Go ahead quote me

Crime author James Patterson on literacy
Crime author James Patterson on literacy
Actor Jaden Smith  on why he wore a Batman costume to rapper Kanye West and reality star Kim Kardashian's wedding last year
Actor Jaden Smith on why he wore a Batman costume to rapper Kanye West and reality star Kim Kardashian's wedding last year
Film-maker Hou Hsiao-hsien
Film-maker Hou Hsiao-hsien

'J.K. Rowling saved a lot of lives because the kids that dealt with all the Harry Potter books became competent readers, and could make it through high school and college. Then they could get a job. Let's get the kids reading first. That's what's crucial'

Crime author James Patterson on literacy


'I felt as though I needed to protect everyone there and needed to have the proper gear to do so'

Actor Jaden Smith  on why he wore a Batman costume to rapper Kanye West and reality star Kim Kardashian's wedding last year


'In the depths, culture is almost the same everywhere in the world. It's all about human existence, life. Accumulated over a long time, it turns into culture. So as long as you tell a human story well, basically they should understand it everywhere'

Film-maker Hou Hsiao-hsien 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 29, 2015, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe