News You Can Use – July 2014 – Issue 5

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 5 covers 25-30 July 2014). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

No ban on X-Men comic due to ‘balanced treatment of gay marriage’ ; Issue features characters who objected to wedding
TODAY (Singapore), 30 July 2014, 446 words, Alfred Chua, (English)
SINGAPORE — An Archie comic book which featured a gay marriage was removed from local bookstores earlier this year — but another comic with a similar theme — Astonishing X-Men Issue 51 — can still be found on the shelves.

Creativity drives excellence ; Singapore wins 15 Lions at top advertising and communications awards
TODAY (Singapore), 29 July 2014, 500 words, (English)
SINGAPORE — Representatives of Singapore at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2014 did the country proud when they brought home 15 Lions last month.

Singapore Shelf
Straits Times, 27 July 2014, 443 words, Akshita Nanda Arts Correspondent, (English)
Edited by Cyril Wong
Ethos Books/ Paperback/ 260 pages/$17.12/Major bookstores
More Singaporean short stories appearing in literary magazines should have their lifespan extended through anthologies and this …

Poets aplenty
Straits Times, 27 July 2014, 871 words, Akshita Nanda Arts Correspondent, (English)
Established voices Lee Tzu Pheng, Gwee Li Sui and Paul Tan have published new verses
It has been a bumper month for poetry, with six books from two publishers.

Western radio broadcasters tuning out
Straits Times, 27 July 2014, 1578 words, Nirmal Ghosh Indochina Bureau Chief In Bangkok , (English)
They are ceding the short-wave, or political ‘soft power’, space to China instead
For 67-year-old Victor Goonetilleke, sitting with his headphones on in his house in the lush green Sri Lankan countryside, June 30 was the end of an era.

TNP turns 26, with a twist
The New Paper, 26 July 2014, 854 words, COLIN THAM, (English)
To mark the occasion, a stop-motion video of all its staff currently working for the paper was produced
Typical of The New Paper, this is a story of twists, of turning heads, and of the innovation that is the essence of …

About Law Loo Shien

I am with the Resources, Discovery and Access team at NTU Library. There was once I scored a D for an undergraduate module on Political Philosophy, but it was the best course I'd ever taken. It planted the seeds of intellectual growth, and gave me a framework to understand human nature.
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