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Bradley Yam

Cinema

Crazy Rich Asians: Game Theory and the Gospel

Everybody wants to know what everyone else thinks about Crazy Rich Asians (CRA), particularly, if you’re Asian. Many commentators have already weighed in about how CRA is either a triumph of representation for the Asian community, or an opulent neo-colonial misrepresentation of the Singaporean, Asian, and Asian-American ethnic groups, and an actively discriminatory film. These are critical issues that deserve attention, but they ultimately grapple with the contexts that the film interacts with, and not the heart of the film itself. If we want to understand what the film means to the people who are watching it, then we should…
Longform

Self-Driving Cars: Ready, Set, Go?

Over a decade ago, Mobileye could hardly conceptualize of a future where cars would drive themselves. Today, they are at the forefront of a transportation revolution. In a meeting with ASIC Manager Mois Navon, one of the key people blazing the trail at Mobileye, the discussion around the history and progress of Mobileye threw up fresh ethical issues that every self-respecting commuter should be aware of today. Mois Navon cuts a stately, almost imposing, figure, but his welcoming smile and warm tone could make you believe for a moment that he was inviting you into his very home. This is…
Arts

Costa Coffee with Shakespeare: The Bardrista Strikes Back

Costa Coffee’s back at it again, and this time they’ve gone and given themselves an upsize to none other than the Bard himself. A nod to his 400th death anniversary, this Costa Coffee event brought local actor and director Adrian Pang, artistic and managing director of Singapore Repertory Theatre, Gaurav Kripalani, director for the British Council Singapore, Roland Davies, and an old friend, local poet Marc Nair, to weigh in on the significance of the prolific William Shakespeare some four centuries later. Needless to say, we were also accompanied by one Mr. Caffeine and his pals – some good ole’ donuts,…
Life

Voilah! French Festival Singapore 2016: Experience The French Connection

This is the third of three listings on “Voilah! 2016”. This piece features the gastronomical highlights of the seven-week festival, which will see events exploring French Visual and Performing Arts, Food, Film, Science, and Culture. Just in case you were thinking all this was too atas for you, watch out as “Voilah! 2016” comes to the heartlands, your classrooms and our bars and clubs. The French Connection is both a feast for the senses as well as a query to the mind. As the spirit of the French region of Aquitaine Limousin Poitou-Charentes is invoked and the challenges of sustainable urbanism and…
Life

Voilah! French Festival Singapore 2016: Lo-baguettes! Lo-banquettes! Lo-bang!

This is the second of three listings on “Voilah! 2016”. This piece features the gastronomical highlights of the seven-week festival, which will see events exploring French Visual and Performing Arts, Food, Film, Science, and Culture. If food is your one and only love, prepare for a French romance of epic proportions. “Voilah! 2016” is working with dozens of partners to bring French food to you at an affordable rate! Whether it be a night out with a special someone or a boss you’re trying to impress with your impressive knowledge of wine and cheese, we’ve got you covered. We picked out a…
Arts

Voilah! French Festival Singapore 2016: Discovering Cultural Fraternité

This is the first of three listings on “Voilah! 2016”. This piece features the Arts and Film highlights of the seven-week festival, which will see events exploring French Visual and Performing Arts, Food, Film, Science, and Culture.  If you’re concerned about the dearth of exciting cultural events after last year’s SG50 bonanza, fear not, for the Institut Français Singapour, together with the French Embassy in Singapore, French Chamber of Commerce, and Alliance Française are kicking things up a notch to celebrate 51 years of friendly diplomatic and cultural relationships between France and Singapore. “Voilah! 2016” has just about something for everyone, offering inimitable…
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