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More Than Meets the Eye: Kelvin Morales on Exploring What is Brave, Peculiar, and Unapologetic
Pauline Nacar | April 9, 2021

“What if the human skin can be used as material for clothing?” This young fashion designer examines the tight-knit relationship between humans and clothes, and turns it on its head with his latest collection “Human Leather.”

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Perspectives
The Politics of Being ‘Apolitical’ and Why, In Itself, This is a Political Statement
Pauline Nacar | April 3, 2021

We can’t deny that there’s a huge temptation these days to tune out the world and focus on positive thoughts instead, given the negative impact recent news can bring to our mental health. Despite this, though, here’s why we must resist and stay vocal if we have any hope of rebuilding our country—even if that means constantly wallowing in the despair of politics.

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Mastermind
A Beautiful Merge: Bridging Old Hollywood Flair with Modern Filipina Edge by Chris Nick
Pauline Nacar | March 28, 2021

Powerful, independent, sleek, and wearable. These are some of the main themes at the core of this fashion designer’s classy label as he sets out to change the look of fashion in the Philippines.

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Insider
Inside the Cinema: Sonny Calvento on Making Sundance History, the Local Film Industry in Peril, and the Need New Voices in Storytelling
Pauline Nacar | March 25, 2021

What is the role of film and storytelling in society? The critically-acclaimed director and producer Sonny Calvento, behind the first-ever Filipino short film showcased at the Sundance International Film Festival’s main program, ponders the question and more as he gives us a peek into his constantly moving mind, and the comings and goings of the industry’s unending exploration.

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‘Love Alarm’: Inside its Promised Upgrades and a Ringing Focus On Complex Choices and Consequences
Pauline Nacar | March 17, 2021

Netflix original K-Drama, Love Alarm, is back for its second season. Fans of the series are eager to know if we’re finally getting the answer we’re all waiting for: Who will Kim Jo-jo choose?

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Perspectives
Caution Fatigue or Did We Stop Caring? One Year Since Lockdown and We’re Back Right Where We Started
Pauline Nacar | March 17, 2021

Did someone accidentally press the “replay” button on New Year’s Eve, so now we’re reliving the worst of our nightmares from exactly a year ago?

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Insider
How the Beloved ‘Best Friends to Lovers’ Trope Gains New Light in BL Series ‘Ben X Jim’
Pauline Nacar | March 6, 2021

Produced by Regal Entertainment, “Ben X Jim” is a Filipino boy’s love web series that follows two childhood friends as they explore their growing feelings for one another backdropped by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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‘Gay, Fearless, and Exciting’—Brigiding Teases a Peek Into Her Enchanting Queendom
Pauline Nacar | February 24, 2021

No pandemic or virtual disconnection will get in the way of this Drag Queen from dressing to the nines and showing her audience a performance of a lifetime. Once again, Brigiding proves that what a queen wants, a queen gets.

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Perspectives
A Tale of Police Brutality, Military Takeover, and a People United To Take Back Democracy
Pauline Nacar | February 11, 2021

What’s currently happening in Myanmar is the culmination of years of oppression from the previously-established military rule. With the same forces snatching away their few years of enjoyed freedom, the people are fighting back to say “no more”. This is the most recent addition to world history’s pro-democracy battles, and it most definitely won’t be the last.

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Slant
Out Into the Orbit and Beyond: How South Korea’s First Space-Set Sci-Fi Breaks New Ground to a Whole New Blockbuster Experience
Pauline Nacar | February 5, 2021

Now streaming on Netflix, ‘Space Sweepers’ follows a ragtag group of misfits just trying to get by in space. The film, written and directed by Jo Sung-hee (A Werewolf Boy, Phantom Detective), stars Song Joong-Ki, Kim Tae-Ri, Jin Sun-Kyu, and Yoo Hai-Jin, and marks a historic first this side of the world’s cinematic venture.

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