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A brush with art

By Angelo G. Garcia Images by Noel Pabalate Artist and Manila Bulletin photojournalist Pinggot Zulueta has been playing with different materials in his artworks—from paper…

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.…