PROFILE

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Filmmaker Moira Lang isn’t on Letterboxd but she’ll still tell you what’s worth watching if you ask

At her “No Showing” film space at Art Fair Philippines, Moira talks about the value of seemingly inconsequential conversations, why word of mouth trumps critics’ reviews, and the case for lowering movie ticket prices

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Ryan Villamael will always be Los Baños’ artist in residence

Despite being born and spending most of his life in Laguna, the artist never runs out of reasons to return to his hometown

Magazine shop Spruce Gallery is all about rekindling Manila’s love for print

Business partners Ric Gindap and Bonnapart Galeng are done with exorbitant local retail prices and extortionate customs fees—but just not yet with print—so they put up their own magazine shop that operates at minimal margins

Neil Felipp’s minaudière creations tell galaxies of stories held in one hand

Neil Felipp’s designs have reached both Hollywood and red carpets all around the world, but everything he does is still for the Philippines

Patricia Evangelista tells stories as a record and ‘some sort of reckoning’

In conversation with the writer on her harrowing new book, the work of trauma journalism, and the question of whether some people need killing

At this design studio, capiz goes out the window and becomes covetable art-like pieces 

Senseware is rethinking a Filipino material that has over time faded into obscurity—a lamp, a table, a chandelier, and an ornamental blob at a time

Sarah Geronimo shines brighter in her Empowered Woman era

Sarah on financial literacy: “We should be knowledgeable when it comes to our money because it’s part of growth and life”

If not Erwin Romulo, who?

His works can feel far apart from each other, but what unifies them despite the distance in genres or disciplines would be that feeling of almost-loss: “If we don’t do this, no one else will”

This couple is helping preserve Filipino heritage cooking, one TikTok at a time

Beatriz Gomez and Roberto Villarcabral are the brains (and stars!) of The Lost Filipino Cookbook—a.k.a. your new favorite TikTok account

Micaela Benedicto’s art are stories and acts of remembering

The architect, artist, and musician talks about her recent move to a new studio, the stories behind her converging art practice, and how memory ties all of these narratives together