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Often, the handwritten messages are more interesting than the book itself.
There’s nothing quite like the wonder of finding a handwritten message in an old, dog-eared secondhand book. These used, pre-loved, well-loved books contain memories of former owners, with their favorite pages folded and beloved passaged underlined. There is a charm to secondhand ...
 
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Everything creepy and Filipino, all in one place.
Here’s one way to freak yourself out during quarantine: catching up on every true crime and mystery story in the Philippines. The independent, all-Filipino podcast Stories After Dark was made with the true-crime fanatic in mind, relaying these tidbits of history like a legend ...
 
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All the photos showcase breathtaking places in the Philippines.
Back in July 2019, a network of Filipino photographers banded together to help victims of the 2019 Batanes Quake by selling their photos online. This same group of photographers is once again coming together to help the heroes on the frontlines of ...
 
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Including Malacañang's Presidential Museum and Library.
We're only a few days into self-isolation. If you have the privilege of lying around without anything to do, why not focus all your time and energy into being productive? One way is by absorbing as much art and culture as possible ...
 
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What to read before the end of the world.
It's beginning to look a lot like the end of the world.As COVID-19 rates spike across Europe and Italy enters a countrywide lockdown, anxiety about what the future might bring is taking hold. For some people this means avoiding the news for ...
 
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It was scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 15.
Art in the Park is officially being postponed, only a few days before it was supposed to take place.The organizers of Art in the Park issued a statement on Monday, March 9, citing the spread of COVID-19 as the reason. The annual ...
 
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An upcoming novelisation of the film adds a satisfying extra layer to Ben Solo's big finale
After three episodes of channelling chaotic, angsty Sith energy, Kylo Ren finally breaks good at the end of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and officially becomes a Jedi: Ben Solo.At the end of the Skywalker Saga's final chapter, he revives Rey ...
 
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Tessa Mendoza's latest exhibition is inspired by the Holy Scripture and creation.
In her latest solo exhibition, Scripture and Soul, artist Tessa Mendoza created a collection of pieces inspired by the Holy Scripture. Her fascination started in 1986, and it's only deepened since then. The show will include a selection of pieces that make use of acrylic ...
 
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It's time to pay attention to an art that is rightfully ours.
Tattoos are symbolic and often represent a deeper meaning for someone. Maybe they chose the design because it reminds them of someone special, or they chose a quote that inspires them to keep going. Whatever the reasons are behind tattoos, they're usually well thought of, since tatts last ...
 
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A part of the conservation area has been fenced off by a quarry company.
Barbed wire nailed into trees suddenly appeared at the Masungi Georeserve on February 26, fencing off around 500 hectares of land meant for reforestation, with a quarry company reportedly behind the act. Despite the fenced-off area being within the Masungi Geopark Project—a reforestation initiative covering about 3,000 ...
 
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The series is titled ‘The Rise of Ultraman’
Ultraman, one of the most beloved Japanese superheroes, is coming to the Marvel universe. The series is titled The Rise of Ultraman and was revealed during the Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing presentation at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo or C2E2.The ...
 
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Raise a glass for Pete Lacaba, fearless poet and journalist during the Martial Law era.
In his youth, Jose F. “Pete” Lacaba was a force to be reckoned with. He was—and still is—a fearless journalist during the Martial Law years and a poet who became a pillar of Philippine literature. A multi-awarded screenwriter and songwriter, the veteran ...
 
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It showcases the history and culture of the city.
One hundred meters is as wide as a football field or as long as two laps in an Olympic-sized swimming pool; but in Pasig, it's the length of their newest mural—111 meters to be exact—that was unveiled on February 17. The work of ...
 
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Joya's 'Space Transfiguration' fetched a record sale of P112 million at the same auction in 2018.
The Asian Cultural Council Philippines (ACCP) Foundation will celebrate its 20th anniversary with the ACC Art Auction on February 22, 2020 at Leon Gallery. Two years ago, the same auction made history when National Artist Jose Joya’s iconic "Space Transfiguration" (1959) fetched ...
 
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Nikki Luna’s Rape of Seas exhibit in Vienna, Austria will run until February 29.
In her exhibit Rape of Seas, critically-acclaimed Filipino artist Nikki Luna makes a statement championing Philippine sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea. And with the exhibit running at unttld contemporary in Vienna, Austria, Luna is addressing her statement to the world.Condemning China’s ...
 
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Where passion meets purpose.
The best art schools in the Philippines don’t just teach art—they tell you why art matters. The late Robin Williams once said in a little film called the Dead Poets Society, “Medicine, law, business, engineering—these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain ...
 
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Whether you're in need of some down time or in search of the next great read.
There are few places in the Metro that you can truly escape to. We’re not talking about bars, but if that’s how you roll, we don’t judge. If you are more into peace and quiet—and maybe after a possible meet-cute moment—bookstores are ...
 
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Shutterbugs, save the dates.
Analog lovers will scour the Internet, Hidalgo, and Cubao for hours in the hopes of happening across rare vintage cameras. But this March, you can pause your camera hunt because a film camera fair is coming to Makati City.Overexposed: An Analog Film ...
 
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There are countless talented tattoo artists in the Philippines.
A tattoo is only as good as the tattoo artist that made it, and lucky for us, there are countless talented tattoo artists in the Philippines. Tattoos are no longer a taboo in our society, or at least not as much as ...
 
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Time to get inked.
Getting inked is no joke, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the top tattoo shops in Manila. There’s no denying the artistic streak of Filipinos, and some of our best artists happen to wield a tattoo gun as a paintbrush ...
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