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Robert Hass wins $100,000 poetry prize

In a Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007 file photo, former U.S. poet laureate Robert Hass poses on the campus of the University of California in Berkeley, Calif. AP

Robert Hass, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former US poet laureate, has received a $100,000 lifetime achievement award.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Korean artists join CCP’s production of Verdi classic ‘Rigoletto’

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YUN-KYOUNG Yi

Award-winning Korean performing artists will play the key roles in the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) staging of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto” on Aug. 22 (7 p.m.) and Aug. 24 (3 p.m.) at the Main Theater.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Instituto Cervantes pays jazz tribute to Latin American writer Julio Cortázar

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Instituto Cervantes de Manila and the Embassy of Spain will present “Queremos Tanto a Julio,” a jazz tribute to Latin American writer Julio Cortázar, on Aug. 26, 5 p.m., at the Leong Hall roofdeck of Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Fil-Briton Candy Gourlay’s ‘Shine’ is an excellent, unusual ghost story

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“Monsters are in the eye of the beholder.” This is the powerful phrase that keeps rising up throughout Candy Gourlay’s new novel, “Shine” (Anvil Publishing, Inc., Mandaluyong City, 2014, 232 pages), and it resonates with meaning for the fortunate reader who comes across it.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Komisyon ng Wika embarks on ambitious publication program

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NATIONAL Aritst and KWF chair Virgilio Almario PHOTOS BY LESTER G. BABIERA

In connection with the celebration of Buwan ng Wika (Language Month), Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) launched its publication series, Aklat ng Bayan, on Aug. 15 at the National Museum.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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