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‘I’ve never left theater’

By Rica Arevalo Actress Irma Adlawan is back in theater in William Shakespeare’s Makbet directed by Nonon Padilla from the translation by National Artist Rolando…

TRACING HISTORICAL MAP: ‘Mapping the Philippine Seas’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. On the right wall is the large map of the Philippines annexed to the Treaty of Paris, 1898 and through the opening is the hand-drawn Selden Map of Southeast Asia, ca. 1606 to 1624.

Mapping Philippine Seas, 1521 to 1898 (Part I)

By Dr. Jaime C. Laya With GPS, radar, sonars, computers, and what-have-you, sailing these days could require little more than button-pushing. It was different in…

BRIT POP CULTURE—Kids enjoys the miniature Big Ben bell tower and the Iron Throne seat from the TV show Game of Thrones. Organized by the British Embassy Manila, the Great British Festival ends March 26 at SM City Iloilo in Iloilo City. (Tara Yap/Manila Bulletin)

Showcasing British in Iloilo

By Tara Yap The people of Iloilo have a chance to learn the culture and heritage of Great Britain. The British Embassy in Manila brought…

In this picture taken on March 22, 2017, a woman takes photos of Chinese artist Shen Shaomin's Fidel Castro, part of his 'Summit' project, at Art Basel in Hong Kong. As visitors glide pass big-budget paintings and experimental installations at Hong Kong's Art Basel this week, they are also encountering the "dead bodies" of communist leaders in an exhibit drawing curious crowds. Lifelike replicas of Mao Zedong, Vladimir Lenin, Kim Il-Sung, Ho Chi Minh and Fidel Castro are lying in state in Hong Kong's harbourfront convention centre and art enthusiasts are flocking to snap them on smartphones. Made from acrylic and silica gel and dressed in their signature uniforms, all lie in glass coffins, except for Castro, who can be seen "breathing" almost imperceptibly on his deathbed. The installation, called "Summit", was created by Chinese artist Shen Shaomin who said the work was conceived as a response to the global financial crisis of 2008. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE / Manila Bulletin

Dead dictators draw Hong Kong art crowds

By Associated Press A "breathing" Fidel Castro is among several ex-communist leaders gathered in Hong Kong this week -- one of the world's centers of…


Ambassadors of Culture From left: National Youth Commission chairperson Aiza Seguerra, National Commission for Culture and the Arts Virgilio Almario, and National Book Development Board deputy executive director Anna Katarina Rodriguez

Here’s to Philippine stories!

By Sara Grace C. Fojas Image by Pinggot Zulueta It started from the baybayin or the writing system of our ancestors who wrote on tree…