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Survivor Gabe Mercado plays Gonzalo in The Tempest Reimagined

Shakespeare meets Yolanda

By Rica Arevalo Set in two far-flung continents, The Tempest Reimagined is the magical play of William Shakespeare interweaving with the massive destruction of typhoon…

Thieves, oil on canvas, 2015

In the nude

By Hannah Jo Uy In a world where most people ask why, Eleanor Giron courageously steps forward and asks, “Why not?” As a visual artist,…

Back in time a Dutch wedding feast at Batavia (now Jakarta), ca. 1779-85. From the catalog of the exhibit ‘Port Cities: Multicultural Emporiums of Asia, 1500 to 1800’ at the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore.

Long ago and preferably very rich

By Dr. Jaime C. Laya Globalization accelerated in the 15th century as Europeans ventured further East. The Portuguese established themselves first, in Goa and Malacca.…

Spoken Word Artist Kooky Tuason

The gray area

Kooky Tuason’s first venture into graphic literature, Eve of the Grey, is infused with the artistic vision of Froilan Calayag, exploring the metaphysical duality of…

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016, file photo, Claude Monet's "Grainstack" is displayed at Christie's, in New York. The 1891 painting being offered Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, is one of a few still in private hands. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Manila Bulletin

Claude Monet painting fetches $81.4M in NYC

By Associated Press NEW YORK — A painting from Claude Monet's acclaimed "Grainstack" series fetched $81.4 million at Christie's New York auction of impressionist and…