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Sophia Lee’s colorful stories explore what it means to be Filipino.
Serious fiction writers dream of being published internationally. For Filipino author Sophia Lee, that dream is her reality. Lee, who grew up in Manila, has two published books by Scholastic in a span of three years. The first book, What Things Mean, ...
 
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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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It's called UPper Shelf (get it?)
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Filipino and Philippine Literature are now excluded from the core subjects in college. This was announced to the press on November 9, and was met with protests by university and college professors, National Artists, and lawmakers, who pointed ...
 
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Listen to some of the tracks here.
There’s only one button on this big weird machine, and it can really only do one thing: play poetry. But in the big city, where almost every sound is noise, that’s a big thing.The country’s first-ever poetry jukebox—the first in Asia—is a ...
 
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Science can do a better job explaining the miracle of life, Hawking says in a collection of essays.
Stephen Hawking was not a god-fearing man. He examined the birth of the universe because he wanted to "know the mind of God"—and perhaps take Him down a few notches with scientific reason. He said that the afterlife was "a fairy story ...
 
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Great literature in small portions
Last December, a short story by Kristen Roupenian called "Cat Person" went viral. It was a reminder of the power the form can wield, and a great advert for literature in an era dominated by other mediums.Short stories, of course, have the added ...
 
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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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As the Booker prize recognizes the genre for the first time, we list the classics you should have on your shelf
For the first time, this year's Man Booker Prize longlist includes a graphic novel: Nick Drnaso's Sabrina, which tells the story of a young girl's disappearance and explores the effect 24-hour news media has on her community."My fellow judges read it and ...
 
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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 literary journal based in Hong Kong released a special edition issue featuring stories by Filipino writers.
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal is an online journal based on Hong Kong with a focus the work of Asian writers, spanning works of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and photography and art. It was founded by editors Tammy Ho Lai-Ming and Jeff Zroback in 2007. ...
 
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What a fitting way to celebrate his birthday on June 19.
For Jose Rizal’s birthday on June 19th, a talented Japanese duo is giving him a gift we can all open: his own manga.Manga is a form of comics done in a particular Japanese style that was popularized in the 19th century, similar ...
 
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Wolfe redefined magazine writing at Esquire and other storied media brands.
Tom Wolfe, the white-suited wizard of "New Journalism" who exuberantly chronicled American culture from the Merry Pranksters through the space race before turning his satiric wit to such novels as The Bonfire of the Vanities and A Man in Full, has died. He was 88.Wolfe's ...
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