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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

    ... and such an enjoyable read. As part of my research for The Pawn’s interior makeover, I’ve been reading everything related to retro-futurism, which started at the turn of the 20th century. The best book I came ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    New compendium showcases local literature from early 20th century

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 03:48pm by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou Oliver.chou@scmp.com Hong Kong produced a wealth of literature during the first half of the century Shelf preservation For the past five years, a group of Hong Kong academics have devoted themselves to "filling in the blanks"- assembling the massive Compendium of Hong Kong Literature 1919-1949. With its completion, the city's literary past has finally ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    London celebrates century of Chinese cinema

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by James Mottram

    ... from the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan, "Century of Chinese Cinema" is the most comprehensive exploration of its kind mounted in the West. And judging by the packed auditorium ... Bollywood Noah Cowan, curator of "A Century of Chinese Cinema" "The 'Century of Chinese Cinema' programme is something of a miracle," Cowan says. "When we began, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, October 19, 2014

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:35am by AGENCIES

    ... Not all of them. Scientists have said a biomechanical and statistical analysis of fossil bones of a group of huge extinct kangaroos shows that the largest of the bunch in all likelihood could not hop as their modern-day relatives do. Rather, they walked on two legs similar to humans. The study focused on a group of big-bodied, short-faced kangaroos called sthenurines that lived ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - GEOPOLITICS

    Book review: The South China Sea- The Struggle for Power in Asia, by Bill Hayton

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by BEN RICHARDSON

    ... by the Chinese until recent times. Once Chinese nationalists determined to assert ownership little more than a century ago, they borrowed names from European charts, rather than using ones that might ... hydrocarbons that may lie beneath them- which are unlikely to have the vast reserves many would have you believe. America won't budge on this issue, so the US Pacific Fleet regularly sails through ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Peter Chan's film Dearest is based on a true story of child abduction

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 11:04pm by James Mottram

    ... There's a fraught visit to the police, followed by a series of fake tip-offs, as Tian encounters conmen hoping to financially exploit the parents' desperation. They join a support group, who frequently burst into rousing songs to cheer them up. There's also a dramatic car chase when, on an outing, the group believe they've seen a kidnapped child in the back of a truck. "It ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Vladimir Ashkenazy's 'special gift to Hong Kong'

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by Oliver Chou

    ... expressing the Finn's sentiment against the Russian occupation in the early 20th century. "The Karelia Suite, too, had the same aspiration, and I performed it once with the European Union ...

  8. Property - International - RECONSTRUCTION

    Rethink urged on revamp of '60 s chic hotel in Tokyo

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:16am by James King

    ... James King property.post@scmp.com Monocle's Tyler Brule goes against globalised style by leading an effort to preserve the mid-20th century modern architecture of the Okura Rethink urged on revamp of '60 s chic hotel in Tokyo The announcement that froze the marrow of every devotee of mid-20th century modern architecture- that Hotel Okura Tokyo, the epitome of 1960s ...

  9. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - LYNAM UP ROBIN LYNAM

    Spanish gin producers and drinkers spark a revival of the spirit

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:12pm by Robin Lynam

    ... parallel decline. While it always retained a base of loyal drinkers, for much of the second half of the 20th century gin was perceived as a drink for the middle class and middle-aged. As a dry ... produces its own gins. Since the 18th century Xoriguer gin has been made in Mahon, Minorca- an island once occupied by the British. A newcomer to Hong Kong from importer Britaway West, Gin Mare ...

  10. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Chefs take an adventurous approach to preparing truffles

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:12pm by Mischa Moselle

    ... they also seem to have made chefs rethink the way that they use truffles. The 19th-century Italian composer Gioachino Rossini is said to have cried three times in his life: when an opera failed, ... to stuff a turkey. There are two ways of doing this. One is to insert slices of raw truffle under the skin of the bird and roast it. The early 20th century gourmet Henri-Paul Pellaprat suggests 340 ...




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