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Cultural Anthropology

Australia's grey-haired road warriors

We've seen scores of them during our few weeks in Australia. They descend on campsites and cafes, sitting around in groups chatting and drinking alcohol or coffee. They often wear the same kind of clothes and have similar hairstyles.

Monday, 17 September, 2012, 9:55am

Mythical beasts and their stories

From powerful fire-breathing dragons and fierce griffins, to part-human sphinxes and mermaids with mesmerising beauty, mythical creatures and beasts have long captivated the minds of human beings, ancient and modern.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Taboos - the things we don't talk about

The origin and definition of taboo

A taboo is something which is banned for religious or cultural reasons. The word comes from the Tongan word tabu and was introduced to English by the explorer James Cook who discovered the group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Siblings support you, share your tears

A recent study showed sisters can be good for mental health. It suggested that having siblings of the same sex can protect teens from some of the unhappiness they may experience, and this was especially true for girls.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Incensed woman wins HK$75,000 payout

A family who burned pungent incense in the corridor outside their high-rise flat has been ordered to pay HK$75,000 in compensation to a neighbour who took them to court.

The family was also told it must only burn environmentally friendly joss sticks in future, and they should be just 11centimetres long.

4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

How to be a multimillionaire - well, at least for one day

What would you do if you suddenly had HK$14 million? A reader was recently confronted with that very question when he checked his internet bank account with Standard Chartered and was surprised to find more than HK$14 million deposited there. His brain was racing ahead with plans for a fabulous lifestyle full of fast cars, hot women and luxury yachts after he retired at 45.

1 May 2010 - 12:00am

What John says ...

Annie tells her story very well.

Once we allow ourselves to believe in witches' hats with magical powers, there's a logic, and a truth, to the emotions the main character goes though, and to the decisions she makes.


After finding the witch's hat, she discovers how to use its powers by accident

23 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Travelling Heroes

Travelling Heroes by Robin Lane Fox Penguin, HK$157

13 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Vox Pop

Christmas is around the corner, and it's time for employers and employees to celebrate and have fun. Classified Post asked Hongkongers how their companies will celebrate Christmas this year.

13 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Heritage bureaucrats mess up monumentally

27 Feb 2008 - 12:00am