‘Birdman’ takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics 

Birdman” captured Hollywood’s top honor at the Academy Awards yesterday, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past won best picture at a ceremony punctuated by

Oscars speeches filled with political activism, pet issues

Much of the chatter going into the Oscars was about the lack of diversity in the Academy’s choices, specifically the dearth of nominations for “Selma.”But while there were plenty of

SHOW BITS: Placing your bets on Oscar winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Show Bits brings you the 87th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with

CNY | A guide to tradition & fun

* Books: Our Only World by Wendell Berry * Music: Mono by The Mavericks * Wine: The Southern Alps * Food: Comforting Authenticity * Technology: Let hackers in: Experts say traps * Might be better

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Tea Leaks by Talkers

Talkers confirmed our recent leak about Mecca leaving his post as COO at Galaxy. But our sources are now saying he’s moving out of Cotai. Actually out of Macau. Why?

Jack Black

CEO highlighted that last year “produced a number of records” for the company. Granting that MGM China “is not immune to the challenges confronting the Macau market,” a moderately

‘Kingsman’ shakes up the traditional spy thriller

In his earlier “Kick-Ass,” British writer-director Matthew Vaughn famously cast an 11-year-old Chloe Grace Moretz as a young killing machine in the stylishly brutal superhero film. In his latest, “Kingsman:

‘Our Only World’ reflects on people and the environment

The 10 essays in “Our Only World” convey outrage over environmental and community ruin while also expressing hope that the very species that inflicted such harm is capable of doing

1 channel is all the Mavericks need on ‘Mono’

The Mavericks have always been a rootsy band, plying musical turf from Havana to Nashville via Miami. Here their sound is more retro than ever, recalling the era when these

The Southern Alps

With its 10 wine regions lying between the 36th and 45th parallels south, New Zealand is the most southerly wine-producing country in the world. Representing merely 1% of global wine

Food | COMFORTING AUTHENTICITY

Enthusiastically introducing his creations to us, Executive Sous Chef Gaetano Palumbo at Bene, Sheraton Macao’s upbeat and friendly Italian trattoria, begins to tell us about the wonders of Italian dishes

Exclusive interview with Luís Ortet | The Chinese zodiac for fun

  It’s the time of year when local Chinese residents try to take a peek at their fortune for the upcoming year by reading Chinese zodiac almanacs. But this tradition surely

Screen People | Hollywood – Uma Thurman looks different

The 44-year-old star traded her trademark bangs and dark eyeliner for slicked-back tresses, minimal makeup and a bold red lip. But those weren’t the most noticeable changes. Instead, her smoothed,

Travelog | Central America – A reluctant tourist braves zip lining in Costa Rica

I’m not sure I can do this,” I said to myself while climbing a few steps to take a practice ride for a zip line. I was in northern Costa Rica,

scITech | Cybersecurity – Let hackers in: Experts say traps might be better than walls

Ever since the Internet blossomed in the 1990s, cybersecurity was built on the idea that computers could be protected by a digital quarantine. Now, as hackers routinely overwhelm such defenses,

Joana Vasconcelos reinvents the Grande Praça

* Movies: Fifty shades of grey * Books: Crazy love you by Lisa Unger * Music: Fifty shades of grey original motion picture soundtrack * Wine: The Czech Enigma III * Food: A world

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