Alfred A. Yuson
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The giddy romance of travel writing
by Alfred A. Yuson - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Launched on Feb. 18 at the NBS Glorietta 1 branch was Alice M. Sun-Cua’s Kissing Through a Handkerchief and Other Travel Tales (UST Publishing House, 2017).
Finding our paths through intellect and language
by Alfred A. Yuson - March 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The Adrian Cristobal Lecture Series 2010-2017, edited by Celina S. Cristobal, published by Inyan Publishers Inc., was launched at AdMU’s Faura Hall AVR on Feb. 20, on the occasion of the delivery of the eighth...
Poetry for Women’s Month
by Alfred A. Yuson - March 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Helping celebrate Women’s Month are two recent books by our women poets. The first is Cadena de Amor: New and Selected Poems in English, Filipino, and Spanish by Marra PL. Lanot, published by UP Press.
Trusting one’s own narrative arc
by Alfred A. Yuson - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Conversing with my movie date after enjoying The Greatest Showman, we realized that we had both read a critical review that started with “I have a fundamental problem with this movie…”
Big books for public libraries
by Alfred A. Yuson - February 12, 2018 - 12:00am
By “big” we mean handsome, classy tomes that are labeled as coffee-table books, even if these are best destined for capacious shelves and not just for home or office décor at a receiving room...
Preserving a profusion of memories
by Alfred A. Yuson - February 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Dr. Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo has long been acknowledged as the doyenne of CNF or Creative Nonfiction writing.
Quotes for the times
by Alfred A. Yuson - January 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Oscar awards contender Darkest Hour should guarantee a trophy for Best Actor for Gary Oldman. Indeed, it’s his remarkable performance as Winston Churchill that can contend for honors.
A Calendar Celebrates Philippine Cinema
by Alfred A. Yuson - January 15, 2018 - 12:00am
As part of its commemoration of “100 Years of Philippine Cinema,” the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has selected a dozen classic Filipino films for its 2018 wall calendar.
Francis C. Macansantos: Poet of light
by Alfred A. Yuson - January 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Dr. Cesar Ruiz Aquino and I would rib ‘Butch’ Macansantos about the alchemical process he had applied on his early use of imagery. He had written those poems in his late 20s.
Stories that define the now in us
by Alfred A. Yuson - January 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Marguerite Alcazaren de Leon’s ‘People in Panic,’ consisting of 11 short stories, initially assures us of the young writer’s exceptional craft. Then it can’t help give us the gravy of...
Words, seasonal & unseasoned
by Alfred A. Yuson - December 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
Oxford Dictionaries’ 2017 Word of the Year has met with litlle approval, especially in the United States (and I suspect, in other anglophone countries).
Championing Filipino artistry
by Alfred A. Yuson - December 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Mother and daughter Flora and Sheree Chua might have set a fine precedent last Monday, Dec. 11, when they celebrated their birthdays not just with the usual bash but as an opportunity to raise funds for a worthy...
The best kare-kare in town is at Iago’s
by Alfred A. Yuson - December 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
By the best, I mean to my absolute liking and utmost preference, especially since of late, kare-kare has been seeing many variations, including one with seafood and another that’s a vegetarian’s del...
Reliving Ishmael Bernal
by Alfred A. Yuson - December 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
As a triumph of memory, happenstance, superb editorial work and design, it’s the most fascinating local book I’ve held in my hands of late — and it isn’t because I personally knew the subject,...
From a fine novel to a fine film
by Alfred A. Yuson - December 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
To have an excellent local novel turned into an excellent local film is no less than heartening.
Our very own Justice Leaguers
by Alfred A. Yuson - November 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
Friendship over the years with local Warner Bros. bossman Bookie Soliven has led to so many engagements with blockbuster movies that I feel I already owe him a lifetime of iMAX privileges.
Vintage paperback faves
by Alfred A. Yuson - November 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
The recent theatrical screening of the animation film Loving Vincent brought me all the way back to the early 1960s when as a teenager I consumed fast hours devouring paperbacks purchased either from Alemar’s...
Ton Raymundo: Sculpting saints and awards
by Alfred A. Yuson - November 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Of late, health concerns have been hurling perplexing challenges to my abiding faith in immortality, er, okay, longevity, causing prolonged absence from a few loops: social, millennial, and vintage.
Speaking in tongues: Alvin Pang’s poetry
by Alfred A. Yuson - October 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
Our good buddy Alvin Pang of Singapore has just authored a new poetry collection: What Happened: Poems 1997 – 2017, edited and with a Preface by Ruth Tang, published by Math Paper Press.
Bobi Rodero: From royalty’s fashion designer to flora painter
by Alfred A. Yuson - October 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
Bobi Rodero writes wryly of his newfound vocation: ‘I am the Imelda Marcos of oil paint artists. I have now accumulated 72 tubes of Winton and Pebeo brand colors. Painting is life!’
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