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How the ABC offends

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 5:57PM UTC

In a masterstroke of marketing, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation has advised “conservative viewers” not to watch tonight’s episode of John Safran’s Race Relations. I might as well come out here and say that I have enjoyed Safran’s work in the past. While he always sets out to shock, unlike some

Parachuting pussies

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 5:04PM UTC

Naked skydiving isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but the unusual sport does have its well-equipped (nudge, nudge) devotees – slathering up with baby oil is the best way to prevent wind burn, by the way. The photos, which add an extra dimension to the mile high club, are well worth

Chow signs on as gangster in Chinese western

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 1:22PM UTC

After taking on the ancient sage Confucius, Chow Yun-fat has signed on to play an early 20th century gangster in a $19 million Chinese western. The “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” star will appear in Chinese director Jiang Wen’s upcoming movie “Let the Bullets Fly,” Hong Kong’s Emperor Motion Pictures said

Asia’s dynamic wine & dine scene

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 12:10PM UTC Asia’s dynamic wine & dine scene

When my eldest daughter Katherine was five years old, she looked at me in all innocence and asked, “Mommy, does someone really pay you to go around eating and drinking?” Fortunately, yes. But my love for eating, cooking and enjoying wine was always an ingrained part of my being, much

Like the weather*

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 11:57AM UTC

The color of the sky as far as I can see is coal grey.Lift my head from the pillow and then fall again.With a shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather.A quiver in my lips as if I might cry.Since typhoons Ondoy (Ketsana) and Pepeng (Parma) hit the

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