Toni Morrison, a writer of many gifts who bent language to her will

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - Once upon a time in America, Toni Morrison wrote in Beloved, her masterpiece, the presence of a black face in...

Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus: Report

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, who had been hospitalised after being infected with the new coronavirus, has died, public broadcaster NHK reported...

Retired actress Cherie Chung celebrates 60th birthday on Sunday

Hong Kong actress Cherie Chung may have left the entertainment industry for almost 30 years, but she is still much loved by fans and...

Movies On My Mind: Time to terminate the Terminators

SINGAPORE - The Terminator was visionary film-maker James Cameron's 1984 landmark action science-fiction flick, warning of a world in the year 2029 taken over...

Modest swimwear brand, scarf label among 9 local fashion brands chosen for incubator programme

SINGAPORE - Many Muslim women are hesitant to learn swimming because of the lack of modest swimwear options, swimming coach Bibi Haneeza Said Akbar...

Ahn Jae-hyun apologises to actress after affair allegation by wife Ku Hye-sun

Ahn Jae-hyun has not resorted to tit-for-tat revelations even as wife Ku Hye-sun has posted about his alleged shortcomings. But he reportedly has had to...

Theatre review: No dry facts but much humour and debate in The Lifespan Of...

SINGAPORE - Fact-checking sounds like a dry task but there is much humour in this play, which has relevance not just for journalists and...

Dutch beauty Youtuber Nikkie de Jager unveils herself as transgender

THE HAGUE (AFP) - A Dutch social media star who has millions of fans for her beauty tip videos has made an emotional revelation...

Jacqueline Wong asks Kenneth Ma to spend time with her in America

Maybe it is not the kiss of death for TVB actress Jacqueline Wong after all. In April, she was caught kissing singer Andy Hui, 51,...

8 ways to rev up your child’s mother tongue skills

SINGAPORE - To help their children master their mother tongue, some parents are getting creative.Going on vacations, making their own flash cards, cooking traditional...

Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy is top global single for 2019

LONDON (REUTERS) - Billie Eilish's Bad Guy, a pounding song that pokes fun at distorted perceptions, was named as the top global single of...

Platform launched for F&B businesses to work together to reduce waste, boost sustainability

SINGAPORE - As sustainability continues to be the key buzzword in the food and beverage (F&B) industry this year, a new platform has been...

Star Wars theme park opens at Disneyland

ANAHEIM, United States (AFP) - Hundreds of Star Wars fans lined up before the crack of dawn on Friday (May 31) outside Disneyland as...

Taiwanese supermodel Lin Chi-ling marries Japanese boyband member Akira

In a shocking announcement, Taiwanese supermodel Lin Chi-ling revealed that she has tied the knot - with Japanese boyband Exile's member Akira. Lin, 44, posted...

‘Inside the Actors Studio’ creator James Lipton dies at 93

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - James Lipton, the creator and host of the long-running US television show "Inside the Actors Studio" has died at the...

June holidays are coming: Get ready for the mid-year break with these 7 essential...

SINGAPORE - The June holidays are almost here, and it is time to recharge your batteries with the family. While some people will choose to...

Korean singer HyunA labelled as ‘cheap’ after she wore seductive clothing on stage

HyunA should have been arrested, some netizens feel. They were upset over her choice of outfit when the South Korean singer performed at a music...

TVB actress Rebecca Zhu says co-star Tony Hung sprang surprise intimate scenes on her

Did TVB actor Tony Hung get too touchy-feely to make his character more convincing in new drama Wonder Women, or did he take too...

Arts Picks: National Library’s On Paper, Don Pasquale goes Singlish, Halloween at the Library...

Tucked away on the 10th floor of the National Library is an astonishing collection of papers from maps and wills to prints and paintings,...

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