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Why we love Amy Poehler’s ‘Yes Please’ (and why you will, too)

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If you’re a fan of “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) and “Parks and Recreation,” chances are you’ve already bought a copy of Amy Poehler’s funny memoir “Yes Please.” If you haven’t yet, make sure to pick up the hardcover version—the book’s pages are glossy, thick and aptly highlight Poehler’s photographic antics and hilarious sayings.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Super | Read More »

Technology, humor and insight in Joselito de los Reyes’ ‘iStatus Nation’

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Upon first inspection, “iStatus Nation” is quirky and charming, with the upper half of Joselito de los Reyes’ face rendered as a cartoon with speech bubbles floating over his head.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Fil-Briton Candy Gourlay’s ‘Shine’ is an excellent, unusual ghost story

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“Monsters are in the eye of the beholder.” This is the powerful phrase that keeps rising up throughout Candy Gourlay’s new novel, “Shine” (Anvil Publishing, Inc., Mandaluyong City, 2014, 232 pages), and it resonates with meaning for the fortunate reader who comes across it.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Singapore bans story of male penguins, other gay-themed books

Gay activists dressed as female construction workers or Samsui Women and laborers from the colonial period, pose in mock salute on   June 28  in Singapore. AP

A children’s book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York’s zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries, and the conservative city-state’s information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all copies alongside two other titles.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Stephanie Plum returns in ‘Top Secret Twenty-One’

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Janet Evanovich delivers another hilarious entry in her Stephanie Plum series with “Top Secret Twenty-One.”

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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