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Singapore Writers Festival 2011: 5 Things To Expect This October

Get set to unleash your inner bookworm when the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) returns with its 14th edition this year. Organised by the National Arts Council, this now-annual festival will take place from 22 – 30 October 2011. Some 120 participating writers will take part in more than 100 events held across the Festival District’s five central venues:…

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Cowboys and Aliens

Iron Man director Jon Favreau returns with a magnificent mash-up of two distinguished genres – Western and Sci-Fi, to bring you one of 2011’s most anticipated blockbusters, Cowboys and Aliens. Synopsis In 1873, an unknown gentleman (Daniel Craig) wakes up on a desert, with an incision through his gut and a strange metal band shackled to his left…

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Band You Must Know: Slow Club

Slow Club is indie folk duo from Sheffield, England. The pair is made out of Charles Watson (vocals and guitar) and Rebecca Taylor (vocals, guitar and percussion). The couple currently only has 1 album, Yeah So, released in the July of 2009 and another album, Paradise, planned to hit the record stores September this year.…

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Inch Chua Rants About Lack of Support for Local Music

At Popspoken, there are times when we rely too heavily on international entertainment. We know there is local buzz and we sure as hell do all we can to promote it though. However, it looks like singer/songwriter Inch Chua has had enough about Singaporeans’ attitudes towards local music. In a public Facebook note published on…

National Day Parade Theme Songs Through the Years

The National Day Parade is around the corner and one thing people look forward to when it comes to National Day is the theme song! These songs are usually heartfelt and encompasses patriotism like no other. First introduced in 1984, these songs became extremely popular after Dick Lee’s Home became possibly one of the best songs…

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Band You Should Know: The Head and The Heart

The Head and The Heart is a newly formed indie-folk band from insomniac city of Seattle, Washington. They are the epitome of an indie band, having opened for many giants of the indie world. Vampire Weekend, The Walkmen, Death Cab for Cutie, Iron & Wine, The Low Anthem. They finally broke the eternal struggle of being…

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Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon

2011’s most anticipated summer blockbuster has finally arrived and boy oh boy, do we have much to spill! Alas, we can finally (and very, very sadly) bid goodbye to Optimus Prime, Ironhide and the rest of the autobots in this final installment of Michael Bay’s  Transformers series. Synopsis The movie begins with a really cool “re-enactment” of…

Audi Fashion Festival | Redken + Shu Uemura

Redken’s showcase at the recent Audi Fashion Festival 2011 was a stunning display of artistic prowess, helmed by Creative Director of Redken Australia, Philip Barwick. Couple with Shu Uemura makeup and live-styling, the energetic show displayed bursts of colour and wild inspirations amongst clothes designed by their own designer, Yung. We were so glad to…

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X-Men: First Class – A Class above the Rest

Synopsis The movie begins with a recreation of  Bryan Singer’s X-Men (2000) opening scene involving young Magneto a.k.a Erik Lensherr bending a metal gate at a German concentration camp. No doubt that the original intro was way more emotional (and epic) but I gotta give props to Matthew Vaughn, director of X-Men: First Class, for imitating…