Category Archives: Metakritiko Features

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5 Young Pinoy visual artists to watch out for

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 | Written by
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These Pinoy visual artists who are all under 30 have different expertise and their art are as diverse as they are. If there is one thing that they have in common though, it is that these young artists did not have any formal training. As self-taught artists, they have the skill and determination to make it in the art scene.…Read More »

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Ang Trip ni Ricky Lee

Friday, 18 April 2014 | Written by
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“Hindi ka tutuuran ng librong ito kung paano magsulat. Buhay ang gagawa no’n,” ang pasintabi ni Ricky Lee sa kanyang Trip to Quiapo, Scriptwriting Manual. Lee turned 66 last March 19. At kung ang more than 150 film scripts, limang dula, maraming articles, published short stories at dalawang nobela niya ang pagbabatayan, malaki ang kinalaman ng “buhay” sa success ng…Read More »

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Hang-outs that let you indulge in your inner artist

Thursday, 3 April 2014 | Written by
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Now that summer is here… There is more time to hang out and explore the inner artist in you! Here are places you could relax and at the same time satisfy your creative side! 1. MUSEUM CAFÉ More popularly known as M, Museum Café can be found right beside Ayala Museum in Makati City. You could chill during sundown and…Read More »

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DeGenres, Streep, Jobs & Winfrey on life lessons for new graduates

Monday, 31 March 2014 | Written by
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You’ve taken in J.K. Rowling and Neil Gaiman’s words of wisdom from the first part of our feature on timeless commencement speeches for students of life. Now, here’s the second part. Enjoy! Ellen DeGenres: “Be true to yourself and everything will be fine” At the 2009 graduation in Tulane University, keynote speaker Ellen DeGeneres began her commencement address by talking about about…Read More »

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5 Miyazaki films that changed the way we see the world

Friday, 28 March 2014 | Written by
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 Hayao Miyazaki is one of the legendary filmmakers in Japanese animation, and is well known for his prevailing themes of environmentalism, pacifism, fantasy, and feminism. Many of his movies are also known for having no clear-cut villains, only people who are villainous from particular point of view. As well, some of his best works are outright science fiction or fantasy,…Read More »

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Timeless commencement speeches for graduates (Part 1)

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | Written by
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It’s the season for wearing togas, throwing graduation caps off into the air and beaming with pride as one receives his or her diploma on graduation day. And one crucial part of such a momentous event is the commencement speech given by the school’s distinguished guest. Sometimes, graduates get lucky to walk away with wise words they can live by,…Read More »

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Read & be happy: 8 books on the art & science of happiness

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | Written by
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These must-reads on the perpetual search of happiness which root from the seemingly mundane to one’s more introspective soul-searching tendencies are far from your usual self-help books – some are grounded on solid science, some on contemporary philosophy and cross-disciplinary insight while some are spiritual, deceptively simple and inspiring. Why come up with eight, you ask? It is in our…Read More »

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