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PROFILE
Sep 2017

Art Heals – and Allows us to be Awed Again by Life

Barakah Blue is not afraid to spread Sufi spiritual teachings through his poetry and music.

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.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

Who’s Afraid of Bad Wolves?

A community development platform seeks to draw out the artist in Penangites.

PENANG PALETTE
Jul 2017

Tribute to a Visionary Virtuoso

John Lee Joo-for was one of the greatest acts in post-Independence Malaysian art.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

Voicing George Town’s Many Mores

George Town World Heritage Day is held to understand – and celebrate – local culture.

PROFILE
Jul 2017

Letting Theatre Make Sense of the World

The American actor/director who found his niche in Penang. 

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

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

BOOKS UNBOUND
Mar 2017

Doors of Perception and Translation

Langkawi-based writer, translator and publisher Jérôme Bouchaud reveals his literary journey.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

The Word and the World (Part Two)

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

FEATURE
Nov 2016

The Word and the World(Part One)

Literary translators connect cultures from different parts of the globe, and Penang's role in the history of the art is by no means insignificant

FEATURE
Sep 2016

Hearing the Painting Before Seeing it

Poetry and art go hand-in-hand in "Reading Art".

PENANG PALETTE
May 2016

An Ancient Art Form that Continues to Inspire

The Chinese brush genre survives – and evolves – in Malaysia.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2016

Loving Paris in the Winter

When it gets cold in the romance capital of the world, it's time to nip into an art gallery or two.

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.

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.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Oct 2015

The swashbuckling municipal president of Penang

Sjovald Hoseason Cunyngham-Brown was a civil servant, soldier, adventurer, activist and more.

FEATURE
Oct 2015

An indie protest

Art, debate, lectures and charades. Bersih 4 was much more than just a protest.

PROFILE
Oct 2015

Living hyphenated

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

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2015

Loving the art and the artist

For some artists, Cupid struck at the first brushstroke.

COVER STORY
Sep 2015

Putting Pulau Tikus on the map

Rich in history and rich in culture, this beloved township is drawing more attention than ever before.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Jun 2015

The Birthday Party – Pinter’s play about power remains relevant

Kee Thuan Chye reflects on Harold Pinter's classic and how it relates to Malaysia today.

FEATURE
May 2015

Probing root problems with music, the Kareem Salama way

Country music came naturally to Egyptian-American Kareem Salama.

PROFILE
Mar 2015

Resisting the closing of the Malaysian mind

Prof Latif Kamaluddin, poet and intellectual, has quite a few things to say about the state of Malaysian literature and its authenticity.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2014

Top 12 earners at art auctions

Who are the artists that rake in the dough today?

TALK-TALK ONLY
Mar 2014

A Malaysia lost

Kee Thuan Chye laments about Malaysia today, and reminisces about the Malaysia he used to know.

FEATURE
Feb 2014

A festival for all the senses

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

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