Jon’s jam

BASED on a true story, the New Line Cinema comedy Tag shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing. For...

DOT moves 4th Madrid Fusión Manila to 2019

IT’S final. The fourth serving of the widely anticipated gastronomy event, Madrid Fusión Manila (MFM), will not push through this year.   DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat...

Mariel back in ‘Showtime’

Mariel Rodriguez is back in the limelight. The bubbly host and new mother was formally reintroduced this week joining the fun and wily bunch...

The hotel of choice for the richest Iloilo experience

IN many respects, Iloilo feels like the quintessential Filipino home. Timeworn structures, streets lined up with rows of old trees—it’s a place that seems to...

I-Parent: The philosophies of a traveling soul

IN the beginning of the year, I shared my pursuit of finding parental contentment. I suggested for parents to periodically step back and give time...

An upsurge in authentic Filipino flavors

F1 Hotel Manila celebrated its sixth annual Filipino food festival, “Luzviminda 6: Timeless Flavors,” on June 7 at the hotel’s renowned restaurant F All-Day...

Dinosaurs for sentimental fools

FIRST of all, I really had fun with Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom. As with the park inspired by those prehistoric beings, the movie...

Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement

SAN FRANCISCO—Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will...

A cat is terrorizing this family. Can a cat whisperer help?

Cats are often misunderstood by their owners. This I learned from “cat whisperer” Rachel Geller. I became aware of Geller after my kitten Treats’s behavior...

James Corden talks about his London shows, Trump-era humor

LOS ANGELES—James Corden brings a gleeful buoyancy to his CBS late-night show, whether he’s bantering simultaneously with all his guests or dueting with stars...

Blind Spot

HOT AND HEAVY People are starting to wonder what this former reality show star has and why beautiful women are all after him. His ex...

Old show reminds that some concerns are hardly new

What does a sleepy grown man do with a Netflix account and around 30 minutes to spare because his mother’s words to “never, ever...

Storage for the urban kitchen

FOR city dwellers, adaptability comes in handy in the kitchen. Urban kitchens are typically tiny, presenting storage challenges. And for food storage, there’s also the...

‘Incredibles 2’ crushes animation record with $180 million

LOS ANGELES—The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a draught of family-friendly films helped Incredibles 2 become the best animated opening of...

‘The Captives’ is a solid thriller with unusual twists

TEENAGE obsessions often fade as one grows up. But psychologist Frank Lundquist never got over his fixation on his high-school crush, Miranda Greene—his preoccupation...

Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel

JERUSALEM—An enigmatic sculpture of a king’s head dating back nearly 3,000 years has set off a modern-day mystery caper as scholars try to figure...

High fashion at low prices

ONE of cinema’s most unforgettable gowns was worn by Keira Knightley’s Cecilia character in 2007’s Atonement. It was a lush-green, 1930s-inspired, full-skirted design by...

Yes, there is ‘Forever’

ONE of the most recognized and largest independent fashion retailers in the world, Forever 21 brings to Manila its #WeAreForever21 global campaign. The campaign...

Tony Labrusca is on the upswing

MUCH has been written about rising male star Tony Labrusca being the love child of an actor and a former female band member that...

MAC reclaims ‘strobing’ with upcoming collection

I FIRST tried the MAC Strobe Cream about 10 years ago (I forget the exact year) during a photo shoot for the newspaper I...