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Ige Ramos doesn’t scare easily

I’m breaking my “work must be influenced by the dark” rule for this one. Ige Ramos is a book designer and magazine editor and an expert in just about everything from food to folklore. I met him when we were panelists together on the TV show Ang Pinaka. True, his work tends to be bright […]

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Interview: Mr. Bones

Mr. Bones is the lead vocalist of Mr. Bones and the Boneyard circus, a band that’s been making waves not just because of their talent, but also because they’re fun to watch, and they’re songs and lyrics tend to be dark, but, ah, happy. They’re one of my favorite local bands (I currently have three). […]

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Annicka Dolonius used live in a bedroom haunted by ghost children

If you’ve seen Pisay, Aureus Solito’s fun and poignant film about being a Philippine Science High School student in the 80’s, then you’ll remember Annicka Dolonius as Wena, the confused, soft-spoken tisay. She is also one of the most stylish, fun people I’ve met. She’s also been included in Preview’s 2009 Creative It List. More […]

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Carlo Vergara tells two ghost stories

I am fortunate to have Visconde Carlo Vergara, one of the country’s most talented writer/ illustrators and author of One Night in Purgatory and Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah, the latter one of my favorite graphic novels. Just just Filipino graphic novels, graphic novels, period. Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah is about a gay man who comes a cross […]

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My experience with spirit photography

I don’t usually put much stock in things like spirit photography because they can easily be faked, and even when earnest, cameras are sensitive to the tiniest shift in light, or in my case, shake of the hands. I say “usually” because a few years ago, when I was still working in ABS-CBN, a psychic […]

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