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Thick Beats for Good Girls: An Interview with Pooja Nansi and Jessica Bellamy

Thick Beats for Good Girls: An Interview with Pooja Nansi and Jessica Bellamy

Checkpoint Theatre is delighted to present an electrifying new production, Thick Beats for Good Girls. Written and performed by performance-poet Pooja Nansi (Singapore) and award-winning playwright Jessica Bellamy (Australia), Thick Beats asks a ton of questions about the balancing act that is being a woman, an ethnic or religious minority, and—God forbid—a hip-hop enthusiast. Directed...

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Dear Professor Hawking: A Eulogy to My Childhood Hero

Dear Professor Hawking: A Eulogy to My Childhood Hero

Dear Professor Hawking, Today you leave us, on your way to your next grand adventure. Our gaze forever trained on the horizon, as we hope to catch a glimpse of you flitting amongst the stars. Being a giant in your field, never stopped you from having compassion and kindness for those who needed it. A...

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Powering the Energy of Tomorrow: A Shell Production

Powering the Energy of Tomorrow: A Shell Production

On the 8th of March, Shell organised the Shell Powering Progress Together Forum, at the Changi Exhibition Centre, to bring together some of the brightest minds in the energy industry to discuss and debate the future of energy. As a part of the forum, Shell had put together a competition named Imagine the Future, a scenarios...

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Black Panther : The R Word [Movie Review]

Black Panther : The R Word [Movie Review]

For a Marvel Movie that has a man in a cat suit as its lead, “The Black Panther” drives a strong message home. Dealing with hard-hitting topics like globalisation, nepotism, familial bonds and duty, the movie is a philosophy lecture presented in a more entertaining medium; a whole lot less dry and with a large...

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We Need To Talk About Sex

We Need To Talk About Sex

  In January this year, the world was shocked by the sensational article on tabloid site Babe featuring accusations of sexual harassment against popular comedian Aziz Ansari. A female journalist who went on a date with Ansari, accused him of taking advantage of her and of ignoring her verbal and non-verbal signs of discomfort. You...

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Food for Thought: To Pay or Not To Pay?

Food for Thought: To Pay or Not To Pay?

I’m sure most of us have heard of NUS Whispers. For some of us, it’s a source of daily entertainment, and for others it’s a platform to ask questions without being judged. But the popular confessions page, hit a snag last week, when a seemingly innocuous post gave rise to a heated debate. Early last...