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Michael Caine has been looking back, and on the whole he likes the view. Regrets? He’s had few. The 85-year-old star of movies such as Alfie (1966), Get Carter (1971) and The Dark Knight (2008) – among many, many others – reminisces fondly in Blowing The Bloody Doors Off, whose title adapts a line from
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Mary Oliver, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, has died. She was 83. Author of more than 15 poetry and essay collections, Oliver wrote brief, direct pieces that sang of her worship of the outdoors and disdain for greed and other
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Get the Sunday Star paper today (Jan 13) for your 25% discount coupon on these cookbooks. Look for it in StarLifestyle. Baking All Year Round Author: Rosanna PansinoPublisher: Atria BooksPrice: RM145.90 YouTube has been incredibly kind to Rosanna Pansino, who runs the Nerdy Mummies cooking series, one of the most popular baking shows on the
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The wily Sang Kancil. The hilariously idiotic Pak Pandir. The tragedy of the falsely accused Mahsuri, the strength and heroism of the hero Badang, and the mystery of the beautiful Princess of Ledang Mountain…. A generation or two ago, most Malaysians would have grown up with these folktales. These classic stories used to be passed
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Frustrated  with children’s stories of passive princesses and damsels in distress, two Italian women crowdfunded their way into publishing history with a record- breaking book of inspirational tales for “rebel girls”. And their revolution has only just begun. The first volume of Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo was
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Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionised pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk who now dominate the world’s movie screens, has died. He was 95 years old. Lee, the face of comic book culture in the United States, died early Monday in Los Angeles, according to US entertainment outlets
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The comic book genre has always had an affinity for horror. From EC Comics’ Tales From The Crypt of the 1950s and iconic characters like Swamp Thing to the numerous Japanese manga titles out there, there’s just something about the comics medium that makes horror stories even scarier than usual. With Halloween happening tomorrow, we
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Areca Books has been busy with something a bit out of the norm for this homegrown Penang-based publisher. Since its founding in 2005, it has been publishing nonfiction titles with a focus on cultural heritage, social history, visual arts, environment and architecture. But when publisher Khoo Salma Nasution got wind of a Tamil novel set entirely
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