Posts Tagged ‘pop culture’

Gwee Li Sui

There is a case to be made for a literary impression that adaptation is the most difficult sub-genre in the field of comics. Any attempt to give Dave Chua and Koh Hong Teng’s Gone Case: A Graphic Novel its proper critical evaluation does well to keep this point in mind. (more…)


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Review: Dark Folke

Ang Song Ming

The Observatory. Dark Folke. Singapore, 2009.

On their fourth album Dark Folke, The Observatory continue charting a path that, quite frankly, no other Singaporean band has managed to do over the span of five years. (more…)

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Joseph Tham

Various Artistes. 100 Greatest: Singapore 60s – The Definitive Collection. Universal Music Singapore, 2009. 5-CD box set.

1960s have always been a heady decade for many around the world – In the USA, the people were fighting for the rights of the Afro-Americans, the military presence of the Americans in Vietnam, the corseted conservative moral and religious stranglehold of the mainstream mindset of the previous generations: the youth was struggling to get their voice heard through demonstrations and even riots, as well as mind-altering substances which were circulated around in dubious status of legality. (more…)

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