Time's Legacy

Time's Legacy by Barbara Erskine HarperCollins HK$104

Sunday, 20 February, 2011, 12:00am

Graffiti blurs line between art and vandalism

Anecdotal evidence seems to indicate graffiti is on the rise in our city. People are generally in two minds about it. Certainly, young people should be encouraged to express themselves. Graffiti, by being spontaneous and a little subversive, is all the more interesting and appealing to young people. But is it art or vandalism?

1 Feb 2009 - 12:00am



by Sameem Ali

John Murray, HK$205

23 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Muslims rebuff American cleric on goodwill trip

His visit was supposed to spread goodwill and improve Washington's image abroad. But instead, US Muslim cleric Yahya Hendi found himself rejected by many of India's top Muslim leaders.

16 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

The Accidental

The Accidental

by Ali Smith

Penguin, $105

11 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

The Soul of a Butterfly

The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey by Muhammad Ali (with Hana Yasmeen Ali) Bantam Books, $112

11 Sep 2005 - 12:00am


CLASSING TARIQ ALI is more difficult than ever. He may have a new novel on the shelves, but calling him an author fails to capture his scope. 'Veteran activist' is a little stale. 'Street Fighting Man' is sexier, although it gives too much credit to Mick Jagger, who apparently wrote The Rolling Stones song of the same name about Ali, cashing in on his notoriety in the 1960s.

3 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Graffiti guerillas swap cans for chisels to carve 3D totems

Hendrik Docken is a burly sculptor who lives and works on a mountaintop studio near the German rural town of Oberursel. Loomit, from the bustling metropolis of Munich, is among the first graffiti artists waging guerilla warfare across German cities.

16 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Terror victims in my living room

My children have been brainwashed and I swear it is not my fault. While watching the television news the other night, they declared that they hated Muslims.

16 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

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12 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Anoher tag on the wall

CHINA'S OBSESSION with writing on walls runs deep. In the classic novel Outlaws Of The Marsh, hero and leader Song Jiang makes his revolutionary declaration against the corrupt state with a poem drunkenly scrawled on a teahouse wall. During the Cultural Revolution, pesky neighbours could be eliminated by accusations posted on a community wall.

12 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

TV sensitivity down for the count

And the award for sensitivity shown towards the murder of children goes to TVB. Did you see Fox's hit television series 24 this Tuesday on Pearl? This week, we got to watch Special Agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) threatening to off the three children of captured terrorist Syed Ali unless he discloses the whereabouts of a nuclear bomb hidden in Los Angeles.

11 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

In defence of an Olympic gala

On Saturday morning I, along with millions of others, watched the Opening Ceremony of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. The fantastic display of colour, costume and dance sent shivers down my spine. The shadows of the Ancient Greek figures was particularly effective and unique, as was the powerful performance by Celine Dion.

26 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

A bout with the Louisville Lip

Muhamamad Ali By Howard Bingham Simon & Schuster THERE are great punches thrown in photographer Howard Bingham's book Muhammad Ali: A Thirty-Year Journey but no decisive knockout. For nearly 200 pages Mr Bingham uses his vast collection of photographs of the three-time world boxing champion to spar with Ali's life story, but in the end it's a split decision.

22 Jan 1994 - 12:00am