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History in artistry: Archives emerge front and center in the contemporary art scene

Capturing the passion and crafting with sentiment, contemporary artists weave the stories of the past into artworks of today.

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Rant and Rave: Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ makes the whole place shimmer

There’s nobody else who knows her magic like Taylor Swift.  It’s a repeating cycle: Swift will bring us into a fantasy that we have no choice but to fall into, leave us, and then come back to us again. None of us seem to be bothered, though–not when she’s transported us out of bounds in…

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Writer’s Recap: Cultivating sustainability and development with ‘EULAT for Culture’

Time and time again, the “tragedy of the commons”—a phenomenon of the abuse of open resources for profit—has recklessly mired the environmental landscape. A rallying cry against environmental degradation, the Philippine-Italian Association’s conference titled EULAT for Culture: Filipino Design Links with Asia, the Americas, and Europe presented three talks illuminating the spirit of sustainable development.…

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Writer’s Recap: The seven thousand stars of LSDC Folk’s ‘Pulo’

The art of dancing is quintessential to Filipino culture and history. When oral tradition has been forgotten and pen and ink have eroded, it is through the flicks of arms and the rhythm in footsteps that preserve glimpses of how life once was in our homeland. Staying true to its mission of keeping Filipino traditional…

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Rant and Rave: All say mabuheeeey to ‘Drag Race Philippines’

Racers, start your engines and may the best Filipino win!  Since its premiere in 2009, RuPaul’s Drag Race (RPDR) has provided drag its well-deserved reverence as an art form. The extension of the franchise in other territories, like Thailand and the United Kingdom, had further intensified the clamor and demand for a Philippine version. Queer…

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Writer’s Recap: ‘Italian Film Festival Manila’ transcends cultural boundaries

With moviegoers gradually trickling back into theaters, the film industry has to put its best foot forward as it reintroduces itself once again to mainstream audiences. After Filipinos were forced into social distancing for two years, the Italian Film Festival Manila (IFFM) highlighted the cinema’s ability to transport viewers to new locales through a diverse…

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Learning the ABCs of early childhood education with kindergarten teachers

The opportunity to teach young minds is one quite familiar to kindergarten teachers. Though fulfilling, the work entails various day-to-day dilemmas they must contend with.

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Bringing Thai to Taft: Doon makes its long-awaited comeback

Nestled at the heart of Malate, Manila and a mere ten-minute walk from the DLSU-Manila campus is a Thai and Asian Fusion cuisine restaurant, aptly named Doon. Rustic and cozy, the restaurant’s ambience immerses any customer into its calming setting right from their first step into the threshold.  Once the customer is sat at a…

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Writer’s Recap: Moving on is not a choice at the premiere of ‘Never Forget’

On the 50th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, internationally-renowned director and Assistant Prof. Lecturer from the DLSU Department of Literature, Ida Anita Del Mundo—who also directed K’Na, The Dreamweaver and An Orchestra in Search of a Home—premiered her latest film Never Forget. The event was hosted by the University’s Department of Literature as…

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Silenced voices and conflicting political narratives burn family bridges

Nothing is more dangerous to familial connections than contrasting political stances. Here, we shed light on what it’s like to live under a roof where you are the minority opinion.