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Forget soaps & chilli dips! Let's get art back into pop-up markets

What do today’s art markets do? Are they places to browse for hidden gems, to meet other art lovers, to find a collaborator in realising your next big art project?


Moka Mocha Ink, an indie publisher, is making strides in literature and theatre circles

Moka Mocha Ink, an indie publisher, is creating an impressive niche for itself in the local publishing scene and contemporary theatre community.

Metro News


FLOWER MARKET: Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) will be having a ‘Pasar Bunga dan Pameran Anggerik’ show from Oct 11 to 14 at Laman Budaya, Taman Tasik Shah Alam, from 9am to 8pm.



Catch the action at Malaysia’s biggest cheerleading competition – Cheer 2017 – today.


Fahmi Reza, three others arrested over #KitaSemuaPenghasut t-shirts

PETALING JAYA: Activist Fahmi Reza and three others have been arrested by police for selling #KitaSemuaPenghasut t-shirts at a shopping complex.


Malaysian novels in English: Building a local readership

In this final instalment of Star2's 10-week series on local English language writing, Chuah Guat Eng looks at how local publishers find their market.


The KL Alternative Bookfest 2015 and Art For Grabs

There were controversial book launches, thoughtful forums, quirky art, and award-winning films at this annual meeting of book lovers and culture vultures. Though some food would’ve sealed the deal.


Hurting and healing

WHAT is trauma? We know it as a negative experience that has physical or psychological impact. However, an academic text called Trauma, Memory and Transformation: Southeast Asian Experiences takes a closer look at the topic, addresses it from multidisciplinary perspectives, broadens its definition, as well as explores how societies recover from it.


Addressing trauma and healing

A new academic book seeks to shed new light on the subject of trauma, seen from a local context.