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Because he has arrived, we would like to know him better.
A few months ago, during the Age of Normal Times, we didn’t know who Hyun Bin was. And then the world changed, and we were stuck with our Significant Others all day, and they wanted to watch this show called Crash Landing on ...
 
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The story of class struggle on a perpetually moving train has been adapted to the 10-episode format of TV.
Snowpiercer, the series, is a soft reboot of the 2013 film. Starring Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly, Snowpiercer is a slightly above-average, sci-fi, detective thriller that, while not quite existing in the shadow of the film, is forced to exist in spite of it.Diggs stars as Andre ...
 
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A car accessories company, whose shop has been closed by the quarantine, has converted its production to making aerosol boxes that provide additional protection for frontliners.
“During the lockdown period, we don’t have work, our shop is closed,” says Gen Belanio, an entrepreneur based in Marikina who owns a car accessories business, Gen Concept. “I thought, 'How can I help our frontliners?'”Belanio's shop manufactures customized car stereos and other ...
 
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Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae make this new comedy a solidly funny distraction.
With The Lovebirds, director Michael Showalter and actor Kumail Nanjiani reunite, with Issa Rae in tow, to continue their exploration of modern relationships. Showalter’s follow up project to his Oscar-nominated The Big Sick, The Lovebirds takes a sharp turn away from the Big Sick’s dramedy toward more absurdist and slapstick-y humor, and sees ...
 
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Four female artists from the new art collective, Project 20, reflect the dramatic changes in the world around them.
“People have now shifted to the worldwide web. I think we should utilize the platform, especially for artists who have no access to galleries and are underrepresented,” says Mimi Salibio, one of the artists of Project 20, whose works are going on sale ...
 
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The government official posted misleading information about the pandemic on Facebook.
Mocha Uson, deputy administrator of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, arrived at the Cyber Crime Division of the National Bureau of Investigation this morning, May 18, to explain a misleading post she published on her Facebook page.Uson is in hot water after ...
 
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God, what is the secret?
In this special edition of Esquire Investigates, we take a look at the real-life Benjamin Buttons of the Philippines, the men who have defied the march of time by looking younger than the number that appears on their driver’s licenses.How? Really? Why? ...
 
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The simulation shows what the completed project may look like.
If you want to escape the hellscape you find yourself right now, you can fire up the computer and play video games. Better yet, choose a simulation game and create the perfect world, one that doesn't have a killer virus that has ...
 
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Far away from the Philippines, artist Ged Merino turns memory into tactile art.
As surprising as the coronavirus has been, many across the globe started their quarantine romantically, with visions of their quarantine masterpiece ala King Lear. Finally, some time to be creative. But as the psychological toll set in, those masterpieces fell to the backburner. ...
 
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It's important to track coronavirus' changes to develop effective vaccines.
As the coronavirus spreads around the world, it is mutating into new strains.Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) have discovered several mutations after studying 5,349 coronavirus genomes from 62 countries, while scientists from Arizona State University (ASU) have identified a mutation ...
 
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HBO’s latest mini-series is a painful yet ultimately rewarding tearjerker.
Mark Ruffalo may be best known in recent years for the Marvel superhero films, but his latest role sees him portray twin brothers in an intense, emotional drama that will mark one of the most impressive achievements of his career. I Know This ...
 
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Buried by the platform’s algorithm, these obscure but excellent works need to be seen. 
Last April 28, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ruled that, for the time being, films would not need a seven-day theatrical run in a commercial theater in Los Angeles County to qualify for the Academy Awards. While this is ...
 
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The creator of Glee presents a glossy (albeit simplistic) portrait of inequalities in the Hollywood system.
Few TV producers have cracked showbusiness the way Ryan Murphy has done over the past decade. As the brains behind the hit musical drama series Glee and the award-winning anthology show American Horror Story, his latest project is a Netflix original production ...
 
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The benefit auction, which features more than 200 lots of fine and decorative art, furniture, jewelry, timepieces, rare books, and collectibles, will be held online on May 23.
On April 18, roughly a month into the enhanced community quarantine, Salcedo Auctions successfully auctioned off a new Romulo Galicano painting for COVID-19 relief. “It all happened quite fast actually,” says director Richie Lerma, on a phone call. “Romulo began work on ...
 
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Artist Ronyel Compra finds himself quarantined in the historical buildings of Las Casas in Bataan.
What to do when all your ongoing projects are suspended indefinitely? Ronyel Compra is an artist in residence of the Bellas Artes Projects (BAP) in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. Arriving on site in mid-March, just a few days before the Luzon lockdown, ...
 
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The people worst affected by COVID need these relief workers to provide food.
“This kind of overwhelming solidarity that’s happening right now should only make things better for us in the future,” says agroecology advocate and urban poor rights activist Terence Lopez. “When they say the new normal, we can also say a better normal.” ...
 
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Urban environments, the prime hubs for disease outbreaks, must emphasize sustainability and decrease waste and pollution.
“The coronavirus will change how cities function,” says Charmaine Chan, design editor of the South China Morning Post. “I hope it makes them more resilient places.”Chan spoke with a panel of industry experts in a recent webinar moderated by Catherine Feliciano-Chon, founder of communications ...
 
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For your next haircut after the lockdown, take note of these short ’dos that favor texture and tapered sides.
What are the best haircuts for men this year? Short, long, retro? With the rise of barbery in recent years, we’ve seen a deluge of retro and rockabilly haircuts make its way onto the heads of men care of new-wave barbers, who ...
 
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Designing a collection with gender-specific codes is becoming antiquated.
For centuries, fashion has been inextricably intertwined with one’s social status as well as gender orientation. People and societies have established these norms as a way to identify genders, but stigmas have been known to arise from the rigidness of these rules. In ...
 
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And the reason’s why your hair is not cooperating.
A bad hair day doesn’t exclude anyone—one day, you could be waking up with an effortlessly stylish bed head, and the rest of the week you could be taming cowlicks and stray hairs to futile results. There are times when your locks ...
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