Arts and Culture

Local and foreign literary stars gather at Philippine Readers and Writers Festival, August 26 to 28

August 26, 2016 | 10:54 am | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

Listen to Adam Johnson, Paula McLain, and Anna Todd, among others at National Book Store and Raffles Makati’s Philippine Readers and Writers Festival.

Artist Toym Imao: Burying Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is like putting a urinal in a museum

August 17, 2016 | 1:05 pm | Speech by Toyn Imao | With report by Tricia Aquino | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

The multimedia artist recalls his favorite TV series being pulled off the air during Martial Law, telling millennials it’s like the government suddenly banned Pokémon Go.

Proud Pinoy Moment! Ballet Manila dancers stand out at prestigious 2016 Asian Grand Prix

August 17, 2016 | 1:02 pm | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

The future of Philippine dance looks even more promising with this winning batch of young ballet talents.

ART GUIDE | August 15 to 31: Exhibits to see around the metro this August

August 16, 2016 | 2:08 pm | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

Check our August list of notable art shows, concerts, and plays to check out.

Venezuelan art exhibition honors legacy of Frida Kahlo

August 8, 2016 | 2:32 pm | Reuters video

An art gallery in the Venezuelan capital is honoring the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo with an exposition featuring the works of 50 female Venezuelan artists.

Filipino and Malaysian artists band together at Artdialogo 2016

August 4, 2016 | 1:18 pm | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon

Art bridges cultures in this well-attended affair.

PWD artist from Eastern Samar is among top 10 in Abilympics in Paris

July 30, 2016 | 4:25 pm | Text and photo by Lottie Salarda| Lifestyle Section,

Filipino artist Edmundo Q. Balan Jr. is among the top 10 finalists of the prestigious art competition.

Harry Potter’s ‘Cursed Child’ story already a U.S. best-seller

July 30, 2016 | 2:15 pm | Reporting by Jill Serjeant | Reuters

Harry Potter is casting a spell, again, over the publishing industry.

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ (Parts 1 and 2) out on July 31 at National Book Store

July 30, 2016 | 1:31 pm | Lifestyle Section,

Grab your copy of the series’ much awaited eighth story, told 19 years later.

IN PHOTOS | More behind-the-scenes look at SONA 2016

July 25, 2016 | 5:46 pm | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section,

They didn’t show this on TV.

‘Uphold the artist’s rights,’ ‘Talk to us,’ ‘Watch a show,’ NCCA and CCP leaders ask Duterte

July 25, 2016 | 9:45 am | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section,

Two of the country’s respected leaders in the arts and culture sector share their wish list to the new administration.

Clifford Espinosa’s wood sculptures embody national pride and the spirit of liberation

July 23, 2016 | 2:59 pm | By Romsanne Ortiguero | Lifestyle Section,

Chairs that offer peace and a seat that beckons its user to show some patriotism are just two of this artist’s thought-provoking pieces.

Brazilian sex shop reveals its Olympic line

July 20, 2016 | 11:02 am | Reuters report and video

Brazilian sex shop has just released its line of Olympic-themed gels and sex toys in time for the opening of the world’s biggest sports event.

FACTBOX | ‘No human being is illegal’: Quotes from Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel

July 4, 2016 | 5:18 am | Compiled by Bill Trott | Reuters

Here are powerful quotes from the Holocaust survivor, Nobel Prize winner, and author of the landmark book ‘Night.’

Holocaust survivor, Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel dies at 87

July 4, 2016 | 4:46 am | Report by Bill Trott | Reuters

Wiesel was a philosopher, speaker, playwright, and professor who also campaigned for the tyrannized and forgotten around the world.

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