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Books 24 May 2018 | 8:00 AM

Remembering Philip Roth, author of ‘dirty bestseller’ novel ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’

Philip Roth, the grand old man of American letters, died on May 22, aged 85, leaving behind a literary legacy that is as acclaimed as it is controversial.

Animals 28 May 2018 | 7:06 AM

Dog Talk: Telltale signs that your dog is jealous and wants attention

Dog Talk columnist Ellen Whyte describes some pawsome moves by “jealous” mutts. But are pets truly capable of jealousy as we humans experience it?

Living 16 Jun 2018 | 7:03 AM

Deeper meaning to why parents spend thousands on their kids' prom

Philadelphia’s black and African-American parents are spending thousands of dollars to send their teenage kids off to prom as a matter of community pride and social media status.

Family 24 Jun 2018 | 6:03 AM

Dear Thelma: My kid sister found out our father is cheating

It's like being in one's very own soap opera.

Living 03 Sep 2018 | 6:00 AM

Contradictheory: When a president pursued a radio announcer

While making the sober ‘Road To Nationhood’ documentary, columnist Dzof Azmi came across all sorts of juicy bits, including the time when a president displayed some rather unseemly interest in a journalist....

Books 05 Oct 2018 | 6:01 AM

'Mr & Mrs American Pie': Hilarious & thought-provoking pageant tale

This is, on the surface, hilarious, but it also has an undertow of poignancy and a subtle sense of seriousness that can be quite thought-provoking once the hilarity fades.

Books 13 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Who do you think will win the 2018 Man Booker Prize?

We review all six of the novels shortlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize and find an eclectic and unusual collection.

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.

Books 17 Oct 2018 | 8:24 AM

'Milkman' wins 2018 Man Booker Prize: A novel really worth savouring

Ann Burns wins the £50,000 Man Booker Prize with ‘utterly distinctive’ ‘Milkman’.

Books 23 Oct 2018 | 6:15 AM

'I can't control my stories': 2018 Man Booker Prize winner Anna Burns

She might have won the Man Booker Prize but Ann Burns' characters are the ones that tell her how her stories go, it seems.