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There's a lot of things we miss about the outside world. One of them is mindlessly looking through books at BookSale. Whether it be finding a book at a great value or picking up magazine back issues, pretty much everyone has a ...
 
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Author Mickey Ingles on Alinam, writing while juggling law school, and more.
"I’d always take any free time I’d get to write and build on the story," Mickey Ingles says. "Whenever we travel or I have breaks, I’d make it a point to bring my notebook everywhere so I can sit down and write."Years ...
 
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According to a new study.
There's been a huge shift in the art market. Online is the new normal, and millennials collectors have become the most active buyers. That's according to Art Basel and UBS' Global Art Market Report for 2020.The mid-year survey written by Dr. Clare McAndrew "provides a ...
 
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It’s not about pastry. 
In 1904, a book of fiction about the Philippines was published in the United States. It was titled The Brownies in the Philippines.No, it wasn't a recipe book, and the “Brownies” were not pastry. Top Story: Supermarket Staff Pin-pricking Holes in Plastic Sugar ...
 
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It sold out on the first week of its launch.
Twenty years ago, a book titled Ako Ay May Titi (I Have a Penis) would have never seen the light of day. But Palanca awardee and author of the book Genaro Gojo Cruz wants to normalize conversations about genitals. In an interview streamed by ...
 
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Starting today, August 10.
If you're still upset about this year's edition of Art in the Park being postponed, then have we got news for you: Art in the Park 2020 is virtual.Top Story: 10 International Films Shot in the PhilippinesThe organizers have brought the affordable art fair ...
 
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It will be free to view for only 24 hours. 
Gal Gadot, Robert Pattinson, Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Zack Snyder are just some of the dozens of Hollywood A-listers who will attend the DC FanDome, the world’s first virtual convention styled after Comic-Con, but only for things related to ...
 
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Artist and philanthropist Addie SyCip Cukingnan was inspired by a river cruise she took in China.
Addie SyCip Cukingnan has done numerous solo art exhibitions to raise funds for various charities. In the past, she's worked with UNICEF, World Vision, and Alay Kapwa, to name a few. This year, she continues her initiative with International Care Ministries (ICM).Top Story: The Most ...
 
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Yet another selfie-related art disaster.
The biggest threat to centuries-old artwork these days? Not mold, not cracks, and not even fires. In fact, its a more familiar and normally harmless culprit called selfies.Top Story: 10 Common English Phrases You've Been Saying IncorrectlyOn July 31, a man, who visiting the ...
 
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Including amazing photos taken using an iPhone 6.
Every year, the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) showcases the best photos taken with... well, an iPhone (sorry, Android users). The winners' amazing shots are always inspiring, but admit it, it also makes you think how underused your phone camera really is. As the saying goes, ...
 
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Google pays tribute to the world-famous Ivatan artist.
Pacita Abad is celebrated today with a Google Doodle. Google paid tribute to the Filipina artist for her “bold use of color and mixed media as well as her use of art to address global themes.” “It was this day in 1984 when ...
 
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History can be written—or photographed.
On July 16, German camera brand Leica unveiled the newest member of its M family, the new Leica M10-R. It is worth P486,000. The camera’s 40-megapixel resolution promises unprecedented rendition of details within the M family, and is perfect for landscape and ...
 
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Gotta catch ‘em all, whatever the cost.
“Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for,” said Publius Syrus in the 1st century B.C. For the person who bought a pokemon card for P11.5 million, that piece of advice rings true. The record-breaking sale of the Illustrator Pikachu was sold ...
 
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The Monkey and the Turtle is the first children's tale in the Philippines.
July 21 is National Children’s Book Day in the Philippines. It also marks the date when Jose Rizal published in English the tale of The Monkey and the Turtle in the July 1889 issue of Trübner's Oriental Record in England.Top Story: Transwoman Billionaire Wants Clint ...
 
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Regardless of what you think, ‘irregardless’ is now an official word. 
Merriam-Webster, renowned as one of the most reliable and conservative dictionaries, raised hell among guardians of the English language when it included “irregardless” in its Words of the Week on July 3, affirming its lexical veracity. It was a good run, English language ...
 
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Score the authentic vintage effect sans editing apps!
Thanks to today's technology, our smartphones can do it all—surf the net, stream videos, do online bank transactions, play games, and take photos that can rival the quality of a DSLR camera. There is, however, a certain charm that comes with using ...
 
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Dr. Joven Cuanang has a talent for nature photography.
Dr. Joven R. Cuanang is renowned as one of the country’s top neurologists and patron of the arts. He founded the Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo. In December 2019, he celebrated his 80th birthday. In the 1980s, Cuanang became a supporter of artists ...
 
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Not just one attempt. But two.
It's truly amazing how many of the art pieces we see today have endured all the destruction throughout history. But, what's even more amazing is the fact that a single amateur restoration job is all it takes to ruin them.Top Story: Sofia Andres' Boyfriend ...
 
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The selection will include paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, and photography.
Following the cancellation of Art Basel this year, the fair has made the decision to take the presentation digital with Online Viewing Rooms.Top Story: Why Texas Was Once Called New PhilippinesThis June, a total of 4,000 works from 281 galleries from 35 countries ...
 
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The portraits look chaotic up close.
With just a Sharpie marker and his smartphone, artist Jeric Concepcion creates stunning impressionist portraits of Marvel superheroes.  So far, he has finished 14 portraits of the main characters in Avengers, and intends to complete 32 characters including Thanos.TOP STORY: How Wealthy Was ...
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