Category Archives: Arts

Learning from luminaries

TROYE Sivan first came onto our radar a few years back when he landed the plum role of the young Wolverine in the blockbuster X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Sivan was discovered by a Hollywood producer, who spotted a YouTube clip of

Learning from luminaries

TROYE Sivan first came onto our radar a few years back when he landed the plum role of the young Wolverine in the blockbuster X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Sivan was discovered by a Hollywood producer, who spotted a YouTube clip of

Playing great-grandfather’s violin at Auschwitz’s gates

FOR years, Ashleigh Vissel’s great-grandfather’s violin sat in disrepair on top of her grandfather’s wardrobe. It hadn’t been played for more than six decades — since Jacob Vissel, its original owner, died in Auschwitz in 1944. While Ashleigh played the

Playing great-grandfather’s violin at Auschwitz’s gates

FOR years, Ashleigh Vissel’s great-grandfather’s violin sat in disrepair on top of her grandfather’s wardrobe. It hadn’t been played for more than six decades — since Jacob Vissel, its original owner, died in Auschwitz in 1944. While Ashleigh played the

Sages makes Archibald finals — for the 20th time

JENNY Sages is a finalist in this year’s Archibald Prize — the 20th time she has been up for the prestigious portrait prize to date. But up until a few months ago, the artist was struggling to decide on a

Sages makes Archibald finals — for the 20th time

JENNY Sages is a finalist in this year’s Archibald Prize — the 20th time she has been up for the prestigious portrait prize to date. But up until a few months ago, the artist was struggling to decide on a

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Broza’s message of love

FORTY years ago in a cramped English boarding school room, a fledgling Israeli musician found himself in an unlikely situation, learning how to play finger-style guitar from his Palestinian roommate. Together, on rainy days, far away from their warring homelands,

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Broza’s message of love

FORTY years ago in a cramped English boarding school room, a fledgling Israeli musician found himself in an unlikely situation, learning how to play finger-style guitar from his Palestinian roommate. Together, on rainy days, far away from their warring homelands,

Under the cover with Jackie Frank

IN fashion circles, marie claire publisher/editor Jackie Frank is famous for conducting meetings from her treadmill. It’s not unusual for the notorious multi-tasker to be found simultaneously approving a fashion shoot and solving an advertising issue while checking mails on

Under the cover with Jackie Frank

IN fashion circles, marie claire publisher/editor Jackie Frank is famous for conducting meetings from her treadmill. It’s not unusual for the notorious multi-tasker to be found simultaneously approving a fashion shoot and solving an advertising issue while checking mails on

Single white female in Hanoi

SIX months into her stint working as an English teacher in Vietnam, Carolyn Shine realised she was experiencing a serious case of culture shock as soon as her eyes spotted an unusual looking platter in a Hanoian restaurant. “It was

Single white female in Hanoi

SIX months into her stint working as an English teacher in Vietnam, Carolyn Shine realised she was experiencing a serious case of culture shock as soon as her eyes spotted an unusual looking platter in a Hanoian restaurant. “It was

The Gaza doctor who refuses to hate

“THIS is the end. This is the end.” That is all Izzeldin Abuelaish could think when an Israeli tank shell hit his home on the afternoon of January 16, 2009. For weeks, the Palestinian doctor and his eight children had

The Gaza doctor who refuses to hate

“THIS is the end. This is the end.” That is all Izzeldin Abuelaish could think when an Israeli tank shell hit his home on the afternoon of January 16, 2009. For weeks, the Palestinian doctor and his eight children had