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The little orchestra that could
by Samantha King - February 13, 2016 - 9:00am
Iwalked into the bar welcomed by a great rush of strings.
Hero fever
by Samantha King - September 20, 2015 - 10:00am
National hero movies have become a “thing.”
When private grief becomes literature
by Samantha King - August 15, 2015 - 10:00am
Kerima Polotan had always been a buzzword back in my undergraduate days. Although well into her twilight years, she was inescapable; her work was referred to or made required reading in every Philippine Lit class....
Women versus our laws
by Samantha King - March 20, 2015 - 12:00am
A look into some local laws that are  biased against women.
Will the next People Power happen online?
by Samantha King - February 27, 2015 - 12:00am
In the wake of the fallen 44 SAF commandos, we turn to the next best thing when government falls short — activism via social media.
The five Pinays you meet in movies
by Samantha King - February 13, 2015 - 12:00am
Who needs a date on Valentine’s? Ladies, leave your men at home, and head to the movies for a bit of laughter and tears. You might just meet the bakya, the best friend, or any of the female archetypes that...
An attempt to dissect the Pope Francis effect
by Samantha King - January 23, 2015 - 12:00am
A week after Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines, where he left a trail of thunderstruck believers, we look into why he has become the Catholic Church’s newest rock star.
Fearless forecasts for Pope Francis
by Samantha King - January 9, 2015 - 12:00am
On shamefaced politicians and hilarious memes, we predict Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines next week.
Ransom steals our hearts
by Samantha King - November 28, 2014 - 12:00am
On a clear, humid, moonlit evening last Saturday, the 12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub was the world, and The Ransom Collective, its center.
The chilling effects of Jennifer Laude’s death
by Samantha King - October 31, 2014 - 12:00am
It’s no coincidence that the fire and brimstone over Jennifer Laude’s murder is inextricably linked to three things.
Click click, bang bang: ‘Selfie’ is our word of the year
by Samantha King - October 3, 2014 - 12:00am
In a time when Filipino teenagers can accidentally shoot themselves in the head while attempting a Clint Eastwood-esque selfie; when our local bishops organization can promote papal selfies with a cardboard cut-out...
Pa-bonfire ka naman!
by Samantha King - September 19, 2014 - 12:00am
One auspicious Saturday last August, the Internet went nuts.
Pimp your ride
by Samantha King - August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
Easy, online and fast, get to know Carmudi, the e-commerce website that might just sell you your first car.
A thermodynamic theory of Miriam
by Samantha King - August 1, 2014 - 12:00am
Miriam Santiago is the wild card. She throws a proverbial monkey wrench into the works.
To freshmen, on first days and awkwardness
by Samantha King - June 13, 2014 - 12:00am
Remember Buffy Summers? Before she became the most long-lived, kick-ass, and quotable vampire slayer of the 21st century—she was a relatively normal high school student, just like the rest of us. Expelled from...
Much ado about fantasy
by Samantha King - June 6, 2014 - 12:00am
People have been calling for blood after the latest episode of Game of Thrones.
Japan’s Godzilla-sized problem
by Samantha King - May 23, 2014 - 12:00am
Godzilla couldn’t have come at a better time. And no, I’m not referring to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 offering, although the Hollywood remake does coincide with the 60th anniversary of everyone’s...
You had me at ‘lit’
by Samantha King - February 14, 2014 - 12:00am
Reading is a way of broadcasting the kind of person you want to be perceived as. Something especially significant when you’re making the rounds in that unforgiving, highly selective sport called dating.
Generation who?
by Samantha King - January 24, 2014 - 12:00am
Fact: No generation is homogenous. And yet, it’s a wonder how people continue to insist on sweeping generalizations: Boomers are all spaced-out proponents of free love and anti-conservatism, Gen-Xers consist...
Maximo Oliveros comes out as a musical
by Samantha King - November 29, 2013 - 12:00am
You’ve probably heard about it before  the critically acclaimed coming-of-age movie that headlined the first Cinemalaya film festival in 2005, stirred up the local indie scene, and bagged numerous awards...
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