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Amazing answers to crazy questions


What is the weirdest question you’ve ever been asked? Chances are, it’s nowhere as weird as the questions one finds in the best-selling nonfiction book “What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions” by Randall Munroe (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, 2014, 303 pages).

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Anvil is Publisher of the Year


Anvil Publishing, Inc., will be named Publisher of the Year at the 33rd National Book Awards on Nov. 22 at the National Museum. Handed out yearly by the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) and the National Book Development Board (NBDB), the National Book Awards recognize the best of the previous year’s locally published books. The 33rd National Book Awards feted the best books published in 2013. The winners were announced Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the NBDB offices in Pasig City by MCC chair Dr. Isagani R. Cruz and NBDB chair Flor Marie Sta. Romana-Cruz. The winners will receive a cash prize as well as trophies made by artist Pete Jimenez.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Super duper ‘Hero’

HEROES. The cast of “Big Hero 6”

With the sudden ubiquity of superhero movies, each film needs something really different to enable it to stand out from the rest of the costumed crowd.

Posted: November 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Super | Read More »

Korean-American fictionist Chang-Rae Lee on the writing anxiety: ‘I feel lucky’


When he was a child, Chang-Rae Lee did not think of becoming a writer.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Building worlds with David Hontiveros


You can find a lot of things crammed inside David Hontiveros’ head. His cranium holds worlds within worlds, the past and the future, the divine and the cursed, technology and magic. Perhaps no other Filipino writer has built a career so heavily immersed in genre writing: horror, science fiction, fantasy and comic books. He lives in a universe that he helped create.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »