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The reign of silence
by Danton Remoto - April 4, 2020 - 12:00am
SSSSS. Ahhh, that sound, how can I forget that sound?
Pass the COVID-19 crown
by Danton Remoto - March 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The coronavirus looks like a nest that has morphed into a crown, with pink spikes and red globes jutting out from all sides. T
Stories of a bitter country
by Danton Remoto - March 21, 2020 - 12:00am
That is the title of Ninotchka Rosca’s collection of short stories recently published by Anvil.
Learning English in the age of COVID-19
by Danton Remoto - March 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Whether the learning is face-to-face, blended, or online, the basic principles of learning English remain.
Wellspringsof gay lingo
by Danton Remoto - March 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Science and geography are also wellsprings of Philippine gay lingo.
On Philippine gay lingo
by Danton Remoto - February 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The Filipino gay empire has struck back at the center, using a language full of slippages and cracks – a language at once sophisticated and vulgar, serious and light, timely and timeless.
Wilde at heart
by Danton Remoto - February 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Filipino-American writer R. Zamora Linmark first burst into the literary scene more than 20 years ago with his novel, Rolling the Rrrsss (Kaya Press).
How to sell books
by Danton Remoto - February 15, 2020 - 12:00am
I enrolled for a Business Management course at Ateneo de Manila University, because my father said it would make me rich. I slaved in Accounting and Business Statistics, but excelled in Marketing.
How does one fall in love?
by Danton Remoto - February 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Luis was my seatmate in Grade 1. He sat on my left side while Vivian sat on the right.
‘The Kingmaker’ comes to town
by Danton Remoto - February 1, 2020 - 12:00am
An overripe tomato about to burst is the image one conjures when one sees the red-clad former First Lady, Imelda Marcos, on the screen of the UP Film Center on this humid afternoon.
Rizal in manga form
by Danton Remoto - January 25, 2020 - 12:00am
I have met Malaysians who are named Rizal, and I have talked to Latin Americans who could recite “Mi Ultimo Adios,” our national hero Jose Rizal’s farewell poem, from memory. My friend, the Ateneo...
On libel
by Danton Remoto - January 18, 2020 - 12:00am
How many libel suits have you had?”
A brush with royalty
by Danton Remoto - January 11, 2020 - 12:00am
It was spring and the birds were singing.
Touchstones for writers
by Danton Remoto - January 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The Book That Changed My Life, subtitled “71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them” is the kind of work you can dip into during the holiday season and feel you have learned something....
Ringing in the new
by Danton Remoto - December 28, 2019 - 12:00am
I am writing this on the 26th of December, after I have cooked up a storm for the noche buena and travelled to five cities in the last four weeks: Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Cebu, Manila.
The merriest season
by Danton Remoto - December 21, 2019 - 12:00am
I came back from the Philippines last September and reveled at the sounds of Christmas songs already being played in radio stations, the sight of Christmas trees of all sizes being sold in the malls – and those...
From Nagrebcan to never-never land
by Danton Remoto - December 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Anvil Publishing has just issued The Essential Manuel Arguilla Reader, as part of its Classics series to bring the best and the brightest in Philippine writing into the hands of the contemporary reader.
Dumdum’s marvelous world
by Danton Remoto - December 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The poet Simeon Dumdum Jr. is on a roll, with poetry books being published almost every year. But unlike others who produce books as if from factory templates, Dumdum’s books are different from each other...
Ian Buruma writes about Asia
by Danton Remoto - November 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Ian Buruma’s commentaries on some Asian countries are compiled in his book, God’s Dust: A Modern Asian Journey.
The pivot to Asia
by Danton Remoto - November 23, 2019 - 12:00am
We have seen the unimaginable the past week.
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