Kristofer Purnell
Kristofer Purnell

Kristofer is a content producer for Philstar.com's Lifestyle and Entertainment section. He previously served as a social media producer for two years at Philstar.com before shifting to Lifestyle and Entertainment.

A graduate of AB Communication from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2018 — with tracks focusing on journalism and film studies —, Kristofer was also a Best Thesis nominee with his study that focused on masculinity and heteronormativity in Philippine films.

Kristofer previously worked at Manila Bulletin in the Digital Lifestyle and Lifestyle sections, writing articles and covering events related to Arts & Culture and Youth.

You can follow his blog (mrsummerpurns.wordpress.com) for film reviews and film-related articles, among others, and his Letterboxd account (letterboxd.com/mrsummerpurns).

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Harvard teaching Tagalog course for the first time in nearly 400-year history
by Kristofer Purnell - March 28, 2023 - 5:19pm
This will be the first time in Harvard's 387-year history that it will offer a course in the Tagalog language, compared to Thai and Bahasa Indonesian which are currently taught at the university.
Red Velvet staging first-ever solo Philippine concert this May
by Kristofer Purnell - March 28, 2023 - 4:05pm
K-pop girl group Red Velvet will be staging a solo concert for the first time in the Philippines this May after visiting thrice since 2015 for concert festivals.
Christian Bables recounts dog Vanya's journey from rescue to endorser
by Kristofer Purnell - March 28, 2023 - 3:31pm
Actor Christian Bables is one proud fur daddy after his dog Vanya joined him as an endorser for a pet supply brand.
'Ewan ko na lang talaga': Vlogger wears toga to airport after Filipina missed flight due to immigration interview
by Kristofer Purnell - March 28, 2023 - 3:18pm
Content creator and "She's Into You" cast member Jim Morales went viral after donning a toga to the airport on his way to Osaka in Japan, where he kept wearing the toga throughout the first few days of his trip...
Look how lucky we are to be alive right now: 'Hamilton' headed to the Philippines
by Kristofer Purnell - March 28, 2023 - 2:11pm
Theater fans, don't throw away your shot, "Hamilton" is coming to Manila this September 2023.
Great British Festival makes grand return after 3 years
by Kristofer Purnell - March 28, 2023 - 12:13pm
The Great British Festival was successfully revived this 2023 after three years, allowing Filipinos to enjoy once more the benefits of the partnership between the Philippines and the United Kingdom.
Sofia Andres, Daniel Miranda enroll in culinary class together
by Kristofer Purnell - March 26, 2023 - 10:21am
Celebrity couple Sofia Andres and Daniel Miranda have taken another step in their relationship by enrolling in a culinary class together.
Parenting expert offers tips on post-pandemic communication with kids
by Kristofer Purnell - March 26, 2023 - 9:26am
Education training and solutions provider Xepto Education and Parents for Education Foundation (PAREF) Schools invited author, educator and parenting expert Michele Borba for a series of talks about values...
Guinness World Records names The Weeknd 'most popular artist'
by Kristofer Purnell - March 26, 2023 - 9:15am
Canadian hip-hop artist The Weeknd has been dubbed by Guinness World Records as the "most popular artist" in the world today after setting two new records.
Porsche, Nike, Nutella among most mispronounced global brands
by Kristofer Purnell - March 25, 2023 - 3:17pm
A recent study has found that a majority of fashion, food and drink, and automotive brands like Louis Vuitton, Godiva and Porsche are still commonly mispronounced.
Learning to love at the right time: 'Walang KaParis' review
by Kristofer Purnell - March 25, 2023 - 2:39pm
There is no question that the biggest challenge "Walang KaParis" faces is being compared to "Kita Kita," but let it be said that this AlEmpoy film can eventually carve its own path without having to bear the...
Donny Pangilinan catches up to sister Ella's art exhibit
by Kristofer Purnell - March 25, 2023 - 1:50pm
A little traffic was not going to stop actor-singer Donny Pangilinan from supporting his older sister Ella who is participating in the Rainbows exhibit of the Ayala Museum.
Beyoncé collaborating with Balmain for 'Renaissance Couture'
by Kristofer Purnell - March 25, 2023 - 12:53pm
Award-winning singer Beyoncé has collaborated with Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing for a new couture collection inspired by her latest album "Renaissance."
'Stranger Things' star Millie Bobby Brown releasing first book in September
by Kristofer Purnell - March 25, 2023 - 11:49am
Teen actress Millie Bobby Brown of "Stranger Things" and "Enola Holmes" fame will be releasing her first-ever novel "Nineteen Steps" this September 2023.
Selena Gomez defends Hailey Bieber amid death threat concerns, hateful negativity
by Kristofer Purnell - March 25, 2023 - 11:19am
Fans have been pitting the two women together ever since Hailey dated and married Selena's ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber.
Coffee Project among 'most Instagrammable cafes' once again
by Kristofer Purnell - March 24, 2023 - 6:00pm
Local coffee shop franchise Coffee Project has been included among the "most Instagrammable cafes in the world" by food and travel website Big 7 Travel.
Beyonce ending partnership with Adidas — reports
by Kristofer Purnell - March 24, 2023 - 4:40pm
Award-winning artist Beyonce is reportedly ending her partnership with sports brand Adidas after four years.
Philippines among worst countries to launch startup business — study
by Kristofer Purnell - March 24, 2023 - 2:51pm
A recent study found that the Philippines is the most challenging country to begin a startup business in, largely because of procedure costs and business tax rates.
'Pang Disney Princess pala ako': Anne Curtis sings 'The Little Mermaid' song
by Kristofer Purnell - March 24, 2023 - 2:38pm
Host-actress Anne Curtis showed off her singing skills with a performance of "Part of Your World" from the 1989 Disney film "The Little Mermaid."
Pia Wurtzbach shows support for sister Sarah's recovery from PTSD
by Kristofer Purnell - March 24, 2023 - 2:37pm
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach expressed support for her sister Sarah as the latter is navigating a recovery journey from anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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