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Friday, April 28, 2017
By Jim Rutenberg / New York Times News Service LOS ANGELES—It’s got to be one of the best jobs in Hollywood: Sit around all day dreaming up fantasy political scenarios that are either so over-the-top crazy or wishfully idealistic—plotlines that could never play out in real life—that they provide the sort...
Joem Bascon is one reliable guy, both as a person and as an actor. I’ve known him for some years now and bonded with him on numerous occasions.  He is one fun guy to be with but what many people don’t know is that Joem has a big heart. Recently, when...
MADRID Fusión Manila (MFM) is usually the chance for cooking aficionados, professional chefs, budding culinary workhorses and gourmands to get a preview of the latest food trends all over the world, through the presentations of Michelin-starred chefs and our local talents during the three-day International Gastronomy Congress. Aside from all...

Tantalized by Tanay

The town of Tanay is a favorite weekend getaway for Manileños, due to its proximity to the metropolis (a two-hour drive away). Visitors are attracted by its cool weather, clean air and majestic view of the Laguna Lake and the Sierra Mountain Range. The magnificence of Tanay is reflected...
A car is speeding up along a deserted highway, scenic now and craggy and bleak next. In the car are two of the most good-looking tourists this side of the Mediterranean. The wide-brimmed hat reveals the glorious cheekbones of Angelina Jolie. The other passenger, no less attractive, is Brad Pitt,...
What is your Why? Love, Time, Death....Everything we covet revolves around these three things.” These were Howard Inlet’s lines in a film called Collateral Beauty. The film is about Howard (Will Smith), a once successful advertising agency owner who became clinically depressed after losing his daughter. In their last attempt...
By Sophia Kercher / New York Times News Service After a traumatic breakup, Julia Scinto, a fashion designer in Manhattan, found herself searching online sites far and wide, looking for any available resource to help her feel better. “I even considered hypnosis,” said Scinto, who designs womenswear for Macy’s private label. Instead, she...
By Bob Morris / New York Times News Service I don’t identify with celebrities, especially ones with superstar husbands. But when in 2015 Amber Heard, the actress, got caught, I felt her pain. She had been ordered to appear in court, the BBC reported at the time, for smuggling two Yorkshire...
A local health surveillance study has long determined that summer is the ideal time to get vaccination for flu, or trangkaso, not as a reaction to  the wave of illnesses the season’s scorching heat brings, but as precaution to the onset of wet season, when the influenza virus thrives...
By Katherine Roth / The Associated Press Inspired by the interiors of  boutique hotels around the world, author Sara Bliss wanted to share easy and affordable tips on how to bring that style home. In Hotel Chic at Home (The Monacelli Press), she tries to capture the transformative power of travel, and...
By Lindsey Bahr / AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES—The Fate of the Furious sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller Unforgettable and historical drama  The Promise in the dust. Universal Pictures’ eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise earned $38.7 million in North American theaters...
By Holland Cotter / New York Times News Service NEW YORK—No one does epic better than the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It brought Pergamon to New York last spring and got the balance of giant and delicate right. It flew in medieval Jerusalem, and kept its multicultural sprawl intact. Now, in...
By Rasha Madkour / The Associated Press Days after his son Willie’s death, Abraham Lincoln returned alone, late at night, to his 11-year-old’s crypt. In his new novel, George Saunders takes this historical nugget, gleaned from a cemetery watchman’s logbook, and imagines a night in the company of ghosts. Lincoln in the Bardo...
EVERY year, the Binibining Pilipinas pageant draws a batch of contenders that’s more formidable than the previous one. The 2017 lineup is no exception and looks poised to equal or improve on the stellar performances of Batch 2016, the titleholders of which cracked the semifinals round and beyond in...
THE recent launch of Wrangler’s True Wanderer 2017 campaign was a success, with fans of the iconic American denim brand flocking to the TriNoma Activity Center to see what exciting new things Wrangler had to offer. Radio broadcaster Tracy Abad hosted the day’s event that introduced fearless new faces, classic...
THERE are not many crossover classical artists in the country, and Al Gatmaitan is truly creating a niche for himself in the ever-evolving world of music.  Gatmaitan has just released his special three-track album on Spotify and iTunes, and he’s excited to share this work of love. “This album took...
ASIDE from Kiehl’s lip balm and shampoo, I have never tried any  of the brand’s other products. I once bought their blue toner/astringent for my daughter. But I have never used any Kiehl’s product on my face. Anyway, I was sent a bottle of its Dermatologist Solutions Nightly Refining Micro-Peel...
By Joe Coscarelli / New York Times News Service LOS ANGELES—John Mayer can explain where he’s been. In fact, once he gets going, he probably won’t stop, given the amount of time he has spent in private processing his recent self-imposed irrelevance—the “lean years”, as he calls them. A generational guitar talent...
BY now, everyone must have read the tragic case of Dr. David Dao, a passenger on a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Kentucky, who was violently dragged off a plane, bloodied and bruised, because he didn’t want to get bumped off in favor of airline employees. Videos of...
NEW YORK—Jude Law will play young Albus Dumbledore in the next Fantastic Beasts installment. Warner Bros. announced the casting on Tuesday. The iconic wizard was played by two actors in the Harry Potter films, beginning with Richard Harris. After his death in 2002, Michael Gambon inherited the role. J.K. Rowling, who...
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