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Rota das Letras

A literary feast

This year it is by far the most ambitious programme of The Script Road - Macau Literary Festival. It starts this Saturday, bringing more than 40 artists to the city.
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The reality slap

After watching the ceremony, I couldn't avoid thinking on the politics involved. And I kept thinking that cinema, which should be all about dreams-come-true, is really nothing more than a mere illusion.
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Of invisible places

Picture yourself on a boat, on a river. In this little spot, you can. I just hope I do not end up sitting there, looking for the girl with the sun in her eyes, only to find that she’s gone.
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A story of courage

Life and Death in Shanghai tells the story of Nien Cheng arrest during the Cultural Revolution, along with her imprisonment, the torture, release and persecution.
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Stapled happiness

The latest release of ANTI-Records with gospel queen Mavis Staples, “Living on a High Note”, is greatly reminiscent of the 1960’s civil rights movement in the United States.
Cinema

Passion for a day

Macau’s Cinematheque Passion will once again open its doors – for a day – to the general public. Some spaces of the new venue have been operating on an experimental stage.
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In the Spotlight

Nominated for six Oscars, Spotlight does not have special effects or over-the-top photography, but it tells you an excellent story in a very simple way.
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Macau in a square

Living in the most famous square of Macau, a city that welcomes around 30 million tourists a year, can be a love-and-hate affair.
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Words in the Sky

Few books have made me sigh so much - and smile so much - as José Eduardo Agualusa's juvenile novel, A Vida no Céu, has. “It is a novel for youths and other dreamers.”
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Painting at the beach

Everything tells us we’re spending summer with Painting With, by Animal Collective. They are finally reaching the beach, bound to claim the territory for themselves.
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Madonna for a few

No one can be indifferent to her. She is a singer, a dancer, a producer and one hell of a businesswoman. This weekend you can see her live in Macau. If your budget allows it.