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Literary spotlight: Manila

Baby Jesus Pawn Shop

Earlier this year, Manila drew the attention of readers around the world in Dan Brown’s latest Robert Langdon novel, Inferno, where the city was described as the “gates of hell.”

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Paulino Que: Collecting the real


Opening last June 18 at the Ayala Museum is “The Real H.R. Ocampo,” as part of its “Images of Nation” Series. The series focuses on each of our National Artists and how their artistic achievements reflect our character as a people and our aspirations as a nation.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Seeing ‘Red’–art, passion and madness in a brilliant play


RED” by John Logan is a play that won almost every major theatrical award in London when it premiered in 2009, then repeated the feat in New York when it opened the following year.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Facebook and memories


Before I wrote the first line of this article, I posted a cartoon of a writer using pen and paper and, below it, my comment: I am not writing “War and Peace” today. Only “War and Facebook” for Chit R.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Alaska inmates find identity in orchestra

In this Nov. 17, 2012, photo, Sarah Jane Coffman practices the viola with the Hiland Mountain Correctional Facility Orchestra in Eagle River, Alaska. After serving a 14-year sentence for murder, Sarah Jane Coffman, a founding member of the women's string orchestra at the prison in 2003, will debut as a citizen member when the two annual holiday concerts are held Dec. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

After serving a 14-year sentence for murder, no one would have expected Sarah Jane Coffman to go anywhere near the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center once she was released.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »