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A night out with the boys
by Danton Remoto - July 31, 2021 - 12:00am
I once met a young writer who wanted to talk about Timothy Mo’s novel, The Redundancy of Courage.
Toxic and delicious food
by Danton Remoto - July 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Arsenic and Adobo” is the first part in the Tita Rosie Mystery series of Filipina-American writer Mia Manansala.
N.V.M. Gonzalez redux
by Danton Remoto - July 17, 2021 - 12:00am
National Artist N.V.M. Gonzalez published three novels: The Winds of April, A Season of Grace and The Bamboo Dancers.
The C-47 plane crash
by Danton Remoto - July 10, 2021 - 12:00am
The recent crash of a C-130 plane in Mindanao triggered memories of a similar plane crash in my childhood spent in Basa Air Base, Pampanga.
N.V.M. Gonzalez: A writing life
by Danton Remoto - July 3, 2021 - 12:00am
The round, silver-haired man in front of me spoked easily and with eloquence. His eyes crinkled with laughter as he traced the parabola of a life lived in the last 80 years.
The reluctant president
by Danton Remoto - June 26, 2021 - 12:00am
I first met Benigno C. Aquino Jr. when I was a college freshman student at Ateneo de Manila University in June 1979.
Images of father
by Danton Remoto - June 19, 2021 - 12:00am
“A full moon with no scar shone on the night you were born,”
LGBT matters
by Danton Remoto - June 12, 2021 - 12:00am
June is the pride month of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender community. The community has become bigger, embracing queer, intersex and allies in its ranks, thus the longer appellation: LGBTQIA.
Literary bestsellers
by Danton Remoto - June 5, 2021 - 12:00am
My reading fare these days is a heady mix: I am boning up on difficult essays on Cultural Studies for my class at San Beda University and I’m also preparing my syllabus for Asian Literature for my class at...
Raising independent learners
by Danton Remoto - May 29, 2021 - 12:00am
Subtitled “A Guide to Online and Offline Schooling,” this is the latest book by Ateneo professor Queena N. Lee-Chua from Anvil Publishing.
Imaginary Miss Universe
by Danton Remoto - May 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Margarita Mon Amour was chosen Miss Philippines the previous year.
Maytime and Nick Joaquin
by Danton Remoto - May 15, 2021 - 12:00am
One of the most pleasant surprises of my visit to the British Museum in 2019 was to see Nick Joaquin’s The Woman Who Had Two Navels and Tales of the Tropical Gothic (Penguin Books) on display in its books...
Questions for the heterosexual
by Danton Remoto - May 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Years ago I attended a seminar on gender issues organized by an international NGO.
Snow
by Danton Remoto - May 1, 2021 - 12:00am
One night, in deepest darkest Scotland, I was listening to a rock band from Glasgow called Texas (yes) when I saw what looked like balls of cotton drifting down the sky.
From Brighton to Batangas
by Danton Remoto - April 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Brighton, England.
The heart of grief
by Danton Remoto - April 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Personal and collective grief lies at the core of Insurrecto, Gina Apostol’s novel about the Balangiga massacre in 1901 and its multi-layered echoes down history.
Of names and typologies
by Danton Remoto - April 10, 2021 - 12:00am
My name is supposed to be Dimas, after the Catholic saint on the day I was born. But Dimas was the good thief hung on the cross beside Jesus Christ, and my mother didn’t want me named after a thief.
Random images
by Danton Remoto - March 27, 2021 - 12:00am
The ukulele player.
What-ifs on Lapu-Lapu and Magellan
by Danton Remoto - March 20, 2021 - 12:00am
What if Ferdinand Magellan – with great help from the translator Enrique of Malacca – did not reach our islands, what would have happened to us?
How a mother survives the lockdown
by Danton Remoto - March 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Every morning, the mother will repeat this line after waking up, “We’re better off than a million others.
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