Category: Features

The Fetishization of Mental Illness, and How That Sucks.

In the wake of Chester Bennington’s untimely suicide, I might volunteer something. I relate. I have Borderline Personality Disorder, and while that might bring comparisons to Gone Girl or Girl, Interrupted – the reality is far less glamorous. Suicidal ideation seems to be part and parcel of most mental illnesses, and I’m no different. This is what happens if you search for ‘suicide’ on Tumblr. Sure, it’s one thing to see a PSA but there’s more to it. These invisible disorders plague a much larger portion of society than reported, if only because of the social stigma. The Star ran...

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Jacked Up: The Tale Of Exorbitant Ticket Prices

No, this isn’t a new issue. That being said, the whole debacle on ridiculous ticket prices has picked up heat again with the now sold out Bruno Mars show here in KL. Only hours after the whole venue sold out, tickets started appearing on StubHub for prices easily triple of retail prices.   Same goes to other concerts preceding Bruno Mars; tickets for Coldplay in Singapore sold for a measly sum of RM20,000 on reseller websites, and Ed Sheeran here in Malaysia sold for approximately 500% of its normal price. The wallet crippling prices leave heartbroken fans in their...

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Selepas ‘Tunjuk Belang’, maliQue kembali dengan ‘Pejamkan Mata’

  Sudah lebih sedekad maliQue dan Joe Flizzow berpisah dari kumpulan hip hop Too Phat yang diagungkan ramai sewaktu fasa kemuncaknya pada tahun 90an dan awal 2000. Kini, macam macam khabar angin timbul tentang keadaan maliQue, lagi lagi selepas Joe Flizzow rilis lagu ‘Aku Tanya Apa Khabar’ yang sangat jelas ditujukan kepada the General. Sebulan yang lepas terdapat desas desus diantara pemuzik tanahair yang mengatakan maliQue bakal kembali ke arena muzik lokal, walaupun ramai yang menyangkal idea ini kerana tiada bukti dari maliQue sendiri. Namun begitu, kementerian belia dan sukan mengambil langkah yang mengejutkan dengan menghasilkan sebuah lagu bersama...

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