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‘Itim’ had a sold-out screening at Cannes, but director Mike De Leon says he’s ‘humiliated to be a Filipino today’

“Itim” (1976) easily falls into the horror genre, with its themes of occultism. Forty-six years later, De Leon thinks it has become “more sinister” than that

Ayala Museum
You can visit Ayala Museum for free on May 27. But there’s a catch

The museum will open its doors for free for the first 500 registrants in celebration of International Museum Day. If you don’t make it, they’ll also be having virtual tours until June 27

Novelist Gina Apostol wins Rome Prize for Literature, to pen story on Juan Luna’s wife Paz

“Books about the Philippines on the world stage are important because the country’s history is significant world-historically and yet generally unseen,” Apostol tells the Inquirer

Ayala Museum
You can visit Ayala Museum for free on May 27. But there’s a catch

The museum will open its doors for free for the first 500 registrants in celebration of International Museum Day. If you don’t make it, they’ll also be having virtual tours until June 27

Novelist Gina Apostol wins Rome Prize for Literature, to pen story on Juan Luna’s wife Paz

“Books about the Philippines on the world stage are important because the country’s history is significant world-historically and yet generally unseen,” Apostol tells the Inquirer

Can we still save Cojuangco Building’s status as an important cultural property?

ICYMI: PLDT, the owner of the 15-story building in Makati, petitioned NCCA to remove Cojuangco Building as an important cultural property. We have until June 7 to oppose this—believe it or not—via email

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You can harvest produce from this art installation in Ateneo this International Museum Day

The Ateneo Art Gallery will open artist Leeroy New’s “Mebuyan’s Colony” to the public to harvest vegetables that have grown on it

Ready for live theater? CCP’s Virgin Labfest is back this June

Tickets are now available for VLF’s comeback to the stage

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Plastic waste can break down in days thanks to these newly engineered enzymes

Enzymes that break down plastic swiftly are not new, but they often require high temperatures. This new one can do it across a range of temperature and pH conditions, making it usable in many settings

For Filipinos, disowning your parents is unthinkable. But politics is changing that

Our reverence for elders has kept younger generations mum about issues they stand with. What does it mean that political scions are now speaking up against their parents?

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Anxious about the looming elections? Here’s how to deal

If you’ve had vivid dreams about candidates, or have been unable to focus at work because of the elections, don’t worry. You’re not alone

EDITOR’S PICKS

Pio Abad’s latest exhibit reveals the ugliness behind the beauty of martial law

The London-based Filipino artist returns to talks about navigating the cognitive dissonance of our fraught understanding of history

Relearning one’s sense of place with filmmaker Shireen Seno

The filmmaker shares her path to self-discovery through learning about the in-betweens of being Filipino

Mich Dulce’s three-way terno is ready for your return to IRL socials

Consider this deconstructed Filipiniana when you’re booked for a face-to-face occasion that calls for something formal

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Basahan makers in Payatas hope their P15 mats get same recognition, value as American design

Reacting to the viral Vogue feature of woven creations reminiscent of a basahan, mat makers are actually happy that people recognize their designs. But they also hope it will lead to bigger margins and possible government support

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Is the P1,000 bill redesign a front for historical erasure?

The three war heroes will be replaced by the Philippine eagle, prompting critics to ask if it is an attempt at collective forgetting of war atrocities

The good can get better, Pino and Pipino prove with their comeback

“You just know the food’s going to be good when you can already smell it through your face mask,” I tell my colleagues

Sky rises and sunsets: Outdoor dining with stunning views

If you want to catch the sunset or enjoy the city skyline with a drink in hand, these venues are worth the visit

VIDEOS

5 Chinese restaurants in Banawe, QC

Along Banawe in Quezon City, there are many restaurants that are institutions in themselves, serving Chinese and Filipino diners alike for years, if not decades. But at the same time, there are newcomers that may not be as steeped in tradition but just as enjoyable if not better.