K. Montinola
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Making a spectacle: Cian Dayrit at Tin-aw
by K. Montinola - March 19, 2015 - 3:12pm
You don’t need microscopic vision to see that Cian Dayrit likes to poke and prod. “Spectacles of the Third World” makes sure even the half-blind get the picture.
Treating the post-breakup Valentine’s
by K. Montinola - February 13, 2015 - 4:54pm
Like a bad rom-com, Valentine’s Day is coming up just as you’re newly single. Only recently you were one of those people you hated — googly-eyed, lovey-dovey happy. Now the one day of the year where...
A City At War: Remembering the Battle for Manila
by K. Montinola - February 4, 2015 - 4:27pm
Seventy years ago, a battle took place that virtually ended the Japanese Occupation and resulted in the liberation of Manila. Manila was not won, however, without horrifying effects, a traumatic trail of devastation...
Review: Into the Woods
by K. Montinola - February 3, 2015 - 3:40pm
Adapting a musical into film is always a trial, because it’s a transmutation process. The source material has to be changed in ways that draw out its best characteristics on the screen, which is practically...
Five seconds of grace: Waiting for a Papal motorcade
by K. Montinola - January 20, 2015 - 4:28pm
My back was hurting. We made the walk from the point where Edsa met Taft, to Roxas Boulevard. We found a spot where the crowd was thinner, stretched by the length of the road.
All about the smash: On Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
by K. Montinola - November 26, 2014 - 3:53pm
Any house with a Nintendo console since the N64 will probably be familiar with the title: Super Smash Bros, an energetic fighting game featuring characters from a long list of Nintendo games. Starting with Super...
Weekend Watch: Scout’s Honor at Hole in the Wall
by K. Montinola - November 6, 2014 - 12:13pm
If milk-and-cookies sounds like a good way to kick in the holiday spirit, you’re in luck—this Saturday will be the opening of Scout’s Honor, the highly anticipated cookie shop like you’ve...
Game Review: Child of Light
by K. Montinola - November 6, 2014 - 11:08am
With the advent of some mega releases in gaming (if you are like me and you are already dreading the holiday shopping, and you need gift ideas for that Nintendo junkie in your life, Super Smash Bros. Universe is...
Round off: Rustan’s World Wide Wear 2014
by K. Montinola - October 9, 2014 - 5:08pm
Premiere retail giant Rustan’s launched its multi-brand selection last week, partying up with a travel theme and generally catering to the jet-setter customer. Makes sense, given the Fall and Winter season...
A case for revival: Textiles and the Likhang Habi Market Fair
by K. Montinola - October 7, 2014 - 2:38pm
The recent era has not been kind to our textile traditions. The industry’s downfall may have been largely due to uncontrollable forces in the textile industry worldwide — think of the cheap, fast fashion...
A glimpse of the Negrense spirit: Reasons to go to the Negros Trade Fair
by K. Montinola - September 26, 2014 - 2:01pm
If a trip to Negros is not in your future, you still have a chance to taste the experience this week at the Negros Trade Fair. The region may have taken a beating recently, with several areas hit particularly hard...
Some Are Smarter Than Others & The Collection of Jane Ryan and William Saunders: Pio Abad’s exploration of the Marcos horde
by K. Montinola - September 18, 2014 - 8:01pm
What Pio Abad’s work does, and does well, is present the evidence while taking you on a wild ride of context. It does not simply display the Marcos horde, it works to make you think about the specific motivations...
Weekend Watch: Hands On Manila’s Vintage Bazaar
by K. Montinola - September 1, 2014 - 4:42pm
Volunteerism goes vintage this Saturday, with a bazaar hosted by Hands On Manila featuring a lavish selection of vintage designer clothes, bags, jewellery and furniture. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase...
What was that all about? Kyoto Inferno, and the Pinoy love for Rurouni Kenshin
by K. Montinola - August 29, 2014 - 1:06pm
The release of Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno last week was about as big a deal as the well-attended premiere, wherein the stars of the Japanese film actually flew in to Manila and met hordes of fans. For someone...
Wedding Essentials’ bubbly ‘Big 10’ bash
by K. Montinola - August 29, 2014 - 12:21pm
Wedding Essentials Magazine hit their 10th anniversary Wednesday, which was a solid enough reason to break out the Moët et Chandon. The bridal magazine threw itself a birthday bash together with the prominent...
Cinemalaya 2014 Watch: Mariquina by Milo Sogueco
by K. Montinola - August 5, 2014 - 4:05pm
Mariquina is not really about Marikina. It is about Imelda, the daughter of a famed shoemaker in the Marikina of old, who has to come to terms with the fact that her father has committed suicide and that she has...
Art watch: Fabric Skin
by K. Montinola - July 28, 2014 - 8:34pm
Have you ever come in contact with the clothes worn by your parents when they were children? What did touching these clothes do? For Marina Cruz, it put her on the path of exploration.
If DC superheroes had a Marvel film franchise
by K. Montinola - July 23, 2014 - 3:30pm
It’s as fun an exercise as any to imagine what plotlines DC would have in store for their heroes, if they had Marvel Studios to craft their line up for them. Here’s what it might look like:
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014): GREEN LANTERN CORP
by K. Montinola - July 23, 2014 - 3:30pm
Avengers 2 (2015), Ant-Man (2015), & Captain America 3 (2016): JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISES ON MULTIPLE EARTHS, BLUE BEETLE, & SUPERMAN 3
by K. Montinola - July 23, 2014 - 3:30pm
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