Giving Ground

  Theophilus Kwek’s 2011 debut, They Speak Only Our Mother Tongue, had announced the arrival of a unique and authentic voice who wrote beyond the usual tropes that have come to be identified with Singaporean writing: identity, memory, nostalgia, victimhood,

Giving Ground

  Theophilus Kwek’s 2011 debut, They Speak Only Our Mother Tongue, had announced the arrival of a unique and authentic voice who wrote beyond the usual tropes that have come to be identified with Singaporean writing: identity, memory, nostalgia, victimhood,

Faithful Victorian: William Thomas Thornton, 1813-1880

William Thomas Thornton (1813-1880) was a notable Victorian social reformer, economist and imperial administrator. Like his friend and patron John Stuart Mill (1805-1873), Thornton derived his income and economic security from the East India Company, which he joined in the

Faithful Victorian: William Thomas Thornton, 1813-1880

William Thomas Thornton (1813-1880) was a notable Victorian social reformer, economist and imperial administrator. Like his friend and patron John Stuart Mill (1805-1873), Thornton derived his income and economic security from the East India Company, which he joined in the

A Chimney (part 1)

The Fast Small Field Railroad Company in Tokyo, Japan read the future and invested right. In 1977 they tore down the shabby small wooden station of Forever Forest Upper Field and elevated it with concrete, then they had the subway

A Chimney (part 1)

The Fast Small Field Railroad Company in Tokyo, Japan read the future and invested right. In 1977 they tore down the shabby small wooden station of Forever Forest Upper Field and elevated it with concrete, then they had the subway

Feature: Money Changes Everything, How Finance Made Civilization Possible

Professor Goetzmann’s magisterial survey covers key developments in the history of finance, beginning with the invention of money nearly 6000 years ago in the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean. Money has been the economic lifeblood of all human societies

Feature: Money Changes Everything, How Finance Made Civilization Possible

Professor Goetzmann’s magisterial survey covers key developments in the history of finance, beginning with the invention of money nearly 6000 years ago in the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean. Money has been the economic lifeblood of all human societies

The Curse of Cash

Professor Rogoff doesn’t like cash, at least high currency bank notes. He’s written a whole book explaining why they should be withdrawn from circulation. To be fair, he restricts the idea to developed or mature economies with strong financial institutions.

The Curse of Cash

Professor Rogoff doesn’t like cash, at least high currency bank notes. He’s written a whole book explaining why they should be withdrawn from circulation. To be fair, he restricts the idea to developed or mature economies with strong financial institutions.

Queer spaces make queer lives

  When I think of queer Berlin, I think – albeit narrowly – of the men dancing with me to DJ Boris at the Snax party at Berghain last Easter Sunday: thousands of sweaty revelers, some wearing leathers, some wearing

Queer spaces make queer lives

  When I think of queer Berlin, I think – albeit narrowly – of the men dancing with me to DJ Boris at the Snax party at Berghain last Easter Sunday: thousands of sweaty revelers, some wearing leathers, some wearing

et filios …

“Singapore is our native land, but to be Singaporean is to be your native land. All flesh all action, Harry, make me certain. Make me useful.” (Amanda Lee Koe) In Nomine Patris … is a collection of written pieces by

et filios …

“Singapore is our native land, but to be Singaporean is to be your native land. All flesh all action, Harry, make me certain. Make me useful.” (Amanda Lee Koe) In Nomine Patris … is a collection of written pieces by