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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By Rey dela Cruz & Maui Daton AT the very entrance of Manila Bay, in the southwestern part of Luzon, sits the once mighty island of Corregidor, where many lives were lost in defense of the freedom we have the luxury of enjoying now. In its glorious past, Corregidor had...

Sibling success: Part I

MOST parents today have several kids. We all want each child to be happyand fulfilled. How much does our role as parents affect this? Is there a formula for “sibling success”? From our own experiences and those of people around us, we see families with varied results. There are families where...
By A.O. Scott | New York Times News Service TO quote a lyric from one of the songs in Beauty and the Beast, “there may be something there that wasn’t there before”. The familiar elements are all in place, of course. It’s Beauty and the Beast, for goodness’ sake: a...
By Sam Sifton  |  New York Times News Service HAVE questions about recipes, cooking and food? My job is to answer them. Ask me anything: foodeditor@nytimes.com. I LIVE in a modest house in the country. I love to entertain, especially for dinner, but I have a small (seriously small) kitchen that...
By Mae Anderson / The Associated Press NEW YORK—Many people are still not taking routine precautions to safeguard their e-mail accounts—and hackers are exploiting that. According to US officials who filed charges in a massive Yahoo break-in, Russian hackers didn’t have to work very hard to break into people’s e-mail accounts, even those belonging...
By Jacob Bernstein / New York Times News Service There is nothing particularly fiery about Tory Burch. Shortly after the 2004 debut of the fashion company that bears her name, Burch was profiled in The New York Times, with the reporter noting that if reserve could be bottled, Burch would probably “have a blockbuster...
By Dean Fosdick / The Associated Press 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...
IN 1946 film mogul Darryl F. Zanuck made a bold prediction about a burgeoning invention: “Television won’t be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.” Since then, television has outgrown its plywood...
By Jake Coyle / The Associated Press NEW YORK—Disney’s live-action Beauty was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies. Beauty and the Beast blew past the previous record-holder for G- or PG-rated releases, according...
By Jill Lawless / The Associated Press LONDON—Here are words millions of readers have waited many years to hear: Lyra Belacqua and her daemon are back. The irrepressible young heroine of Philip Pullman’s fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials returns in a new novel being published in Britain and the US last October...
"MY wife and I met many years ago through a mutual friend. We were both in the same industry, as we both took up Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines, but I was ahead of her by quite a number of years. You see, I’m 15 years...
By Penelope Green  |  New York Times News Service NEW YORK—One windy morning in February, Amy Astley, the new editor of Architectural Digest, was showing off her magazine’s renovation: a near-gut job, as they say in the trade. Her office on the 26th floor of One World Trade Center overlooks...
Summer’s here. It’s hot. We’re thirsty. Even more so because of  Pietro Boselli. The Italian Stallion is in town as the newest endorser of lifestyle behemoth Bench, and he embodies all that is perfect in God’s good earth. An Armani model at 6, an Einstein devotee at 15, a University...

Easing into the season

THE UK brand Joseph’s new collection takes a utilitarian approach, drawing influence from traditional workwear through detailing and fabrication. The apron—a protective, layering essential and a functioning part of many traditional uniforms—is reworked to become a decorative part of the modern wardrobe. With that, Joseph has created a uniform for...
WE spent a few days in Hong Kong last week to catch the beginning of spring before we flew back to Manila and resumed our normal duties. We took this opportunity to check out the 2017 Hong Kong FilmArt, an annual event film people look forward to as it...
WHETHER we like her or not, most of us—the women, at least—listen when Kris Aquino talks about beauty. After her initially self-imposed vacation from show business, which later on threatened to put her career in hiatus mode, Aquino is back with endorsements, an upcoming travel special on TV and...
By Brooks Barnes / New York Times News Service BURBANK, California—The mood at Walt Disney Studios here last spring was euphoric: A risky live-action remake of one of Disney’s most beloved animated films, Beauty and the Beast, was coming off without a hitch. Disney had assembled an all-star cast led by...

The right to life

ONE of the most vivid memories I have when I was about 6 or 7 years old was of my brother M. writhing on his bed and retching continuously. I had peeped into his room, which was right beside the kitchen, and I saw my mother, my aunt who was...
Situated in the center of the room was a bed with a massive white comforter, and pillows of different shapes and sizes were scattered across the area, with girls chatting about their day. You might as well have stumbled upon a slumber party. However, it was Gourdo’s launch of the...
THE hardworking people behind It’s Showtime, ABS-CBN’s daily noontime show, recently held a thanksgiving afternoon party for the press.  The soiree was to celebrate the program’s high rating (In fact, last Saturday, the noontime show tallied a record high of 33.6 percent during the Tawag ng Tanghalan finals. Noven...