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Lifestyle 07 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Debunking 'truths' about the Dragon Lady

I>Forbidden City/Iwas first staged at the Esplanade Theatre last October to mark the opening of the performing arts landmark in South-East Asia. Brought back by popular demand to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Singapore Repertory Theatre, this multi-million-dollar production is #8220;a musical retelling of history in an entertaining manner#8221;, said SRT managing director and artistic director, Gaurav Kripalani.

Lifestyle 24 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Details about a diarist

Claire Tomalin's biography of Samuel Pepys, the great diarist of mid-17th century England, has already carried off the Whitbread book of the year and biography of the year awards. So it is no surprise to discover that the book is a racy, ripping yarn of a read set against the turbulent middle years of England's most dramatic century.

Lifestyle 18 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Talk on pioneer builder

A talk on I>Wong Ah Fook and Johor Bahru: Biography, History and Heritage/Iby Datin P. Lim Pui Huen will be held this Saturday.

Lifestyle 08 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wrought in blood

SEE YEE AI reviews Barbara Vine's I>The Blood Doctor/I>.

Lifestyle 03 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Making a case for digital art on stage

Casey Lim is an artiste who wears many hats. His biography lists him as a trained musician, actor, director and digital video artiste.

Lifestyle 20 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rise and fall of Sukarno

MARTIN VENGADASAN reviews of two books on Sukarno.

Lifestyle 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Up, up and some more

See Yee Ai reviews i>HOW FAR IS UP? Measuring the Size of the Universe/iby John Mary Gribbin.

Nation 08 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Study notable women'

More seminars should be organised to study the thoughts of distinguished Malay women like Datin Seri Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, said Information Minister Tan Sri Khalil Yaakob.

Lifestyle 17 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Where minds meet

At 50 years old, an independent bookstore in San Francisco called City Lights illuminates the past and America's evolving free-speech practices. SHAWN HUBLER reports.

Lifestyle 14 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hullo, we’re b-a-c-k . . .

Let's take a look at the three stars who will once again be taking on the roles of the 'three little girls who went to the police academy' in I>Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle./I>