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Our resident devourer of pop culture has Almodovar and Spanish novelists on her mind this month.
I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora EphronAssymetry by Lisa HallidayThis novel about a young writer who has an affair with a much, much older writer who is expected to win the Nobel Prize, by a writer who had an affair ...
 
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JZ prepares for a month-long trip to Spain by reading Bolaño and watching a Spanish series about a gang of criminals.
Writer Jessica Zafra prepares for a month-long trip to Spain by reading Bolaño and watching a Spanish series about a gang of criminals. Here, her top pop culture picks for TV and books in April.Not the End of the World by Kate ...
 
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Consider this your checklist.
If you’re looking for the best books for men, you can’t go wrong with the classics. There’s a reason some books have stood the test of time and have become invaluable tools for all of us making our way through life. The ...
 
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The Harry Potter author keeps adding to her stories after the fact.
Even though the Harry Potter books came to a close when the seventh entry in the series was published in 2007, that hasn't stopped author J.K. Rowling from adding to the larger lore of her wizarding world. With an Olivier and Tony-winning ...
 
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The director pays tribute to Mario Puzo's novel in a new foreword
Francis Ford Coppola says it's "absolutely true that Mario [Puzo] 'made' me and his novel The Godfather changed my life" in a new foreword he's written to accompany the 50th anniversary edition of the book he adapted into the legendary film.Having dismissed Puzo's book ...
 
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JZ gets acquainted with a canine friend, lovers during the Cold War, and the scammer behind "the greatest party that never happened"
Francois Truffaut said, “Three films a day, three books a week, and records of great music would be enough to make me happy to the day I die.” A good plan for spending your life, but for that annoying concept: bills. So ...
 
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For all types of situations.
Tomorrow marks the start of the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, the 11-day event that features over two million books at very affordable prices. If you want to find out more, here’s everything you need to know.   If you find the selection ...
 
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The destruction of Manila became an inevitable consequence of a lack of planning.
In his book, Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila, James M. Scott sheds light on General Douglas MacArthur’s ineptitudes in the liberation of Manila and the overwhelming atrocities committed by the Japanese during the Battle of Manila based on chilling first-hand accounts of ...
 
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Jessica Zafra breaks down all the books she's read and every movie and TV show she's watched so far in 2019.
A new novel by Kate Atkinson is reason to cancel all appointments, turn off the phone and stay in bed reading the book in your pajamas. Coming after what may be her finest novels, Life After Life and A God In Ruins ...
 
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Including a collection of short stories by the 'Cat Person' author and the long-awaited sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale'
Along with useless aspirations like losing weight or tying to be nicer to your parents, aiming to read more is one of the most common New Year's resolutions in our increasingly screen-dependant times. 2018 was crammed with excellent novels some of which explored how ...
 
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Add these to your reading list.
The 37th Philippine National Book Award winners have just been announced by the National Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle, honoring the best books published in 2017. While the awards are highly anticipated in the publishing industry, for us readers, the annual ...
 
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You should read Shirley Jackson's original novel.
I have to be honest: I was a little miffed when I heard that Netflix would be releasing another adaptation of Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House. It's not just because the book is a masterclass in psychological terror—something that's ...
 
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The Department of Finance just confirmed it.
Did you, as a reader, also panic when you read that book prices might go up thanks to the new TRABAHO Bill? We did, too, to be honest. The bill, which has been approved in the Lower House, has a clause that ...
 
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It's set to launch on September 20.
Learning about Philippine culture can be overwhelming, and this visually stunning book written by Eugene Y. Evasco and illustrated by Aaron Asis aims to present a lot of important things about the country with Alpabeto ng Kulturang Filipino. The book, which took ...
 
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It's a children's book that can help families deal with heavy topics.
There are three things you should know about Life is Good: A Tale of Two Elephants, a new children's book from Anvil Publishing.The first thing is that it has its roots in heartbreaking reality. Author Yvette Fernandez co-wrote the story with her sister, Jackie, who ...
 
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More than one of them is Gaiman-endorsed.
Internationally renowned fictionist Neil Gaiman professed his love for Philippine folklore on Twitter after he was prodded by a fan, but he also declined a request that he write a book on it, saying that the Philippines has “many terrific writers there who can ...
 
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A Room on the Garden Side is set in post-war Paris
A rare Ernest Hemingway story from 1956 is to be published for the first time, according to The Guardian.It has only been read by scholars and academics over the past 62 years, but A Room on the Garden Side will finally be published in the ...
 
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In an excerpt from his new book, comedian Guy Branum explains why Anne Bancroft's character in The Graduate was so sexually radical.
Guy Branum, comedian and host of truTV's Talk Show the Game Show, is the author of the new book My Life as a Goddess: A Memoir Through (Un)Popular Culture, a hilarious collection of essays which sees Branum going from a young misfit ...
 
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"The Philippines gained a maritime area larger than the total land area of the country, rich in resources..."
After the Philippines won the arbitration case against China in 2016, a friend suggested to veteran journalist and Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug that she should write a book about it. The idea wasn’t particularly enticing at first, as Vitug thought that the ...
 
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The thread that lists free readings on Philippine politics, culture and society has the Twitterverse excited to hit the books.
When you get past the sea of mind-numbing memes and distracting videos, the internet is also a well-equipped library of information. Sometimes it just needs to be sifted in the right places. Thanks to a twitter thread gone viral, we have all ...