Bettina Makalintal

Staff Writer — Food & Culture

bettina.makalintal@vice.com
Film

'Parasite' Is Being Rereleased in Black and White

Without color, "the film felt more realistic and sharp as if I was being cut by a blade," said director Bong Joon Ho.
Bettina Makalintal
4 hours ago
Music

Playing a Recorder Through Each Nostril: Is It Music?

We can all agree it's impressive.
Bettina Makalintal
2 days ago
food-wtf

Some Guy Registered Beer as a Service Animal

Registry websites let online attention-seekers turn the language of service animals into stunts.
Bettina Makalintal
2 days ago
Film

Why Doesn't the Academy Nominate Asians for Best Actor?

Even when predominantly Asian movies earn Oscar nominations, the actors in them don't receive nods for their acting.
Bettina Makalintal
4 days ago
food news

People Are Fighting to Change an Anti-MSG Term in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Chef Eddie Huang and TV host Jeannie Mai are calling out the dictionary's outdated definition for "Chinese restaurant syndrome."
Bettina Makalintal
1.17.20
Celebrity

Akon Is Now the Proud Owner of a City in Senegal

Akon City will be a sustainable tourist destination that runs on Akoin, the singer's own cryptocurrency.
Bettina Makalintal
1.15.20
Film

The Biggest Surprises from the 2020 Oscar Nominations

While all the nominations for Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese didn't come as a surprise, some of this year's snubs and major successes did.
Bettina Makalintal
1.14.20
CHEFS

We Should Treat Yakitori With as Much Respect as Omakase Sushi

"My mission is to show them the beauty of the chicken," says Yoshiteru Ikegawa of New York City's Torien.
Yoshiteru Ikegawa
1.14.20
Music

Florence Pugh's Old YouTube Video Is the Only Acceptable 'Wonderwall' Cover

No, you do not need to upload your version to YouTube as well, thanks.
Bettina Makalintal
1.13.20
music news

The Only Person Who Still Listens to Ne-Yo Is Ne-Yo, During Sex

"...mid-stroke, I'm like 'Aw, that verse could have been better.'"
Bettina Makalintal
1.13.20
Food Op-Ed

Waffle Maker Hacks Are the Only Good 'Life Hack'

Quick, easy ways to improve your life are usually garbage, but putting things in a waffle maker is never wrong.
Bettina Makalintal
1.12.20
Film

Rich People Love 'Parasite,' a Movie That Roasts Rich People

Bong Joon-ho's ​acclaimed 2019 film absolutely skewers the upper class, but people like Chrissy Teigen and Elon Musk love it anyway.
Bettina Makalintal
1.7.20
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