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More popish than the pope
by Danton Remoto - October 24, 2020 - 12:00am
In a documentary that has shaken the internet in the last two days, the maverick Pope Francis, a Jesuit priest from Argentina, has said that civil union laws could protect LGBTQ couples who want to start their own...
The shorts story
by Danton Remoto - October 17, 2020 - 12:00am
In this tropical weather, the discovery, or rather, the recovery, of the shorts as appropriate for outdoor wear is one of the most significant fashion finds.
Jake Zyrus goes to the Emmy Awards
by Danton Remoto - October 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Charice Pempengco, now known as Jake Zyrus, has a life that is the stuff of blockbuster stories.
The anatomy of a novel
by Danton Remoto - October 3, 2020 - 12:00am
In a jiu-jitsu move worthy of the book distributor, my novel, Riverrun, will be available in the whole world not just on Kindle but also on paperback.
‘Riverrun’ goes to the Asian Books Blog
by Danton Remoto - September 26, 2020 - 12:00am
My novel “Riverrun” was supposed to be originally published in April 2020, but the pandemic has moved back everything.
Male matters
by Danton Remoto - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Yes, we’ve heard what’s wrong with the Pinoy male.
Filipino, Filipina or Filipinx?
by Danton Remoto - September 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Atempest in a teapot has been brewing among Filipino-American and Philippine-based academics on the use of Filipinx.
Intimations of mortality?
by Danton Remoto - September 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Zadie Smith is one of the brightest stars in the British literary firmament today.
Gilda Cordero Fernando, writer
by Danton Remoto - August 29, 2020 - 12:00am
I first read Gilda Cordero Fernando’s book called The Butcher, The Baker, and The Candlestick Maker while on Holy Week break in my parents’ hometown of Oas, Albay. It was the summer of 1982, the year...
The typhoon?
by Danton Remoto - August 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Typhoon Yoling travelled at a dizzying 200 kilometers per hour. In its wake came a tail of fierce and terrible winds.
Ishiguro’s 20th century evening
by Danton Remoto - August 15, 2020 - 12:00am
I finally picked up from Kinokuniya bookstore Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nobel Prize for Literature lecture published by Faber and Faber. Called “My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs,”...
The heart of the exile
by Danton Remoto - August 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The Penguin Book of Migration Literature edited by Dohra Ahmad is the first anthology of its kind.
The heart of the exile
by Danton Remoto - August 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The Penguin Book of Migration Literature edited by Dohra Ahmad is the first anthology of its kind.
Lessons from the pandemic
by Danton Remoto - August 1, 2020 - 12:00am
I left the Philippines a few hours before one of the world’s longest lockdowns began.
The foreign student
by Danton Remoto - July 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Being a foreign student in the United Kingdom meant living on the proverbial shoestring.
Love’s wreckage
by Danton Remoto - July 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Noelle Q. De Jesus’ first book, Blood: Collected Stories (Ethos Books, Singapore) won the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award for the Short Story.
Gay pride and prejudice
by Danton Remoto - July 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The month just past was Pride Month for the members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex plus communities.
Riverrun redux
by Danton Remoto - July 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Iam continuing the Q and A that the international press has been asking me about my novel, Riverrun, which will be published by Penguin Books South East Asia this month.
‘Riverrun’ goes global
by Danton Remoto - June 27, 2020 - 12:00am
My novel, ‘Riverrun,’ is now being printed by Penguin South East Asia.
The novelist who began a revolution
by Danton Remoto - June 20, 2020 - 12:00am
June 19 was the 159th birthday of our national hero Jose Rizal.
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