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Taiwan: Small island, big ambition, deep heritage

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MARTYR’S Shrine is designed like the Hall of Supreme Harmony of the Forbidden City in Beijing.

Think culture and Taiwan may not be the first place to come up in most people’s minds. In fact, as a destination, this island-state immediately north of the Batanes group of islands doesn’t loom large within the consciousness of most Filipino travelers.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Nora, Nova, Ai-Ai and ‘Sundance fest kid’ to grace 10th Cinemalaya

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NORA Aunor (center) stars in “Hustisya” by Joel Lamangan (second from left, back row). BesideNora are actors Jeric Gonzales and Rocco Nacino.Writer Ricky Lee is behind her.

This year, the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition marks its 10th anniversary, and this only means it has a lot in store for indie-film lovers.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

J.K. Rowling returns to detective work with ‘The Silkworm’

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At first glance, Cormoran Strike sounds like a Frankenstein’s Monster of character qualities: imaginatively named, dedicated private investigator, missing half of one leg due to military service in Afghanistan, unwanted son of a rock star, armed with an uncanny memory, physically intimidating but internally sensitive. In the hands of a lesser writer, Strike would be a cardboard cutout. Luckily, J.K. Rowling can really write.

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Road project desecrates Benguet burial cave?

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The Benguet provincial government recently condemned in a resolution the illegal earth-moving activities in Tuba town, which has allegedly resulted in the desecration of an age-old burial cave and affected the communal grounds for rites and rituals of the Ibaloi, Kankanaey and Kalanguya ethnic groups living in the area.

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Carlo Magno tackles the passing of time in new exhibit

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“AN After Thought”

Time is an abstract concept. We use it to measure the distances between events—in the past, present and future—as a sort of container of sequences.

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