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Rant and Rave: Why ‘Thor—Love and Thunder’ is not so mighty

Following the success of Thor: Ragnarok comes Chris Hemsworth’s Thor Odinson in the swashbuckling Thor: Love and Thunder. Audiences were more than ecstatic to once again see the god of thunder wield his mighty Stormbreaker on the big screen, along with the much-awaited reunion of Thor and Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster. But amid all the…

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Rant and Rave: STAYC heralds the change of seasons in ‘WE NEED LOVE’

Fresh off of the K-CON Chicago 2022 high, STAYC marks the change of seasons with their third single album, WE NEED LOVE. Following their second mini album, YOUNG-LUV.COM, the girl group sheds the “Teen Fresh” concept to explore a different kind of sound. Black Eyed Pilseung, producers and founders of STAYC’s agency High-Up Entertainment, decided…

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Alternative gems: How micro movie houses cement Philippine cinema’s legacy

Independent cinema has always thrived in these micro movie houses; but the theaters’ low numbers signify the threat of the genre’s development.

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Fear no evil: Demystifying the practice of exorcism

Demonic influences may manifest in different ways—the most dangerous of which is possession—but exorcists believe faith can always overpower evil.

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Through the facades of modernization projects lie the fisherfolk left behind

Corporate giants greedily reclaim land and sea to build mega infrastructures, causing the fisherfolks’ loss of livelihood and homes.

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Radical in essence: Doktor Karayom bears society’s soul and shadow

Despite Doktor Karayom’s simple process of conjuring works, his pieces tell stories of the people who suffer the most.

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Caffeinated catharsis: Shedding light on the drug war with Silingan Coffee’s baristas

Each barista employed at Silingan Coffee has a different and often tragic story to tell.

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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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Writer’s Recap: We’re still here and queer at the ‘Metro Manila Pride March and Festival 2022’ comeback

“Atin ang Kulayaan: Makibeki ngayon, atin ang panahon!” This demand to uphold LGBTQ+ rights and to achieve true freedom is what paused the showers of June. Instead, luminous arrays of colors poured down last June 25 as the Metro Manila Pride March and Festival 2022 enamored the Cultural Center of the Philippines open grounds. With…

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Rediscovering the medley: Bodabil, a jewel of the past

Bodabil’s magic has lost its shimmer in the Philippine entertainment repertoire. But its legacy lives on, inspiring many of today’s variety shows.