Bettina Makalintal

Staff Writer — Food & Culture

bettina.makalintal@vice.com
TV

Harvey Weinstein's Lawyer Vetted the Jury for 'Law & Order' Fans

"Do you root for the prosecution or the defense when you watch 'Law & Order​?'" Damon Cheronis asked a potential juror.
Bettina Makalintal
a day 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
a day ago
TV

M. Night Shyamalan's 'Servant' Is Being Sued for Ripping Off a 2013 Film

Director Francesca Gregorini claims the Apple TV+ show copied her movie 'The Truth About Emanuel,' but put it through the male gaze.
Bettina Makalintal
2 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Chef Eddie Huang and TV host Jeannie Mai are calling out the dictionary's outdated definition for "Chinese restaurant syndrome."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
2 days ago
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
4 days ago
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
1.13.20
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
1.13.20
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
1.10.20
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
1.10.20
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
1.9.20
Celebrity

At Least Nicki Minaj Likes Her Madame Tussauds Wax Figure

Minaj herself gave the wonky facsimile a big thumbs up when it was first unveiled back in 2015.
Bettina Makalintal
1.8.20
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
1.6.20
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