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Why people are going nuts about a video game about a goose
by Don Jaucian - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
‘Untitled Goose Game’ is the most popular game on Nintendo’s arsenal right now.
Can we still be ‘Friends’?
by Don Jaucian - September 7, 2019 - 12:00am
I have a confession to make: I still watch Friends almost every night. It’s part of a routine after a long day at work: I sit down to eat a very late dinner, I turn on Netflix and and cast Friends from my...
The prophecies from 1999
by Don Jaucian - August 24, 2019 - 12:00am
During the ’80s, partying like it’s 1999 sounded like a dream out of science fiction.
That Thing Called the Movie Poster
by Don Jaucian - April 6, 2019 - 12:00am
In the peculiar world of Twitter, where memes (and social issues) live and die by the minute, a movie poster going viral is a sight to behold.
Not Just Another Love Story
by Don Jaucian - November 17, 2018 - 12:00am
We talk to female filmmaker Dwein Baltazar about her work, her distinct woman characters, and making different ‘love’ stories.
Meet you in the middle
by Don Jaucian - October 27, 2018 - 12:00am
‘Hintayan ng Langit’ explores what happens when you’re released from the vow of “til death do us part.’
Living in the land of ‘Twisted’
by Don Jaucian - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
In one of my copies of Jessica Zafra’s Twisted books, I find one of my business cards from four years ago. “Editorial assistant,” the title reads under my name, the lowest rung in the publishing...
Julia Fordham is actually cool
by Don Jaucian - July 14, 2018 - 12:00am
First, the basis of cool, which should have been blown wide open in an age where the borders of highbrow, middlebrow and lowbrow are gradually being eradicated.
Notes on Being Queer
by Don Jaucian - May 12, 2018 - 12:00am
There was something about Ghost Fighter — or Yu Yu Hakusho, its original Japanese title — that appealed to the queerness of my sixth-grade self.
Storm of the century
by Don Jaucian - March 3, 2018 - 12:00am
In this year’s Art Fair Philippines, it is the photographs, perhaps tellingly, that resonate with much more urgency than any other image.
Simply no place like Manila
by Don Jaucian - December 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
A Manila guidebook made by locals for ‘tourists and tourists in their own country.’
A farewell to a Man at his Best
by Don Jaucian - August 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
‘Esquire Philippines’ just put out its last issue after seven years of publishing. Here, a few notes on ‘Man at his Best.’
POSTCRIPT:7 potential gay icons from the Filipino horror movies
by Don Jaucian - June 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
There was a mix of surprise and glee when the internet put the Babadook in the pantheon of gay icons.
ON ASSIGNMENT :The photographs that capture the world
by Don Jaucian - May 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
I burned my eyeballs out looking at too many paintings at the Louvre.
FEATURE: Meet the young filmmaker who’s representing the Philippines at the Cannes Film Festival
by Don Jaucian - May 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
Nung una, hindi ko alam kung anong ginagawa ko, pero nung nagets ko na, sinakyan ko na lang kasi enjoy naman,” Angeli Bayani told me after an actress roundtable with CNN Life.
ON ASSIGNMENT: Learning to swim
by Don Jaucian - April 28, 2017 - 7:24pm
In high school, our values professor asked us to make a Book of Life, a chronicle of our life’s trajectory and how we foresee ourselves in the future.
With DOTA, a gay boy’s initiation
by Don Jaucian - May 28, 2016 - 12:00am
Where I grew up, having queer interests cast me aside. So I learned to play World of Warcraft.
Wanderlandticism
by Don Jaucian - March 11, 2016 - 9:00am
Music swelled at Wanderland until our hearts and heads could feel no more.
We need to talk about ‘gaycism’
by Don Jaucian - February 19, 2016 - 9:00am
With labels like ‘top’ and ‘bottom’ and stigma against ‘chubs’ and ‘effems’, gays face discrimination within their own community.
Beyonce and the pleasures of monogamy
by Don Jaucian - February 12, 2016 - 9:00am
Pop culture owes much of its success from its relentless commodification of sex.
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