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Artlet Bites: A Nearby Fix to Sugary Cravings

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LOOK NO further, fellow sweet tooth! These nearby cafés offer a delightful assortment perfect for your appetite. Share summer stories, and relish wonderful memories with friends over scrumptious desserts, light snacks and appetizing drinks. Café Churro Open from 10am to 10pm at Antonio St Satiate your churro cravings inside the cozy …

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An Artlet’s Guide to Beginning a New Semester

art by DOLORES JANE C. PICA

THE NEXT academic year is fast approaching, but not everyone is ready to let go of satisfying afternoon naps and lazy days at the beach just yet. Beginning a semester is always a tough task, so here are a few tips to help you slowly ease into a new chapter …

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Cubao Expo: A Rendezvous for the Past and Present

photo by KRISTELLA DANIELLE S. BOO

CUBAO EXPO is a treasure trove teeming with countless vintage and novelty finds. It is a haven for marvelous selections of footwear, books and accessories, and remarkable displays of vinyl records, skateboards, and other similar gems. Adventure begins as one steps into its U-shaped path lined with unique establishments. 1. …

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A Spotlight for the Deserving

photo by KATHLEEN MAE I. GUERRERO

ASPIRING ARTISTS are often told that they must attend art school and spend their family’s fortune in order to be successful in the art world. But the brains behind Transwing Art Gallery believe otherwise; young artists can be the next Leonardo Da Vinci or Vincent Van Gogh regardless of whether they …

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Con Bravura: A Night of Music and Legacy

photo by MARYLOU C. SAUSA

  THE MUSICAL excellence of the UST Chorus of Arts and Letters (AB Chorale) that withstood the test of time was celebrated during their 20th anniversary concert dubbed Con Bravura last June 19. The elegantly clad alumni and current members of AB Chorale demonstrated their group’s musical journey through an interesting …

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Philippine Independence: Are We Celebrating on the Right Day?

Art by ALISHA JANA R. MORALES

IN 1965, President Diosdado Macapagal signed Republic Act No. 4166, declaring June 12 as the official Philippine Independence Day. While it is commonplace for Filipinos to celebrate the country’s independence on June 12, confusion on the rightful date to celebrate the Independence Day  still remains. Was it Aug. 1 or Sept. …

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6 Takeaways From This Year’s Pasinaya Festival

photo by KARL ANGELO N. VIDAL

FOR 12 years and counting, the Pasinaya festival continues to showcase the unique and evolving Filipino creativity. Here are six remarkable performances during this year’s festival held last Feb. 7 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. 1) Ballet Philippines: Journey to the Pool Ballerinas immersed into a swim as …

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Escaping the Humdrum in Lindslee’s Cliché Untitled

photo by KARL ANGELO N. VIDAL

JADED BY the monotony of exhibits that yield to imitative styles and concepts, esteemed abstract artist Lindslee probes the nature of contemporary art while presenting artists’ continued struggle to survive in a world where art’s value lies on price tags in his exhibit titled Cliché Untitled. Lindsey James Lee, known in the art …

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Revisiting the Thomasian Life of Jose Rizal

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DURING HIS youth, Jose Rizal was, in many ways, just a simple teenager who had big dreams for himself and his country. As we commemorate the 119th year of his martyrdom, take a look at some interesting facts about his formative years while studying in the University of Santo Tomas (UST)—years before …

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