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Bookmark This! Women, war and what it takes to remember

Join Life reporters Toh Wen Li (left) and Olivia Ho (right) in this new monthly podcast by The Straits Times, in which they talk about sizzling reads and titles in the headlines. In this episode, they look at women and memory in two new books – New York novelist Siri Hustvedt’s Memories Of The Future, […]

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BTS chart new territory with latest album

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Hotel Mumbai: Unflinching look at senseless brutality

NEW YORK  • On Nov 26, 2008, Dev Patel was 18 and on the cusp of stardom with Slumdog Millionaire when he switched on a television at home in London. And there in the overflowing Indian metropolis of Mumbai, where he had shot Slumdog a year earlier, “were these teenagers with rucksacks and AK-47s with […]

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Charlize Theron wants a Marvel role

AUSTIN (Texas) • It could be a long shot but Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron is still waiting for a part in a Marvel film. But she did nail a role in a romantic comedy called Long Shot, in which she stars as a presidential candidate opposite Seth Rogen as her speechwriter. The film opens in […]

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On social media

MADONNA INTRODUCES MYSTERIOUS MADAME X: Beautiful Stranger singer Madonna would like fans to meet Madame X. Posting over the weekend, she wrote: “Madame X is a secret agent, travelling around the world, changing identities, fighting for freedom, bringing light to dark places.” Was the 60-year-old singer talking about herself? Madonna has supported causes from efforts […]

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Gyms turn up the HIIT

Recent news that celebrity gym chain Barry’s Bootcamp is opening in Singapore next month is indication that the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) craze shows no sign of abating. In the past few years, gyms offering HIIT or HIIT-inspired workouts have sprung up all over Singapore, and it continues to be incorporated into exercises such as […]

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Living Well: The path is the goal

The Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard famously said: “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” For many years, I didn’t understand what he meant. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM. Enjoy unlimited access to ST’s best work Exclusive stories and features […]

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Having fun with fitness

It’s about balance and moderation. I do a variety of exercises that balance out one another, for example, weightlifting for strength and yoga for flexibility. I also eat in moderation. I was slightly overweight in primary school. I hated being in the Trim and Fit weight-loss programme as that meant sacrificing recess to do exercises […]

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Tablets, apps improve patient care in hospitals

NEW YORK • Ms Shannon Olson got more sleep than she expected during her daughter Emilia’s hospital stay in January. Emilia, 2½, was hospitalised for 10 days to treat an infected cyst on her face. Ms Olson slept in Emilia’s room and planned to wait for the nurses’ last rounds. Instead, she went to sleep […]

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Taiwanese director Chang Yi dreams of competing with Disney Tale

Chang Yi gave up film-making for glass art in the 1980s despite being one of Taiwan’s leading film-makers. He is probably best known for Kuei-Mei, A Woman (1985), which won top awards, including Best Director and Best Leading Actress, at the 22nd Golden Horse Awards. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full […]

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Tale of domestic help and employer opens Singapore Chinese Film Festival

Hong Kong writer-director Oliver Chan’s debut feature Still Human (2018) may be a fictional tale about the relationship between a Filipina domestic helper and her wheelchair-using employer, but it is rooted in reality. In fact, the main characters were inspired by a domestic helper and her disabled employer that Chan, 31, had encountered in her […]