Bettina Makalintal, VICE

Bettina Makalintal


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Past articles by Bettina:

Let ‘Feral Girl Summer’ Begin

Lorde is getting “a little bit feral” with her new album ‘Solar Power.’ As the United States reopens, she’s not the only one. → Read More

The Oscars This Year Were Actually Kind of Good

With Glenn Close dancing to 'Da Butt' and Yuh-Jung Youn's snarky acceptance speech, the Academy Awards were a fitting celebration for a pandemic year. → Read More

If You Loved Anthony Bourdain, You Should Read ‘World Travel’

The new guidebook by the chef-turned-TV host and his longtime assistant Laurie Woolever is an essential anthology for Bourdain fans. → Read More

What’s the Deal With That Viral Popcorn Mayo Salad?

Cooking host Molly Yeh's popcorn salad angered the internet this weekend, but it has a long history in the Midwest. → Read More

How Do You Teach People to Cook After COVID-19 Related Taste Loss?

Author Ryan Riley explains how Life Kitchen’s new, free cookbook can help people dealing with long-term effects of COVID-19 find joy in food again. → Read More

The Flawed Premise of Statements Like 'Love Our People Like You Love Our Food'

Slogans like "Love our people like you love our food" imply that immigrants must provide for America in order to earn respect—and to be mourned. → Read More

The Tomato Sandwich Doesn't Deserve the Hate

If you're a tomato sandwich hater, you're probably making them wrong. → Read More

Nestlé’s Cookie AI Looks Creepy As Hell, But Could Improve Your Baking

Meet Ruth, a blinking, talking “digital human” and “cookie coach.” → Read More

Just Like the Real NYPD, the Detectives on ‘SVU’ Suck at Wearing Masks

The 22nd season of ‘Law and Order: SVU’ takes on the pandemic, but its use of masks and social distancing is wildly inconsistent. → Read More

Asian Americans Are Calling on Allies in Response to a Wave of Violence

Three recent attacks of senior citizens show the continued rise of anti-Asian racism during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Why We Can’t Get Enough of Watching Other People Organize Their Lives

Whether it's through watching Notion setups on TikTok or bullet journal videos on YouTube, you don't have to be productive to feel productive. → Read More

Improve Your Instagram Feed With the 'Still Here' Art Challenge

Zena Kay and Tess Smith-Roberts’ lockdown-inspired still life challenge has inspired artists worldwide for 52 weeks straight. → Read More

How Accurate Are Books About Influencers? We Asked an Influencer

Ellery Lloyd's 'People Like Her' and other books put influencers in lead roles. Influencer Carly Riordan shared what they get right and wrong. → Read More

Pierce Brosnan Is Selling Prints of His Pop Art-Inspired 'Earplugs' Painting

Here’s the story behind the 'James Bond' actor’s decades-long painting career. → Read More

How Do You Reflect on the Tension In an Interracial Friendship?

Two recent memoirs use unconventional formats to unpack how race and bias affect even the closest friendships. → Read More

A Brief History of Ben Affleck's Cardboard Cutout of Ana de Armas

The 'Knives Out' actress reportedly broke off the relationship, but Affleck clearly did some dumping of his own. → Read More

Frog Cakes Are the Best Thing Online Right Now

Chicago-based Oracle Bakery has helped turn chubby, cartoon-like frosting frogs into an internet obsession. → Read More

Why Food Brands Are All About the Aesthetic Now

Brand consultant Andrea Hernández told VICE why companies are using more playful, thoughtful design—and how to tell what's worth it amid the gimmicks. → Read More

Celebrity Culture Chugged On Through the Capitol Invasion

Gossip rags and entertainment sites treated celebrities like political pundits during and after the insurrection. → Read More

‘Top Chef’ Season 18 Nailed the Pandemic TV Show

With fewer guests and smaller challenges, the cooking competition had to adapt to stay COVID-safe. The show got better as a result. → Read More