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Finalists announced for best translated books

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Poetry by the late Chilean author Roberto Bolano and fiction by best-selling Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard are among the finalists for the Best Translated Book Awards.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

World’s most-used word turns 175, OK?

Cartoon, March 23, 2014

Whatever you’re doing this Sunday, wherever you might be, take a moment to reflect on the most popular word in the English language, OK?

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

KWF, indigenous groups: Filipino is language of peace

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KWF director general Roberto Añonuevo

The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) and 100 representatives of cultural communities nationwide have passed a resolution urging that every peace agreement and law be written in Filipino and the indigenous languages.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Jamie Oliver’s Cantonese draws giggles in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong fans of British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver fell about laughing on Wednesday after he announced a new Italian restaurant for the city in Cantonese — with a few slip-ups.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

12 storytellers enter Read-Along semis

INQUIRER president Sandy Prieto-Romualdez hands a Guyito doll, the paper’s mascot, to a young student of Miriam College during the recent Read-Along caravan. AUGUST DE LA CRUZ

Twelve young storytellers made it to the semi-finals of this year’s Inquirer Read-Along Festival Storytelling Contest after an elimination round held on Saturday at the Inquirer main office in Makati.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Gets mo ba?’


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“GETS Mo Ba?” ART BY GCF (2007) OWNED BY ROLLY FERNANDEZ

I love Filipino English—it is so wrong! There are Filipinisms that someone who did not grow up in the Philippines may have difficulty figuring out.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

What would you go out on a limb for?


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What does it mean to “go out on a limb”? Where does the expression come from? You have heard it, used it, and maybe even been out on one yourself.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Nobel-winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney dies at 74

Photo dated May 1st 1970 of Irish poet, playwright and Nobel prize winner Seamus Heaney. AP

To all lovers of the perfectly weighed word, Seamus Heaney offered hope on this side of the grave. Heaney, 74, died Friday in a Dublin hospital some 18 years after he won the Nobel Prize in literature and gained global recognition as Ireland’s greatest poet since William Butler Yeats.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

New English-language bookstore a 1st in Havana

Customers read at the English-language bookstore, cafe and literary salon "Cuba Libro" in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. Cuba Libro operates on food-service and used-book-sales licenses made possible by President Raul Castro’s economic and social reforms. AP

Cuba’s first English-language bookstore offers a selection that would just about stock the lobby of an average Vermont bed and breakfast. Next to what’s available in English elsewhere in Havana, it might as well be the Library of Congress.

Posted: August 11th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Language Month’ exhibit at DFA celebrates people’s dynamism, others

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The many languages of the Philippines are a reflection of the Filipino people’s dynamism, flexibility, and adaptability, Felipe de Leon Jr., chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), said during the opening of an exhibit celebrating “Buwan ng Wika (Language Month)” in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) building in Pasay City.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Wild Swans’ author Jung Chang speaks of China dream—interview

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It may be unclear what exactly Beijing means by its aspirational “China Dream” slogan, but for banned “Wild Swans” author Jung Chang it’s a positive step. “It’s good to have a dream,” she says. “My dream is to have my books published in China.”

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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