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There's no shortage of Filipino fans of Thai BL series, but are we ready for localized versions of this phenomenon?
Within the last month, the Thai BL (Boys’ Love) series 2gether from broadcaster GMMTV has become a massive hit in the Philippines. Hundreds of thousands of fans across the region and the world, a great many of them Filipino, are glued to ...
 
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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 ...
 
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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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Filipino-born Canadian actor Manny Jacinto takes us through his long and patient journey to Hollywood.
Can a name sound any more Filipino than Manny Jacinto? When the credits of hit comedy NBC series The Good Place revealed the name behind the show’s “Jason Mendoza,” a lead character who wears a barong-inspired outfit in the first few episodes ...
 
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Welcome to the future.
While many of us believe that the future to be bright, and that the best yet to come, Black Mirror tells a different story.The Netflix television series is a bleak one, presenting us with the worst case scenarios of our technology-driven society. But what's ...
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