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Talking points

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

Soldiers go on trial for kidnapping

Friday, 20 January, 2012, 12:00am

Vidal: The Autobiography

Vidal: The Autobiography by Vidal Sassoon Pan MacMillan HK$260

19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Q. So you think you know pop culture...

Q. so you think you know pop culture...

1. In Chinese astrology, what is next year's zodiac sign?

2. The Cleveland Show is a spinoff of which animated sitcom?

3. What does the SMS text abbreviation TMI stand for?

4. Who is English celebrity chef Nigella Lawson (right) married to?

6 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Not Dead Yet

Not Dead Yet by Julia Neuberger Harper, HK$117

24 May 2009 - 12:00am

Euro style without the price tag

The downturn in the financial markets and the slip in the exchange rates has the fashion world worried. Of course, stores will continue to stock luxury brands (and there will be customers buying), but many women may think twice about spending upwards of HK$25,000 on a dress.

2 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Enemy of the state

Every tsar has his personal demon, goes an old Russian saying. If so, the fiend stalking President Vladimir Putin is almost certainly Boris Berezovsky, the former Kremlin insider who claims to have placed Mr Putin on his throne and now publicly threatens to overthrow him.

29 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Hidden horrors

AS A CHILD growing up in a New York Jewish family, literary critic Daniel Mendelsohn would overhear fragments of whispered conversation about six relatives who perished in the Holocaust.

28 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Abramovich: The Billionaire from Nowhere

Abramovich: The Billionaire from Nowhere

by Dominic Midgley and Chris Hutchins

HarperCollins $120

26 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

50 years ago

LONDON (January 16): WITH the New Year, Mond Nickel has severed a family link which has lasted since its foundation. Lord Earleigh, Lord Reading's son and heir, has left the company started by his great-grandfather, Dr Ludwig Mond.

17 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

maurice saatchi

MAURICE SAATCHI - or as he is now more properly known, The Right Honourable Lord Saatchi - spent a day in Hong Kong last month. He addressed a British Chamber of Commerce breakfast, attended a press conference at which he announced that the Hong Kong branch of his agency, M&C Saatchi, has had its best year yet, and then watched a video of the new Carlsberg television ad.

3 Jan 1999 - 12:00am


I refer to Jacqueline Hodkinson's letter concerning the removal of the trees from the University of Hong Kong's building site in Sassoon Road (South China Morning Post, December 9).

I, too, think it is disgraceful that contractors acting on behalf of the university can destroy the environment in this way.

17 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Saatchi urges quality in drive seeking tourists

Hong Kong needs to sell itself overseas through a quality advertising campaign if it wants to attract foreign visitors and escape the recession, according to the chief executive of international advertising agency M&C Saatchi.

4 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

A market cut and dried for a master

Thirty-five years ago, a London hairdresser called Vidal Sassoon created his own version of the bob. He did so because Mary Quant, then the hottest designer in the coolest city in the world, wanted a cut as modern as the clothes she hung on her models.

29 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Saatchi for luncheon

Legendary ad man Maurice Saatchi, co-founder of M & C Saatchi and Saatchi and Saatchi, will speak at a December 5 luncheon at the Ritz Carlton hotel. His speech, 'The Words of the Lord', covers his years in the industry and the parallels and lessons relevant to the Asian business community. Tickets are $750. For information, phone 2854 9555.

26 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

My last Good buy

THE MOST famous hairdresser in the world hoists himself out of the swimming-pool and shrugs on a white towelling robe. He extends a crinkly little finger for a charmingly diminutive handshake.

10 Mar 1996 - 12:00am