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Asian premiere of Haruki Murakami-inspired dance works by James Cousins at Peta

James Cousins

Bestsellers like Haruki Murakami’s “Norwegian Wood” have long inspired film, television and theater adaptations worldwide. But dance?

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Debut fiction writer wins $25,000 Bingham Prize

Godforsaken Idaho book cover

The author of the story collection “Godforsaken Idaho” has won a $25,000 prize.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Ateneo mounts tribute to Nick Joaquin’s ‘A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino’

LIESL Batucan and Irma Adlawan in the
2009 Repertory Philippines staging of
“A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino”

On October 1, the School of Humanities of Ateneo de Manila University, Ateneo Fine Arts, Lyric, and Tanghalang Ateneo are mounting “Contra Mundum: A Devised Reading of ‘A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino.’”

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Theater | Read More »

The year of Gillian Flynn

GILLIAN Flynn at her
signing inNew York

“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 »

Crash a door

AMBETH Ocampo points to Peter Solis Nery whose orange fur
jumpsuit, colored like a quek-quek, upstaged mine. Rody C. Vera and
Peter were the two Hall of Famers (five First Prizes).

You will now be punished with the keynote speech I gave on Palanca Awards night this September.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns | Read More »