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The pivot to Asia
by Danton Remoto - November 23, 2019 - 12:00am
We have seen the unimaginable the past week.
Remembering,writing, revising
by Danton Remoto - November 16, 2019 - 12:00am
“How did you begin to write?”
Doreen and Philippine cuisine
by Danton Remoto - November 9, 2019 - 12:00am
he New York Times has featured the late Doreen G. Fernandez in a full-page tribute to her as one of the forces of nature that helped propel recognition for Philippine cuisine. Formerly relegated to the back kitchen...
Still groovy after all these years
by Danton Remoto - October 26, 2019 - 12:00am
It must be the times we graduated because ours was not just a reunion for the sake of kissing each other’s cheeks and noting who has gained 100 pounds in the last so many years.
Books at random
by Danton Remoto - October 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The Quiet Ones by Glenn Diaz is his debut novel, and it’s an accomplished one. It won the Palanca Grand Prize in 2017.
Crossing languages
by Danton Remoto - October 12, 2019 - 12:00am
This week, I received a message from my publisher, Penguin Random House in South East Asia.
Voyager’s excellent journey
by Danton Remoto - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The much-awaited collected works of Jose “Butch” Dalisay has come to fruition in a handsome book called Voyager and Other Fictions, published by Anvil.
Memories of martial law
by Danton Remoto - September 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Yes, Ferdinand Marcos Sr. was a dictator, don’t let his family’s attempts at historical revisionism make you forget that.
How to get happily published
by Danton Remoto - September 21, 2019 - 12:00am
My little room in Kajang, Malaysia, was shaken recently by a deluge of emails asking me how would they get published. I asked where, in the Philippines or overseas?
The elements of teaching
by Danton Remoto - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
“Letter to a Young Teacher” is the title of Fr. Joseph V. Landy’s small and sensible book for those who want to teach.
The siren call of English
by Danton Remoto - September 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Figures show that the Philippines is still the third-largest English-speaking country in the world.
One way to write a novel
by Danton Remoto - August 31, 2019 - 12:00am
One of my biggest surprises this week was an email from Penguin Random House South East Asia.
In other words: From Iligan to Calauan
by Danton Remoto - August 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The past fortnight has seen a battle of words in Facebook, on print, broadcast and online on two issues.
The sun of the imagination
by Danton Remoto - August 17, 2019 - 12:00am
In the popular mind, to be a poet means to be somewhat strange. One is a doctor, or a lawyer, an accountant, or a stockholder. But to be a poet?
Writers near and far
by Danton Remoto - August 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The death of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison was an occasion for grief for the writing community the world over.
Viva Villa
by Danton Remoto - August 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The birthday of the late National Artist for Literature, Jose Garcia Villa, falls on Aug. 5 and it’s a good a time as any to talk about his legacy.
Unforgettable interviews
by Danton Remoto - July 27, 2019 - 12:00am
I have been writing for the Philippine press since 1980 – first as a contributing writer for Focus Philippines, edited by the formidable Kerima Polotan, then after the EDSA Revolution, I worked briefly as a...
Explaining ourselves
by Danton Remoto - July 20, 2019 - 12:00am
One issue of Time Magazine years ago summed up the Filipino as “appearance-obsessed, tune-mad, witty to the depths of his Christian soul and besotted with the English language.”
Political hardball
by Danton Remoto - July 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Like four billiard balls of ivory on felt paper, some names are now being floated for the seemingly faraway presidential elections of May 2022.
The beautiful girl
by Danton Remoto - July 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Myrna was my mother’s student in Grade 6, a beautiful girl who sat quietly in class, read her books, and passed.
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