Greek mythology

October 27, 2022
October 27, 2022

Books to read if you enjoyed ‘House of the Dragon’

Like A Song of Ice and Fire, The Priory of the Orange Tree is told from the perspective of many different characters in various parts of the world, with different loyalties, religions, ranks, and abilities.

September 11, 2022
September 11, 2022

Anyone can be a hero: Why I love ‘Percy Jackson & The Olympians’

From mental health struggles to characters with different racial and LGBTQ+ backgrounds, the series shines a light on people—and heroes—of diverse identities.

May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022

Why the backlash over the Percy Jackson reboot casting is unnecessary

As a long-time fan of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series by Rick Riordan, there could be no better news than Disney+ announcing that they will be rebooting the fan-favourite series with a new, talented cast. As expected, everyone was hyped about the reboot and fans started coming out of the woodwork with their years of Greek mythology knowledge. But then, all hell broke loose in the fandom when Riordan announced that 12-year-old Leah Sava Jeffries would be joining the cast as the character of Annabeth Chase, the daughter of Goddess Athena.

September 1, 2021
September 1, 2021

BOOKCENTRIC READING CHALLENGE: Readers review nautical books

From August 2021, Daily Star Books was excited to have joined Bookcentric’s monthly reading challenge, which invites readers to read and review books following each month’s designated theme. Under August’s theme of books with nautical themes, here is what our readers read—and reviewed—last month!

July 21, 2016
July 21, 2016

Curvy Brazilian women inspire medal design

"Rio de Janeiro is a city full of curves in the sea and hills, just like the body of the Brazilian woman," says sculptor Nelson Carneiro, 60, who created the 5,130 bronze, silver and gold medals at the national mint, called Casa da Moeda.

June 6, 2016
June 6, 2016

Scientists grow human organs for transplant inside pigs

Scientists in the United States are trying to grow human organs inside pigs.