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Strings and soundboards: Putting together the quintessential Cebuano guitar

The guitar is the building block to many songs in the Philippines—but how have Cebuanos perfected the craft of guitar making?

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Faced with tragedy and grim realities, trauma journalists stand their ground

From braving strong typhoons to reporting militant crossfire, a trauma journalist’s job is the relentless pursuit of truth despite the danger.

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25 Cents’ Worth: How the girlboss stained her blazer and her empire

As the girlboss trend escapes social media, one questions if this is a new leap for feminism or a patriarchy-induced delusion.

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Art as artillery: Exposing the opulent illusions of the Marcoses’ fascist regime

The Marcoses’ lavish subscription to art embedded the economic and societal traumas Martial Law caused, creating shift on how the field is viewed.

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Rant and Rave: ‘The French Dispatch’ and the intimacy of print journalism

Take a glance and you’ll instantly know if it’s a Wes Anderson picture.  Definitely a creator of his time, Anderson’s quirky, vivid, and youthful filmmaking has become a genre in itself. Thus, it’s no surprise that his league of artsy admirers would rejoice over his return in The French Dispatch.  Known for telling whimsical stories…

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Rant and Rave: ‘Last Night in Soho’ was fun until it wasn’t

While visually enticing, “Last Night in Soho” didn’t live up to its hype.

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Power to the people: An in-depth look on voter’s education

The power to vote is not enough; one must also be smart on how they chose their preferred candidates.

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Stripped bare: Exposing the male gaze

Sensual jazz music plays in the background. Then, the camera slowly pans upward over a pair of long legs, a narrow waist, a bulging chest, and luscious lips—cut to men salivating over the voluptuous Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? From that moment on, she is merely a fantasy—nothing more and nothing less. Films…

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On the hook: Going deeper into Pinoybaiting

Get yourself a clueless foreigner uncomfortably munching Jollibee’s Filipino-style spaghetti and you’ll instantly get a thousand likes from elated Filipinos. Other times, it’s some Hollywood celebrity endorsing a local brand, causing passionate fans to stampede to its stores. Without a doubt, Filipinos have normalized—and celebrated—the sight of a foreigner grasping Filipino culture in their hands.…

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The category is: Untucking the art of Philippine drag

Glue the lashes, pucker the lips, and bring home the tips. The moment their heels step out of their cramped dressing rooms and into the stage, drag queens give such sickening performances that leave audiences all over the metro gasping for air.  To simply call them entertainers is to do injustice to drag’s long history…