Quiz: Do you know your dog well enough to find it on an ‘Isle of Dogs’?

May 9th, 2018 Animation, Arthouse Flora Yeo 10 min read

All dog owners fear the one thing: losing your furkid. But what if it were forcefully quarantined by a crazy mayor on an island following the outbreak of a treatable and non-fatal disease? Would you travel far and wide to retrieve your beloved pooch, just like Atari, the protagonist in Isle of Dogs? In Wes Anderson’s latest stop-motion animated film, the mayor of Megasaki City…

5 reasons why aliens wouldn’t invade Singapore

Jan 13th, 2016 Action Marcus Goh 6 min read

Ever notice how there aren’t many UFO sightings on Stomp? There’s a plethora of other weird pictures there, but aliens don’t ever seem to get featured on it. Maybe it’s because Singapore is just too difficult to invade, what with our army of acronyms and other idiosyncrasies. So we went ahead and conducted an extremely rigorous scientific study with the most brilliant scientists across our…

Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) ponders in Pawn Sacrifice. Credit: Golden Village

What chess pieces would be named if chess were created in Singapore

Sep 30th, 2015 Arthouse Marcus Goh 6 min read

Pawn Sacrifice features the game in which the titular Pawn comes from – chess. Surprisingly, it is said that it originates from India, which isn’t too far from Singapore. Doesn’t that make you wonder what chess pieces would have been named if the game had its origins in Singapore? The powers would be the same, but they would take on a decidedly more Singaporean bent. After all,…