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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    From street to CEO seat with 'Slumdog' author

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 01:28pm by Ajay Singh

    ... Ajay Singh From street to CEO seat with 'Slumdog' author The opening line of The Accidental Apprentice, the third and latest novel by Vikas Swarup, reads: "In life you never ... audiences by highlighting India's poverty and misery? These criticisms were levelled against the film, not the book, which came out in 2005 under the title Q&A and had a fairly successful ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: fathers who read to children are positive role models

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:45am by PERCIE WONG

    ... Percie Wong life@scmp.com Why dads should read to their sons In a post on his blog, Chinese University vice-chancellor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu discusses gender equality at the institution, noting that more than half of his undergraduate students are female. T ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Facing the music on hold on the telephone

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by MCT

    ... the line. Wait a minute. That minute is a thing of very mixed emotions. One feels that something memorable should be spoken and can think of nothing to say." Presumably those emotions became ... lines of Elizabeth Bishop's poem While Someone Telephones. "Minutes of a barbaric condescension." But there was a more elemental problem with the "silent hold": ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - POPULAR SCIENCE

    Book review: How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 01:28pm by Richard James Havis

    ... His aim, he says, is to draw a line of causality from the invention itself to the changes it brought about, sometimes accidentally. This is not very original- after all, that is what ...

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

    Blue Notes: Hiromi Uehara will play in Hong Kong, by Robin Lynam

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:46pm by Robin Lynam

    ... having a working trio- we understand how to make each other shine. Anthony is an amazing improviser. He composes incredible counter-lines when I solo, and he always plays something to make ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Record label boss is helping musicians reach an audience

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by Mathew Scott

    ... artists", a line-up that includes Tasmanian singer-songwriter Zoe Zac, Honey Bucket from Portland, Oregon, Indian all-girl punk band The Vinyl Records, and a compilation of pre-Khmer Rouge Cambodian ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books

    The last word on Kurt Wallander

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by Guy Haydon

    ... an assassination in South Africa. The Man Who Smiled, published in 1994, is one of his best stories. It sees a depressed Wallander deeply troubled after shooting dead a gunman in the line of duty. He ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: teach your child to celebrate being different

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho life@scmp.com Books that celebrate being different are crucial for children I recently had coffee with friends who were emigrating to a small town in Australia. Aside from envying how the idyllic environment would influence the positive growth of ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    Mötley Crüe bow out with final world tour

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by ROLLING STONES

    ... that will wrap up some time next year. After splitting in the 1990s, the original Crüe line-up reunited in 2005 for a series of huge tours, defying those who saw them as hair-metal has-beens. But a few ... says. The Crüe are one of the last classic bands still touring with their original line-up, although they're fighting off various ailments. Sixx has a double hernia and a torn meniscus; ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    OzAsia Festival builds bond between South Australia and sister state Shandong

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:12pm by Sue Green

    ... of OzAsia: "The aspiration for this festival is most definitely for it to be in the major league." This year's line-up was programmed by a Jinan-based cultural working group, although ...




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