Greek Mythology

Briefs, October 17, 2012

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Wednesday, 17 October, 2012, 2:22am

The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller Bloomsbury (e-book)

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Battle of the weavers

Arachne brushed away a spider crawling along the top of her loom and watched it scuttle across the floor to safety behind the oil jars in the far corner of the room.

Today she hoped to complete her work. The light was good and already she had prepared her coloured threads and bobbins in neat rows on the table beside the loom.

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Ridley returns to sci-fi

Alien and Blade Runner are considered classic sci-fi films. Both were helmed by director Ridley Scott. So it may come as a surprise that Scott has entirely abandoned the genre ever since - that's a three-decade hiatus for the man many consider the master of sci-fi.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The Nine Muses

The Nine Muses Director: John Akomfrah

As flags of imperial pomp are unfurled this weekend to mark Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the British throne, little is being said about how she's also the sovereign who witnessed the decolonisation of her empire and how, subsequently, her subjects in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean 'came home' to her.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Leftover logic

Pascale Mussard hates waste. From a tender age, the great-great-great-granddaughter of Thierry Hermes, founder of luxury brand Hermes, has had trouble throwing things away.

Happily, the life-long habit helped her conceive petit h, a project that breathes new life into off-cuts and cast offs from the workshops by re-using them to create one-of-a-kind objects.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Orpheus and Eurydice

Orpheus never grew tired of making music. He played the lyre and sang better than any other young man on the island of Thrace. Every morning, he would wake up with the sun and begin to make music to welcome the day.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

A real-life Cinderella story

It took Athena Tso and Daniel Wong a while to warm to each other, but the day he asked her to take their relationship further, Daniel already had a happy ending in mind.

'The day he asked me to be his girlfriend, he gave me wife cakes [traditional Hong Kong pastries] from different brands and said he wanted me to be his wife,' said Athena, a marketing officer.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

DJ puts her own Parisian spin on party at Hennessy NYX Electrosonic bash

Parisian DJ-producer Chloe Thevenin has been behind the decks of some of Europe's leading clubs, such as Le Pulp in Paris. She took the stage at Kitec in Kowloon Bay on Saturday to spin for the Hennessy NYX Electrosonic Party.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

I want a great hat for the summer but I'm a bit sick of the straw panamas, trilbies and fedoras every hipster and his brother have been wearing. Could I get away with one of those hats that come down at the front and snap flat? Sorry, I'm not familiar with the terminology.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Demigod save us from this mess

Trailers often stitch unrelated lines together to suggest one conversation, fooling viewers into believing it's a single piece of dialogue between characters.

Wrath of the Titans, directed by Jonathan Liebesman, is the latest to use this ploy. In the trailer, Hades (Ralph Fiennes) appears to insult Perseus' (Sam Worthington) godhood. In the film? Not so much.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Perseus rides again

Greek tales of heroic battles between mortals, immortals and demigods have been popular since ancient times. They are the stuff of legends; even today's students take to them in classes on Greek mythology and literature.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Hermes chief has another baby on way as she marks birth of Lee Gardens shop

Hermes' managing director for Hong Kong and Macau, Elsa Rameau, demonstrated how pregnancy need not put the brakes on a woman's career when she hosted a cocktail party to unveil the space for the French fashion house's home collections at Causeway Bay's Lee Gardens.

Rameau, who is due to give birth to a baby boy next month, was busy greeting VIPs at last Wednesday's event.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Keeping watch

Hera, the Mother of the Gods, was not pleased. This meant life for all the gods on Mount Olympus was very miserable. When Hera threw things at anyone who came near her, there was only one reason for her behaviour. She was having problems with Zeus, her husband.

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Playing victim

Now that we, the Chinese people - at least the ones on either side of the Shenzhen River - have resorted to calling each other animal names, it should be clear the s*** has, indeed, hit the fan. Yes, that's vulgar but it's not as vulgar as calling people 'dogs' or 'locusts', and it's not as vulgar as relieving oneself in public where toilets are abundant.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am