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Astro City 16: Wish I May, by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson (Vertigo/DC)

Superhero comics make comeback in Eisner nominations

28 April 2015

Comics’ equivalent of the Oscars sees a more balanced field of contenders this year.


Evangeline Neo, author of comic book Eva, Kopi And Matcha

28 April 2015

The Singaporean cartoonist taps the deep vein of humour inherent in those awkward moments of cultural mismatches.

A nature stroll to discover the writers hidden reading spots.

Fraser’s Hill literacy weekend

28 April 2015

On an uniquely Malaysian day, a group of visitors to the hill station walked, read, thought, listened, and learned, and became more literate in many individual ways.

It can be difficult to start dating again after a tough breakup. Photo: Fotolia/TNS

Single again? Read this book

25 April 2015

An author shares survival tips for re-entering the dating world after a big break-up.

Robot swarm: Look out for this exact same scene (minus Firestar) when the Avengers take on the army of Ultrons in Avengers: Age Of Ultron

10 reasons Ultron deserves to be a major Avengers movie villain

21 April 2015

The robot supervillain is one of Earth’s mightiest heroes’ greatest villains in the comics.

This photo shows Osa Johnson introducing ice cream to people of the Tenggara tribe. Photo: Spirit Of Borneo

Rare photos of 1920s Sabah in ‘Spirit Of Borneo: Martin & Osa Johnson’s Journey’

21 April 2015

A husband-and-wife team of documentary filmmakers from Hollywood captured the people and wildlife of bygone days.

PLACE TOGETHER WITH PIC B, TREAT AS MAIN VISUAL: The good and the bad: The Graveyard Book: Vol 1 is an excellent adaptation of one-half of Neil Gaimans bestselling novel by P. Craig Russell, and a hand-picked group of artists. Twilight ... well, its not as if the adaptors had much greatness to translate from the original material anyway -- Filepics

Graphic versions of novels: Are they any good?

21 April 2015

Star2 compares novels with their graphic novel versions to see how different they are.

Life is too short to spend plodding through a book you don’t enjoy. Photo: Richard

Booked Out: On unfinished books and ‘The Blind Side Of The Heart’

19 April 2015

As guilty as it might make us feel, we should give ourselves permission to abandon books we don’t enjoy.

Author Ken Liu’s epic fantasy ‘Grace Of Kings’ goes East Asian with shapeshifting gods

19 April 2015

Epic fantasy goes East Asian with vast armies, shapeshifting gods and silkpunk technologies.

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Nobel-winning German novelist Günter Grass dies at age 87

14 April 2015

The acclaimed yet controversial author of ‘The Tin Drum’ passes on.

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The finalists for Man Booker International Award are...

The finalists for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize are announced by chair of judges Professor Marina Warner, at a press conference at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, on Tuesday 24 March 2015


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