April 21, 2014

The performing arts world notes with sadness the passing away recently of artists and writers who dedicated their lives to the blossoming of the arts.…

April 21, 2014

A tour of the Catholic churches of Cebu is nothing less than a survey of the heritage of the Church in the Philippines, Cebu being the cradle of Christianity in the Philippines.…

April 21, 2014

While most heritage advocates push for adaptive reuse of important structures, an exit of the historic Fort Bonifacio War Tunnel was recently discovered to have been “converted” and “reused” into a septic tank.…

Pride of Place:

Should all Bohol churches rise again? »

The general sentiment is that Bohol churches devastated by the recent earthquake will rise again from the rubble, reconstructed faithfully, patiently, carefully rebuilt stone…

And So It Is:

A tale of two Priscillas: my mother Prissy and Chona Recto Kasten »

I was asked recently whether I believe in God, and my emphatic answer was yes, because in my heart of hearts I have accepted…

Paris: Bad time-keeper Rihanna is early at Dior »

After turning up at Balmain's show after everyone had left, Barbadian superstar Rihanna arrived this time at Friday's Christian Dior show before hardly anyone had arrived.…

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Singer Rihanna poses for photographers before Dior's ready-to-wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris, Friday, Feb.28, 2014. AP

Calma’s fundamental art »

Architect Ed Calma has become synonymous with minimalism. His design revolves around geometry, nature, void spaces and materials. …

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ALL ABOUT THE VIEWS  The canopied deck sits high commanding views of the lake and volcano. Philippe Starck’s sofa is the perfect match. Photo by Romain Rivierre