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‘Moymoy Lulumboy’ sheds new light on the ‘aswang’

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FEU Theater Guild PHOTOS BY DEXTER R. MATILLA

The over-romanticized treatment of vampires and werewolves in the West may have infiltrated and conquered the imagination of lovelorn Filipino young adults, likewise pushing the equally and perhaps more diverse world of the kapre, manananggal, diwata, and duwende into obscurity; but if there’s ever a time for them to be brought back into the limelight, this will be it.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The problem with Paulo Coelho’s ‘Adultery’

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Because of his profoundly beautiful 1987 novel, “The Alchemist,” Brazilian author Paulo Coelho became a worldwide sensation, considered a wildly successful best-selling novelist as well as something of a life-changing guru who has sold more than 100 million books in over 100 countries.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UST Publishing House leads Gintong Aklat Awards winners

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University of Santo Tomas led the winners at the Gintong Aklat Awards 2014 with three awards in ceremonies held Sept. 17 at SMX Convention Center.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

PEN to launch Dinah Roma’s third book of poetry

The Philippine Center of International PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) will launch and hold book-club discussion on award-winning poet Dinah Roma’s third book of poetry, “Naming the Ruins,” on Sept. 27, 5 p.m., at Solidaridad Bookstore, 531 Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

The year of Gillian Flynn

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GILLIAN Flynn at her
signing inNew York
PHOTO BY PAM PASTOR

“Um, I’m actually Team Nick,” I said to a very pregnant Gillian Flynn who was signing my #TeamAmy shirt, the one a bookstore employee had given me just minutes before.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

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