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The shortlist: recent collections of short stories

Publication date 23 November 2017 | 08:24 | ICT

Hannah Pittard Hannah Pittard reviews recent collections by Emily Geminder, Bennett Sims, Emily Fridlund and Josh Weil. Dead Girls: And Other Stories By Emily Geminder 176 pages. $17.

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  • Junya Goto prepares an egg to top the Hamburg Steak.

    A Japanese take on a hamburger

    Publication date 23 November 2017 | 07:27 | ICT

    The Japanese take on the hamburger, essentially a patty without the bun, is what you’ll be in for at the casual bar and diner 919 Quick.

  • Tourism Minister and President of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia Thong Khon (left) and NOCC Secretary-General Vath Chamroeun are heading to Singapore to sign a historic sport pact on Monday. Meng Srun Sreng

    Kingdom to sign long-term sport agreement with Singapore

    Publication date 23 November 2017 | 07:33 | ICT

    Cambodia and Singapore will formalise a long term agreement on Monday to strengthen bilateral relationship and co-operation between the two Asean fraternal members in the field of sports.

  • Ben Askren (on top) claims he is ready to defend his title when he enters the ONE cage in Singapore tomorrow.

    Askren roars to defend title in Lion City

    Publication date 23 November 2017 | 07:36 | ICT

    Ben “Funky” Askren claimed that he was ready to show the world that he is one of the best mix martial artists when he steps into the cage to defend his ONE Welterweight World Champion title against Japanese grappler Shinya “Tobikan

  • Romcheik 5 collective artist Bo Hak works with wood in his outdoor workspace behind the gallery.

    The flower on the Sangke River: Tracing the history of creativity in Battambang

    Publication date 17 November 2017 | 07:59 | ICT

    For well over a century, Battambang has stood out in Cambodia as a cradle of culture, producing renowned artists, writers, poets, musicians and thinkers.

  • Eng Aisha sells her artwork at a stall in Siem Reap’s Night Market.

    Siem Reap artist goes against the grain

    Publication date 17 November 2017 | 07:54 | ICT

    Wearing a pink hijab, Eng Aisha works away at a newly commissioned painting inside her bamboo home in Sambuor commune, on the outskirts of Siem Reap.

  • An interior view of the newly opened Museum Cafe in Phnom Penh.

    Odd collections a draw at Museum Cafe

    Publication date 16 November 2017 | 07:49 | ICT

    “You can call me the crazy man of Cambodia,” laughs Lee Peng Heng, sitting among around 100 of his vintage coffee grinders, dozens of teapots and a phonograph from 1888, at a table fashioned from a recycled garment factory sewing ma

  • Cross Transit performers rehearse for their show today at the Department of Performing Arts.

    Amrita team up for a cross-cultural performance

    Publication date 16 November 2017 | 07:53 | ICT

    A mix of the traditional and contemporary, and photography and dance, will be on the stage for two performances tonight and Friday, in a unique collaboration between Japanese choreographer Akiko Kitamura, photographer Kim Hak and lo

  • Author Kenneth T So holds copies of his books chronicling the history of Khmer civilisation.

    A scientist’s love of history

    Publication date 10 November 2017 | 07:09 | ICT

    On April 17, 1975, Kenneth T So – born So Khong Thay – saw the breaking news that Phnom Penh had fallen to the Khmer Rouge on a television in the canteen of the University of Tennessee, where he was studying chemical engineering.

  • From left: Thathiny Tep, Kimseng Suon and Soliday Yon at the Liger Learning Centre.

    Liger students show White Building projects

    Publication date 09 November 2017 | 07:30 | ICT

    The White Building may have been torn down months ago, but its story is not over yet.

  • ‘Eclectic unity’ is served up at Intégrité café

    Publication date 09 November 2017 | 07:34 | ICT

    Over the last five months, Sabrina Wong and Paul Sitai have been building a stylish and eclectic new café, restaurant and bar with a key component as its foundation – integrity.