Hollywood Film Strike Likely Averted

By Ariane Lindsay In recent weeks, behind-the-scenes production workers in film and television have threatened to strike. Strikes rarely occur in the film industry; the last major labor protest was organized by the Writers Guild of America in 2007-08. Members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) are dedicated to their craft and…

Utility and Beauty: The Strange Bedfellows of Novel Indulgence

By Hanabi S Blackmoor “A house that has been experienced is not an inert box”–Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space What is the relationship between utility and beauty? Or more specifically, what is the relationship between economics and art? These questions arise when investigating the current conversations on Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) in the art market….

China’s Crackdown: Singapore’s Ascent to a Cryptocurrency Powerhouse

By Aikana Williams Following Beijing’s announcement in May 2021 that the Chinese government will enforce a crackdown on cryptocurrency transactions, Singapore has experienced an unprecedented rise in firms relocating their operational headquarters to the city-state. The new Chinese regulations have already come into effect, with the People’s Bank of China having made all cryptocurrency-related transactions…