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Sue Townsend, creator of Adrian Mole, dies at 68

An Oct. 1, 1999 photo from files showing British comic author Sue Townsend. The author, the creator of teenage angst-ridden Adrian Mole, has died after suffering a stroke. She was 68. Penguin Books confirmed Friday that Townsend died in Leicester, central England, a day earlier. Her first novel, "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾," was published in 1982 and was hailed as a comic masterpiece. AP

British comic author Sue Townsend, who created angst-ridden teenage diarist Adrian Mole and sent Queen Elizabeth II into exile on a public housing estate, has died after suffering a stroke. She was 68.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Art in the Park marks 8th year with expanded space, more exhibitors

“NARKOTIKUM,” by Iyan de Jesus

The more things change, the more they stay the same. On Sunday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Art in the Park celebrates its eighth year. Manila’s most awaited affordable art fair expands and takes over the entire space of Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati City. Tents full of paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture will lie spread out over the park’s grassy portion. The branches of sprawling Acacia trees in the park’s other side, its asphalted section, will throw shade on even more participants as 58 galleries, art schools, independent art groups, and collectives take part in this year’s fair.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Indian writer, editor Khushwant Singh dies at 99

In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, Khushwant Singh, 96, talks sitting next to a fireplace in his house in New Delhi, India. Singh, a force in India's literary world for more than 60 years, has passed away at his New Delhi home, his daughter said, Thursday, March 20, 2014. He was 99. AP

Khushwant Singh, a journalist, editor and prolific writer whose work ranged from serious histories to joke collections to one of post-Independence India’s great novels, died Thursday at his New Delhi apartment, his daughter said. He was 99.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

French police recover Rembrandt stolen 15 years ago

Rembrandt self portrait. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

A Rembrandt painting stolen from a French museum in 1999 and worth millions has been recovered in the southern city of Nice, a source close to the investigation said Wednesday.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Bone Deep’ not among White’s stronger offerings

This book cover image released by Putnam shows "Bone Deep," by Randy Wayne White. AP

Doc Ford, a secret agent masquerading as a Florida marine biologist, returns in a thriller that explores the secret world of relic hunters who illegally dig mammoth ivory, Indian artifacts and other prehistoric treasures from the depths of South Florida’s limestone deposits.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »


PAINTER Dexter Fernandez “defaces” our house gate with bright-color street art

In the Book of Genesis, one reads that Adam lived 900 years. Methuselah lived 969 years. Abram, later renamed Abraham for reasons known only to God, lived 175 years. His wife Sarah died at 120 years old, her son, Isaac at 180.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

BenCab is art fair’s biggest rock star

MULTICOLORED ping-pong tables by Louie Cordero. PHOTO BY RICHARD REYES

Art lovers have only until Sunday to catch Art Fair Philippines 2014 at The Link beside Makati Shangri-La.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Reading brings healing to victims of supertyphoon

A young man holds up what could be a sign of desperation among the people of Quinapondan in Eastern Samar, one of the areas that suffered the brunt of Supertyphoon “Yoland” but which has received little attention from the government. RAFFY LERMA

University of the Philippines-Tacloban student Deona Pantas was in downtown Tacloban when Super Typhoon Yolanda slammed into Central Visayas last November.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Affordable art fair for all in ManilArt 2014

Actors John Lloyd Cruz and Angel Jacob were emcess in the opening ceremony in last year’s ManilArt. INQUIRER lifestyle file photo.

Giving the gift of art to aesthetes and non-connoisseurs alike. A run-off from the success of ManilArt 2013, “Art For All Manila (Afam): The Affordable Art Fair 2014” would run from Feb. 14 to 16 at the posh SM Aura in Taguig City.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Michelline Syjuco’s wearable ‘shock therapy’

ARTIST Michelline Syjuco wears a cross pendant and cocktail ring from her Yorrick collection

When you talk of fine jewelry, are spikes, horns, pegs, gears and clamps the things that come to mind? They sound more like tools from a torture chamber, rather than material for a delicate set of cuffs and earrings.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Out-of-body experience

MORETZ, Blackley and Forman signed a copy of “If I Stay” to auction to raise funds for Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Author Gayle Forman arrived in Manila with a thousand bookmarks in her suitcase to give away to fans at a signing session in National Book Store—but with a bothersome throat infection.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

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  7. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  8. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
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  10. ‘Heaven is for Real’: Nonfiction book on life after death reaches screen
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  2. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  3. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
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  5. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
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  10. Prince William fuels speculation of second royal baby
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  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
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  9. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer
  10. Ex-Givenchy model fights for ‘Yolanda’ survivors


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