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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong's white elephants? Jury still out on Cyberport and Science Park

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by Charley Lanyon

    ... labelled white elephants. Cyberport and Science Park weren't failures, but they also weren't huge successes Sin Chung-kai, former legisla Now, 12 years after the two facilities opened, ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    White House butler sets Forest Whitaker on right track again

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 04:05pm by James Mottram

    ... The latest film from Lee Daniels (Precious, The Paperboy), it tells the story of Cecil Gaines, a character based on Eugene Allen, who served under eight presidents in the White House across 34 years. ... … It was very powerful." The story begins on the Georgia plantation where Gaines grows up, but it takes off when he wins a job in the White House, first serving under the Eisenhower administration ...

  3. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week kicked off with the requisite amount of style

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Jing Zhang

    ... purity and positivity Simons has brought to the French house- the luminous walls of white orchids in the Rodin Museum are symbolic of this. Others yearn for more drama and sex appeal ... of the heavyweight houses kicked off the recent instalment with aplomb. For clients of the highest made-to-order fashion, those women dripping with diamonds in the front row, it is the twice yearly showcase ...

  4. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Balenciaga's Alexander Wang brings American cool to haute couture house

    Posted May 27th 2014, 10:26am by Jing Zhang

    ... cool into a storied haute couture house Narrative thread A long stairway sweeps up to an imposing minimalist chapel with the word "Balenciaga" lit up above the entrance. After ... with a lacquered effect paired with basque-style shorts embroidered with foliage motifs. Six new black-and-white cocktail outfits were added, the dress that morphed into a cape, a baby doll robe ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Ralph Steadman reminisces about Hunter S. Thompson on the reissue of 'The Curse of Lono'

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Richard Lord

    ... detailing a trip to Hawaii to cover the Honolulu marathon as a journalist, followed by a stay on the Big Island during which the late Thompson, in characteristically intense, white-knuckle style, ... the marathon, stays in a house by the sea in bad weather, goes fishing a couple of times, and that's it. But Thompson, as ever, like a 20th-century Laurence Sterne, manages to spin this meagre ...

  6. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Dai pai dong an endangered species in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Kate Whitehead

    ... They earned the nickname "poor people's nightclub", not because there was music or dancing, but because they were a place to socialise. This was in the days before public housing ... A waitresses dishes out bowls of noodles, rice, dumplings and white bread sandwiches on plastic plates. She has to shout to be heard over the diners. It's the sizzling hot wok that gives dai pai ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Stuntmen a dying breed in Hong Kong says daredevil expert, as Hollywood comes calling

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by YVONNE TEH

    ... wuxia work. Although period epics featuring swordplay and other kinds of martial arts action continue to be made- latest examples include Jacob Cheung Chi-leung's upcoming The White Haired ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    London's National Gallery explores sources and varieties of colour in the history of painting

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Victoria Finlay

    ... Missing out black and white ("Which was agonising but we couldn't include everything," Campbell says) it ends with a room dedicated to gold and silver. These colours are famously ... and ochre and gleaming lead white. The works are mostly from the gallery's own collection but placed together in new colour-organised combinations they tell quite different stories: "For ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ROAD TEST

    Road test: Sudoku Junior app

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by Rebecca Tomasis

    ... Rebecca Tomasis life@scmp.com Sudoku Junior fills all the right boxes The Sudoku Junior app has been a big hit in our house. It was my six-year-old daughter's introduction to Sudoku and I am delighted at how well she has taken to it. Sudoku Junior uses pictures to walk children through the puzzles. There is an option to play the traditional numbers version, but my girl went ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    App developer learns a few things from his seven-year-old daughter

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by Clara Chow

    ... care of the house, they have their own careers. That's fantastic, but as a result both parents work and kids get to spend less time with their parents. If we can contribute to helping ...




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