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  1. 'Twin'-edged sword

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Celebrities are being naive if they think the public's obsession can be stage-managed, writes Stephen Vines Does anyone come out well from this enormous celebrity nude picture ... by the mock alarm of some Hong Kong people who claim to be shocked by the fact that young nubile pop stars have sex with each other and engage in the voyeuristic practice of photographing their acts. ...

  2. Dog owners use pet projects to build better homes for pampered pooches

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Lacey

    ... Stephen Lacey There was a time when 'being in the doghouse' meant being in trouble with the wife. But now, dossing in the dog's digs might not be such a bad prospect, ... as their own abodes. One of the first designers to start designing pads for pooches was Hong Kong-based Michael Young, who created his Dog House (below) for Italian manufacturer Magis. The polyethelene ...

  3. The Wind Through the Keyhole

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King (read by King) Hodder & Stoughton (audiobook) The Wind Through the Keyhole is an entertaining, if slightly unnerving, addition to Stephen King's long-running fantasy-western series, The Dark Tower. Our brooding hero, Roland Deschain- a combination of Clint Eastwood and Malcolm Reynolds from Joss Whedon's ...

  4. Teachers' read-a-thon aims for world record

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young

    ... Anneliese O'Young Three teachers plan to read aloud for more than nine days in a row in a May marathon bid to break a world record. The trio of native English-speaking teachers (NETs) ... and competitions in classes on how many books they can read really spur on young readers.' Recruiting Anna To, a teacher with Li Sing Primary School, was just as simple. 'My school has been very ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... Stephen McCarty Perhaps it was two decades in the 'silent service' that made John Miers so keen to talk. The former submarine commander in, and later media spokesman for, Britain's Royal Navy went on to coach politicians and other public figures in the tricks of the personal-appearance trade, teaching them how to avoid boring audiences into a coma while ensuring ...

  6. Enright finds oddities go with new-found celebrity

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... Stephen McCarty Books Editor Man Booker Prize winner Anne Enright spoke last night of her year of living strangely. Enright, author of The Gathering, who beat white-hot favourite Ian McEwan for the GBP50,000 (HK$782,000) prize last October, delivered this year's Man Distinguished Lecture at the University of Hong Kong last night. And while the Dublin-based writer ...

  7. Magazines - Style - Creative force

    Jeweller Stephen Webster

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Webster leads a double life as regal and racy jeweller, writes P.Ramakrishnan creative force Designer to the stars and royalty, Stephen Webster creates jewellery collections with split personalities: one espousing glam-rock attitude, the other regal distinction and contrarian reserve. As such, he's the Jekyll and Hyde of high jewellery, a playful practitioner ...

  8. City Digest

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to 'HK's Stephen Hawking' The Home Affairs Bureau has rejected an application for Lau Hiu-fung, 'Hong Kong's Stephen Hawking', to be buried in Tribute Garden, the cemetery for civilian heroes in Fanling. Lau, who was confined to a wheelchair by a muscle-wasting disease yet gained a degree and was named one of 2010's 10 outstanding young people, died on April 2 aged ...

  9. Dear diary ...

    Posted Dec 10th 2006, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... but the 60-year-old is a reluctant literary superstar. Her fans include Jeremy Paxman, Stephen Fry and John Mortimer. Even Joseph Heller sent a Mole-inspired letter of appreciation. Yet Townsend still suffers ... for Charles to realise as a young boy, 'Oh, I'm going to be king one day. I live in a palace. I have to wear white gloves. My mother is going to go away for six months on a world tour.' ...

  10. Stephen Fung fetes fellow director Ann Hui and shares some thoughts on gentlemanly behaviour

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Actor-turned-director Stephen Fung Tak-lun now spends most of his time in Beijing, but he made a rare appearance in Hong Kong for the Chivas Legends Dinner in the Diamond Ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton hotel. The gala dinner on Tuesday honoured home-grown film director and producer Ann Hui On-wah, whose recent award-winning film A Simple Life was well received ...




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