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Adam J. Kurtz in Manila, ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ The Grid Food Market and other things we’re excited for in 2018

By: - Super and 2BU Editor
/ 05:49 AM January 07, 2018

Adam J. Kurtz


Ruth Reichl to edit ‘The Best American Food Writing’


Former New York Times food critic  Ruth Reichl will guest edit the first edition of “The Best American Food Writing” from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt out in October.

Michelle McNamara’s book to come out two years after her death


Michelle took a deep dive into the hunt for the rapist and murderer who committed atrocious crimes across California from 1976 to 1986  but died in her sleep in 2016 before she could solve the case.  “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer” will come out in February.

Will 2018 be the year Allie Brosh returns?

We loved Allie Brosh’s “Hyperbole and a Half” and have been waiting for the sequel “Solution and Other Problems.” But the release date changed from 2016 to 2030 to 2048  before finally becoming marked unavailable on Amazon. Longtime fans of Allie know of her reclusive tendencies but we’re hoping she’ll return this year.

Bill Clinton collaborates with James Patterson

Their political thriller, called “The President Is Missing,” will come out in June. We’ll read it just to see if a blue dress makes an appearance.

Adam J. Kurtz in Manila!

The artist and author of “1 Page at a Time,” “Things Are What You Make of Them” and “Pick Me Up” is headed to the Philippines for Graphika Manila 2018 on Feb. 3 and 4. He’ll also have a book signing at National Book Store Glorietta on Feb. 2.


Other books we’re reading in 2018:

“Feel Free: Essays” by Zadie Smith (February); “Room To Dream: A Life” by David Lynch with Kristine McKenna (April); “Look Alive Out There: Essays” by Sloane Crosley (April); “You’re On An Airplane” by Parker Posey (June); “The Outsider” by Stephen King (June); “The Death of Truth” by Michiko Katukani (July)


We can’t wait to watch “A Wrinkle In Time” (March 7), the film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 novel. Directed by Ava DuVernay and starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Storm Reid, this film was made with so much love—something we got to see when we visited the set. (Read all about it in Super soon.)

‘Widows’ (Nov. 14)

Gillian Flynn and Steve McQueen wrote this heist thriller which stars Viola Davis and Liam Neeson.

Other films we’re excited to see:

“Pitch Perfect 3” (Jan. 8); “The Commuter” (Jan. 10); “Insidious: The Last Key” (Jan. 17); “The 15:17 to Paris” (Feb. 9); “Red Sparrow”; (March 2); “Ready Player One” (March 30); “Blockers” (May 2); “Deadpool 2” (June 1); “Ocean’s 8” (June 13); “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (June 22); “The Nun” (July 13); “The Meg” (Aug. 9); “Crazy Rich Asians” (Aug. 17); “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” (Oct. 24) ‘American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace’

We were riveted by “The People vs. OJ Simpson” and want to binge-watch the next season of “American Crime Story.” It’s creepy how much Darren Criss looks like Andrew Cunanan.

‘Sharp Objects’

The adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s “Sharp Objects,” which stars Amy Adams, will finally debut on HBO this year.

Amy Adams

A ‘Scandal’ and ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ crossover?

Shonda Rhimes really knows how to get our hearts beating fast.

‘Heathers’ the TV show?

Yes, please!


Jonah Hill and Emma Stone reunite in the Netflix series “Maniac.” Netflix is also doing a “Queer Eye for a Straight Guy” reboot. We can’t wait for “Narcos” season 4 and we know the new season of “Black Mirror” just came out but we need more episodes, stat!


We think 2018 will be the year of the podcast. Looking forward to new seasons and episodes of our favorite true crime podcasts “My Favorite Murder,” “Criminal,” “Sword and Scale,” “Generation Why,” “True Crime Garage,” “The Vanished,” “48 Hours,” “Up and Vanished,” “Serial” and “In The Dark.”


Potato Corner is launching a Gold Card. If like us you want a year’s supply of giga fries, you have to join the sweepstakes.

The Grid Food Market will open in Power Plant Mall in March. Our forever favorite Bun Appetit will be making it their new home. We also can’t wait to try Elbert Cuenca’s new teppanyaki steak place.

Elbert’s Sandwiches will also be relaunching in Power Plant soon. Mendokoro Ramenba (we’re obsessed!) will open a new branch in Icon Plaza in BGC. Elbert’s Upstairs Bar will also open in the space’s mezzanine. This year is exciting for Charlie Paw and The Tasteless Group: Cuba Libre will open in Serendra third week of January, UK chain Pizza Express will open at Uptown Mall end of this month and Scout’s Honor will open its first stand-alone store at Vertis North in February. Hanamaruken will open at Hole in the Wall.

Bad Bird will also open in Serendra end of January and in Robinson’s Place Manila and UP Town Center in early February.

Eat Yourself Bankrupt, a mini food hall featuring concepts from Osaka including a Michelin-listed takoyaki place, will launch at Robinson’s Place Manila in May.

Pompoms, a joint venture of Charlie, Julien Agosta and Erwan Heussaff, will open in Robinsons Place Manila mid-January.


We hope to spend less in 2018 but there are things that awaken the shopping monsters in us: new Fuchico releases, Happy Skin collaborations and new Dr. Martens collections. We’re already eyeing that Tate collab and pride boots.


Fiction or not, we can’t wait to see the next chapter in Adam Ellis’ #DearDavid chronicles. That creepy kid with the dented head is the stuff of nightmares.

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