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Sharing tattoos with Adam


“Are you for real? Oh god, this is freaking me out! Are you absolutely sure about this?” Adam J. Kurtz asks me in a panic.

I just told the New York-based artist he could draw anything he wanted on my arm and I would have it immediately tattooed in the afternoon.






And yes, I was sure about it. I’ve nursed this crazy plan as soon as National Book Store and Graphika Manila announced Adam would be at their events on the first weekend of February.

‘Deadpool 2’ further defines the crazy character



Deadpool’s comeback film is all about the “F word.” While it challenges itself to pack every scene with wilfully stupid mayhem and meta-references like its origin story, “Deadpool 2” widens its story arc by humanizing its characters even more and boldy trying to turn itself into a dark family action-comedy.

The Merc with the Mouth (Ryan Reynolds) doesn’t shed his antihero attitude. But he does learn to care about others outside his circle. When a super soldier from the future time-travels to end the life of an orphaned mutant, Deadpool takes on the responsibility to protect the child.

‘Every Day’ shows a love that leaves traces


“Always the same age, but never in the same body twice.”

Fans of David Levithan’s bestselling novel “Every Day” have waited too long to hear this line through booming cinema speakers, and now they can indulge themselves in an adaptation that shows enduring excitement in a story of true love and identity.

The story introduces a 16-year-old mysterious soul that wakes up every day in a new body. A, as it has named oneself, gets to know each one of the people he inhibits on a level that nobody else could. A gets more access to their memories and thoughts the longer the bodies are inhibited—but the thing is, A only gets to stay for 24 hours in their lives.

The mitosis of science and music in YOONCELL


Minutes before her set, Jeong Yun-jung picks up her guitar and slings it to her body. She takes tiny steps to reach the middle of the platform, nervous to face her spectators for the day.

On the stage, she is YOONCELL.

TAEK imagines ‘We're Always Together’ into reality



TAEK’s artistry is nothing too flashy nor too bold, but the music latches on to its listeners because of its gentleness, remorseful yet romantic messages and subtle playful notes. The musician is often soft spoken and timid, but we discovered the secret to instantly make him smile—just tell him the words “Red Velvet” (yup, the girl group) and he warms up the whole room with his laugh. In an interview with Inquirer Super, TAEK and I talk about his first EP:

It usually just starts with one word or one sentence.

The rest of it comes from the feelings I get from those and I try to build the song around them. The sequencing, arrangements and final lyrics come later, but it all goes back to that keyword or key sentence. It’s all inspired by that, and in most cases, it also becomes the title.