With the demolishing of Capitol Theatre, one of Manila’s last remaining art-deco theaters, the city’s cultural landmarks face a precarious future as it finds its footing in a transforming urban landscape.
A new culture is emerging as people all over the world are forced to stay at home to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Filipino food is gaining worldwide popularity. But as the diaspora grapples with the country's multicultural history, the cuisine's identity is yet to be established.
A controversial drug raid leads to the closure of a dance club in Manila, leaving a music subculture lost and scrambling.
There is much to say about the Philippines’ Nixon-style war on drugs. But what about Dutertenomics? With reports being overshadowed by the slew of state-sponsored killings, it can be difficult to realise the counter-narratives surrounding other policy areas.
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Cultural Learnings is a long-form newsletter on the cacophonous world of our contemporary culture. Each issue opens with a cultural question, followed by commentary in the form of original analysis, and links to relevant material.
Topics covered include: On how we are doing; The cultural impact of the coronavirus; Why we go on adventures; What good food is.
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