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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Superman to battle Batman in Man of Steel sequel, says director at Comic-Con

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 02:56pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Diego A sequel to last month’s hit Superman film Man of Steel  is not only in the works, but will feature two of DC Comic’s best-known caped crusaders- Superman and Batman- ... reimagining of the complex superhero in Man of Steel  grossed US$621 million worldwide and with Nolan as executive producer, rumours had been circulating that Batman and Superman could soon appear ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    In The Judge, Iron Man star Robert Downey Jnr takes a more realistic role

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:30pm by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani Robert Downey Jnr leaves the superhero world of Iron Man behind to join veteran actor Robert Duvall in a film that brings fractured family relationships to the fore Trials ... portrayal of quick-witted, motor-mouthed billionaire Tony Stark (aka Iron Man). The film's director, David Dobkin, has directed broad comedies such as the Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson feature ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books

    Bookies rate the Man Booker's six shortlisted novels

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd looks at the bookies' odds for the six novels on the Man Booker shortlist and puts his money down In for a penny,in for a pound This year welcomed an all-new Technicolor (as opposed to Technicolour) Man Booker Prize: for the first time, American novelists Joshua Ferris, Karen Joy Fowler, Richard Powers and Siri Hustvedt rubbed book spines with writers from ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - MEMOIR

    Book review: Hong Kong Police Man by Chris Emmett

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

    ... William Wadsworth Hong Kong Police Man by Chris Emmett Earnshaw Books 4 stars William Wadsworth Chris Emmett retired from the Hong Kong Police as a senior superintendent in 1998, after 28 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 ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Frank Gehry outlines how he made a dramatic Paris art museum for LVMH

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 10:53am by Victoria Finlay

    ... of a building, has sailed into the Bois de Boulogne park in Paris, and if lions did not have exceptionally loud roars at six in the morning, it might not have happened at all. In 1952, a rich man called ... to clean it all. Some of the curved glass is made up of a grid of small white dots, which means that it is good at reflecting the sky. The sails are linked by steel struts clad with larch, ...

  6. Lifestyle

    How helicopter pilots helped build Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:28am by Charley Lanyon

    ... in next, followed by steel girders, and derricks used to assemble the transmission towers. Look at every big infrastructure project in Hong Kong... we've been part of it Inge Baggaly, chief ... and I shot," he says. As a young man, he viewed helicopter flying as his ticket to see the world: "The travel side really interested me. I wanted to find a career I could use for travel." ...

  7. News - China Insider - DISEASE

    Rare ‘stone man syndrome’ turning Chinese teenager's body to bone

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:18pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com A teenager from Sichuan province who complained of stiff ankles was found to be suffering from a genetic disease that will eventually “freeze” her entire body. Doctors at Shanghai’s Tongji Hospital said on Monday that Ni Min, 14, had the extremely rare condition known as Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) or “stone man syndrome”. ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Paintings banned in Myanmar to go on show

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:46am by Kylie Knott

    ... exhibition." The backstories to individual works can be as compelling as the art. Holding up a painting of a man with a helmet haircut, Carlson describes the self-portrait by Maung Theid Dhi as one ... depictions of the human form draw immediate attention, is among the few women represented in the show. Set against blood red backgrounds, one painting features a man on his back, his genitalia ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Quirky humour in children's picture books is a nod to the past

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:06pm by Annie Ho

    ... cartooning. Her best-known work, Millions of Cats, has the honour of being the oldest American picture book still in print today. Published in 1928, it tells the story of a man who goes to get his ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education news: China space contest launches

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:55pm by Linda Yeung

    ... Competition, jointly organised by the Home Affairs Bureau, the Education Bureau, the China Manned Space Agency, and the China Astronaut Research and Training Centre. Space experiments that can pass the testing of the China Manned Space Agency could be carried onboard Tiangong-2 in early 2016 for demonstration by astronauts in zero gravity. Winning teams will also have the opportunity to visit ...




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