Kara Ortiga
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Paulina Luz Sotto: ‘I’m doing exactly what my dad suggested — to pursue my lolo’s legacy’
by Kara Ortiga - March 10, 2018 - 12:00am
While Paulina Luz Sotto moves at her own pace, away from the shadow of her father, showbiz icon Vic Sotto, he is always present in her art shows.
The Lone Torchbearer
by Kara Ortiga - February 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The title “artist” is too easily thrown around these days.
There’s no stopping Kris Aquino now
by Kara Ortiga - February 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Even when she isn’t feeling at the top of her game, Kris Aquino will muster up the strength to commit to a packed workday.
State of Ketosis
by Kara Ortiga - January 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Just as the New Year hit, I decided to do something not unusual — start dieting. I had spent the second half of last year nursing too much wine and too much sugar — and I could feel the bloating (which...
Tale of two masters
by Kara Ortiga - January 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The last time that a gallery staged a major Juan Luna exhibit was almost 30 years ago.
Advanced screening
by Kara Ortiga - December 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Singapore Media Festival 2017 celebrated innovative Asian storytelling amid an evolving global market
Special Delivery
by Kara Ortiga - December 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Christmas shopping is hard — we know, which is why we’ve been itching to help you out.
Wonder Women
by Kara Ortiga - December 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
Feeling sympathy for those called out made me feel like a bad woman, like I had broken the girl code and just written away my rights to call myself a feminist.
Jo Koy and his funny business
by Kara Ortiga - November 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
In the opening act for his self-funded show, Jo Koy: Live from Seattle, the effusive and animated Jo Koy (aka Joseph Glenn Herbert) begins his hour-long, gut-splitting-hilarious performance with a pretty familiar...
Blank Space
by Kara Ortiga - November 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
Visual artist Jem Magbanua explores the art of landscapes and places, and how they interact with (human) nature.
The Art of Boredom
by Kara Ortiga - November 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
We rarely spend time doing absolutely nothing, and maybe we’ve also lost the ability to be inspired with nothing else but our own thoughts.
These four walls
by Kara Ortiga - October 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
There is a common statement often dropped whenever somebody mentions that he/she is from Mandaluyong — a city within Manila.
A seat in the lab of Gaggan Anand
by Kara Ortiga - October 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
What it’s like to dine in Gaggan, ranked No. 1 for three consecutive years among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants — before they shut it down.
The ‘Hall of Fame’ of Filipino Artists
by Kara Ortiga - September 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
To paint a portrait of a person is a grueling task. How does one capture the subject in a way that truly encompasses the characteristic of the person?
Black magic woman: Jess Connelly
by Kara Ortiga - September 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
‘I was always told I had to dress the same, look the same; my hair had to look the same as everyone else just to get these endorsements… This music and style is just my way of expressing myself.&rs...
Element Boutique Hotel: An oasis in the city
by Kara Ortiga - September 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
Viridian ivy leaves crawl along bookshelves, couples are sipping rosé by 3 p.m., ambient French music is drifting from the speakers, and the smell of freshly baked bread wafts across the room from the back...
The surprising revelations found in ‘Life of Kylie’
by Kara Ortiga - September 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Girls live in a world where popularity, beauty, and confidence can be measured and equated to likes and shares, and that’s a tough race to be in.
The purposeless driven life
by Kara Ortiga - September 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
A show about the multiverse adventures of an alcoholic mad scientist and his grandson tackles political, scientific and even religious conventions — and then makes fun of it all by belittling everything we...
Like a riot: Phoenix wreaks havoc in Manila
by Kara Ortiga - August 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
‘When we started music we wanted to not be responsible. We used to make jokes to each other and call each other ‘colleagues’ at the time as if this was a job. And the precious thing about it is...
Millennials just love to wine
by Kara Ortiga - August 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
A wine newbie divulges her favorite bottles under P500.
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