A simple skin-care regimen for women over 50

EVEN the most simple or conservative of women will do at least one little thing to clean or brighten up their faces. It may not...

Iñigo is in the Myx

Ten seconds into the presscon of Iñigo Pascual, everyone in the room was ready to marry him. The boy-next-door who is the newest video...

I-Parent: What was your childhood like?

I describe today’s parents—working or not, millennial or not—as “parents in constant motion.”  We have our daily schedules packed. We have our chores and...

Nameless Whisper: ‘Call Me By Your Name’

I miss Pauline Kael. I wonder what she would say about the film Call Me By Your Name. There is a bandwagon that’s pushing the...

Don’t want to bother with cat litter? Japan offers robots

TOKYO—Japan, home of the kawaii cult of cute, has always had a soft spot for companion robots, in contrast to the more industrial or...

Westminster show dogs have some unusual food faves

NEW YORK—Benjamin is a grand champion English toy spaniel, but he’s not a champ at chow. The otherwise undemanding dog tends to balk at...

Iza Calzado, Raymond Francisco are the big winners in 34th PMPC...

Independently produced movies dominated the 34th PMPC Star Awards for Movies, which was held last Sunday at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts...

‘Now I know how [the song] feels’

Leigh Nash was still a baby the last time she was in the Philippines, but not really. A “baby” is just how the charismatic Sixpense...

Blind Spot

HE’S BACK AT IT This politician’s marriage has been in trouble many times in the past, and the last time, he almost left his wife...

Artistry on the floor

There was a time when designers and decorators considered floor coverings to be background elements in a room. Rugs and tile were meant to...

‘Black Panther’ blows away box office with $192-million weekend

NEW YORK—A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed Black Panther to a record-setting $192-million debut in US and...

Harry Dolan delivers parallel stories in new novel

Grief can carry a heavy burden, burrowing into the heart, obliterating other concerns, sometimes even self-preservation, as Harry Dolan shows in his clever fourth...

Balenciaga: The Master

LONDON—As Fashion Week sashays into London, an extraordinary exhibit on one of fashion’s greatest innovators was on view recently.                 Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion, which closed...

A passion for pearls

As gifts from the sea, pearls have taken on magical and mystical qualities through the ages. According to a poetic tradition, water merges with...

Hitting his mark

Everybody has a chapter they don’t read out loud. Singer-actor Mark Bautista stayed for a time in Seattle, Washington, last year for the United States...

Koket’s treasures and beauty and intimate secrets revealed

Let Rosales travels the world in search of treasures—costume jewelry and other accessories—that women will love. Everybody knows that accessories, such as earrings, necklaces and...

The struggle is real

WHEN I turned 50, I noticed my skin started becoming more prone to sunburn (although that could be due more to the thinning of...

The indie film scene scores another hit

Sometimes, an intelligent indie romantic comedy catches the fancy of Filipinos and becomes a certified blockbuster. It sometimes becomes a cultural phenomenon even. Years...

Former presidents grace launch of ‘2018 Philippines Yearbook’

TWO former Philippine chiefs-of-state were at hand for the recent launch of the 2018 Philippines Yearbook, in which they are championed as “Faces of...

Experience Japan and Taiwan sans the visa

JAPAN has always held an admirable reputation in terms of its tourism maturity. In 2016 the country attracted over 24 million international tourists. Each...