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The author Richard Simon, in his Author Note, says, "Oskar is the fruit of the idea that what needs to be saved is not just lives, but hope." The story...

With the nip in the air, the colourful decorations hitting the stores and the seasonal music on the airways to set the scene, I always reach for a nice Christmas...

So the end of year wedding season is in full swing. With masses of couples, around the world saying “I Do!” magazines and social media carry oodles of the wedding...

A real emotional rollercoaster without a dull moment. I have read many biographies and autobiographies in the past. They all have a bit you skim through at some point when...

Many of us are familiar with the tale of the Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Anderson. Like most of his fairy tales, it has a bitter-sweet ending. This Christmas...

And so as the Christmas season rolls in, the movies follow it. This year, classics such as ‘Home Alone’ and ‘ Its A Wonderful Life’ are joined by the 2018...

Another retelling of the classic English folk tale Robin Hood was released this year. Like the many iterations of this story to come before it, the film places its focus...

Another sequel for a fairly dormant franchise is released. The sequel to ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ picks up 6 years after the original, with the titular Ralph and his newfound friend Vanellope...

It was a long and exhausting day as I sat in an overcrowded waiting room at Nawaloka Hospital recently waiting for a friend to come out of her MRI session.

I absolutely LOVE the Mr. Men and Little Miss series! So I was thrilled to bits when I realised there were Christmas editions of the books. They are unfortunately not...

The sequel? Prequel? Spinoff? Pre-sequel-spinoff? The spinoff series to the much loved ‘Harry Potter’ film series continues with this year's instalment of the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series of films.. The new...

My children love animals. So when I saw these at Sarasavi Bookshop a couple of months ago, I just had to buy them. Priced at Rs 290 each they were...

I am not a political activist nor am I active on Facebook, but since October 26th my actions prove me otherwise. I took my daughter and nephew to visit the...

Five-year-old Ronan is visiting his grandmother (fondly known as Granma) who lives in a large old-fashioned house in an unspecified place out of Colombo. He and his parents are hoping...

2018’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, goes about telling audiences the story of possibly one of the greatest bands to grace a stage, Queen. It also gives kids a chance to understand why...

Last Friday evening many of us were shocked to our very core. A hasty decision, an unexpected sacking and swearing in - no one expected and no one, not even me...

Electrifying music, intimate chemistry, emotional fragility together brings a movie that is worthy of an Oscar nod. Let me start by saying do not compare this movie to the original...

Damien Chazelle returns to the director chair in 2018’s 'First Man’, a Neil Armstrong biopic; following the story of the first man to walk on the moon and the difficulties...

Dear Mammas, Life is good.Life is kind.Life is all those things you want it to be if you let it. Run, yell, read, draw, paint, create, live, laugh and let...

Hello friends, it has been a while and I have been watching with some reservation and amusement the shenanigans of Colombo and have decided it’s time to bell the cat...

I knew I was pregnant. My body told me I was. I felt that familiar nausea, the loss of appetite. And of course, my period was late. I was never...

Smallfoot is a fun,energetic animated musical that manages to bring positve messages and encourages children to be curious and explore, to get out of their comfort zone. Smallfoot is definitely...