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Victorian Era

Book review: The Marquess of Queensberry, by Linda Stratmann

John Douglas, Marquess of Queensberry (1844-1900), is best remembered as the avenging father of Lord Alfred Douglas and the man who encompassed the ruin of his son's lover, Oscar Wilde.

Sunday, 5 May, 2013, 4:33pm

The origins of Christmas traditions

As we teeter on a chair to put the star on the top of the tree, or get up bleary-eyed to start the turkey at five in the morning on Christmas Day, let's pause for a moment, grab another chocolate Santa to nibble on, and find out how all these Christmas traditions came about.

The date

31 Dec 2012 - 5:48pm

Vincy Chan, canto-pop singer

What I'm listening to: Olivia Ong's album Romance. I love her voice and musical style. Her soothing voice is relaxing after a hard day's work.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Predictable plot casts a shadow

In Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, all the main components from the first hit movie are back.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A way with words

You use interrogative words when you want to ask a question. In English, these little words are sometimes called 'wh- words', because most of them begin with 'wh-'. Young children use interrogative words all the time, constantly asking, 'What? Who? When? How? and Where?'

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Fine Art Asia 2011

Annual international art and antiques fair with exhibitors specialising in Asian antiques, Western contemporary art and more (including Auguste Rodin's The Thinker, left). Today-tomorrow, 11am-7pm, Fri, 11am-6pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$200 (admits two). Inquiries: 3107 0681. Ends Fri

5 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Minor celebrities

Just as music has Mozart and Bizet, art has its share of child prodigies. Nineteenth-century British painter John Everett Millais, a member of the Pre-Raphaelite group known for works such as Ophelia, was admitted to the Royal Academy Schools at the age of 11, while Pablo Picasso began his first oil painting, Le Picador, when he was eight years old.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Launch night at cinema in IFC Mall throws monkeys, Jim Carrey and penguins into mix

Belgian accessories brand Kipling channelled something cinematic for the launch of its new bag collection at the Broadway cinema in Central's IFC Mall.

The company invited guests to the preview inside the cinema on Thursday, and organised a screening of Jim Carrey's comeback comedy Mr Popper's Penguins.

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Playing Sherlock for a few days

Sherlock Holmes wannabes rejoice: your time has come.

The Hong Kong Outstanding Students Association is recruiting sharp-minded teens for a detective training programme, 'Mystory.'

13 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Size's success at Valley spells trouble for rivals

As reigning champion trainer John Size begins his customary mid-season acceleration through to the lead in the championship, the standout difference to his approach has been a greater patronisation of Happy Valley meetings.

22 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

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