‘Journey’ – nice ingredients, bland result

Take one Oscar-winning British actress. Add an appealing supporting cast. Lather on the picturesque French countryside. Sprinkle liberally with gorgeous food shots, from bubbling, spicy Indian delicacies to perfectly composed

Elizabeth Little’s ‘Dear Daughter’ is engrossing

The unlikable protagonist with a biting personality and outrageous actions, but who is fascinating at the same time, has never been more popular. Just think of "Gone Girl." In her confident

Shaver shows staying power on new album

Old cowboys love to lament that contemporary country music's in a sorry state and guilty of casting aside sage singers and songwriters — like Billy Joe Shaver. The crusty Texan

NEWS OF THE WORLD | 7 steps to stronger, more secure passwords

Rarely does a week go by without news of another hacking incident. On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that a Russian crime ring had amassed some 1.2 billion username

The Bijou of Margaux

Situated a stone’s throw away from the Gironde, Ferrière (Troisième Cru) is the little gem of a Bordeaux estate, comprising merely 16ha of vineyards. The vineyards are located in the

PRECIOUS MOMENTS

At SOHO, City of Dreams’ new vibrant dining and entertainment district, the atmosphere is quite relaxed. After several minutes of walking around the area, I decide to hop over to

The Pros and Cons Of Vacation Selfies

* Movies: Guardians of the galaxy * Books: The Home Place by Carrie La Seur * Music: Drenge * Wine: The Liberal Outlook * Food: a true story of addiction   DOWNLOAD

‘Guardians’ is irreverent but not enough

At the height of their powers, our overlords at Marvel have deigned to prove, like an emperor tolerating a court jester, that they do, in fact, have a sense of


’The Home Place’ a strong debut for Carrie La Seur 


Carrie La Seur's finely crafted debut chronicles a woman's complicated relationship with her hometown of Billings, Montana, her relatives who stayed behind and her ancestral history. La Seur's graceful prose

Teens love vacation selfies; adults, not so much

Jacquie Whitt's trip to the Galapagos with a group of teenagers was memorable not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories.

Muscle, menace from Drenge on debut album

British rock duo Drenge's self-titled debut is pretty much perfect. That's not a word critics of any kind should throw around lightly, and it's not done so here. Young twenty-something

The Liberal Outlook

Situated in southern Pauillac close to the Gironde, Haut-Bages Libéral (Cinquième Cru) is an estate that consistently punches above its weight. Planted with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, both

A TRUE STORY OF ADDICTION

Years later, in 2014, locals living in Macau and tourists alike are all extremely excited that Din Tai Fung is now opened at the new, vibrant dining and entertainment district

A D*Face to SOHO Macau

Movies: Lucy Books: The forsaken by ace atkins Music: Trouble in paradise by la roux Wine: The miracle of immortality Food: Heat of the moment   DOWNLOAD

The Miracle of Immortality

Located 950km southwest of Lisbon, Madeira is one of the outermost European territories, and one that produces wine. The volcanic archipelago is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal,

Look out! SOHO is coming to town

Dedicated to providing a world-class gaming, entertainment and other non-gaming amenities to its guests, City of Dreams says it "seeks to revolutionize Macau’s dining and nightlife" with SOHO Macau’s mix

‘Lucy’ won’t stretch your brain capacity

So let’s start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity. Imagine what it would be like

La Roux returns with sexy, sassy second LP

Coming off an artistic hiatus after a widely acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning debut, La Roux returns in force with an off-beat, electrifying and synth-pop second album. “Trouble in Paradise” showcases the new

Compelling characters in Atkins’ ‘The Forsaken’

Sheriff Quinn Colson has been working to clean up corruption and injustice in Ace Atkins’ compelling crime fiction series, but he can’t change the past of Jericho, Mississippi, when he’s

HAUTE PORTUGUESE SPLENDOR

Having worked in the kitchen with some of the world’s most distinguished chefs such as Alain Ducasse, Eric Frechon and Ferran Adrià, Chef Avillez was invited, in 2008, to the

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