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Geek culture has invaded the mainstream for years now. Just look at the immense popularity of things like gaming, cosplay, and, of course, superhero movies and TV shows.In Manila, various conventions or “cons” featuring specific areas of “geekdoms” have become a staple ...
JZ turns to a Spanish novelist, poetry and familiar popcorn flicks during a monthlong sojourn in Spain.
A Heart So White by Javier MariasIt took me years to get through Marias’s digressive, meandering styles and finish one of his novels, but now that I know how they work, I love them. One of his best novels, about gestures and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
All about the new Max's commercial that has everyone talking.
It's easy to sell a commercial that tugs at the heartstrings. Everyone does it nowadays, as it's the easiest shot to virality on social media. But Max's has been there and done that, having touched everyone 14 years ago—in pre-hashtag 2004's Piolo Pascual commercial ...
Even Jose Rizal wasn't immune from its hold on our dreams.
Nary a conversation goes by these days without someone mentioning the Lotto, and with good reason: the UltraLotto 6/58 jackpot is slated to hit P1 billion, surpassing its previous record of P741 million.While a quick Google search on “Philippine ultra lotto” or ...
Leave your prejudices at the stylish trash bin by the entrance, thanks.
Most of the men and women who land on Esquire Philippines' covers are multitalented hyphenates whose images may be found on everything from magazine pages and movie screens to billboards and TV ads. That's just a given. Not every day, however, will ...
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