Sunday, October 09, 2011

Director Peter Chan Talks about 'Wu Xia'

2011-10-09 13:20:59 Xinhua Web Editor: Liu
Director Peter Chan of China's Hong Kong said Sunday that his latest film, "Wu Xia," paid homage to traditional martial arts films that he grew up with, yet demystifies their typical nature.
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Thursday, October 06, 2011

How the average bookshelf is packed with 80 novels we haven't read in bid to look clever

  • Fifth of men admit to stealing their partners' 'chick-lit'

By Louise Boyle

Last updated at 3:39 PM on 6th October 2011

Readers pack their shelves at home with 80 books they haven’t read to appear more intelligent, a study revealed today.

The research found that 70 per cent of books in the average household’s bookcase remain unopened and a third of people admit they have no intention of reading them.

Four in ten also confessed that some works of literature are purely there for display purposes. More here.

Judging a book by its cover: An average household hasn't read 70 per cent of the titles on its bookshelves - they are just there to look good

Judging a book by its cover: An average household hasn't read 70 per cent of the titles on its bookshelves - they are just there to look good

The cabbage patch skull: Artist turns heads with his horrific vegetable sculptures

By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 12:15 PM on 3rd October 2011

These skull-ful creations are turning heads across the globe.

Russian artist Dimitri Tsykalov uses an axe, saw and electrical drill to carve human skulls out of fresh fruit and vegetables.

The 48-year-old then uses a scalpel, pincers and cotton wool pads to add and smooth remarkable detail with 'surgical precision'. More here!

Precise: Artist Dimitri Tsykalov uses an axe, saw and electrical drill to carve human skulls from vegetables

Precise: Artist Dimitri Tsykalov uses an axe, saw and electrical drill to carve human skulls from vegetables, this skull is made from a cabbage


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