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Greek Mythology

Briefs, October 17, 2012

Baidu debuts security software in Thailand

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

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