The Late Felix Dennis (27 May 1947 – 22 June 2014) may not be homosexual, but he is certainly not the kind of role model that any of the concerned parents who supported the pulping of gay-themed books would approve of. Flamboyant, cynical, hedonistic and filthy rich, he was part Oscar Wilde and part Richard… Continue reading
In the 16th century, an Italian astronomer by the name of Galileo Galilei designed the then state of the art telescopes and spent many years observing the heavens. His observations were to confirm the deductions of late Nicholas Copernicus’ heliocentric theory – that it was the earth that revolved around the sun and not vice… Continue reading
The conflict has escalated. Writers boycott an NLB event, 400 people gathered outside the National Library to read the banned books. Karen Liaw wrote the following letter to Today: I read with disappointment the decision of several members of the literary community here to boycott any activity linked to the National Library Board (NLB) in… Continue reading
You say that flowers and dewdrops don’t last and those who admire their beauty are shallow. But are we not dying as we are living? Why should life be tragic just because it is not permanent? If permanence is just a myth? Why despise the temporary and those who pursue it without attachment?