Lourd de Veyra’s new book ‘Marka Demonyo’ is ‘probably’ his most political yet

Marka Demonyo (“Demon’s Mark”), a palm-sized book of poems that’s inconspicuously crammed with 46 verses on everything from fisting and silver screen baddies, to Caloocan City druggies and Adobo Jesus may seem like a lot to process. But its author Lourd de Veyra said his new book also kind of looks like your grandma’s daily ...

Nostalgic Pinoys bid farewell to Route 196 as beloved Quezon City pub shuts down

Nostalgic Pinoys bid farewell to Route 196 as beloved Quezon City pub shuts down

Route 196, the 15-year-old iconic pub in Katipunan, Quezon City, yesterday announced that it has permanently closed its doors. The pub’s management said that it has reached...

Sweet! Take a nostalgic candy trip with these Pinoy-made funky face masks

Sweet! Take a nostalgic candy trip with these Pinoy-made funky face masks

Remember White Rabbit candies? Those creamy, milky, confections popular with Pinoy kids growing up in the ’80s and ’90s. Well, now you can wear it on your face, thanks...

Living Fabulously Abroad: One woman’s guide for Pinays moving overseas

Living Fabulously Abroad: One woman’s guide for Pinays moving overseas

Working overseas or immigrating remains the dream of many Filipinas, but very few appear prepared to handle the drastic changes that it will bring. Enter Donna Avellana Künzler,...

Expect ‘Crazy’: Artist Robert Alejandro talks about this year’s digital Art in the Park

Expect ‘Crazy’: Artist Robert Alejandro talks about this year’s digital Art in the Park

A silver lining: no longer will you need to slug it out under the blistering sun and troop to a Makati public garden for this year’s Art in the Park. For its 14th outing,...

Contractual Comedy: Director Sonny Calvento on Cinemalaya satire ‘Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss’

Contractual Comedy: Director Sonny Calvento on Cinemalaya satire ‘Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss’

On Cinemalaya’s 16th outing, the country’s largest annual independent film festival will be running a digital fest billed with 10 short feature films slated to stream...

Pinoy comic creator Budjette Tan talks about Netflix-bound ‘Trese’ ahead of its US release

Pinoy comic creator Budjette Tan talks about Netflix-bound ‘Trese’ ahead of its US release

Mark the date: Sept. 30, 2020. That’s when United States-based publisher Ablaze is set to release cult comic book Trese to readers in the country, in Canada, and even...

Artist Mervin Malonzo forays into animated horror in this adaptation of ‘Ella Arcangel’

Artist Mervin Malonzo forays into animated horror in this adaptation of ‘Ella Arcangel’

Which direction does a National Book Awardee and a seasoned artist who’s spent the better part of his career making comic books and deconstructing Philippine monster...

‘It doesn’t stink’: A chat with Marvin Tiberio, the artist who uses squid ink for his paintings

‘It doesn’t stink’: A chat with Marvin Tiberio, the artist who uses squid ink for his paintings

Marvin Tiberio, 42, isn’t a full-time artist. He’s an ordained pastor of 18 years at the Church of Nazarene in Mati, Davao Oriental. As if that wasn’t surprising...

Score cool and affordable art prints while supporting your favorite local artists

Score cool and affordable art prints while supporting your favorite local artists

Ever wished you could score pieces from famed local artists like Elmer Borlongan, Romeo Lee, Roxlee, and Robert Alejandro? Is the steep price tag setting you back? Don’t...


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