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Living 15 Feb 2014 | 4:00 PM

Roasting racial stereotypes

We each have pet prejudices about certain ethnic groups, but can’t we just laugh about them instead of getting all uptight?

Living 29 Mar 2014 | 4:00 PM

Good gollywog, Miss Blyton

Racism is still very much alive 70 years on from when Enid Blyton’s three gollywogs, named Golly, Woggie and Nigger, first made their appearance.

Arts 23 Jun 2014 | 4:00 PM

Pictures and prose: Creating new stories for old photographs

Ransom Riggs' desire to create new stories for old photographs resulted in an intriguing series of books.

People 28 Jun 2014 | 4:00 PM

Against all odds: Being blind is not an obstacle to success

Wong Shin Yee may be blind but she does not let that stop her from achieving her goals and beyond.

Living 02 Aug 2014 | 4:00 PM

Holier-than-thou: Where has our Asian joyfulness gone?

The TV advertisements for our festive events may have become so morally uptight that the fun and magic have disappeared.

Family 30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM

Have app, will travel

Inspired by her travels, IT expert Alicia Choo is developing mobile apps that will teach kids about nature and raise funds for environmental groups.

People 02 Mar 2015 | 6:00 PM

How Patricia Arquette’s Oscar speech for equality backfired on a civil rights issue

Meryl Streep whooped when she demanded equal wages for women, but then Arquette explained herself and everything went pear shaped.

Style 24 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM

Make no apologies for having darker skin

Our columnist makes a stand on skin brightening, with some caveats

Lifestyle 07 Apr 2015 | 6:05 AM

Billie Holiday: Broken in life but celebrated throughout the years

Billie Holiday died with just US$50 to her name taped to her thigh, but on the 100th anniversary of her birth the jazz legend is enjoying a renaissance as a trailblazer for generations of singers.

Living 20 Sep 2015 | 7:02 AM

Is the world ready for refugees?

Syria emptying may just be the beginning.