'Pesta Bintang' attracts gifted children JAKARTA (JP): Nine-year old Panji cheerfully performed
Elton John's I Just Can't Wait to be King taken from the
soundtrack of the popular film Lion King. More ...
Prenatal jitters, paranoia plague 'The Astronaut's Wife'By Tam Notosusanto JAKARTA (JP): Looks can really be deceiving. Take one look at
Johnny Depp, and you will probably only see a good-looking, even-
tempered man, especially considering all those lovable misfits he
played onscreen. More ...
Malaysia profits from Formula I JAKARTA (JP): Malaysia earned 500 million ringgits from the
Formula I race at the Sepang circuit in October 1999, Minister of
Finance Daim Zainuddin said in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. More ...
Ad spotlight too harsh for some child performers?By Gedsiri Suhartono JAKARTA (JP): Parents, pumped with pride at seeing their
children in advertisements, may not be willing to recognize the
potential dangers of exposing them to the spotlight. More ...
Celeb kids in ads, big headache for parents Turning on the television or radio today can be a dangerous
undertaking for those of us who cringe at the sight of pint-size
performers. In a wave of cuteness led by the ubiquitous Joshua,
they have saturated the entertainment and advertising industry. More ...
Reebok Treadmill comes to Indonesia Since Joe Weider Fitness equipment became a leader in the
fitness movement, since 1993, 6,700 Cardiovascular and Strength
Training Fitness machines have been installed countrywide. More ...
French museums 'free Sunday' PARIS (AFP): Tens of thousands of people flocked to museums
across France on January's first Sunday as the state broadened
its policy of opening for free the first Sunday of every month. More ...
Baby Jim Aditya is 'Ibu' CondomBy Mehru Jaffer JAKARTA (JP): What makes 38-year-old Baby Jim Aditya really
mad about most Indonesian women is their blind faith in myths
like genital mutilation makes women better cooks. More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC:
Three Kings 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Life is Beautiful 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Stigmata 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Astronauts Wife 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
The Bone Collector ... More ...
C. Java gears up for 15th PON SEMARANG (JP): After losing the chance to host the 2004
National Games (PON), Central Java will focus on improving its
achievement in this year's National Games in Surabaya, held from
June 19 to June 30. More ...
Edi beats Boon in billiard tournament JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian billiard player Edi Hartono upset
1998 Asian Games silver medalist Tantiong Boon of Singapore 11-10
in the Bali International Billiard Tournament at the Kuta
Billiard International in Bali on Saturday. More ...
When is advertising no longer child's play?By Bruce Emond JAKARTA (JP): It could be termed the "Joshua Phenomenon". With
his impish grin, trademark Rip Van Winkle cap and high cuteness
quotient, Joshua Suherman is the reigning prince charming of the
country's entertainment world. More ...
I'm fit to travel to Brunei: Gus Dur JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid said on Saturday he
was fit enough to travel and would go ahead with plans to visit
Brunei on Sunday and East Timor on Tuesday. More ...
Guess What? Melly Manuhutu Good looks won't last. Sinetron actress and singer Melly
Manuhutu understood this very well and started running a business
of her own. And not surprising, she chose a business that matched
her expressive and funky style. More ...
Once famous Madurese batik comes apart at the seamsBy Abdur Rozaki and Singgir Karta BANGKALAN, East Java (JP): The island of Madura is famous for
its traditional bull races, but few are aware that the Madurese
are also fine exponents of the craft of batik. More ...
Joshua: A gifted entertainer and very wealthyBy Endi Aras JAKARTA (JP): By the age of two, Joshua Suherman hummed a new
song everyday, a year later he had his first album. Now, the
seven-year-old star is one of Indonesia's most gifted
entertainers and...a billionaire. More ...
Spooky films cause fright at theaters JAKARTA (JP): A man coming home from space and a rosary coming
from Latin America cause some commotion in films currently
playing at local cinemas.The following reviews and grades are by Oren Murphy (OM) and
Tam Notosusanto (TN).The Astronaut's Wife. More ...
Saritem: A battleground of moralsBy Kafil Yamin BANDUNG (JP): A proposal to change a flesh market into a
religious boarding school sounds absurd, but the local
administration, withering in the heat of a morality crusade, has
given it the green light. More ...
Master's degree easily obtained in Indonesia YOGYAKARTA (JP): An education observer condemned the "trading
of academic degrees" by privately run schools through their
instant programs, saying this was a type of white-collar crime.Moh. More ...
Gus Dur abolishes special boards JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid engaged in a bit of
housecleaning on Saturday by abolishing special boards and
advisers established by former presidents Soeharto and B.J.
Habibie. More ...
Windows 2000: Let's open this window JAKARTA (JP): Now is the time to celebrate new technological
advances, new steps in creativity, and the new era of information
confusion. Of course I am talking about the release of Windows
2000. More ...
Sharing the same fate If we talk about globalization, it covers all segments of life
and it happens in all parts of the world. Let us take for example
corruption, collusion and nepotism (KKN). KKN is certainly not
the monopoly of Indonesia. More ...
Expo shows diversity of Croatian graphic arts JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian art buffs will have a chance to view
contemporary Croatian graphic arts to be shown at the National
Museum from Feb.29 through March 9. More ...
All-Indonesian final in doubles event JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia Women's Circuit-2 and Men's Futures-1
will see all-Indonesian finals in the doubles events at the
Kemayoran Tennis Center at Central Jakarta on Sunday. More ...
Men, students in quandary, Acehnese women map futureBy Debra Yatim BANDA ACEH, Aceh (JP): While students and a largely-male
delegation are still in a quandary on how to map out a future for
troubled Aceh, the women have already created a blueprint
outline. More ...
Art Agenda Drawing Exhibition: Wajah Polos Bocah Pinggiran (Innocent
Faces of Underprivileged Children) by Rosid at Koong Gallery,
Gran Melia Hotel, Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. X-0, Kuningan
Jakarta, from Feb. 24 through March 8, 2000. More ...
Indonesian and expat students stage a benefitBy Nicole Johnson JAKARTA (JP): Expatriate and local school children are
collaborating on an original theater piece titled Bridging the
Gap, which will be performed from March 2 to March 4 as a benefit
for a housing project dedicated to Indonesian ... More ...
Wake up, pleaseThere are moments in life when I just don't know
which way to go.
Although both to my left and to my right
it's perfectly bright
and tree leaves are softly touched by the passing breeze,
why is it that my poor brain seems to freeze?Where's my spirit which usually keeps my mind ... More ...
Risky business of bridging cultures without bruising egos When Cultures Collide, managing successfully across cultures;
By Richard D Lewis; Nicholas Brealey Publishing, London, 2000;
Paperback 462 pages; US$19. More ...
Elegy for Anwar SaeedyBy Martin Aleida Anwar Saeedy left the office of social affairs with an
indescribable feeling of disgust. He turned back, looked briefly
at the imposing building, and then shook his head and spit a few
meters away of the guard post. More ...