Vernon Agnelli Huibonhoa liberates photography 
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - September 17, 2022 - 12:00am
At its very onset, one suspects, photography was meant to be a scientist’s way of portraying the world.
 Aguinaldo, Quezon, Marcos: The ‘Long Now’ in art and culture  
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - July 29, 2022 - 12:00am
What better place to contemplate what’s next for art and culture in the era of Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. than in the historic town of Baler where two other presidents, Emilio Aguinaldo and Manuel Luis Quezon, would...
500 years of Filipina heroes
by Lizza Guerrero Nakpil - November 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Caught in between the double quincentennial of Magellan’s arrival in the Philippines and his demise by Lapulapu’s sword is the third quincentennial of Juana’s baptism and her teary-eyed welcome...
The Taliban, Sara, Anita & the ‘Dalaga’
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - August 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Reportage on the fall of Kabul and the fate of its women play out every night on the news like an addictive Netflix series.
The First Filipino Pharmacists: Dreamers First, Scientists Second
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - December 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Before this wicked pandemic, the practice of pharmacy was one of those necessary but utterly invisible professions: the license to dispense medicines and furthermore, to vet the right doses given your other medical...
Unknown Heroes and Famous Heels
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - August 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Every last Monday of August, we now celebrate National Heroes Day.
The post-pandemic home
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - August 15, 2020 - 12:00am
‘Humanity will be changed by the pandemic. Everything is now mediated by the screen and virtuality.’
Elevating Couch Potato Dressing
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - August 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Maxine Syjuco is the perfect spirit guide to find our way back to fashion sanity.
Life at a distance
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - August 2, 2020 - 12:00am
For Pierre Verger, it was the scenes of the Philippines teetering between one century and another that made the Philippines so special. It was raw and real but also civilized and European.
The Lost Arts before Zoom and Viber
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - July 13, 2020 - 12:00am
The fleeting mementos of a forgotten age photographs and poems, letters and sketches are always objects of fascination at any auction.
Almost Fathers, Single Fathers and Serial Fathers
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - June 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Of all the pantheon of family-oriented holidays, poor ol’ Dad’s Day is among the least high-pressure.
Beauty Queens, Hometown Belles, and Boys’ Nights Out
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - June 8, 2020 - 12:00am
An unexpected discovery will be revealed at the upcoming Spectacular Mid-Year Auction at León Gallery on Saturday, June 20.
From entresuelo to Danish Modern to Michael Jordan: The new ‘Work from Home’
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Whether you’re part of the 50 percent of the workforce ordered to stay indoors, somewhere below age 21 or above age 59, the new-fangled phrase “Work from Home” is something we’ll all have...
What to wear to a mañanita or MECQ
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - May 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Cover arms and legs. No skirts or shorts. And seriously consider wearing socks.
Rizal’s ‘Noli,’ Hen. Luna’s Vaccines, and the Pandemic of the Gilded Age
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - May 10, 2020 - 12:00am
A contagion that starts in the winter months? Telltale symptoms of high fever, labored breathing and pneumonia?
Uzis, Trancazo, and the Pandemic Pantry
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - April 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The Influenza Pandemic struck down not just ‘able-bodied Filipinos from the ages of 20 to 39’ but also children from the ages of two to nine years old. In hard-hit Manila, no family was immune. My mother’s...
Black swans, art fairs and coping with COVID-19
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - March 23, 2020 - 12:00am
I used to wonder about the way millennials used the word “random”, but alas there’s no better way to describe our current predicament.
Life imitates virus, goes on stealth mode
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - March 16, 2020 - 12:00am
For every Green Day or Alanis concert cancelled, you can bet your bottom dollar that there will be an uptick elsewhere even if it’s just on Netflix or other streaming service.
The era of ‘Visiting Forces Disagreements’
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - February 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The sudden termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement on Feb. 11, 2020 comes exactly 121 years to the day, when the Philippine-American War was beginning to come to a boil.
Volcanoes and love in the time of the Corona virus
by Lisa Guerrero Nakpil - February 10, 2020 - 12:00am
There’s something oddly comforting about a bit of menace in our country’s many natural wonders and nobody would be as prescient about this than the Philippines’ very first National Artist, the anointed...
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