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Childhood vignettes complement Migs Villanueva’s naif art

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ARTWORK byMigs Villanueva, Saturday Group president

The artwork on the cover of “Fairground: A Literary Feast,” the festschrift and anthology of poems, prose/essays, monologues and short stories by 40 of the best poets and writers in the country in honor of Mario I. Miclat, retired professor and dean of Asian Center in the University of the Philippines Diliman and an award-winning fictionist and essayist, was by artist-writer Migs Villanueva.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Coyiuto Prize for Biography launched

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JAMES G. Coyiuto posing with Coyiuto prize bust RUEL S. DE VERA

Authors of biographies and autobiographies now have a new prize to win. The Coyiuto Foundation and the Manila Critics Circle announced the establishment of the 1st Coyiuto Prize for Biography in a brief ceremony last Sept. 30 at the Coyiuto House in Makati City.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Dayaw indigenous festival to tackle issues on peace and environment

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DAYAWfestival highlights the
importance and richness of cultural
minorities from different regions of
the Philippines.

What have happened to the indigenous communities in Mindanao a year after the Zamboanga siege and the signing of the Bangsamoro peace agreement?

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Dracula Untold’ casts new spin on historic character

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LUKE Evans as Dracula

Almost an entire century after the world’s cinematic introduction to Dracula placed audiences under his haunting spell, the studio that pioneered the genre reawakens one of legend’s most captivating figures in an action-adventure that heralds a pulse-pounding rebirth of the age of monsters.

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Is a Festival of the Absurd still relevant?

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SPIT theater company

The literature and drama of the Absurd. Man is alone in the universe. Existentialism and all that jazz (there is supposed to be a Christian existentialism). Sarte, Camus and Genet.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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