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And what he thinks of young composers and Filipino music today.
The thing is, people on top of their game, such as National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab, never feel they know it all. In fact, they're always studying the world around them in order to learn more.Every step Cayabyab has taken in his very ...
 
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Finally, after two crazy years, the pig grants us peace, love, and fortune.
While the NFL Super Bowl threw the pigskin yesterday, causing both competition and (unfortunately) racial tension, the year of the Earth Pig begins today, February 5, and with it a year of peace-loving fortune and luck… finally!After two consecutive roller coaster years, ...
 
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See the super-gang here.
Mondays are soul-crushing, so much so that you'd rather a powerful god snap his fat purple fingers and do away with half of the universe than face another day with Linda, your very slow computer.  Oh, wait that was the climax of last ...
 
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The insatiable craving at the heart of the Netflix thriller is unpacked by its Korean stars.
Of course Kingdom has zombies, but the latest Netflix scarefest is more than just a horde of supernaturals who refuse to die. As its stars and creatives expressed during its launch in Seoul, the show carries a distinct flavor and, more important, possesses ...
 
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Tom Epperson captures Pepe Smith deep in thought.
Pepe Smith, the inimitable icon of Filipino rock 'n' roll, passed away today at 71 years old. Part of the iconic Juan dela Cruz band, together with Wally Gonzalez and Mike Hanopol, he leaves behind a catalogue of unforgettable anthems, including “Himig Natin,” ...
 
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This is the hub for the multimedia game development revolution.
De La Salle University’s (DLSU) Laguna Campus officially launched the John Gokongwei, Jr. Innovation Center (JGIC). The center, which is named after John Gokongwei, Jr.—DLSU MBA alumnus (MBA ’77), head of the country’s second-largest family-run business, and also the country’s third richest ...
 
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Here are the books you must buy now.
News that local publishing house Visprint Inc., the home of Bob Ong and Manix Abrera books, among many others, is closing down made the rounds on Facebook last week. On January 14, the company confirmed the news in a statement released on its ...
 
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And it helps you support charities too!
At least once a month, often on Sundays, a portion of a major highway in Metro Manila is closed off to make way for the hundreds of runners racing for at least five to as far as 42 kilometers. Running has seen ...
 
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Its creator describes the process as “trying to do a Rubik's cube in your head.”
How did you find your experience of watching Blackmirror: Bandersnatch, the interactive choose-your-own-adventure movie by Netflix? Was it thrilling, confusing, tiring, mind-blowing, or was it all of the above? How many of the more than a trillion permutations did you come across? And which ...
 
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The Philippines isn't one of them.
Travel and lifestyle magazine International Living released its latest Annual Global Retirement Index, a ranking of countries and locations best suited for American retirees. It assesses these countries based on several factors such as cost of living, healthcare, climate, and residency requirements, ...
 
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There are risks when audiences no longer share experiences, even when they're watching the same show.
Though it’s a dizzying achievement, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, the newly released choose-your-own-adventure installment of the popular Netflix series, is more gimmick in search of a home than a fully-realized example of storytelling in gaming, film, or whatever intersection of the two it ...
 
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Maybe she learned a thing or two from Littlefinger.
Going into the final season of Game of Thrones, fans certainly know one thing: No one is safe. And even though Tyrion, Jon, Daenerys, Cersei, Arya, and virtually every other main character is on the chopping block, fans noticed that one character ...
 
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The characters, franchises, dances, and songs pop culture is dragging into 2019.
As the legendary country singer and part-time gambler Kenny Rogers once said, “You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em.” Unfortunately, 2018 didn’t get the memo. From Jack on This Is Us to all those dead (but not ...
 
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Caught between a game and a film, Netflix's big holiday release forgot about character and plot.
In 1984, a complicated video game touted as a revolutionary concept ended up never being released and helped bankrupt its creator, Imagine Software. The game provides the title and inspiration for Charlie Brooker's new Black Mirror film Bandersnatch, a project which—while in no ...
 
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Take a brand new, behind-the-scenes look at Galaxy's Edge, opening summer 2019.
Here's something to look forward to: Disney's brand new Star Wars-themed park, Galaxy's Edge, is opening the blast doors in 2019, and to nudge you toward booking that trip ASAP, Disney Parks just released a sneak peek at a couple of the ...
 
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It features a time-warped London.
Charlie Brooker's dystopian series Black Mirror is shifting gears for its forthcoming instalment and releasing a film in addition to its fifth season.The news was confirmed when a keen-eyed Netflix user spotted the title card for 'Bandersnatch' revealed it was a film ...
 
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A look at the estimated top earners of the video platform.
When YouTube launched in 2005, the video streaming platform mostly resembled a personal video collection of strangers around the world. In fact, the first video ever posted on the site was of YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim at the zoo: a clip of ...
 
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Starring Lupita Nyong’o and Elisabeth Moss.
Despite the Academy's decision, the 2018 Best Picture Oscar will always truly belong to Jordan Peele's racial horror and directorial debut, Get Out.Clearly Peele is only just getting started with a long slate of projects coming up including a docuseries about Lorenna ...
 
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20 questions we're asking about the Sandra Bullock horror movie.
I had very high hopes for Bird Box, but considering that it was getting an awards season release without a lot of awards season treatment, I decided not to get too excited. Bird Box, which is adapted from the novel of the ...
 
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The jewels in the rough.
I’ll say it: 2018 was not the best year for original Pilipino music (OPM). There’s good music out there, for sure, but like an explorer hacking his way through dense jungle, you need to go out and work to find them. Which ...