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World 08 Oct 2019 | 3:42 AM

Moving on from scandal, Swedish Academy to award two Nobel literature prizes

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish body that awards the annual Nobel prize for literature will name two winners this week, including one for 2018 when the ceremony was scuttled by a sexual assault scandal that prompted reforms by the long secretive organisation.

Arts 30 Apr 2019 | 7:13 AM

'Ola Bola The Musical' nabs 8 Boh Cameronian Arts Awards

At the Boh Cameronian Arts Awards ceremony, blockbuster musical 'Ola Bola The Musical' won six prizes, while local Chinese theatre shines made a big impression.

AseanPlus News 24 Apr 2019 | 11:37 PM

Chinese actress Han Xue apologises after lip-synching during musical

Into the White Night star told audience her vocal cords were inflamed and she couldn’t sing, so the theatre company had decided to use a recording Her comment afterwards that it was ‘the most special performance’ drew criticism online that it was unacceptable and unprofessional

Living 04 Mar 2019 | 6:00 AM

Beautiful Stripes: Don't be so sensitive 'lah'

Columnist Patsy Kam explores the extent to which we should tiptoe around certain sensitivities.

Movies 12 Feb 2019 | 6:03 AM

Could 'Alita' be Hollywood’s breakthrough manga movie?

The movie ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ has been 20 years in the making, and producer Jon Landau thinks it will finally signal a success for Hollywood in a genre which has proved problematic.

Books 03 Feb 2019 | 8:15 AM

Booked Out: Reading the first ever novel 'The Tale Of Genji'

‘The Tale Of Genji’ is thought to be the first novel ever written – and by a woman. How does it stand the test of time?

AseanPlus News 23 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Famed author Murakami goes with the flow when penning stories

TOKYO: Haruki Murakami (pic) says he enjoys writing novels because he does not know how they will end.

Books 14 Oct 2018 | 6:00 AM

'Rainbirds': Clarissa Goenawan's melancholy page turner

Indonesia-born, Singapore-based Clarissa Goenawan makes her debut with 'Rainbirds', a novel that makes a study of grief and loneliness.