Bettina Makalintal

Staff Writer — Food & Culture

bettina.makalintal@vice.com
TV

Reflections on the Gnarliest 'Unsolved Mysteries' Episode of All Time

A 1997 episode about spontaneous human combustion exposed a generation of young true crime lovers to a total nightmare.
Bettina Makalintal
4 days ago
Art

Let This Man Keep His Toilet Gardens

A man in Potsdam, New York has fought for years for his right to display toilets full of flowers on his properties.
Bettina Makalintal
7.1.20
food-opinions

Does Food Actually Unite Us?

Padma Lakshmi's 'Taste the Nation' is the latest example of the hackneyed idea that food is the great unifier.
Bettina Makalintal
6.29.20
TV

'Search Party' Season Three Finally Reckons with Millennial Self-Obsession

The cast of the satirical murder-mystery series talked to VICE about how the show's world of entitlement and hypocrisy mirrors our own.
Bettina Makalintal
6.25.20
TV

Jo Koy's New Netflix Special Shows Off the Philippines to the World

The comedian told VICE about why going to Manila for 'In His Elements' was "a dream come true."
Bettina Makalintal
6.12.20
food-features

The 'Bon Appétit' Test Kitchen and the Myth of the Happy Workplace

As recent reports have made clear, the Test Kitchen's wholesome stan culture online overrode its reality as a toxic environment.
Bettina Makalintal
6.11.20
Internet

On Instagram, Artists Are Creating a Shareable Language of Protest

Through art, even people who don't "get political" on social media are getting engaged in the Black Lives Matter movement.
Bettina Makalintal
6.9.20
food-features

TikTok Is the Food Platform of the People

YouTube is saturated with videos from brands, but TikTok still offers a chance at going viral—even if all you have is a phone.
Bettina Makalintal
5.28.20
Film

Let's Revisit 'Sex and the City 2' for the Sake of Pure Masochism

For the 10-year anniversary of the iconic series' second film adaptation, it's time to revisit the most awful moments of 'Sex and the City 2.'
Bettina Makalintal
5.27.20
Film

Finally, You Can Now Stream Every Studio Ghibli Movie to Escape Reality

The entire collection is on HBO Max, and if you watch it all, you can ignore real life for over 21 hours.
Bettina Makalintal
5.27.20
VICE Magazine

The Endless Promise of the Mission-Driven Restaurant

Can a restaurant feed and fix—and stay afloat while doing it?
Bettina Makalintal
5.26.20
TV

'Selling Sunset' Is Back to Fill Your Quarantine With Petty Drama

The LA real estate agents are back for a second season to spice up your boring life with high school mean girl cattiness.
Bettina Makalintal
5.22.20
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