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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Three storylines rolled into one movie mark the feature film debut of a young and edgy filmmaker who honed his directorial skills under the late, great Marilou Diaz-Abaya. Miguel Franco Michelen, 31, kicks off his directing and screenwriting career with Triptiko, a Cinema Evaluation Board-graded “A” film that draws shades...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida—It’s hot and sticky outside, all your friends are at the beach or at brunch. It’s tempting to blow off a workout, but getting sweaty with your significant other definitely ups the fun factor and makes it easier to stick to. We asked some of our favorite...
NEW YORK—Facebook once failed to buy Snapchat; ever since, it’s tried to copy it, mostly without success. Until now. Facebook’s Instagram Stories, a clear Snapchat clone, has more daily users than Snapchat itself—and parent company Snap Inc. should be very worried. Snap’s latest earnings report isn’t helping either. Earlier this month,...
Veterinarians are beginning to preach the gospel of gardening—primarily how organic fruits and vegetables can be used to improve the health of family pets. Everything, from carrots to leafy vegetables and fruit, can be added to the cat or dog dish. That saves money on pet food, too. “I’m seeing things,...

Blind Spot

THE REAL ROMANCE The reported personal encounter between a sexy star and a foreign artist was all everybody could talk about last week. But apparently, it was just two beautiful people meeting up, nothing more. The sexy star is apparently dating the matinee idol. The relationship is what you’d call...
Children’s bedrooms don’t always have to be vibrant, and tableware doesn’t really need to come from the same set. Personalities across different fields stretch the limits of popular home designs to great effect with quirky setups in Shangri-La Plaza’s Urban Filipino Home exhibit, which runs at the mall’s Grand Atrium...
Filipino student-dancers took home several top awards at the recent Hong Kong Challenge Cup Dance Competition, held at the Y Theater in Chai Wan, Hong Kong. The contingent was composed of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Dance Majors, and members of the Saint Benilde Romançon Dance Company. They...
PRINCETON, New Jersey—A third of the way through Macbeth, right after the antihero murders the king of Scotland, two noblemen look up into the sky and behold a celestial horror. “By the clock, ‘tis day,” says the Thane of Ross, “And yet, dark night strangles the traveling lamp.” The...
LOS ANGELES—Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was...
Almost any mother or father will tell you that one of the great pleasures of parenthood is rediscovering the thrill of kids’ books. Many are delightful as straightforward works of art, exemplars of acid-trip creativity and emotional sensitivity; many provoke discussions with our children or reveal dimensions of their...

Fashion and compassion

Before she passed on, the eternally stylish Imelda Ongsiako Cojuangco said of the Best Dressed Women of the Philippines: “The women chosen...are those who exemplify the qualities of a true lady—driven, humble and kindhearted.” Such benevolent ladies will be feted at the Philippine Cancer Society’s (PCS) 14th Annual Awards Ball...
One of the most recognized and largest independent fashion retailers in the world, Forever 21 (facebook.com/Forever21PH) recently launched its global #WeAreForever Pre-Fall 2017 collection and campaign, which celebrates individuality and inclusivity. The campaign embodies the brand identity for the season through a diverse set of global influencers from the world...
So many beauty brands hold makeup masterclasses featuring their affiliate or in-house artists. If you write about beauty, a makeup masterclass is nothing new, although you can always pick up a tip or two. But a MAC Technique workshop with makeup artist RB Chanco, hosted by YouTube content creator Anna...

Testing the waters

There’s always room in the acting business for those who want to test the waters. The advent of new local film festivals is giving more opportunities for newbies who might want to pursue acting as a career. In the action-packed film AWOL, there are several newcomers who caught our attention....
She’s sold millions of albums and heard stadiums full of fans chant her lyrics at sold-out concerts around the world. But the Taylor Swift line that might resonate the loudest now is “He grabbed my bare ass.” Swift, the pop superstar, made that comment in a federal courtroom in Denver...
NEW YORK—It was around 10 am on a sun-drenched summer morning, and James Altucher, perhaps, the world’s least likely success guru, was packing his worldly possessions, about 15 items, into a small canvas carry-on bag. “If I were to die, my kids get this bag,” Altucher said sardonically as he...

JC de Vera’s got balls

I’ve known JC de Vera for more than 10 years now, so there are a number of things I know about him so well. Like his love for me. He is just a call, text or Viber message away.  Anytime I need a friend, or someone to talk to...or someone...
AFTER more than 30 years writing the Kinsey Millhone “alphabet series” of detective novels, Sue Grafton is almost finished. The second to last, Y Is for Yesterday, will be published on August 22. Grafton spends half the year in Santa Barbara, California, and the other half in Louisville, Kentucky....
WHEN Julia Reed, the author of several Southern cooking and entertaining books, was growing up in the Mississippi Delta, there wasn’t much to do or many places to go. Entertaining at home was a necessity and as much a part of Reed’s childhood as oak trees dripping with Spanish...
THE wheels of our tricycle skidded over the railroad tracks and then we were back on the paved road and then on the grassy part of the route we were taking. Kristian Sendon Cordero and I were in Iriga City one hot August morning. Are we on the tracks? My...
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