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The problem with Paulo Coelho’s ‘Adultery’


Because of his profoundly beautiful 1987 novel, “The Alchemist,” Brazilian author Paulo Coelho became a worldwide sensation, considered a wildly successful best-selling novelist as well as something of a life-changing guru who has sold more than 100 million books in over 100 countries.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UST Publishing House leads Gintong Aklat Awards winners


University of Santo Tomas led the winners at the Gintong Aklat Awards 2014 with three awards in ceremonies held Sept. 17 at SMX Convention Center.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

The buzz about ‘The Bees’


Sometimes, a book comes out that’s so different and so unique that it becomes hard to describe in a way that doesn’t sound silly. This is the case with what appears to be the most unusual bestseller this year, “The Bees” by Laline Paull (Ecco, New York, 2014, 338 pages).

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Dennis Lehane gets ‘The Drop’ on readers


When it comes to making books that become good movies, nobody does it better than Dennis Lehane. Known for his haunting and gripping tales of crime in hardscrabble Boston, Lehane is the author of the novels “Gone, Baby, Gone” (1998), “Shutter Island” (2003) and the majestically sad “Mystic River” (2001), all of which have received the acclaimed major motion picture treatment.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What (comic book) Dreams May Come

CATMAN: Malonzo and his Persian cat, one of the seven that has run of his place

Imagine having a dream that has chased you since childhood: a four-color vision of panels and figures, of endless Fridays full of delight. Imagine wanting to do this more than anything.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »