by Zelda la Grange

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by Victoria Burrows

    ... her life around serving and protecting Mandela, assuming a persona that is part-daughter, part-wolf mother, all the while eschewing a normal life, boyfriends and any chance of having her own ... by the life and death, of this impressive man should find it an interesting, easy read. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - ECONOMICS

    Book review: Consumption in China, by LiAnne Yu

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... of life." At times, Yu seems a little in thrall to the power of business and the magic of the brand. For instance, criticism of China's consumer boom is tucked away in a single chapter ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Thin line between apes and humans

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by Mathew Scott

    ... before Michael Wilson- the once-blacklisted writer behind It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and A Place in the Sun (1951)- was brought in to fine-tune things. The original budget had crept ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Artist Wilson Shieh brushes up on political activism

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by Enid Tsui

    ... to the Fine Arts Department at the Chinese University after a year before graduating in 1994. There, for the first time in his life, he was taught how to draw and paint properly. "You have ... in northeast New Territories facing demolition, a rebellion against the brutal sprawl of urban space. This has injected new life into his creative process, he says. He no longer restricts himself ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Cop turns exorcist in horror movie

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by Kavita Daswani

    ... Bana was faced with the additional pressure of playing a real-life person who made regular visits to the set, after Derrickson invited Sarchie to attend the shoots. But the actor was unfazed ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: Japanese Animation, edited by Masao Yokota and Tze-yue G. Hu

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by BEN SIN

    ... Ben Sin Japanese Animation: East Asian Perspectives edited by Masao Yokota and G. Hu Tze-yue HKU Press 3 stars Ben Sin Although it has lost, in the past decade, its status as a global economic power, Asia's pop culture driver and world technology lea ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books

    Book review: Film Noir, edited by Paul Duncan and Jurgen Muller

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Shining a light into the shadowy world of film noir Film Noir- 100 All-time Favourites edited by Paul Duncan, Jurgen Muller Taschen 3.5 stars Mathew Scott There's long been debate over whether film noir exists as a genre or is simply mor ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - ENERGY

    Book review: The Burning Answer, by Keith Barnham

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by GDN

    ... Peter Forbes The Burning Answer: A User's Guide to the Solar Revolution by Keith Barnham Weidenfeld & Nicolson 4 stars Peter Forbes Keith Barnham cuts through the fossil-fuel and nuclear lobbyists' negative propaganda with a clear and origin ...




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