Bettina Makalintal

Staff Writer — Food & Culture

bettina.makalintal@vice.com
Food

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

The Polarising Appeal of Clear Things

From see-through bags to glass-like puzzles and translucent pie, we've never been so obsessed with clear commodities.
Bettina Makalintal
5.14.20
Internet

How 'Rich Mom' Took Over TikTok

"Rich Mom" isn't exactly real, but a heightened, tongue-in-cheek online persona by long-time influencer, Chriselle Lim.
Bettina Makalintal
5.12.20
food-features

What It's Like to Prep for the Pandemic with Just a Mini Fridge

"My freezer is, no joke, smaller than a shoe box."
Bettina Makalintal
5.4.20
Nervous Recs

Put a Salty, Crunchy Topping on Your Pasta to Enjoy Life for a Few Minutes

Whether it's breadcrumbs, crisps or furikake, it's time to get freakier with your pasta toppings.
Bettina Makalintal
4.22.20
TV

The 'Tiger King' Bonus Episode Cheapens the Entire Series

The Joel McHale-hosted follow-up spends too much time on jokes and not enough time asking good questions.
Bettina Makalintal
4.14.20
Coronavirus

Instagram Parents Are Documenting 'Baby's First Pandemic'

We are sorry to report that Instagram parents are posing their babies with their toilet paper and Lysol wipe stockpiles.
Bettina Makalintal
3.30.20
Internet

MySpace's Scene Culture Isn't Gone – It's Just On TikTok Now

Teens are reviving the online subculture known for teased-and-dyed hair, studded belts and neon clothes – this time, for likes instead of Top 8s.
Bettina Makalintal
2.20.20
Film

'The Handmaiden' Was an Overlooked Masterpiece of Korean Cinema

Great, you liked 'Parasite'! Here's another twisted movie about class tension and revenge.
Bettina Makalintal
2.17.20
Film

The First Trailer for 'The Fresh Dispatch' Is Peak Wes Anderson

The film's stacked cast includes Timothée Chalamet, Benicio del Toro, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Owen Wilson.
Bettina Makalintal
2.12.20
Film

Why Is This 'Sloth' Mask from 'The Goonies' Actually Just... an Ass?

Even if you haven't seen 'The Goonies' in years, you can probably see that this looks less like Sloth and more like a butt.
Bettina Makalintal
2.12.20
oscars 2020

Bong Joon Ho Was the Star of the Oscars, But It Wasn't All About Him

The sweeping success of 'Parasite' at last night's Academy Awards is much bigger than one person.
Bettina Makalintal
2.10.20
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