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Amazon’s Bezos now world’s richest person

AS Amazon became the second US firm to hit a trillion-dollar value on the stock market, founder Jeff Bezos regained the crown as the richest person on the planet. Amazon’s share price has climbed during ...

September 9, 2018, Sunday


Combative Tesla chief divides Wall Street

BORING bonehead questions are not cool. Next?” Tesla chief Elon Musk complained in May, shortly before shutting down questions from Wall Street. The now-infamous conference call in a nutshell represents ...

August 12, 2018, Sunday


Author kidnapped by pirates relives ordeal

MICHAEL Scott Moore is walking a bit gingerly these days, but it has nothing to do with the two-and-a-half years he spent imprisoned by Somali pirates, the beatings he suffered, his time spent in chains ...

July 29, 2018, Sunday


McQueen, suicide and the dark side of a celebrity fairy tale

When celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion icon Kate Spade killed themselves within the space of three days in June, many couldn’t fathom the tragedy of two people who appeared to have it all....

July 22, 2018, Sunday


Chinese diving duo changing lives, just one shark at a time

AFTER witnessing the loss of whales and sharks in illegal poaching and fishing, two young Chinese divers are seeking a new path to change the life of the fishermen and the marine animals. In October 2017, ...

July 15, 2018, Sunday


Ingmar Bergman, portrayer of inner demons, 100 years on

INGMAR Bergman, one of the most distinguished filmmakers of his generation whose melancholic work is often tough-to-digest but celebrated, still captivates audiences as much as he puts off his critics. ...

July 15, 2018, Sunday


Passing the baton: Chinese conductors seek global fame

JING Huan twirls her conductor’s baton nervously in the wings while the brass and string sections of China’s Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra tune their instruments. Aged 36, Jing is part of a new breed of ...

July 15, 2018, Sunday


Science fiction master Ellison dies at 94

HARLAN Ellison, the prolific, pugnacious author of “A Boy and His Dog” and countless other stories that blasted society with their nightmarish, sometimes darkly humorous scenarios, has died at age 84. During ...

July 1, 2018, Sunday


Meet Cannes’ darling who plays it like it is

SAMAL Yeslyamova almost burst into tears when she received a surprise award for best actress at the Cannes Film Festival last month. “When they announced my name I nearly cried: ‘But what about our movie?’” ...

June 24, 2018, Sunday


Jodie Foster’s new role and the big picture

WRITER-DIRECTOR Drew Pearce hadn’t even sent out the script for his futuristic, hospital-for-criminals thriller “Hotel Artemis” when Jodie Foster called asking to be part of it. Foster said she’s done ...

June 10, 2018, Sunday




 

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