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Instead of a regular review of 10 Sticks and 1 Rice by Oh Yong Hwee and Koh Hong Teng (Epigram Books, 2012) or an interview with the creators, here is a powerpoint presentation by them at this recent event, http://singaporecomix.blogspot.sg/2012/12/social-realism-in-comics.html , about their creative process. Click here for : TSAOR Presentation (8.98MB)   For an […]

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Choy Kam Leong Larry   Monsters, Miracles & Mayonnaise is a charming and rustic collection of short vignettes that presented various personal musings of the author, Andrew Tan. There are stories of ordinary life such as Frozen, Water Bottle, Nice Guy and Moving Forward. In these, he drew on his own up-bringing and emotional journey […]

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[xyz_lbx_default_code] Lim Cheng Tju This is s/pores’ 6th year and 11th issue. We started slow with only 1 issue each for our first 2 years. Things stepped up in 2009 and 2010 when we managed 3 issues for both years. Last year had 2 issues and this looks like the only issue for 2012. Back […]

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Chua Beng Huat Conventionally seen by all and sundry as ‘leisure’ activity to fill up downtime or worse as essentially a ‘waste of time’ activity of especially youth, pop culture has not been a concern for the local academics who are busy with ‘serious’, ‘adult’ issues. Even those who are engaged in researching the so-called […]

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Conducted by Lim Cheng Tju, November 2011   1. How has life changed for you since winning the Young Artists Award  given out by the Singapore Government? Well…there’s the Award money sitting around somewhere but haven’t really had a chance to think of a project to use it on… generally I guess it has raised […]

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Clarissa Oon As a pimply, bespectacled adolescent in the second half of the 1980s, one of my favourite TV shows was — not Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas dancing with guns, flamingoes and bikini babes in Miami Vice — but watching other pimply, bespectacled Singaporean teens engage in verbal jousting on the inter-school English-language […]

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Joseph Tham   Naming one’s musical project Magus presents an interesting proposition: despite having various definitions behind the word, the basis of the term is deeply related to magic, wisdom and wonderment, be it the Christian sort, the paganistic type or one with a Zoroastrian origin. The duo behind this meta-Metal group, Leslie Low and […]

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Leslie Low     A stone’s throw away was written quite early on, it was once included as part of the first Obs demo together with How’s Life? etc. In the end, we felt it sounded too much like my solo material, so I kept it for my own release Black Book, which was essentially a […]

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Lim Cheng Tju   These comics by Eric Khoo done for NewMan magazine 10 years ago remind us that the award-winning director started out in the late 1980s as a comics artist. His earliest stories were printed in BigO magazine and in 1989, his Unfortunate Lives (Times Books International) was the first collection of comics […]

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Yvonne Low [Interview]   Don’t Sit On Me, Cheo Chai-Hiang’s latest project, was held at the Tun Tan Cheng Lock Centre (National University of Singapore) in the historic city, Melaka, from 10 March to 24 April 2012. Developed since August 2011, this two storey site-specific installation comprises 65 ‘makeshift’ chairs from participants across the world, […]

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Lim Cheng Tju Shaun Sankaran used to be known as Mindfuckingboy. But he doesn’t go by that moniker anymore. He is a reformed man these days. No more hardcore drinking, no more extreme noise that assault your senses. (just listen to MFB II, the 2009 CD he released – even my cats get disturbed) Released […]

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X’ Ho Leslie Low, formerly of Twang Bar Kings and more famously Humpback Oak, is a paragon of tender introspection and a natural troubadour of the finest caliber. As he challenges himself moving into fresher territories with each new music project, he proves to us that his is a voice so pure in intent and […]

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