* Movies: 71 * Books: Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster) by Dave Barry * Music: Archive Series Volume No. 1 by Iron & Wine * Wine: The Bavarian

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Tea Leaks by Talkers

One particular case, the first newly registered lawyer mentioned in the letter, though, sounds intriguing. We are no legal experts but we can read and, especially, read between the

Jack Black

will continue to serve as president of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) for another three years. The Times interviewed local figures involved with the arts and culture sector, and

O’Connell leads gripping Belfast thriller ‘71’

The grimly gripping thriller ‘71’ plunges a young, inexperienced British soldier into the mayhem of 1970s Belfast. Private Gary Hook (the up-­and-coming “Unbroken” star Jack O’Connell) and his fellow fresh soldiers have

Dave Barry’s new book filled with humor, insight

Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster),” Dave Barry’s latest bookof essays, might be thin on page count, but it’s worth every penny when it comes to humor

Iron & Wine releases choice archive material

The songs from Iron & Wine’s first album, “The Creek Drank the Cradle,” were cherry-picked from material Sam Beam had been recording at home for years before catching the attention

The Bavarian Royalty

Wine for aristocrats, prelates and officers; rum for pirates and seamen; beer for foot soldiers and workmen… This ultra-traditionalist perception, bordering on the feudal and held to be true for


Chef Avillez will present a six-course degustation dinner menu, featuring dishes such as low-temperature smoked egg yolk, pea stew purée, pancetta and Périgord truffle; beef oxtail with foie gras, chickpea


Singing bowls are thought to have originated in the pre Buddhist Tibetan Bon Culture, and can be found in various manifestations in Japan, Korea, China and Mongolia. The application of

Five cars getting attention at the Geneva auto show

Volkswagen’s functional Passat family car may have taken top honors as car of the year at the annual Geneva motor show, but there is no doubt what visitors come to

Screen People | Undressed – Custom dress worn by Lupita Nyong’o at Oscars stolen

Sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Bowman says the dress was reported stolen from a West Hollywood hotel around yesterday (Macau time). The ivory Calvin Klein dress featured 6,000 pearls of various sizes. Detectives

Travelog | hawaii Long and winding road: Driving Maui’s famed highway to Hana

When we moved to Hawaii 10 years ago, my wife Yukako and I set out to drive the road to Hana on the eastern shores of Maui. Highway 360 was

scITech | China’s space plans threaten U.S. military, report finds

China is developing space technologies aimed at blocking U.S. military communications and destroying its ability to win conflicts, according to a report commissioned by a panel created by the U.S.

The Buzz | Millions of young risk hearing loss from loud music, UN says

The World Health Organization says millions of young people around the world are at risk of hearing loss from loud music. The U.N. agency said Friday that a review of

World briefs

AUSTRALIA-CHINA  Australian authorities are clamping down on wealthy foreigners illegally buying real estate, ordering a Chinese billionaire to sell a Sydney mansion he recently bought for USD30 million. The billionaire,

Venture capitalist testifies in US sex-bias suit

A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who helped direct early investments in Google and Amazon said Tuesday during testimony in a high- profile sex discrimination lawsuit that his firm is not

Alexis Tam announces Report on tourism capacity to be completed ‘within one week’

“I have sent a notice to Secretary Alexis Tam, requesting that as soon as possible they make an analysis , particularly in Macau’s borders. They will be preparing a report

Gaming | Analyst who called stock drop says worst yet to come

The worst is yet to come for Macau casinos after February gaming revenue plunged the most on record, according to one of the few analysts who correctly predicted the stocks

The positive impacts of gaming slowdown

The decline in the city’s gaming revenue is expected to last for at least another six months, according to analysts. However, economists and scholars argue that the decline might usher

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