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[Preview] Spring Awakening

[Preview] Spring Awakening

What better way to awaken into the new semester than by watching Pangdemonium Productions’ staging of the Broadway musical, Spring Awakening? This musical tells the tale of a group of teenagers embarking on a turbulent journey of self-discovery, each one experiencing a dramatic, psychological, emotional, spiritual, sexual awakening. Meet The Misfit, The Innocent, The Rebel,...

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When Austen Beckons

When Austen Beckons

WARNING: This article may be slightly tainted by prejudice and excessive enthusiasm. “I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.” – Jane Austen Tea. Scones. Chamber music. Regency costumes. Janeites. It is the perfect felicitous combination of a Jane Austen Tea worthy...

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NUSSU organises Valentine’s Day charity concert

NUSSU organises Valentine’s Day charity concert

NUSSU is attempting to redefine Valentine’s Day in NUS. After the success of Supernova and Timbrefest last semester, NUSSU presents Amplify! 2012, a Valentine’s Day concert that will double as a charity drive. The concert, based on the theme of love, will feature a series of acoustic performances by bands from Sheares Hall and Temasek...

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[Preview] Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy the movie

[Preview] Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy the movie

The adaptation of a book to the silver screen almost always causes problems, with diehard fans watching with a critical eye to make sure that the source material is faithfully adapted and the right person is cast for the role. The movie version of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, however, proves to have handled itself well...

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NUS campus radio gets new home

NUS campus radio gets new home

NUS’ own campus radio station – Radio Pulze – will soon get a new home in a small studio located next to Starbucks at the Education Resource Centre (ERC) in University Town. The new studio was completed in December last year and will be ready for use this semester, starting in January. Although construction of...

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[Book review] American Wife, by Curtis Sittenfeld

[Book review] American Wife, by Curtis Sittenfeld

American Wife makes for a riveting read. But, here lies the catch – it is a 600 page saga spanning fifty years, based loosely on the American power couple that everyone loves to hate – George and Laura Bush. I must therefore admit that while I am partial to such sweeping sagas, American Wife is...