Forever 81By Gilda Cordero-Fernando
Alila is a servant, later evolving into the more democratic katulong, ate, or the classier “maid.” Once I visited a gay friend whose also gay katulong opened the door, in a uniform and ruffled apron, who introduced herself proudly as “the maid.”
North and South Korea have never found dialogue easy, but academics from both sides currently meeting in Pyongyang are trying to steer things in the right direction by at least getting them to speak the same language.
The 2014 Nobel Prize in literature will be announced Thursday by the Swedish Academy. Here is a list of previous winners of the award since 1980:
The author of the story collection “Godforsaken Idaho” has won a $25,000 prize.
By Pablo A. Tariman
I’ve never been to any “roasting,” literary or journalistic. I have no idea what goes on at occasions of that kind.