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Music: Flying Syrup


OFF TO A FLYING START. Rock band Flying Syrup employs British musicality to create an album all about running away From Left: Beni (keyboard, synthesizers and backing vocals), Bruce (rhythm guitar and lead vocals) and Aan (bass and backing vocals) After sticking together for over a decade, … [Read more...]

Movies: August and September 2014


Old Timers THE EXPENDABLES 3 Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Wesley Snipes Director: Patrick Hughes So the increasingly haggard but irrepressible team of Expendables are back for another installment, bolstered by some new but not necessarily young blood. Stallone, who returns as … [Read more...]

Art (Marco Cassini)


PORTRAITS OF AN ARTIST. DA MAN catches up with Italian artist Marco Cassini in Bali following his latest exhibition at BIASA Artspace. “CHANC Project 02” (2014) Fresh from this summer’s “Portraits from the Stockroom” exhibition at BIASA Artspace in Seminyak, Marco Cassini is a man to … [Read more...]

Books: Surf Photography of the 1960s and 1970s


SURF AND SNAP. Celebrating the golden age of surfing is LeRoy Grannis’ collection of photographs in the volume titled “Surf Photography of the 1960s and 1970s” (Taschen). Going back five decades, when surfing was gaining popularity in the US, Grannis, a photographer and an avid surfer, … [Read more...]

Music: Acoustic Subtleties


GHOST STORIES Coldplay This is the album that you’d want to tune into after office hours, or when you’re stuck in the traffic. Understatedly simple yet rich in subtlety, “Ghost Stories” delivers tales of love, fantasy and dreams woven in the mind-transporting lyrics (check out … [Read more...]

DVD: Euro Trips


These four summer trip-thematic DVD titles will Director Julie Delpy lend you the travelling experience sans the longhaul flights. THE TOURIST Stars: Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck The explosive duo, Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, give a … [Read more...]