Intricacy as simplicity

‘MY eye was accustomed to see beautiful things,” the incomparably chic Carolina Herrera declared, recalling her growing-up years in Caracas as the daughter of...

Beneath the surface of beauty and time

WHAT preceded host Steve Harvey’s infamous gaffe over the declaration of the Miss Universe 2015 winner was the Question and Answer portion, where he...

First time

THE first, they say, is always memorable. After 14 years in the business, Jordan Herrera has bagged his first-ever acting award. Herrera was announced as...

Anne Curtis launches makeup line

WE were all crazy for pinks and browns until Anne Curtis started appearing on a noontime show wearing red lipstick. She broke the rules...

Eigenmanns prepare for patriarch’s big show

Third-generation actors Sid Lucero, Max Eigenmann and Andi Eigenmann are all looking forward to September 23, when their grandfather Eddie Mesa will be featured...

Dingdong in the ‘Hood’

AS entrances go to a news conference meant to hype the upcoming launch of one’s new prime-time series, Dingdong Dantes’s was met with resounding...

Innovate or die

THIS business philosophy, attributed to management consultant and educator Peter F. Drucker, challenges companies and entrepreneurs to disrupt presently held ideas or techniques to...

Is McCoy the next big thing?

McCoy De Leon is one of the most handsome young actors in show business today, or so gushed a friend of a friend whom...

Professional advice on taking great travel photographs

Professional photographer and filmmaker Jimmy Chin, 43, originally began taking photos as a means to support his mountain-climbing habit. As an adventure photographer, he...

Mom would be impressed

Brisket, for me, is an aromatic memory. The scent of it wafted through my childhood home for hours as the meat braised slowly, with...

Feasting on old films

A FRIEND has surprised me with a collection of old films. They’re not really classics in that these films, save for one or two,...

A kid’s life in the fast lane: Part II

LAST week I shared my views on screen time. This week let me continue sharing some of the age-by-age recommendations of Rachel Ehmke that...

First look: Apple’s luxury iPhone both copies and innovates

CUPERTINO, California—As soon as you see the iPhone X up close, you’ll realize that it’s nothing like any of the previous models that Apple...

Why should dogs have all the fun? Try adventure catting

AT the beach, in the snow or on a hiking trail, heading outdoors for adventures with a “house cat” runs counter to the stereotype...

Want to change careers? Do these 5 things first

Megan Vaites worked in product information and design roles at the same company for 20 years. But a desire lingered to follow in her...

Blind Spot

MANAGER OR CLEANING SERVICE? YOU have to give it to this manager, he has really, well, managed the celebrity’s career to the point that he cleaned...

Multipurpose furniture: When a couch isn’t just a couch

NEW YORK—It’s not always enough for a couch to be a couch. Sometimes, especially when space is tight, it helps if the couch can double...

Smart window shades know when to sleep, wake with you

HOW’S this for a “Yes, I am living in the future” reality check: Window shades that automatically open when the sun rises, and close...

‘Veep’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ win top Emmy Award prizes

LOS ANGELES—The dystopian vision of The Handmaid’s Tale, the deeply cynical Washington comedy Veep and the ever-topical Saturday Night Live (SNL) won top series...

NJLA 2017 fetes four National Artists, celebrates Nick Joaquin’s birth centennial 

Literary stars aligned on the night of September 13 for this year’s Nick Joaquin Literary Awards (NJLA), in recognition of lifetime achievments and promising...

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