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PM Cameron proposes British repositioning in EU

David Cameron hasn’t enjoyed much of his term in office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. After all, as Prime Minister he’s been raked over the coals (though not as badly as his deputy Nick Clegg) by British students incensed by increased school fees; U-turned on all sorts of taxes; and had to sack…

Sugar, what a rush!

All hail Vanellope Von Schweetz, the latest addition to Disney’s pantheon of princesses… although her political status as ‘princess’ is complicated. Also, unlike her pulchritudinous colleagues, Vanellope is not pursuing a male figure to define herself by but rather seeking to come to terms with herself and her flaws that keep her outcast from both her…

British Dramas OTHER than Downton Abbey or Doctor Who

Downton Abbey has just reached US shores with its third and latest series and Doctor Who still remains one of the most popular British dramas to this day. Both series have thrown the stereotypes of boring British drama out spectacularly, but not everyone may appreciate the grandeur of the Crawley lifestyle, while others would affect Maggie…

Bringing Shakespeare To Life: The Hollow Crown (2012)

For literature students, Shakespeare is a nightmare. It is always difficult for students to understand Elizabethan English, much less feel the full dramatic power of the plays themselves. To Singaporean GCE ‘A’ Level students who took the GP exam in 2012, the unfamiliarity of archaic terminology became an unfortunate disadvantage when they misconstrued the word…

Les Miserables: on film at last!

The Christmas opening of the film “Les Miserables” was a dream come true for the millions of Les Miz fans around the world. After all, this globally popular French musical practically begs for a Hollywood rendition with it’s spectacular visuals and a soundtrack that needs to be reproduced over crystal-clear digital speakers. Critics are generally…