Macau’s Golden Grandfather

  * Movies: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil * Books: The Guardians: a Novel by Doubleday, by John Grisham * Music: Almost Daylight by Chris Knight * Food: Cookbook serves up TV, movie foods   DOWNLOAD

In ‘Mistress of Evil,’ Maleficent plays mom

For a moment, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” seems poised to turn into a wonderful take on “Father of the Bride” only with fangs and wings. Princess

Grisham’s ‘The Guardians’ is suspenseful thriller

In John Grisham’s latest novel, “The Guardians,” a former priest named Cullen Post works for an organization called Guardian Ministries that scours court transcripts and personal letters

Chris Knight snarls out an album that fits the times

In his first release in more than seven years, Kentucky-born country rocker Chris Knight has snarled out an album that’s gruff, uncompromising and perfect for the times.

Biography | The life and times of Pedro Lobo

Pedro José Lobo was one of the most important figures in the modern history of Macau. He headed the Economic Affairs Department for 27 years, negotiated with

You CAN try this at home: Cookbook serves up TV, movie foods

Andrew Rea’s YouTube video series “Binging with Babish” was born in 2016 when he attempted to recreate the “fussy little burger” described in elaborate detail by

The Rooster by Snake

• Wen-You Cai Photography – ‘Rooster, Tiger, Sheep by Snake’ – Wen-You Cai Photography Exhibition is showing at MGM Cotai until February 9 to celebrate

Class warfare depicted brilliantly in ‘Parasite’

Bong Joon-ho’s film “Parasite” starts in a dingy, half-basement apartment with a family of four barely able to scratch out a life. There must be no place

Smith takes readers on a wild ride in ‘Grand Union’

Acclaimed author Zadie Smith’s “Grand Union” is an enchanting collection that examines the complexity of contemporary life. This book of short stories, the author’s first, refuses to

Elbow’s powerful new album a reflection of its time

With all the talk about bleakness and the experiences of anger and loss affecting “Giants of All Sizes,” you’d imagine Elbow’s eighth studio album arriving with an

Photography | The daily life of the artist and his family by Wen-You Cai

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macao Special Administrative

Travelog | Lions kill cattle, so people kill lions. Can the cycle end?

Saitoti Petro, a tall, slender 29-year-old, is marching with four other young men who belong to a pastoralist people called the Maasai. Beneath the folds of his

Military Might at 70 | Show-Off

  * Movies: Pain and Glory * Books: The Liar by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen * Music: Up and Rolling by North Mississippi Allstars * World: Argentina Holocaust museum gets Nazi artifacts * Space: Virgin Galactic says

Banderas as Almodovar is a triumph of subtlety, wit

Don’t get that storyteller look,” film director Salvador Mallo’s elderly mother admonishes him at one point in “Pain and Glory.” It’s hard not to chuckle, because the

‘The Liar’ makes a good case for telling the truth

As expected in a novel titled “The Liar,” lies abound in this engaging story that is part mystery and part coming-of-age tale. Actually, it is just one

North Mississippi Allstars’ latest is fun for all

The blues is alive and kicking, and rock ain’t dead either. Thank the North Mississippi Allstars for that reminder. Luther and Cody Dickinson’s latest album is a communal jam

News of the World | China marks National Day with military might

China marked its National Day with a massive parade through the center of Beijing featuring missiles, tanks and thousands of marching troops, along with tributes to the country’s Communist

Travelog | Argentina Holocaust museum takes custody over Nazi artifacts

The Museum of the Holocaust in Argentina’s capital yesterday took custody of the largest collection of Nazi artifacts discovered in the country’s history. Federal police

Space | Virgin Galactic says it will fly Italian researchers

Virgin Galactic said this week it has been contracted by the Italian air force for a suborbital research flight aboard its winged rocket ship. The mission

Melting down

  * Movies: Abominable * Books: Letters from Hollywood by Rocky Lang and Barbara Hall * Music: Terms of Surrender by Hiss Golden Messenger

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