Literature vs. the lockdown
by Alfred A. Yuson - June 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The extended lockdown has given many poets and writers time to produce manuscripts for publication. Some have even gone into white heat during this period.
Farewell to Peque
by Alfred A. Yuson - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Loss after loss. Dearest friends of four to five decades have been going ahead, bequeathing a random trove of recollections.
An evolving glossary for the times
by Alfred A. Yuson - May 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Last column, we covered A to I, from “alcohol” to “infodemic.” We continue with our list of freshly popular catchwords and phrases.
An evolving glossary for the times
by Alfred A. Yuson - April 20, 2020 - 12:00am
We’re all learning new words and terms pertaining to the ongoing crisis.
Poems wrought from a pandemic
by Alfred A. Yuson - April 6, 2020 - 12:00am
All the time we now have in our homes allow us much reading from the voluminous “infodemic” that pertains to the crisis at hand, to socio-political commentary and food recipes as well as availability,...
The efficacy of words in a time of crisis
by Alfred A. Yuson - March 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Everyone on the internet also has more time to weigh in verbally on everything, understandably with mixed results. Win some, lose some, or a lot.
The need for pushback on sovereignty
by Alfred A. Yuson - March 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Retired Supreme Court Justice Antonio T. Carpio has been patiently explaining the West Philippine Sea sovereignty issues over the past five years.
The 2019 DGF Awards: Fascinating essays on fish
by Alfred A. Yuson - February 24, 2020 - 12:00am
It was over a delightful lunch hosted by Felice Sta. Maria early last month that we deliberated on the entries to the 2019 Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Food Writing Awards, this time on the topic of “Fish.”...
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...
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