Alfred A. Yuson
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Art that toggles between power and delusion
by Alfred A. Yuson - December 17, 2018 - 12:00am
On exhibit until Jan. 5, 2019 at Art Informal in Greenhills East is the two-man show billed as “Toggle: Engage – Disengage” — featuring long-time partners-in-chime Jose Tence Ruiz and DengCoy...
Magical music and wondrous magic in Iloilo
by Alfred A. Yuson - December 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Being a dedade older than the ever-youthful impresario Pablo Tariman, my memories have a much wider span than his, in a curious sort of way.
Delightful factoids found in agriculure journalism
by Alfred A. Yuson - December 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The 12th Bright Leaf Agricultural Journalism Awards were given on Nov. 16 at the Fairmont Makati Hotel.
Serial shabu-shabu, unique tempura & fancy squid at Seascape Village
by Alfred A. Yuson - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Not too many people have noticed how an empty lot between the Manila Film Center and Sofitel Hotel has been transformed into an attractive food and recreation complex that began with a sprawling, two-story building...
Exulting in a tribute to our National Hero
by Alfred A. Yuson - November 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Launched last Friday by publisher Water Dragon Inc. at the Yuchengco Museum was the hardbound, coffee-table anthology titled Rizal +.
Writing an illustrious man’s biography
by Alfred A. Yuson - November 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Lineage, Vision, Empire: Don Francisco “Paquito” Ortigas, Jr., a 176-page biography in coffeetable-book format, was launched on Nov. 10 at the Palawan Room of Shangri-La EDSA Hotel at Ortigas Center,...
At BGC, a jukebox that plays poetry on demand
by Alfred A. Yuson - November 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Yet another significant literary project that outgoing Ambassador of the Czech Republic Jaroslav Olša Jr. leaves as a legacy is the first “Manila Poetry Jukebox” — inaugurated last Thursday...
Glorious as foot-stomping nostalgia
by Alfred A. Yuson - November 5, 2018 - 12:00am
I remember “Scaramouche” from the mid-1950s, when I was just entering puberty, for two related items.
Hail our new National Artists!
by Alfred A. Yuson - October 29, 2018 - 12:00am
We’re glad that Malacañang finally decided to confer the National Artist Awards on seven deserving artists, whose elevation to the exalted ranks has long been an open secret among big and little birdies...
Honoring 15 Filipino filmmakers in a book
by Alfred A. Yuson - October 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Recently released was the important anthology Direk: Essays on Filipino Filmmakers, edited by Clodualdo del Mundo, Jr. and Shirley O. Lua, published and distributed in the Philippines by De La Salle University Press,...
The need for harmony among writers
by Alfred A. Yuson - October 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Thank you to the Palanca Foundation for the Gawad Dangal ng Lahi given me on the 68th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature ceremony held on October 5 at the Rigodon Ballroom of Manila Peninsula hotel.
The anatomy of wondrous fiction
by Alfred A. Yuson - October 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The UP Likhaan Gémino H. Abad Seminar-Workshop on Teaching Literature held from Sept. 20 to 22 at the University Hotel in UP Diliman drew the participation of over 50 literature teachers from all over the...
The literary awards season
by Alfred A. Yuson - October 1, 2018 - 12:00am
I believe it was seven years ago when Philippines Graphic magazine institutionalized the Nick Joaquin Literary Awards or NJLA, which honors the winners of the yearly fiction-in-English contest where all short stories...
How ending a love story matters
by Alfred A. Yuson - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Congratulations to writer-buddy Charlson Ong for his multiple triumphs with Tanabata’s Wife, which won the lion’s share of awards, including that for Best Picture (worth P500,000), at the recent Tofarm...
Abecedarian poetry
by Alfred A. Yuson - September 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Nine of the 32 poems in the chapbook Songs from My Mind’s Tree by Jonel Abellanosa, published by Clare Songbirds Publishing House in New York, are abecedarian poems, meaning that their lines start with the...
Another golden age for Philippine cinema?
by Alfred A. Yuson - September 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The opening ceremonies for the Tofarm Film Festival are set for today at 3 p.m. at Novotel Manila Araneta Center, while the regular screenings are scheduled from Sept. 12 to 18.
Too rich a tapestry ’round a chickboy?
by Alfred A. Yuson - September 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Watched the premier of Goyo: The Boy General last Thursday at SM Megamall. Glad to have seen it that early, as its regular screening only starts Sept. 5.
Leaving the familiar behind
by Alfred A. Yuson - August 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Iya Fernandez’ Tales on Exile is a 50-page book originally published in French in 2015 as part of the Collection Échappés Breves.
Questions for our alma mater
by Alfred A. Yuson - August 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Almost monthly, I get to meet with a score or so of guys I’ve known for well over half a century.
Taking a stab at appreciating ‘E’
by Alfred A. Yuson - August 13, 2018 - 12:00am
On CNN recently, Fareed Zakaria interviewed Annette Insdorf, Professor of Film at Columbia University. Introduced as the most influential academic mentor he ever had, she was asked to repeat her thesis that the opening...
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