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FEATURE
Sep 2017

Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

This year's George Town Literary Festival is yet another feast for the soul.

BOOKS UNBOUND
Aug 2017

Conversations and Explorations: Leela Devi Panikar - Spinning Short Stories

Brevity, fleetness and attention to the smallest detail – all necessary for the short story form.

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

With the dialect in danger of disappearing, passionate parties step up and take charge.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

The Word and the World (Part Two)

Post World War II Malaysia – including Penang – bursts with literary work.

FEATURE
Feb 2016

A New Lease of Life for Traditional Puppet Theatre

Potehi thrives where other traditional arts have not.

PROFILE
Nov 2015

Marina Mahathir: Malaysia is my colour movie

Editor Ooi Kee Beng chats with Marina Mahathir about what it means to be Malaysian today.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

Making words perform art

What do a punk rocker, puppeteer, bangsawan specialist and jazzhead have in common? They write.

COVER STORY
Nov 2015

The ringgit and sen of festivals

They draw crowds and provide a platform for local talents, but just how economically beneficial are festivals?

FEATURE
Nov 2015

Festivals of significance: A writer’s view of literary festivals

Tan Twan Eng writes about his experience participating in literary festivals – and their importance.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Oct 2015

The tourists keep coming!

We examine the mobility of tourists in Penang.

PROFILE
Oct 2015

Living hyphenated

Malaysian-Australian writer, poet, musician and spoken word artist Omar Musa talks about identity and art.

FEATURE
Jul 2015

Profiling Penang as a culture hub

As the creative economy burgeons, Penang digs its spurs in.

FEATURE
Jan 2015

The bookman who embraced Penang

From urban crime to science fiction, local independent publisher Fixi is bringing sexy back in books.

FEATURE
Jan 2015

Making Malaysia’s literary capital work

What's it like organising literary festivals? Fresh off George Town Literary Festival, we ask its curator Umapagan Ampikaipakan.

PROFILE
Jan 2015

The Art of Sonny Liew

From drawing for fun to drawing for Marvel, Malaysian Sonny Liew has carved a colourful career in the world of comics.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jan 2015

George Town – From city to municipality to culture centre

George Town was Malaya's first city – and its only city until 1972. We examine the significance of this status, and its impact on recent times.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2014

An explosion of art shows

With the whole country engulfed in celebrations of art festivals and related art affairs, Malaysia seems to be having an art-tastic year.

FOOTPRINTS
Apr 2014

The streets of George Town are alive - maybe too alive

George Town runs the risk of becoming over-commercialised.

FEATURE
Feb 2014

A festival for all the senses

The In-Between Art Festival delivers sumptuous ethnic food along with exhilarating entertainment.

FEATURE
Feb 2014

The written word in a democratised world

The written word in a democratised world

PROFILE
Feb 2014

Up close with Lat

Malaysia's icon talks about kampung living and the importance of intermingling.

COVER STORY
Feb 2014

A chat with Tan Twan Eng

Tan Twan Eng The man who paints with words

FEATURE
Nov 2012

George Town LITERARY FESTIVAL II

The George Town Literary Festival is back! Curator Bernice Chauly tells us what's in store for book lovers this year.

STATES OF REFORM
Sep 2012

Power and the arts

What role should states play in the arts?

TALK-TALK ONLY
Nov 2010

Days of wine and Adelaide

Kee Thuan Chye reminisces about wine, women and Donald Dunstan and Adelaide Week.