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In Slumdog heaven

Exuberant director high on 'alive' Mumbai and the kids who made Millionaire happen

Terminator judged worthy of preservation

Arnold Schwarzenegger's memorable role helps sci-fi film gain special status

2008: Restaurants to remember

2008 was an interesting year, which saw closures of a few places that should have stayed open, including Sushi Rock Café, Wren and Verjus, while other places that prey on tourists and should have been closed years ago remain in business. Go figure.

Poetry to warm the wintry soul

FRAGMENTS OF CHILDHOOD EFFORTS, HEARD BY MOM, STAY WITH HER Patricia Young has been writing poems for as long as she can remember. Her early poems, fragments of which she can still recite, were about nature. Her mom was her first audience.

Ballet Cinderella's a charmer in hometown setting

ON STAGE What: Cinderella at the Fairy Tale Ball Where: Royal Theatre When: Matinee 2 p.m. today Tickets: $25 to $50.

Surprisingly, Germans warm to Cruise in Nazi film

Tom Cruise has defied expectations and won favourable reviews from German critics for his portrayal of a Prussian army officer who tried to assassinate Hitler in 1944 in the Hollywood film Valkyrie.

Recordings to remember

Some for good reasons, others just hard to forget

Festive boost to research

Jingle Minglers raise $143,000 to fight cancer

Versatile Blanchett plays dancer over 60-year span

F. Scott Fitzgerald story requires innovative ways to portray aging

Simon Cowell defends American Idol integrity

Acerbic American Idol judge Simon Cowell says the apparent suicide of a former contestant and obsessed fan forced him to think "long and hard" about his blunt comments to hopeless singers on the show.