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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Real and emotional prisons flow through ‘No Mercy’

Prisons come in various forms, as Joanna Schaffhausen shows in her second outstanding novel, No Mercy (Minotaur). There are the mortar-and-brick prisons in which...

‘Mindsight’

ALL the colors I know used to hinge on whichever type of Crayola box was in my kindergarten backpack. The first one, of course, was...

Hail, Cesar!

ONLY a few Filipino fashion designers are as universally beloved as Cesar Gaupo. To say that the local industry is devastated because of the...

Beauty trends we hope to see more of this year

OVERLY contoured faces, scary looking micro-bladed brows, and lashes that look like spiders are some trends we wish to see less of this year....

Give style some Flex

Elegance and durability. Flexibility and stability. Beauty and resistance. Now you can have it all in a pair of shoes recently launched by global...

Will ‘Born Beautiful’ do wonders for Martin del Rosario?

NO doubt filmmaker-scriptwriter Jun Lana made cinema aficionados take notice of him when his movie Die Beautiful was released in 2016. The film, which premiered...

Poet Tita Lacambra Ayala, 88

Tita Lacambra Ayala, a nationally celebrated poet, writer, and multimedia artist who dedicated her life to the cultivation of literary and visual arts in...

Art imitates life: ‘Roma’ actresses drew on personal lives for inspiration

MEXICO CITY—Playing Cleo in director Alfonso Cuaron’s Spanish-language film Roma was for Yalitza Aparicio much more than putting herself in the shoes of another...

So you’re a book lover and don’t want to KonMarie your...

A COUSIN hilariously commented the other day, “I wish it was possible to Marie Kondo our politicians.” Yep, especially with the upcoming elections in May,...

A tribute to the maestro

WHEN Ryan Cayabyab writes a song, everyone listens. That is not an exaggeration, so it’s actually no surprise he was conferred the National Artist medal...

Tales of extraordinary beings take spotlight on M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass

In 2000, the world got hooked on M. Night Shyamalan’s intriguing story of security guard-turned-protector David Dunn in Unbreakable. In 2016, he took the...

PHL fans to see more of Jessica Sanchez this year

The Fil-Am ‘American Idol’ finalist was in town for her Filipino citizenship Fil-Am American Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez was in the country recently to perform...

Bolstering cause of human rights, business enterprises

GENEVA—The Philippines expressed its support for efforts related to business and human rights, as the country’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Other...

The castle down there

THE new Twin Lakes Hotel in Laurel, Batangas, near Tagaytay is a place straight out of an Elizabethan architectural lookbook. Instead of bricks for...

For foolproof poached chicken, turn to sous vide cooking

POACHED chicken gets a bad rap for being tough, dry and a little squeaky between your teeth. But that’s probably because poaching is a...

Diary of a mom with no limits: Finding ‘faithful’ answers

WHEN I was child, the La Naval procession in Bicol was an annual ritual. I questioned why I should be there if this was...

‘Days of Being Wild’: Wong Kar-wai goes to Bikol

BEFORE you scream and before you even doubt this discovery, hold your tongue. Wong Kar-wai, the great director behind such gloriously decadent cinemas as In...

Smart but nosy: Latest gadgets want to peer into our lives

By Rachel Lerman & Joseph Pisani | The Associated Press LAS VEGAS—Many of the hottest new gadgets are also the nosiest ones. The recently concluded CES...

Same dog, New Year, new tricks: Part 2

Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit.” And to become excellent, we need to...

Inmates battling addiction get an unlikely ally: A puppy

By Michael Casey | The Associated Press BOSCAWEN, New Hampshire—Caitlin Hyland’s New Hampshire jail cell looks like those of many of her fellow inmates, featuring...
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