A fearless Snow White

Each week Young Post takes a look at modern movie heroes and finds out what makes them tick. This week it's Snow White. Kristen Stewart's girl-power princess role in Snow White and the Huntsman is a lot different to the much-loved Disney cartoon version

Friday, 20 July, 2012, 12:00am

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, Daniel Abraham and Tommy Patterson Dynamite Entertainment

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Salute to hardcover heroes

1 Greg from Diary of a Wimpy Kid

He is a primary school kid full of strange ideas. He may not be a heroic person, but his simple-hearted, hilarious acts - such as playing Game Boy under his blanket at midnight - remind me of the good old days of my childhood.

Janet Tam

2 Dobby from the Harry Potter series

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Trip into a weird world underfoot

Neverwhere Neil Gaiman Published by William Morrow Paperbacks ISBN 978-0060557812

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart. He leads an ordinary life in London.

One day, while hanging out with his girlfriend in the city, he stops to help a girl called Door. She is injured.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Creatures of times past

Encased in a glass cabinet is a two-metre-long pointed, spiralling horn. The object, some people once believed, belonged to a unicorn, the mythical horned horse of Greek folklore.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Baddie proves goodie for writer

People say everything happens for a reason - it's certainly the case for Eoin Colfer, an Irish author known around the world for his award-winning series of Artemis Fowl novels about a schoolboy criminal mastermind.

His interest in adventure stories was sparked by his father, who was his primary school teacher, telling his class tales about the Vikings and Egyptians.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Ambitious Dragon can fire past his rivals again

Ambitious Dragon was back to something like his best to take the first leg of the Triple Crown last month and the five-year-old only has to turn up in the same mood to take the second leg at Sha Tin today, the HK$8 million Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup (2,000m).

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Fantastic Creatures

Fantastic Creatures HK Museum of Art

Tupilaks were violent spirits conjured by powerful shamans using animal and human remains (particularly those of children), and they were supposed to come to life when placed in water. Only superior sorcery could deflect their attack.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Dragon has got the fire, whether it's fast or slow

The pace is some query in the HK$8 million Stewards' Cup (1,600m) at Sha Tin and Ambitious Dragon can get himself into difficulty by being slowly away, but none of that will stop the reigning Horse of the Year from winning a fourth Group One and retaking his reputation as one of Hong Kong's greats if he turns up today.

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Enter the Year of the Dragon

In case you missed the memo, Chinese New Year starts tomorrow. This is the Year of the Dragon - and all of us are influenced by the electric, drama-filled energy of this fiery creature for the next 12 months.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Creature features

In Chinese culture, the dragon is a hybrid creature incorporating the features of nine animals: the prawn, deer, cow, dog, catfish (the whiskers), lion, snake, fish (the scales) and the eagle. It is seen as the representation of righteousness and is used to exorcise evil spirits. Some countries that use the dragon on their flag, such as Wales, also respect the creature.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

A peek at a magical, colourful world

The Great Sir Terry

Terry Pratchett is known simply as 'The Great Sir Terry' to his millions of fans all over the world. His fans read his books, organise conventions to talk about his work, and lavish attention on him. Pratchett is not just a novelist; he's a phenomenon.

30 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Inheritance: Book 4

Inheritance: Book 4 by Christopher Paolini (audiobook in two parts read by Gerard Doyle) Random House

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A Dance with Dragons

A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin (read by Roy Dotrice) HarperCollins (audiobook)

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Blowing hot and even hotter

Just who is George R.R. Martin, and why should anyone care?

First things first. George Raymond Richard Martin, 63, is a television writer-turned-novelist, whose books are best described as medieval fantasy. Not to be confused with the Beatles' legendary producer, the literary George Martin is responsible for the series A Song of Ice and Fire (ASOIF to its rabid adherents).

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am