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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    Rewind album: Sarjana Muds, by Iwan Fals (1981)

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:45am by Oliver Clasper

    ... of the post-war era. And much like the late writer, Fals is a dedicated social activist whose lyrics and music exist not just to entertain, but also raise awareness. That he recently recorded a protest ... long been compared with American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, especially when it comes to the marriage of protest and music (not to mention his embrace of rock, folk and country), but his ...

  2. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Style Check: no social good comes from a photo shoot showing violence

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:48pm by Jing Zhang

    ... The incident sparked nationwide protests, legislative reform and debate on all strata of Indian society. So, it is no surprise that once Shetye's shoot went viral, outrage poured forth from social ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books

    Rewind book: The Year of Living Dangerously, by Christopher Koch (1978)

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 09:05am by ED PETERS

    ... Ed Peters The Year of Living Dangerously by Christopher Koch HarperCollins After Christopher Koch died last September, it was inevitable that The Year of Living Dangerously would feature prominently in his obituaries. Koch used to state rather forcefully that he had written several other books, and that he considered some of them better. Protest though he might, it is the tale ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong, by Sophia Law Suk-mun

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Amy Russell

    ... is not only a kind of liberation: it can also be an affirmative experience." Where words will not suffice, art is "a language for unspeakable pain". While protests, riots and weapons ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Gwangju's art biennale is all fired up

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:25am by Victoria Finlay

    ... in many ways, South Korea's Tiananmen: students and young people protesting, violent retaliations all leading, arguably, to a long-term shift in government policy. However, although Morgan ... destruction or protest. It can be ritualistic and dangerous. Or it can be about cooking." The show does not actually have much actual fire: just a 1994 work by Danish artist Olafur Eliasson ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Duo make a splash with traditional works

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:25am by Enid Tsui

    ... in the country's political, economic and social landscape. From Ai Weiwei's protest art to Zhang Xiaogang's ruminations on the Cultural Revolution, it is virtually impossible for viewers ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    Taiwan's Elephant Gym bring back bass-driven math rock

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:12am by RACHEL MOK

    ... of southeastern Taiwan, has been a leading voice in protest songs in recent years, standing up for such causes as the anti-nuclear movement. "We were mixing this song in Japan at the time ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Visitor, by Liam Matthew Brockey

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... they were not officially allowed to evangelise? These questions would occupy the minds of Western missionaries, Catholic and Protestant, for the next four centuries, even up to the present day- many ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books

    Asian-American Ed Lin lives the Great American Dream

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by Ajay Singh

    ... means something else- and my book is trying to sort out what this grey area means. I [feel] Taiwan should be independent- that it has a free press and free protests in the streets. In the past year, the major protests in Taipei have been about not being so close economically to China, about being against nuclear power. There's a young generation there that also recently took over ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - WOMEN'S RIGHTS

    STYLE CHECK: Where is the so-called 'art' in Indian 'gang rape' photo shoot?

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 06:25pm by Jing Zhang

    ... died later in a Singapore hospital despite efforts to save her. The incident sparked nationwide protests, legislative reform in 2013 and debate on all strata of Indian society. So ...




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