It’s the time of year for the ‘Plush for PINK’ campaign at Conrad Macao, Cotai Central again! From now to the 31st of October 2014, the hotel will offer its

Port wine in Portugal and Douro River vineyards

* Movies: Tracks * Books: Tennessee williams: mad pilgrimage of the flesh by john lahr * Music: Partners  by barbra streisand * Wine: The Carthaginian Resurgence III * Food: Red for passion white for

‘Tracks’ leaves a mark

The movies, it seems, are increasingly headed down paths in the woods, out to open water and, in the case of John Curran’s excellent new film “Tracks,” into the deepest

Brilliant new biography of Tennessee Williams

When “The Glass Menagerie” opened on Broadway in March 1945, the actress cast as Southern matriarch Amanda Wingfield got so drunk before the show that a bucket was placed in

Streisand’s timeless ‘Partners’ soars

Barbra Streisand’s “Partners” isn’t just about star-powered duets, but partnerships of love and family. It’s a love album for the ages, as fit for your anniversary as your parents’ or

TRAVELOGUE |Port wine in Portugal and Douro River vineyards

Ribbons of bright green grape leaves alternated with golden stone walls as far as I could see along the steep banks of Portugal’s Douro River. Cantilevered steps led up hand-stacked

The Carthaginian Resurgence III

(Continued from “The Carthaginian Resurgence II” on 11 July 2014) Located at the northern tip of Africa, Tunisia is merely 155km away from the Sicilian city of Marsala, or 225km away


Martin’s company was set up in 2008 to offer clients the privilege of acquiring bottles of “VDP Grosse Lage” Riesling and Pinot noir wine from the Nahe region, one-hour southwest

Even seemingly benign causes draw China crackdown

* Movies: Them * Books: Tokyo Kill by Barry Lancet * Music: You Mean the World to Me by Jonas Kaufmann, * Wine: The Idyllic Treasure * Food: the Korean Touch   DOWNLOAD

Chastain, McAvoy make ‘Them’ a worthy trip

All the lonely people. Where do they all belong? You won’t hear that line in “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them” (more on that title in a moment), a highly

Lancet imbues new novel with vivid sense of Japan

Art, social issues, culture and, yes, war — all the things that make or break a society — converge in Barry Lancet’s exciting second novel about antiques dealer Jim Brodie,

Opera’s Kaufmann turns to lighter fare

Is there anything Jonas Kaufmann can’t do? The great German tenor has long since conquered the worlds of grand opera and classical recital. Now he turns his talents with equal

NEWS OF THE WORLD | Even seemingly benign causes draw China crackdown

More than 30 people had gathered at Beijing’s most august Buddhist temple to remember the siblings, children and parents lost exactly six months earlier when a Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared.

The Idyllic Treasure

Created by viticulturalist Henri Bouschet in 1866, Alicante Bouschet is a crossing of Petit Bouschet – per se a crossing of Teinturier du Cher and Aramon – and Grenache. Easy-to-grow,

The Korean Touch

Macau Daily Times - Are you familiar with the Chinese palate and have you ever been to China? If so, how do the Chinese react to your dishes? What is

War gives inspiration to Gaza’s artists

* Movies: Last Days in Vietnam * Music: Songs of Innocence by U2 * Wine: The Swedish Connection * Food: Outshining the capital   DOWNLOAD

News of the World | War gives inspiration to Gaza’s artists

Palestinian filmmaker Khalil Mozayen’s latest work was already complexly layered — a movie within a movie about a director and screenwriter producing a film about an honor killing in the

‘Last Days in Vietnam’ shows Saigon’s fall

There are many differences between America’s troubled exit from Iraq and its ramshackle retreat from Vietnam. But the U.S. flight from Saigon as seen in Rory Kennedy’s documentary “Last Days

No surprise the surprise U2 album shines

Everything about U2's new album “Songs of Innocence” is unexpected. Like its very existence, for one, after the Irish rock band dropped it on iTunes users Tuesday in a surprise

The Swedish Connection

Generally reliable and readily available, Grandes Marques champagnes remain dominant in terms of market share, but champagne-aficionados would be aware of, indeed delighted by, the emergence of boutique maisons over

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