Drawings of mammoths, human footprints and other art carved on cave walls in southern France about 30,000 years ago have been inscribed on Unesco ‘s World Heritage list.
At the sound of an approaching boat, the people of this river village run out to greet their visitors, feather headdresses bobbing, loincloths and grass skirts rustling. Riding atop two of the women’s heads, baby monkeys grab fistfuls of hair as they clutch on for dear life.
World Cup fans are expressing their love of the game in wild ways, wearing patriotic nail polish, dressing up dogs with jerseys and showing their passion under the sheets with Brazil-inspired condoms.
The fight is far from over, as far as the Superstar’s supporters are concerned. Inevitably, the noninclusion of actress-producer Nora Aunor on the roster of newly declared National Artists has resulted in numerous complaints among artists and ordinary citizens alike—with the most vehement objection coming from a National Artist and the chair of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).
It was once suggested to Cecile Licad and German cellist Alban Gerhardt that they should perform in Philippine prisons. The two artists liked the idea and said they were open to playing music in unlikely places.
Stephen King knows a thing or two about terrifying automobiles. Most frightening is the possessed titular Plymouth Fury in 1983’s “Christine,” later memorably adapted for the scary screen by John Carpenter. In 2002, King’s novel “From a Buick 8” featured a classic car that served as a doorway to another dimension.
The music director of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), Olivier Ochanine, closed the 2013-14 season at the Cultural Center of the Philippines with a heavyweight composition, the famous “Alsa Sprach Zarathusra” (think “2001: Space Odyssey”), complemented by a slew of lightweights like the “William Tell” Overture (think “Lone Ranger”) and music from iconic movies like “The Magnificent Seven” and “Star Wars.”