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Lifestyle 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

One foot in New York

What an experience it was to perform in the Big Apple, that city world-renowned for its theatre! ANN LEE was there last year and was just bursting to tell all, but she had to wait for the final report on her group#8217;s performance. With that finally in hand, she shares the thrills and chills.

Lifestyle 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

The Bava orchestra

BAVA is the wine. Italian wine. Food, wine and music is the experience. Italian wine maker Roberto Bava was in Kuala Lumpur recently to make music with his wines.

Health 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Beer belly gene

Scientists have discovered a certain gene variation that predisposes men to a drooping gut. The genes make such men more likely to gain the kilos and develop a spare tyre around the middle.

Lifestyle 14 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Slow down, book crossing

EVER picked up a left-behind book in a public waiting room? Here#8217;s a novel approach to an international circulating library, reports BARBARA E. MARTINEZ.

Lifestyle 17 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

A good but crowded walk

American fantasy writer Ray Bradbury first published his short story, I>The April Witch/I>, in 1952. The story, about a female benandanti, or April witch, who wanted to fall in love, so inspired renowned Swedish writer-journalist Majgull Axelsson that she decided right away she would write her own version of an April witch.

Lifestyle 25 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Who will be champ?

SUPER yachts, champagne, caviar, flown-in chefs . . . the America#8217;s Cup is in town, and New Zealand#8217;s Auckland has turned into a billionaire#8217;s playground.

Lifestyle 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pesto passion

There#8217;s a battle brewing over that pasta partner, pesto. RACHEL SANDERSON reports on the bid to return some authenticity to a thoroughly Italian sauce.

Lifestyle 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Driving Europe

Ever considered having a driving holiday in Europe? CAROL SOTTILI shares tips on where to get a car and what fees to expect.

Lifestyle 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Close encounter with a caveman

Comfortable, coddled 21st century humans, meet Ice Age Neanderthal. The first complete skeleton of a Neanderthal, the prehistoric people who became extinct about 30,000 years ago, graces an American Museum of Natural History exhibition in New York on the mysteries of human origins.

Lifestyle 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Modern lifestyle threat to nature

THE PLANET#8217;S wild creatures face a new threat #8211; from yuppies, empty nesters, singletons and one-parent families.