Event category archives: Arts & Culture

  • 10 Movies That Make You Want to Pack Your Bags and Move to France

  • “Never a briefcase in Paris and never an umbrella,” said Audrey Hepburn in the 1954 Hollywood classic Sabrina. The movies have a power to romanticize a place so much, that us media-consuming nostalgia lovers eat it up like it is the grandest buffet we’ve ever come across. And we can’t deny it, we love doing so too. A country most romanticized by film over the year is certainly France. Just for fun[...]
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  • A Royal Surprise: Queen Elizabeth II Attends London Fashion Week for the First Time

  • By this time, you’ve probably seen the storm of photos published online of Queen Elizabeth II casually sitting beside the Queen of Vogue, Anna Wintour, in a fashion show at London Fashion Week. The long reigning monarch surprised the world and made headlines by attending the show of young British designer Richard Quinn last February 20, 2018. Many asked, “What about Richard Quinn caught the Queen’[...]
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  • A Rainer Werner Fassbinder Film Retrospective is Coming to Manila and Baguio

  • The Goethe-Institut Philippines, the official cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany, is bringing a film retrospective of one of Germany’s most polarizing and acclaimed filmmakers, Rainer Werner Fassbinder to Manila and Baguio from March 10 to April 22, 2018. Fassbinder is one of the most prominent figures in the New German Cinema movement and garnered a worldwide reputation for [...]
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  • Leon Gallery Benefit Auction: Rare Arts and Letters on the Auction Block

  • Leon Gallery gathers a stellar collection of Filipino art pieces to benefit programs of the Asian Cultural Council in support of Filipino artists Chairs and mid-nineteenth century sideboards share stellar billing with historical documents at the auction that will be conducted by the Leon Gallery in partnership with the Asian Cultural Council. Proceeds generated from the public sale will contrib[...]
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  • A Short History on Best Actress Oscar Winning Dresses

  • The Academy Award's stage has created many opportunities for great fashion moments. Most of which, come from the Best Actress winners during their respective years. With the 2018 Oscars ceremony just a mere three weeks away, we look back at the iconic gowns of former Best Actress winners and the history behind their choices. 1920s and 1930s: The first Oscar ceremony was held on May 16, [...]
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  • How Rich Would Forrest Gump Be If He Were a Real Person?

  • Unless you’ve been living under a rock since 1994, it is highly unlikely that you haven’t at least heard of the classic Oscar winning Forrest Gump. The film follows a simple Alabama man named Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks) who, despite the doubts of everybody around him, has quite an extraordinary life. He becomes a college football star (and meets an American president), miraculously survives[...]
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  • 5 Incredibly Classy Love Stories to Binge Watch on NETFLIX During Valentine’s Day

  • Lifestyle Asia movie recommendations: from Tiffany’s to Seattle, five of the most romantic movies to binge watch on Netflix this Valentine’s Day. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)  No list about romantic movies is every complete without Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which isn’t only the essential Valentine’s Day movie, but the essential Audrey Hepburn movie as well. The 1961 Blake Edwards-directed[...]
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  • Wonderful World of Warhol: Why You Need to See The Andy Warhol Exhibit in SFMOMA

  • By the 1960s, the silver haired artist known as Andy Warhol was already a fixture in the art scene. Coming into prominence after working up the advertising ladder in the 1940s and early 50s, Warhol’s pop culture, mixed media creations of celebrity faces and glamorized versions of mundane items struck a chord with a world obsessed with Hollywood. Who can forget his famed 1963 series Campbell’s Soup[...]
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  • Drum to the Beat of My Heart: Drum Tao, Samurai Drum Rock is Coming to Manila!

  • A truly remarkable and indescribable feeling: the fast beat your heart makes when the sound of wild drums fill a room. Drum Tao, the famous Japanese drum troop, has perfected this exhilarating feeling and emotion with their show entitled DRUM TAO – Samurai Drum Rock, coming to the Kia Theatre this April 19 to 22, 2018. Remarkably mixing together the Japanese practice of martial arts and dru[...]
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  • One Month till the Oscars...and We've Got Some Predictions!

  • It is less than a month to go before Hollywood’s High Holy Night, the Academy Awards. Year after year, the film industry’s elite players go head to head for the chance to bring home their very own golden man, the elusive Oscar. Since we’ve seen most of the films, we thought we’d share with you our predictions on the who we think will reign victorious come March 4. Note: We’ve unfortunately left ou[...]
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