More articles about: Books & Art

 
Share
Because sometimes an audio file is worth ten-thousand words.
Books are great. They're really, really good. You can flip through them, they smell great when they're fresh off the shelf, and if a friend who borrowed one off you folds the corners of the pages over, then you're legally allowed to break ...
 
Share
Leonardo in Manila will run from November 13 to 21.
Five hundred years since his passing, the legacy of Leonardo da Vinci lives on in every corner of the world—even the Philippines. A painter, sculptor, inventor, engineer, scientist, architect, astronomer, among other things, da Vinci’s discoveries are still revered to this day. ...
 
Share
Unlucky were the families that were stuck with surnames like Baboy and Gago.
This open-access book in Ayala Museum’s Filipinas Heritage Library Catalog contains thousands of recorded last names, written in the time of the Spanish Colonial era. Published in 1849, The Catalogo Alfabetico de Apellidos contains 141 pages of surnames with both Spanish and ...
 
Share
Buying and selling local art just got easier.
These days, we rely on the Internet for almost everything. Hungry? Tap GrabFood or Food Panda on your phone. Don't want to hail a cab? Log on to Grab or Owto. Booking a movie or theater ticket? You can do that with GMovies or Ticketworld. You ...
 
Share
It includes dictionaries, grammar notes, and lesson guides to seven Philippine languages.
The University of Hawaii has given the public free access to its online library of Philippine languages. You can now access dictionaries, grammar notes, lesson guides, and beginner textbooks for seven of the Philippines’ many languages. The languages the 17 books cater ...
 
Share
Artist Erwin Mallari has turned chaos into art.
Erwin Mallari was just a regular office worker when he started painting the daily struggles of commuters in Metro Manila. In a series of paintings, he depicted the different traffic situations in the city using watercolor.Mallari showcases his mastery of the medium with ...
 
Share
News clippings of the account were even found in Nabokov’s journal.
Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita was a short story-turned-novel, which was published for the first time in 1955. The controversial book has been deemed a classic until today, despite many other tomes that have been published since then. Bookworm or not, everyone is probably a little ...
 
Share
What if superheroes existed in the Philippines?
In Paolo Fabregas’ alternate world of superheroes, every country has its own special group of superheroes. The Philippines has its own, called the Filipino Heroes League or FHL. In the graphic novel, the FHL is a government-funded organization created to augment the ...
 
Share
Ian Sta. Maria is back with his latest creation: Salamangka.
We can never have enough books on Filipino folklore. After all, they're more than just stories told to us as kids; they are a part of who we are. And in Ian Sta. Maria's latest book, Salamangka, these stories are brought to ...
 
Share
Likhain, aka Mia Sereno, was recognized as "Best Fan Artist" at the 2019 Hugo Awards in Dublin.
Artist Mia Sereno, who also goes by the pseudonym Likhain, just became the second Filipino Hugo Award winner to ever be recognized by the prestigious literary body. Sereno won “Best Fan Artist” in the 2019 Hugo Awards, which were held during the ...
 
Share
Mga Batang Poz by Segundo Matias Jr. is the first book in the Philippines that tackles the sensitive issue of HIV-AIDS.
In 2018, Palanca award-winning author Segundo Matias, Jr. raised many eyebrows when he published his book, Mga Batang Poz or simply Poz. The book touches on a topic surrounded by stigma: HIV-AIDS. Poz is the story of four teenagers with diverse backgrounds: one ...
 
Share
These are some original fairytale endings (albeit awfully disturbing versions) of fairytales we grew up with.
Original fairytale endings can date as far back as the 10th century, which is a lot to consider seeing the amount of backlash from people saying live-action adaptation of fairytales should stay faithful to the original. Consider, The Little Mermaid has been ...
 
Share
It opens on July 12.
While some people would raise an eyebrow (or, worse, roll their eyes) at museum-goers who just "do it for the 'gram," a new destination in Pasay City is banking on this very 21st-century practice. Lakbay Museo, located on the ground floor of ...
 
Share
Baybayin Fonts and Baybayin Guide Books are available to download for free.
Lloyd Zapanta, a graphic designer, has developed Baybayin font in five different styles (Baybayin Sisil, Baybayin Bayani, Baybayin Robotoika, Baybayin Sarimanok, and Baybayin Chochin). Four of the styles are free to download, while the Chochin costs P100. "One of my goals since 2015 ...
Connect With Us