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Photo by Alanah Torralba

He burned the pancake during the second elimination round for “Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition,” not exactly an auspicious beginning for aspiring chef Jobim Jalbuena.

Posted: November 3rd, 2012 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

High-flying ‘Saltimbanco’ is an explosion of colors

THE MANILA performances are ongoing until Aug. 19 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. PHOTOS BY JOREM CATILO

Crowds cheered at the Asiaworld Arena, with young and old members of the audience clapping and audibly gasping at the high-flying trapeze acts of Cirque du Soleil’s colorful “Saltimbanco.”

Posted: August 13th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Avengers Vs. X-Men’ shakes up the Marvel Universe


It was bound to happen. Marvel Comics’ two most powerful—and now most popular—super teams are being pitted against each other in an earthshaking, moneymaking miniseries event. “Earth’s mightiest heroes” and “the children of the atom” fight over a cosmic entity in “Avengers Vs. X-Men,” a biweekly, 12-part series running until September.

Posted: June 30th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Cyril’s sleight-of-hand adventures, now a TV series


Acclaimed “cyber magician” Cyril Takayama thought that magic was “absolutely real” when he was around six. The 38-year-old magic trickster recalls growing up in Los Angeles, where he was tutored by a real magician from Magic Castle, which counts many of the world’s greatest illusionists as members. The experience changed his life, making him pursue magic more seriously during his teen years. He eventually landed small gigs in Japan, which led to a tour, TV specials, and his popularity online.

Posted: June 9th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

A Class Act

Diana Zubiri. Photo by Alanah Torralba

Diana Zubiri didn’t expect to make it big in show biz. A little over a decade ago, she almost flew to Japan to work as an entertainer, but opted instead to take her chances as a sexy starlet with Seiko Films. As her family’s breadwinner, Zubiri initially became known for showing off skin. Eventually, she landed more wholesome roles and took on family-friendly gigs.

Posted: June 2nd, 2012 in Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »