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  1. Lifestyle - Books - MEMOIR

    Book review: Free Trade's First Missionary, by Philip Bowring

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... David Bartram Free Trade's First Missionary: Sir John Bowring in Europe and Asia by Philip Bowring HKU Press Sir John Bowring, the fourth governor of Hong Kong, deserves to be recognised as one of the defining men of his era, says a new biography by Philip Bowring, a distant descendant and Post columnist. Free Trade's First Missionary paints Bowring as the archetypal ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Director Philip Tinari bridges physical divide through words

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:56am by BONNIE E ENGEL

    ... Bonnie E. Engel Director bridges physical divide through words In the "Conversations and Salon" segment of this year's Art Basel in Hong Kong, Philip Tinari, director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, located in the 798 Art Zone, is engaged in two of the Salon events, that are open to VIP cardholders and those with tickets. In Beijing, Tinari ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - FOOD

    Book review: Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat, by Philip Lymbery

    Posted May 04th 2014, 01:55pm by JASON SMITH

    ... Jason Smith Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery Bloomsbury 2 stars Jason Smith At 365 pages Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat is a long book that says very little. The views of the main author, Compassion in World Farming CEO Philip Lymbery, will be familiar. The fundamental point is to express a sense of detachment from modern society, a longing ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - ECONOMICS

    Book review: I Spend, Therefore I Am, by Philip Roscoe

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by GDN

    ... Edward Skidelsky I Spend, Therefore I Am: The True Cost of Economics by Philip Roscoe Viking 3 stars Edward Skidelsky I Spend, Therefore I Am is a splendid denunciation of the dismal science: not only does economics embody a false image of man, Philip Roscoe writes, it "brings into being the agent about whom it theorises: self-interested, calculative and even ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - NOVEL IN VERSE

    Book review: The Wherewithal, by Philip Schultz

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 09:43am by NYT

    ... David L. Ulin The Wherewithal by Philip Schultz W.W. Norton 4 stars David Ulin Philip Schultz's The Wherewithal is a book in which time has come undone. Taking place in San Francisco in 1968, it also reaches back to the Holocaust- specifically, the Jedwabne pogrom of July 1941, when Polish civilians killed more than 300 Jews. The link is Henryk Stanislaw Wyrzkowski, whose ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book: 'Restless Valley' by Philip Shishkin

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Russell

    ... Amy Russell Restless Valley: Revolution, Murder and Intrigue in the Heart of Central Asia by Philip Shishkin Yale University Press 4 stars Amy Russell In Restless Valley: Revolution, Murder and Intrigue in the Heart of Central Asia , award-winning journalist Philip Shishkin invites the reader into the dark, complex inner workings of the politics and history of post-Soviet ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Review: Philip Pickett, Sinfonietta do justice to baroque

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by ALEXIS ALRICH

    ... Alexis Alrich Philip Pickett's Baroque Favourites Hong Kong Sinfonietta City Hall Concert Hall Reviewed: August 31 British conductor Philip Pickett, true to his twinkling, smiling photo, seems to have won over the Sinfonietta players and did the same with the audience. Baroque historical accuracy was in evidence but not to the point of affectation. Handel's Overture ...

  8. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - FASHION

    Sir Philip Green reveals Topshop's winning formula

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by Abid Rahman

    ... With shoppers flocking to his first store in the city, Topshop tycoon Philip Green tells Abid Rahman why staying on trend is key "Can someone turn down the air conditioning in here? It's far too cold for people to shop," says Philip Green to the army of Topshop staff getting ready for the 5pm grand opening more than two weeks ago. People had been queuing outside since ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - CLASSICAL MUSIC

    Book review: 'Bel Canto Bully' by Philip Eisenbeiss

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Louis Lee

    ... Louis Lee Bel Canto Bully: The Life of the Legendary Opera Impresario Domenico Barbaja by Philip Eisenbeiss Haus Publishing Hong Kong author and opera fanatic Philip Eisenbeiss' refreshing take on 18th-century Italian impresario Domenico Barbaja tells of how the wheeler-dealers 200 years ago, as they do now, played a crucial part in shaping music history. Barbaja, born ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    At home, work and play, the robots are coming

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:29am by Martin Williams

    ... artificial intelligence. A video on its website features a robot version of science writer Philip K. Dick, who tells a smiling interviewer: "Don't worry, even if I evolve into Terminator, ...




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