Stories of illicit and aborted relationships
by Alfred A. Yuson - February 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Over the past two weeks, the second collection of short fiction by Noelle Q. De Jesus, Cursed & and Other Stories, published in paperback by Penguin Random House SEA in Singapore, was launched in a couple of local...
From historical and inside gossip to humor
by Alfred A. Yuson - December 30, 2019 - 12:00am
In ‘Nuestro Perdido Eden,’ Don Jose has planned a ‘tertulia’ for Manila’s 400, one that would feature a discourse on the proposition that Manila is indeed ‘the gates of hell....
Ginebra Ako Awards honor exemplary values
by Alfred A. Yuson - December 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Five individuals exemplifying outstanding values in separate fields received the Ginebra Ako Awards at the Globe Auditorium of Maybank Performing Arts Theater In Bonifacio Global City on Dec. 11.
Twin books on BenCab’s 50 creative years
by Alfred A. Yuson - December 2, 2019 - 12:00am
On Sept. 25 at The Peninsula Manila, a double launch was held to celebrate the continuing supremacy of National Artist Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera as our country’s premier visual artist.
Judging the Palanca, BLAJA and Ginebra Ako Awards
by Alfred A. Yuson - November 18, 2019 - 12:00am
A total of 56 writers, including 32 first-time awardees, received the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature on Nov. 8.
Filipino - Foreign writers: on the way to dominance?
by Alfred A. Yuson - November 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The realization started dawning on me when I became cognizant with the upsurge in poetry and ?ction being published by Fil-Am authors well over a decade ago.
Humanity, Diversity & resistance in the arts
by Alfred A. Yuson - October 21, 2019 - 12:00am
So many books, so little time.
Inscapes that create artistic coherence
by Alfred A. Yuson - October 7, 2019 - 12:00am
I’ve known premier sculptor Agnes Arellano for over half-a-century, since she was knee-high at their clan compound on what was then Tuberias St. in San Juan, right across the Ejercito manse.
The literary calendar towards yearend
by Alfred A. Yuson - September 23, 2019 - 12:00am
It used to be that the Palanca Awards Night ushered in the spate of literary events for the ’ber months, as it was traditionally held on Sept. 1.
The magic of movie music
by Alfred A. Yuson - September 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Music from Movies” — a concert tribute to 50 years of FINEX service — proved to be a magical night under the baton of executive producer Eduardo Yap, Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines...
Poetry that glides, even with cosmic jokes
by Alfred A. Yuson - September 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Marawi and Other Poems, recently released by the Bughaw imprint of Ateneo de Manila Press, is the 10th poetry collection of Simeon Dumdum Jr., making him one of the few poets in the country with that double-digit...
Santi Bose redux
by Alfred A. Yuson - August 26, 2019 - 12:00am
A reunion among family and friends marked the start of the exhibition series “Santiago Bose: Painter, Magician” at Silverlens Gallery two Saturdays ago, as curated by Patrick D. Flores, with this first...
The genius and legend of Rolando S. Tinio
by Alfred A. Yuson - August 19, 2019 - 12:00am
I was fortunate with the teachers and informal mentors I had in the 1950s-60s.
Being water in Hong Kong: Poetry of protest
by Alfred A. Yuson - August 12, 2019 - 12:00am
When we published the anthology Bloodlust: Philippine Protest Poetry (From Marcos to Duterte) two years ago, the thousand printed copies sold out in eight months.
A 20-year-old collectible
by Alfred A. Yuson - August 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Old friend Sam Santamaria, an artist-writer based in New Jersey, came up with a blast from the past recently, emailing a request for the release of the rights to an article he contributed to an anthology I had edited...
A center with a history
by Alfred A. Yuson - July 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Calamba Medical Center started in 1989 as a two-story structure on a 1,073-square-meter lot in the area called Crossing.
When not to read a book
by Alfred A. Yuson - July 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Now is not the time to be reading. Put it down. Your dad got you a ticket.”
Paronomasia and punditry in poetry
by Alfred A. Yuson - July 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Figures in a Long Ago Mirror by Cesar Ruiz Aquino, published by Silliman University, is either the poet’s sixth or eighth poetry collection, depending on whether manuscript completion or actual publication...
Preserving culture and history as embodied in our cuisine
by Alfred A. Yuson - July 8, 2019 - 12:00am
The softcover anthology Sangkap: Basic Philippine Ingredients — Five Years of Winning Stories from the Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Food Writing Award (2013-2017) — was launched on May 9 at the Unilab Bayanihan...
The man who made the Pope wait for an hour and a half
by Alfred A. Yuson - July 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, if only for four days and nights, I must have recorded at least my sixth gratifying visit to Indonesia over the past couple of decades.
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