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25 Cents’ Worth: Killing pride, dropping prejudice

The unspoken rule in keeping cultured: choose indie — or at least, the lesser known. For example, between the mainstream theater and local film festivals, the latter is the obvious choice. And it is with good reason — art here thrives in small and exclusive spaces like competitions, exhibits, and holes-in-the-walls. I held on to…

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Alternate perspectives: Profs speak up on terror classes

Students are probably the world’s luckiest lot. They enjoy privileges from half-price discounts to class suspensions. Most are supported by parental allowances. Lasallians, too, are luckier than some. Being able to choose their preferred class hours is an enviable student right — that is, the right to avoid ungodly 8 AM classes and familiar “terror…

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A La Salle storey

There are things one can easily own for their portability: a wallet, a necklace, and even someone’s love. But there are things far larger than one can personally keep. Take buildings and geographical spaces for example: a tower tall enough to scrape skies or even a plot of land wide enough to be named a…

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Rant & Rave: Ekstra

Philippine social realism is a beaten track. Poverty has been overexposed. Class inequality is old news. Corruption is a social sickness Filipinos have been immune to. The contemporary challenge to socio-realist art is knowing not what to tell but how to present prevailing realities to a society jaded from hearing the same old message. Jeffrey…

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Glimpse: Selfie-explanatory

   Anne* posed for the perfect pout. She put her hand over her lips, suggestive of a kiss she will be blowing soon. Seconds of silence were dedicated to looking intently at her only audience. And without delay, she did it. She then declared it good. Later, 28 other people thought it good too. Guessing…

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Rant & Rave: Before Midnight

From exploring possibilities to entertaining repossession in Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, Richard Linklater is bent on de-familiarizing love next. The 2013 sequel Before Midnight destroys the idealistic romance built by its predecessors. And yet simultaneously, the film does piece a romance — one that is made strange by uncomfortable realism but made familiar by…