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Of ‘PBB’ winners and role-playing

ERNA LETADA is a hardworking woman. She bent her back working hard to send her only child, Julie Anne, to school. After many stints in Japan, she is now enjoying a quiet life of retirement.

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‘Rurouni Kenshin’: The triumph of story over history

THE film Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno begins with a blistering action scene worthy of the hyper-kinetic speed that the Hollywood action genre is noted for. But behind the fast pace is a story of betrayals as the origin of true assassins, of shadow and true swords, of wandering fighters seeking solace in the ordinary life, and leading men whose virility is questioned and embraced.

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An Emmy postmortem: For good and bad, it was a ‘Breaking Bad’ night

IN the spirit of Monday’s Emmy telecast, let’s give it up for Seth Meyers. Hosting any awards show is a perilous and exhausting task—the shows are long, the live audience increasingly filled with losers, and the critics, who have just spent three hours losing the office pool and eating way too many carbs, are often just plain mean.

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