By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
The most recent novel of National Artist F. Sionil José, strangely titled “The Feet of Juan Bacnang,” is, like most of his oeuvre based on his thoughts, reflections, advocacies—if one may use that abused word—on the state of the Philippines circa late 20th century. Also on his background and experiences, the experiences of others, readings, news reports, common knowledge and the like.
By Elvira Araneta
With the likes of Jimmy Cliff and Joss Stone playing, it’s the rare music aficionado who can resist the song of the siren beckoning.
By Brylle B. Tabora
It is an unlikely clash: the charming Walt Disney with the curmudgeon author of the well-loved children’s classic “Mary Poppins.” But it makes for a gripping tale.
By Brylle B. Tabora
Super Typhoon “Yolanda” may have put the Dayaw festival in Tacloban in the backseat (it was supposed to be held last November).
By Shirley O. Lua
The quaint Mt. Cloud Bookshop, located in the basement of Casa Vallejo in Baguio City, has staged a remarkable show for book lovers and art aficionados: a book art exhibit by Cordillera studies scholar and all-around culture historian and critic Delfin Tolentino Jr. called “Bric-a-Brac.”
By Reuben Ramas Cañete
The late ’60s is often called the Psychedelic Era, when philosophical explorations by thinkers like Timothy Leary and Alan Watts celebrated the emerging chemical-influenced culture as a means of expanding the mind’s consciousness.
By Lester G. Babiera
Young artists Joseph Gabriel, Issay Rodriguez and Jezzel Wee reflect on their lives after graduating from college in the exhibit “Point B,” at Altro Mondo gallery in Greenbelt 5.
Anvil Publishing, Inc. and Et Al Publishing will launch “Maximum Volume: Best New Philippine Fiction 2014,” on Feb. 28, 6 p.m., at Powerbooks Greenbelt 4 in Makati.
Applications are now being accepted to the 21st Iligan National Writers Workshop (INWW) to be held May 26-30 in Iligan City.
The Museo ng Arkidiyosesis ng Maynila (Mana) has an ongoing exhibit of the winning artworks and finalists of the recently concluded painting competition of the Manila Archdiocesan Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church (MACC).
Pride of PlaceBy Augusto F. Villalon
The recent earthquake brought many Bohol houses down. Other structures simply collapsed. With an earthquake that strong, whose impact was compounded by many major aftershocks, only the most structurally sound of houses managed to remain standing.