SASS AND THE CITY

I'M LATE to the party that is The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, an American dramedy centring around an upper-middle-class Jewish woman who takes on stand-up comedy in the late 1950s. Besides juxtaposing...

SASS AND THE CITY

"Thus each of us had to be content to live only for the day, alone under the vast indifference of the sky. This sense of being abandoned, which might in time have given characters a finer temper,...

SASS AND THE CITY

THERE are memes that celebrate the Great Lockdown as a small win for the introverts. "I've been preparing for this moment my whole life," so the deadpan quotes go.

SASS AND THE CITY

I SUPPOSE we have taken it for granted. A ticket out for a global citizen begins with an inspired lunch conversation, a coordination of timetables, and can be sealed by a matter of clicks.

SASS AND THE CITY

OVER a round of drinks, a male friend had recently asked if I had ever been harassed while alcohol was involved. My first answer was no. But then I realised it wasn't exactly accurate, I had...

SASS AND THE CITY

IN THE final weeks before ushering in a new decade, it is nearly inevitable for us to lament how time has passed too soon, and that we must, we must, reflect on the 12 months gone by.

SASS AND THE CITY

THERE is a new post-millennial catchphrase in town. Just this month, a 25-year-old New Zealand lawmaker zinged her older colleagues in Parliament who heckled her over her support for a Zero Carbon...

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IT isn't so often that you see nearly a full episode of television devoted to a discussion on flatulence. But there it was in the recently concluded Be Melodramatic, a criminally underrated Korean...

SASS AND THE CITY

PEOPLE can't tear their eyes away from bad news. A 2014 study by researchers at McGill University showed that even when news consumers claim to enjoy positive stories, their attention would...

SASS AND THE CITY

ONCE upon a time, there was a book that seized a reader with each turn of the page. That book for me has been a children's story written by a then-14-year-old from Singapore.