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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Playlist: Alan Lo, co-founder of Press Room Group

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 11:16pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... As told to Kate Whitehead What I’m listening to: I love English electric groove band Mama’s Gun, who recently stopped by Hong Kong for a gig at Duddell’s. I’ve also been following Hong Kong indie band Poubelle International – I get a kick out of the fact ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: World Order, by Henry Kissinger

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson life@scmp.com World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History by Henry Kissinger Penguin 3 stars David Wilson Love or loathe him, Henry Kissinger has amassed enormous experience. In his latest meditation, World Order, the 91-year-old American statesman argues that the United States must address mounting global tensions. Despite its ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - MEMOIR

    Book review: The Accidental Diplomat, by Maurice Baker

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... finance minister in1984. Although the real-life incidents are interesting, Baker's writing is poor. But if you can put up with the quality of the prose, you could learn something about ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Page One founder Mark Tan bucks the trend by opening a big new store in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead life@scmp.com Book chain founder Mark Tan is expanding the scope of his retail business, writes Kate Whitehead Page turner For almost 30 years, Singaporean Mark Tan, founder of the Page One bookstore chain, lived by the motto "I read therefore I am". He recently revised that personal and business philosophy to "I love therefore I am", and the direct ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books

    Ian McEwan pits religion against the law in new novel

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by Desmond O'Grady

    ... She loves the legal life: the rigour of the law, the banter and irony of her colleagues- their defence against the often dry details they wrangle with interminably- and their Christmas ... or guardians, she determines that they be separated, at the expense of the unviable one, to save the other's life. Then there is the case of a Muslim who is about to take his daughter back to Rabat ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - MEMOIR

    Book review: Hong Kong Police Man by Chris Emmett

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by William Wadsworth

    ... years in the force. The Briton's 262-page book, Hong Kong Police Man, is so readable and entertaining that you might be tempted to take it on holiday, or put your life on hold to finish ... and spilled diesel". Few descriptions of the decade's colour match the author's vividly streetwise portrait of life around the "drab towers" of the Kwai Shek public housing ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    Book review: Wittgenstein Jr, by Lars Iyer

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by GDN

    ... A reader unfamiliar with Wittgenstein's life and work or indeed without a fairly good grounding in philosophy, might find progress through the Wittgensteinese difficult. Rather like Timur ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Jasper Johns exhibition at London's Courtauld Gallery

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by GDN

    ... the remoteness of the image Johns presents. But behind that distant mask, this quiet American is a subtle gossip. The reason he never talks about his private life is that he prefers to filter it, bit ... artist who felt a deep affinity for him? No wonder Johns fixated on this photograph when he saw it in a Christie's catalogue in 2012: it is a mirror of his own life and loss. His paintings ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    YouTube's top celebrities draw packed houses of adoring admirers at FanFests throughout Asia

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by Scott Murphy

    ... the world." Once inside SCAPE, ticket holders for the second annual "YouTube FanFest" get to see Higa face off in a hairstyling contest with Mota. Superwoman tells her life story and talks ... this is helping my viewers, so you have to find that balance," she says, adding that it's "surreal" to meet her fans in real life and that many are "amazing" artists ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books

    Book review: How to Predict the Unpredictable, by William Poundstone

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by GDN

    ... Steven Poole Randomness doesn't come easy for creatures of habit How to Predict the Unpredictable by William Poundstone Oneworld 3 stars Steven Poole "Prediction is very difficult," Danish physicist Niels Bohr said, "especially if it&# ...




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