By Alma Cruz Miclat
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.
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
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.
By Lizza G. Nakpil
Four Filipinos explore the theme of “Diaspora” at the forthcoming Asian Art in London 2014, from Oct. 30 to Nov. 9. They are Andres Barrioquinto, Mark Lewis Higgins, Renato Orara and Mark Valenzuela.
By Anne A. Jambora
Centuries-old Filipino weaving traditions are in peril of being overwhelmed by consumerism and low-cost mass-produced textiles.
By Cid Reyes
His was an act of courage, bristling with anger and sarcasm. It was the voice of outrage, at last giving vent to a long-observed phenomenon, and in his refusal to acknowledge the death of the art that he loved most, he took up the cudgels for other artists who, while longing to get those juicy commissions, resent the subservience demanded of space, scale and chromatic specifications, working under instructions handed down by architect, engineer and interior designer.