The Handmaid’s Tail: more horrid and relevant in 2017 than it’s first publication three decades ago

 It's more than a faithful adaptation, it expands the original source creating a dystopian future that is eerily relevant to our times. It's not just joining the gender conversation, it's demanding to be heard. Just three episodes down and Hulu inserts itself as a contender to Netflix and Amazon in producing the future of television … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tail: more horrid and relevant in 2017 than it’s first publication three decades ago

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Desire (1928) by Paz Latorena: Her body’s a wonderland

Re-reading the 50 Best Philippine Short Stories of the Twentieth Century - Story #2: It's written by another woman who's a student of Benitez, but this time she writes about a woman who's issue is also the issue of every other woman: her body. But while most women are concerned with their bodies' lack of perfection, this … Continue reading Desire (1928) by Paz Latorena: Her body’s a wonderland

Dead Stars (1925) by Paz Marquez-Benitez: an affair to remember

  Re-reading the 50 Best Philippine Short Stories of the Twentieth Century - Story #1: The first time we read it, we didn't pay much heed because it was a school requirement, thus, robbing us the enjoyment of simply reading it. Half a decade later, we visited it again, and to our surprise, it gave us the … Continue reading Dead Stars (1925) by Paz Marquez-Benitez: an affair to remember