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Study may be inconclusive, but owners know dogs feel jealousy

Study may be inconclusive, but owners know dogs feel jealousy

WHEN Shetland sheepdog Maggie comes home from the groomer, her owners praise and pet her shiny coat, much to the chagrin of pit bull Stormy, who will head-butt her until their family cuts out the compliments. ...

Sue Manning | August 17, 2014, Sunday

‘Giver’ takes too many liberties

AN agreeable young adult riff on Orwell, Phillip Noyce’s “The Giver” greets a man-made Utopia with an eternal question: “If you can’t feel, what’s the point?” Lois Lowry’s 1993 Newbery Medal-winning source ...

John DeFore | August 17, 2014, Sunday

Zhu Hong: A thirst for Jane Austen, autobiographies

Zhu Hong: A thirst for Jane Austen, autobiographies

ZHU Hong, a Chinese-to-English translator, took credit in many works including “Memoir of Misfortune” (2002) by Su Xiaokang and “China 1927-Memoir of a Debacle” (2013) by Zhu Qihua. The Tianjin native ...

Xu Qin | August 17, 2014, Sunday

Traditional dwellings designed with care

SIHEYUAN, or the courtyard house, is a typical dwelling for the ethnic Han people in China that dates back more than 3,000 years. It reflects many of the basic concepts of ancient Chinese architecture. ...

Zhang Ciyun | August 17, 2014, Sunday

Zhao a top surname with rich, 3,000-year history

“zhao” ranks at the top of Chinese family names, not because it has the most users, but because of one very prominent family who used the name — the emperor family in Song Dynasty (AD 960-1279) when “the ...

Zhang Qian | August 17, 2014, Sunday

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A look at disconnection, regret

HARUKI Murakami’s new novel is yet another risky reunion with the past. “The past is my treasure chest, and once I open it, I have so many materials in there,” said the 65-year-old Japanese author, whose ...

Hillel Itallie | August 17, 2014, Sunday

‘Let’s Be Cops’ is short on laughs

‘Let’s Be Cops’ is short on laughs

AT one point during “Let’s Be Cops,” actor Damon Wayans Jr has a scene in which a huge naked man’s groin is inches from his face. That’s a good approximation of what filmgoers will experience during this ...

Frank Scheck | August 17, 2014, Sunday

Dressing boyish to show femininity

SPORTING a boyish look doesn’t mean that you are not feminine or sexy. On the contrary, dressing up in a relaxed-fit, boyfriend-cut style serves as a playful alternative to your typical style to show ...

Patsy Yang | August 17, 2014, Sunday

Modern art permeates envoy’s residence

Modern art permeates envoy’s residence

DISPLAYS of contemporary art, designer glassware, and sculptural shapes add warmth and vibrancy to the “late functionalism’’ Czech Republic Embassy in Beijing in which ambassador Libor Secka and his wife, ...

Yang Di | August 10, 2014, Sunday

Eclectic creativity reigns at 86 floors high

Eclectic creativity reigns at 86 floors high

DESIGN guru Alan Chan probably needs no introduction. The Hong Kong native and creative professional has been open to any challenge in his more than 40 years as a designer and has recently become a frequent ...

Patsy Yang | August 10, 2014, Sunday

Architect introduces unique ecocity projects

Architect introduces unique ecocity projects

WHO is he? Neville Mars started his career working for OMA-Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam. In 2003 in Beijing he founded the Dynamic City Foundation (DCF), an interdisciplinary research platform investigating ...

August 10, 2014, Sunday

Reagan’s Watergate denial

EVEN Republicans piled on President Richard Nixon as the Watergate scandal wore on. But not California Governor Ronald Reagan. He said Watergate was being “blown out of proportion” and was “none of my ...

Michael Hill | August 10, 2014, Sunday


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