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Familiar Alienations in Diaz’s ‘The Quiet Ones’
by DLS Pineda - October 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Winning the Grand Prize in this year’s Palanca Awards is not the greatest feat of Glenn Diaz’s first book, The Quiet Ones (Ateneo Press, 2017).
Xander Ford and the unbearable lightness of showbiz
by DLS Pineda - October 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
Taking the unprepossessing Marlou to the operating table and turning him into a matinee idol is a move that sends a clear message: plastic surgery is not just for the rich. It is for everyone.
President Pennywise and all these killings
by DLS Pineda - September 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
At a packed movie house a few weeks back, on the first scene of Stephen King and Andy Muschietti’s It, my brother blurted out, “E.J.K.?”
Flash fiction: Collateral damage
by DLS Pineda - September 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
For so long, I’ve wanted a way out of the place I grew up in… and I made it out. But now it’s calling me back. Pretty soon, there’ll be no one left to kill in my hometown.
Martial law: Day 66
by DLS Pineda - July 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
’These are not human rights abuses. But as the days go by, the patting down has a glooming, wearying effect.‘
EDITORIAL: The most patriotic thing to do is to move out of Manila
by DLS Pineda - June 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
‘Supreme’ celebrates Independence Day with a story about freedom — freedom from the imperial capital, that is.
EDITORIAL: Mindanao martial law: Day 1
by DLS Pineda - May 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
On the day I had agreed to lead my balikbayan relatives on a Mindanawon excursion, it was the first morning of Duterte’s martial law. We had planned it way in advance, but waking up to the news of martial law...
POST-SCRIPT: The truth about vacations
by DLS Pineda - May 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
With the sweltering heat and the long weekend, we Filipinos are once again left to stew ourselves in our contradictions.
REVIEW: A rush of blood to the head
by DLS Pineda - April 8, 2017 - 12:00am
Coldplay is no longer the band I once knew, but their first concert in Manila took me back to my childhood and left me with everglow.
ON ASSIGNMENT: I stopped tweeting about mining and talked to the people it affects
by DLS Pineda - March 25, 2017 - 12:00am
While the environmental campaigns are easy to hop in on social media, in the real world, ‘Supreme’ finds out that it isn’t so easy to say #NoToMining.
EDITORIAL: We are a nation obsessed with death
by DLS Pineda - March 11, 2017 - 12:00am
The death penalty is not about politics. It says something about Filipino culture. In this country where you’re either rich or poor, maputi or maitim, a dilawan or a Dutertard, Muslim or Catholic, you’re...
FICTION: Temperamental brats: A cautionary tale
by DLS Pineda - February 25, 2017 - 12:00am
It began with chants of ‘Hukayin!’ I didn’t think we’d take it this far.
EDITORIAL: The Grammys and the Age of Awardlessness
by DLS Pineda - February 18, 2017 - 11:08pm
The Grammys has been losing to a trend. Listeners just don’t care about awards anymore.
POST-SCRIPT: Bongbong Marcos, the once and future king
by DLS Pineda - January 14, 2017 - 12:00am
Last week, ‘Supreme’ listed the people to watch out for this year. But who are we kidding? There is one man who will define 2017 — and he just might be our next Vice President.
EDITORIAL: Gaano ka katotoo, mga ka-DDS?
by DLS Pineda - December 10, 2016 - 12:00am
Sa dami-daming spekulasyong nababasa natin sa social media, alam ba talaga natin ang katotohanan?
ON ASSIGNMENT: Teaching martial law history in the province
by DLS Pineda - December 3, 2016 - 12:00am
In my classes, it has been a fair 50:50 split with the debates between the pros and the antis, but ever since Marcos was buried at Libingan, discussions have taken on a surprising flame.
The rainbow after the sh*t-storm
by DLS Pineda - November 19, 2016 - 12:00am
Marcos is going to be buried at LNMB, and Donald Trump is now US President-Elect. Where the hell do we go from here?
ROUNDTABLE: An interview with The Internet
by DLS Pineda - November 12, 2016 - 12:00am
The World Wide Web has brought out the best and worst of humanity. So we sat down and talked to it.
EDITORIAL: Mocha is not the problem
by DLS Pineda - October 28, 2016 - 6:40pm
Over 30,000 people have signed a petition to shut down Mocha Uson’s blog because of its lies and misinformation. But is this really the answer?
ON ASSIGNMENT: Turning Bisaya
by DLS Pineda - October 8, 2016 - 12:00am
  Bisaya’s linguistic nuances have broadened my imagination in a way which Tagalog and English have not yet done.
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