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Sagisag Kultura: Isang Pagtutulay ng Kultura’t Kulay

Mahigit isang dekada nang ilathala ang matagumpay na sampung bolyum na CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art (1994) at sa pamamagitan nito ay tinangkang ipakilala sa mundo ang kulay ng kulturang Filipino gamit ang wikang Ingles. 364 more words

Cultural Icons

Notes on Death

I can’t write about death today without acknowledging something in my personal life: I learned today that a friend’s grandmother passed away. I never met her, but I have learned that she had a huge impact on my life anyway, as a donor to many cultural institutions in a city near where I grew up. 672 more words

Music

We'll miss you, David Bowie

I’m very sad to hear of the passing of David Bowie today. I always found him an inspiration as a free spirit who wasn’t afraid to dress however he liked, write about what he pleased, and be who he wanted to be. 92 more words

Writing

At the Café de Flore

We’re still in Paris and still with film.

This picture was shot with a Pentax 6×7, an oversized SLR, which at one stage in history was the go-to-camera for interior and design photographers, especially in New York. 224 more words

Horse Play

A Reading with Commentary
The Black Dove
Brighton, 2011

A recital of the artists’ favoured poems by Bukowski, cross-referenced this with childhood idol ‘Rizzo’ from Grease. 47 more words

As DEBBIE HARRY Turns 70: Did BLONDIE Write the Best Pop Song Ever...?

I can’t believe Debbie Harry turned 70 today. Whatever that woman’s diet is, we all need to know for future reference.
But here’s a proper, old-school musical and cultural icon, who first came to fame a few years before I was even born and is still out there, doing her thing with singular style and energy, and pushing her craft even now. 1,392 more words
(All Things) CULTURE

The Emperor’s New Yeezy’s

I love Kanye.

I do. I think he’s a musical genius and that his passion shouldn’t be held against him as a pop culture figure. But when we obsessively laud and coddle his every instinct, we’re lying to him and ourselves. 539 more words