Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Landmarks in sky and at the bottom of the sea

Monday, 18 June, 2012, 12:00am

Deacons joins OSC to give back to the community

Deacons, the city's oldest and largest independent law firm, has become a major donor of Operation Santa Claus.

Lilian Chiang, a senior partner of Deacons, said the decision was made because the charities which the Operation Santa Claus supports were well-deserving.

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Those mothers should be taken care of, given that the baby will be a permanent resident [here]

Exco convenor Leung Chun-ying on mainland mothers with Hong Kong husbands

The United States has no intention to fan the flames in the South China Sea

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Outlet for grudges untold

Idea Man: A Memoir by the Co-founder of Microsoft by Paul Allen Penguin

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

A cuff above

As part of Giorgio Armani's continuing collaboration with Bono's Aids charity initiative, (Product) Red, the designer has released two cuffs designed for Emporio Armani by actress Julia Roberts. The one-size-fits-all women's cuff (top; HK$1,650) is made of red leather embossed with the symbolic tree of life and the words Revolution-Evolution-Devotion.

11 May 2008 - 12:00am

From the vault: 1987


The Joshua Tree: 20th Anniversary Edition


Before hitting the play button, clear your head, glance at the glum Anton Corbijn photos and try to remember the splash this album made in 1987.

16 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Pulling ideas out of a hat can prove effective

Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats is a step-by-step method for decision making based on solid psychological research. Each hat represents a different perspective from which to view a problem - and it works.

21 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

A legend is never complete without a visit to Hong Kong

This is the problem with being a legend; there is nowhere you can hide. As of this week, a legend in Hong Kong has officially been defined as a champion at the East Asian Games.

10 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Pick a favourite from 30 books and win book coupons, tokens

A local book club has chosen 30 inspirational books on the theme of 'Home' and wants the public to vote on their favourite.

The Sun Hung Kai Properties Book Club will enter the top 10 in its next book review competition in October.

9 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Rude awakening

Twenty years ago, Canadians joined an enormously emotive world effort to feed the starving masses of Ethiopia. Even the poor Inuit in the north took up collections to send to Africa. They saw the grainy pictures of dying children on TV, and were moved.

6 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

style meter

What's Hot

Fair fashion With companies such as American Apparel and Edun, Bono's new clothing line, fashion is working its way towards fair trade.

China We always knew it was the 'next big thing', but now the same can be said for its burgeoning fashion scene, which welcomes Vogue China and a Fashion Design Centre in Beijing later this year.

10 Apr 2005 - 12:00am



How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb


Best start by saying this is not U2's greatest album, despite promises by the band's handlers in recent months. Still bloody good, though - another wide-angle image of all the love, passion and fear the Irishmen can paint in primary colours.

28 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

The Clarence Dublin

Where? On the banks of the River Liffey in the heart of Dublin's Temple Bar district.

Hip as hell, then? The equivalent of the Left Bank in Paris, Temple Bar is the perfect spot for this bohemian hostelry, which is co-owned by U2 band members Bono and The Edge.

28 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Exercises in dullness defeat book's purpose

How To Be More Interesting by Edward de Bono, Viking, $305 It is extraordinary how this book managed to draw so many furtive, and then pitying, glances from people on the MTR. Pairs of eyes shifted uneasily from the words on the cover to the reader, and then moved up and down for the once-over.

10 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

U2 go dancing

There is one thing you have to say about Irish band U2: when they lock themselves away for 'renewal' they certainly re-invent themselves with a flourish. In 1991, they did it with Achtung Baby, and they have done it again with Pop, which goes on general release on Monday.

28 Feb 1997 - 12:00am