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Thursday, June 22, 2017
NEW YORK—A dizzying array of police lights flashed up and down the West Side Highway on a damp, Thursday in May. President Donald J. Trump was visiting the USS Intrepid, snarling traffic outside the Javits Convention Center, where Katy Perry was performing at a corporate showcase for her new...
THE etiquette of the empty nest can bedevil even the most sophisticated parent. Take, for instance, the actress Alfre Woodard. Woodard said that when her younger child (her son, Duncan) went to college in 2012, her depression caught her in a bind. “Suddenly, the thing that made my life vibrant...

Style superior

NOTHING in S Maison exists without reason. At the lobby of this posh dining and retail podium within the luxury hotel Conrad Manila in the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City, there are two curious rock-like objects that hang from the white ceiling, itself designed with a peculiar surface. More...
Jackie Chan spit on me once. This happened years ago when he was promoting Shanghai Noon, the Hollywood blockbuster movie in which he costarred with Owen Wilson and Lucy Liu. I was part of a junket organized by the film distributor, and it happened one cloudy afternoon at the Peninsula in...
FOR over a quarter of a century, Maribago Bluewaters Resort & Spa in Mactan Island, Cebu, has been, just like Cebu City’s tourism industry, constantly reinventing itself. As the tourism trend nowadays is getting away from the urban lifestyle, Cebu travel agencies and resorts have now deviated from the...
ANGEL food cake is a wonderful vehicle for fruit, especially juicy summer fruit. It’s lighter than other cakes, with no fat at all, not even on the sides of the pan; the cake won’t rise properly if the pan is greased. It is the ultimate foam cake. It is all...

Inside the Manunuri

THE Manunuri, of course, refers to the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP), which this writer chairs for this year. The critics group is considered the premier critics group in the country, and also the oldest. This time of the year, from May to July, is the busiest for the critics....
I HAVE always wondered what an ideal father-daughter relationship is. I have also wondered how much impact does it actually has on my future? The best memory I have of my dad was this one Sunday, when my mom and sisters were in an out-of-the-country vacation. I think I was...
SAN JOSE, California—Apple is hoping a new smart home speaker will strike a chord with music lovers—the latest test of the iPhone maker’s ability to redefine markets originally staked out by its rivals. The trend-setting company also is putting new twists on existing products, as it delves deeper into virtual...
ALL dogs bark, but as with digging, some breeds bark, howl and generally vocalize more than others. Keep this in mind when choosing your pet. If your dog barks excessively, try immediate correction and diversion to another activity. However, if your dog perceives a human’s verbal reprimand as welcome...
By Max Berlinger / New York Times News Service ON two magazine covers that singer Zayn Malik has graced in the last few months—for Billboard and L’Uomo Vogue (as well as the racy video with his girlfriend, Gigi Hadid)—he looks every bit the young, brooding pop star. The requisite smoldering stare,...
IT wasn’t until after hitting the Big Five-O when Zsa Zsa Padilla got her driver’s license. After holding off because she was “scared”—that “there were so many things to worry about”—the celebrity singer gave driving a go a few years back alongside her daughter, Coco Quizon. The attempt, however, was...
By Steven Kurutz | New York Times News Service Alexander S.C. Rower Age: 54 Occupation: President of the Calder Foundation Location: Chelsea, Manhattan His Favorite Room: Rower spends his days preserving the legacy of artist Alexander Calder, who was his grandfather, and organizing shows, like Calder: Hypermobility, which is on...
By Lindsey Bahr | The Associated Press LOS ANGELES—Wonder Woman fell to second place in its third weekend in theaters, but it’s still doing the heavy lifting for the otherwise lackluster summer box office. While many worn-out franchises and franchise hopefuls continue to struggle to find a significant North American audience,...
Painting is a discovery. Every time you make a mark on canvas, all sorts of possibilities open up and all sorts of problems to which you have to find the solutions. When you take a brush to canvas, you never know exactly the result paint is going to make....
By Oline H. Cogdill | The Associated Press A SOLAR eclipse attracts devoted followers who travel to the best sites to witness the phenomenon, aided by online forums, maps and social media. These eclipse chasers, who relish “celestial mechanics”, provide the background for Erin Kelly’s unusual and highly innovative novel,...
My family and I spent Christmas and Black Saturday in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. A trip to this mountainous capital wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Monastery of the Transfiguration, a magnum opus by the late National Artist for Architecture Leandro Locsin. On the monastery premises is the Museum...
By Nicole Evatt | Associated Press LOS ANGELES—Moschino’s modern showgirl can’t leave home without her sequined denim, studded platforms or feather headdress. Designer Jeremy Scott looked to the iconic performer for his splashy Las Vegas-themed collection presented Thursday in Los Angeles. It’s “the idea of a showgirl off-duty kind of going home...

Britney dazzles Manila

Fans braved the traffic and tight security, as international pop star Britney Spears performed in Manila at the Mall of Asia Arena for the first time last Thursday night. People of all ages came in Britney-inspired outfits complete with wigs and high heels. Most of them have waited for Britney...

Milestones and memories

This June Maricel Soriano’s Ikaw Pa Lang ang Minahal turns 25. Aside from her breakthrough performance in Saan Darating ang Umaga?, this Carlitos Siguion-Reyna film is the most beloved of Soriano’s many big-screen triumphs. In 1993 the then-new Young Critics Circle  (YCC) handed out its awards for films shown the...
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