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[Review] Moana – You’ll Want to Jump into the Ocean

[Review] Moana – You’ll Want to Jump into the Ocean

Disney Pixar’s latest movie will whisk you off to the Polynesian islands in Moana. It is a unique offering by Disney in that the narrative and characters come from different cultures not explored before. As expected of Disney, the animation was amazing and made me want to jump into the ocean. Moana is definitely worth...

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Taksu – An Evening of Balinese Dance

Taksu – An Evening of Balinese Dance

Finals have never been so fun. Professor Irving Johnson’s module on Balinese dance establishes new traditions in face of fiscal restrictions. Since the inception of the module SE2224: Unmasked! An Introduction to Traditional Dance in Southeast Asia, I have attended previous sessions of their end-of-year performance. As such, I have observed the evolution of the...

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[Review] Doctor Strange – a Classic Blend of Comedy & Action

[Review] Doctor Strange – a Classic Blend of Comedy & Action

Doctor Strange has a generally decent quality – as expected from Marvel movies. I enjoyed the experience mostly for its comparison of certain themes; time, human nature, the question of evil against good, and the public good versus the private sphere. Synopsis: Cumberbatch is a doctor – DOCTOR Strange (he refuses to be called anything else...

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NUANSA 2016: A Homecoming and a Prelude

NUANSA 2016: A Homecoming and a Prelude

One of the biggest student-run productions in NUS is back, and this time it promises something different. The Ridge presents to you its exclusive coverage of NUANSA Dasawarsa: Rhapsody in Chorus, by writers Ignatius Albert and Akankshita Dash. Nostalgia. This one word summarizes the entire NUANSA: Rhapsody in Chorus concert, held at University Town last Sunday,...

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Going, Going, Gone? The Decline of Pokémon Go

Going, Going, Gone? The Decline of Pokémon Go

The rise and (relative) fall of the most popular game of 2016 I wanna be the very best, at Pokémon Go… Before going out: check handphone. Riding bus: check phone. Getting on bus: phone is on, and on its surface, A wild Pikachu appears! Gotta catch ‘em all!  res.cloudinary.com These are the daily habits of...

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Japanese Film Festival 2016

Japanese Film Festival 2016

The Japanese Film Festival 2016 was organised by The Japan Foundation, Japan Creative Centre, Luna Films, National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Film Society. It was held at the Gallery Theatre in the National Museum of Singapore from 1st to 18th September. The objective of the Japanese film festival is to exhibit films that are highlights...

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Podcasts: A different way to start your day

Podcasts: A different way to start your day

Every morning, on our way to school or class, some of us like to ensconce ourselves in our world of music. I am no exception. Earlier this year though, I discovered a new companion for my daily commutes – the podcast. Podcasts are a cross between the radio and the audio book. They come in...

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[Review] I Am LGB

[Review] I Am LGB

Presented during the Singapore International Festival of Arts, I Am LGB was a play-cum-social-experiment which raised questions of identity, origin, and belonging. The audience (a.k.a participants) underwent several stages of assessments to decide who remained in the experiment, and who was liberated from it. By the end, only one participant was crowned “LGB”. “LGB” stands for “Lan Gen...

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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – Review

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – Review

The Court of The NUSSU Ridge will be hearing the case of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, beginning in the 25th of March of the year 2016. The events are thus: eighteen months following the events of MAN OF STEEL (2013), the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. Fearing...

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Your Guide to the NUS Arts Festival 2016

Your Guide to the NUS Arts Festival 2016

Ars sine scientia nihil est – art without science is nothing. The NUS Arts Festival 2016 knows this logic well. That is why the National University of Singapore Centre for the Arts (NUSCFA) has partnered with the University’s Centre for Quantum Technologies to organise the NUS Arts Festival, centred on exploring science and technology through the arts. Set...

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Your Guide to Effective Recess Week TV Bingeing

Your Guide to Effective Recess Week TV Bingeing

As NUS students, your time is precious. Between finishing your readings, going to lectures, completing your lab reports and rehearsing next week’s presentation, we know that you can barely keep up with streams of wonderful TV shows (curse you, Netflix). But then again, finding the right show just for you may sometimes feel like looking...