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  1. Lifestyle - Books - LINGUISTICS

    Book review: Authorisms, by Paul Dickson

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by GDN

    ... proof of coinage, especially since a lot of words begin life in common talk. Many joke coinages are here, too, though almost all remain noncey. More pleasantly surprising are the older literary ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    Asian-American Ed Lin lives the Great American Dream

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by Ajay Singh

    ... the book. Lin spoke to Ajay Singh about his writing life and what it was like growing up in the United States.   What was it like to be the child of Chinese immigrants who ran a small hotel in New ... the Jersey shore where I grew up. It has an accelerated environment and awareness in terms of sexuality and blue-collar working life. In the summer, all these people come in from New York City ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    The evolution of Street Fighter: How combat game has survived almost three decades

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:34pm by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... Pavan Shamdasani The Street Fighter series, first released in 1987, has enthralled gamers with its many spin-offs and updates. Its new chapter is set to be a winner too, writes Pavan Shamdasani Battle to the bank Fighters meet in an exotic location for a ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD SYDNEY

    Postcard: Sydney

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by Helen Barlow

    ... Helen Barlow At the world premiere of No Country for Old Men at Cannes in 2007, American filmmakers Ethan and Joel Coen said they looked for Australian actors to portray tough guys in their film, because, as Joel Coen wryly put it, "they build ' ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - BLUE NOTES ROBIN LYNAM

    Blue Notes by Robin Lynam

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam August appears to be a quiet month for live jazz, as is often the case, but things are looking up in September, October and November. The big news is that for the first time a version of the North Sea Jazz Festival, which takes place annually ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Making sense of the senses

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by Clara Chow

    ... Clara Chow Interactive exhibition has senses working overtime A curator is in a cage at the Singapore Art Museum. Granted the "cage" is delineated by green laser beams but it effectively prevents visitors from walking right through the "bar ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Parody guru Al Yankovic is laughing at the top of the US music charts

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:34pm by MCT

    ... Andy Greene Here's one track Al Yankovic can't parody: his climb to the top of the US charts with his latest album, writes Andy Greene Weird to be so wonderful Weird Al" Yankovic needs a moment to himself. It's a beautiful Saturday mor ...

  8. Lifestyle - Travel

    Superyachts the latest prestige purchase for China's mega-rich

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:58am by AFP

    ... Sebastien Blanc Rich add yachts to shopping list With a fortune made in Chinese finance, Li Wang already has six cars, including a Bentley and a Porsche, and now has his eye on his next multimillionaires' toy: a boat. And not just any boat. "I k ...

  9. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living

    Designers creating craft-driven furniture gain foothold in local market

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:02am by TAMSIN BRADSHAW

    ... Tamsin Bradshaw life@scmp.com A fresh crop of designers creating mid-priced, craft-driven furniture are gaining a foothold in Hong Kong, writes Tamsin Bradshaw Rooms for improvement When ... the more you let it breathe, the more the flavour comes out," adds Li. Nathalie Edwards, creative director and founder of interior design firm Life Styling, is another Hongkonger creating ...

  10. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Decline in Asian luxury sales points to maturing of consumer tastes in region

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:58am by Abid Rahman

    ... Abid Rahman life@scmp.com Next, Larger fashion houses are suffering a decline in sales in Asia after falling out of step with maturing consumer tastes, writes Abid Rahman Next, please ... consumer profile is no longer the norm." life@scmp.com   Additional reporting by Jing Zhang ...




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