Category: Arts/Entertainment

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Heads Up, Tourist Extortion in Bali Still Business as Usual

The island’s image as an attractive holiday destination may be marred by a tradition of local authorities taking cash off unwitting tourists.   Bali is known as a...

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Jakarta Jive, Bali Blues

Living through interesting times and recording them as an observer, albeit with a strong attachment, offers a value not only for future historians, but also for those of...

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Theatre with a Difference: The Jakarta Players

Breaking the monotonous routine of movie-bingeing and mall-hopping, Jakartans have the opportunity to watch a highly captivating play for a good cause. This summer, The...

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All That Jazz

“If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” ? Louis Armstrong En route to the eleventh annual Java Jazz Festival, the macet was particularly cruel....

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They’re Playing Our Song!

Every couple has a song which means something special to them. Maybe it’s the song that was playing when they first met or when they had their first dance, maybe it...

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The Death of the Movie Star

Of all the great technological advancements that have taken place in the history of mankind, the ability to record things must surely be among the most significant. I...

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What do you pack?

Roberto Di Marco was born and grew up in Rome, Italy. He attended a liceo in Rome, earning degrees in philosophy, psychology, criminology and forensic psychiatry....

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Dancing to Disney This Christmas

In our bustling metropolis, where temperatures are consistently set to ‘tropical’ year-round, it can be hard to find some Christmas spirit. That sparkle, that joy,...

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See you in 2015!

November 2014 was the busiest month the Jakarta Comedy Club has ever had. We had four events in 15 days, featuring comedy legends Papa CJ (India), Ro Campbell...

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Senyap — The Look of Silence

After the critically acclaimed and controversial Act of Killing, American documentary director Joshua Oppenheimer is back with The Look of Silence or Senyap. With this...

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Indonesia’s Opportunity at 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair

The country’s aspiring writers are aiming to make a big splash at the world’s largest book festival next year. Did you know a literary renaissance is taking...

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Status: It’s Complicated

Relationships are full of drama. And nobody brings drama across better than the not-for-profit community theatre group, Jakarta Players. This group of theatre...

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Capitalism vs The Climate

We are entitled to look back at 2014 with some pride. Recent achievements include democratic elections where the old political elite were told where to go; while the...

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Tesla Manaf Effendi

I haven’t asked Tesla why his parents gave him that name, but it fits the latest guitarist to have an international release of his music on MoonJune Records. Was...