Wednesday 20 September 2017

“No strings attached” is more than a dating preference; it could also reflect a political context. Strings connotate control by a more powerful force behind the facade of puppets. But unlike Pinocchio, humans need freedom to think for themselves.     This week’s curation... Read More

A juxtaposition of festive music and prime actress Gong Li’s tragic monologue welcomes viewers to the cinematic masterpiece that is Raise the Red Lantern by Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, one of the films to be screened at the School of Design and Arts (SDA) cinema this September. As this month’... Read More

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Rebels, misfits, non-conformist “bizarre-o’s”—these are the kids who grew up in different fads and faces. In the 80s, they were called the new wavers while the genre of New Wave challenged norms in gender and in genres, creating a fresh sound for the alternative music scene. This week... Read More

Combine the timeless charm of Greek mythology, the seasoned talent of director Riki Benedicto, and the passionate artistry of Benilde’s very own theater company Dulaang Filipino (DF), and you get Oedipus—a phenomenal and internationally-acclaimed production with student-artists on center stage. ... Read More

Before there was Michael Cinco, Rajo Laurel, Francis Libiran, and Monique Lhuillier, the Philippines had fashion pioneer Ramon Valera.   Valera, the country’s first and only National Artist for Fashion Design to date, is celebrated through an exhibit called “Valera and the Modern:... Read More

As part of the country’s annual celebration of Buwan ng Wika, the Film Development Council of the Philippines collaborated with commercial theatres nationwide to screen 12 full-length, independent Filipino films to participate in “Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino” (PPP). One of the 12 feature fil... Read More

Wednesday 6 September 2017

The deafening screams of anger, frustration, disappointment, and other countless emotions can take a toll on one’s mind. These feelings often urge us to hide away in our own worlds and live in solitude. But silence doesn’t always have to be lonely if we seek the comforts of music.   ... Read More

Thursday 31 August 2017

Summer’s over and the new school year is just around the corner. In preparation for the proverbial grit and grind of the academe, check out these smooth tunes from this specially curated mixtape.   To cure your summer hangover, listen to the likes of Tyler the Creator, Devonte Hynes... Read More

Tuesday 29 August 2017

The conversation about feminism and gender equality is often discussed with loud voices in comment boxes and passive small talk. It has become almost a nuisance to wrap our heads around because of its ambiguity, especially with hefty topics such as patriarchy and sexual objectification clouding one... Read More

  With the resurgence of the local street scene, the fourth installment of the Escolta Block Party celebrated the glory days of old Manila with art, music, and dance last August 26.   The towering facade of the First United Building glorified the landscape of the gathering. Nowada... Read More

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