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Eternity GirlCreators: Magdalene Visaggio (writer), Sonny Liew (artist), Chris Chuckry (colourist), Todd Klein (letterer).Publisher: Young Animal/DC Comics All Caroline Sharp wants is to die. The only problem is, she CAN’T die. She has tried jumping off a bridge (“at least once a month,” she reckons), slashed her wrists (she has no blood to begin with), hung herself (though
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Teenager Muhammad Syukur Khamis from a small town in Kuala Terengganu is turning out to be quite an Internet sensation in early 2019. He is known as the Kampung Boy and some have even fondly named him “Mowgli Malaysia”. Syukur’s bond with animals has captured the imagination of many photographers – both local and foreign.
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Get the Sunday Star paper today (Jan 13) for your 25% discount coupon on these cookbooks. Look for it in StarLifestyle. Baking All Year Round Author: Rosanna PansinoPublisher: Atria BooksPrice: RM145.90 YouTube has been incredibly kind to Rosanna Pansino, who runs the Nerdy Mummies cooking series, one of the most popular baking shows on the
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American actress Lucy Liu collects trash. Twisted bits of wire, crushed soda cans, rusty keys – at some point, she has picked them off the street with her bare hands and put them in her purse. It has got to the point where she goes to work and people automatically hand her a Ziploc bag
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If you’re ever at the Zhongshan building in Jalan Kampung Attap, Kuala Lumpur, on a weekend, an operatic aria performed from the balcony of the highest floor there is the last thing you’d expect to hear. Since last November, unassuming visitors to this three-storey independent arts hub have been treated to popular songs from operas
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As a fibre artist working with deadstock fabric and vintage tufting tools, Svetlana Shigroff has an acute appreciation for what she describes as “old-school women’s work”. “There is something so special about using your hand with these old tools,” Shigroff says of her hand-tufted tapestries. “I don’t want to become mechanised.” After working as a
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There is no shortage of pseudonyms and aliases for artists when an exhibition has strong links to the street art and graffiti scene. Ever heard of Klangblabla, Bibichun, The Sliz, Orkibal, Snaketwo, Pumoonkust and Sattama? If you haven’t, you will soon. The intersection of graffiti art and gallery-based contemporary art gets a lot of ink
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There is a quilt that has hundreds of faces of dead people stitched onto it, hung from the ceiling and almost touching the ground. This is Chang Yoong Chia’s Quilt Of The Dead, a work-in-progress that commenced in 2002 and drew from obituary photographs in newspapers. Inspired by his grandmother’s passing and the circumstances revolving
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The culmination of romantic love leads to marriage – that’s what fairy tales tell us, and dreamers want to believe. But, the road to matrimony isn’t always smooth. Kalpana Dance Theatre (KDT) is looking to shine a light on this subject. KDT in collaboration with Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Negeri Perak and Ipoh Fine Arts
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The wily Sang Kancil. The hilariously idiotic Pak Pandir. The tragedy of the falsely accused Mahsuri, the strength and heroism of the hero Badang, and the mystery of the beautiful Princess of Ledang Mountain…. A generation or two ago, most Malaysians would have grown up with these folktales. These classic stories used to be passed
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