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Most criticized books list includes Hunger Games, Perks

Hunger Games

The humor of “Captain Underpants” children’s books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison in “The Bluest Eye” would seem to have little in common.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Heaven is for Real’: Nonfiction book on life after death reaches screen

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THE NEW film of Randall Wallace (“Braveheart” writer) is about the near-death experience of 4-year-old Colton, son of a Nebraska pastor-fireman (played by Greg Kinnear).

The faith of the small town in Nebraska is shaken when the son of Todd Burpo, a pastor cum firefighter, starts to see religious images and dead people after miraculously surviving an emergency surgery.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Donna Tartt’s book for the decade

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Because Donna Tartt only writes one book every 10 years or so, the arrival of any new novel by the American fictionist should be treated as a literary event by itself.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Vicente Alvarez Dizon, artist who won over Dali, remembered in book

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JOSEFINA Henson before her father’s winning work

Josefina Henson has scant memories about her father, artist Vicente Alvarez Dizon. She was only 5 years old when Dizon died of tuberculosis in 1947 at the age of 42.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Singaporean writes book on Filipino food

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On Saturday night when Singaporean Bryan Koh launched his book, “Milk Pigs and Violet Gold (Philippine Cookery),” Filipinos, including heritage-food chef Lilian Borromeo, were profuse with thanks.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

James Rollins’ science soldiers

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The modern world is in danger. Armed groups plan attacks. Nature unleashes disasters. How does one deal with these problems all at once? James Rollins has the answer—Sigma Force, and you can brief yourself using their latest operation, “The Eye of God: A Sigma Force Novel” (William Morrow, New York, 2013, 410 pages).

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

What books are you reading?

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“I am reading three books. The first one is a memoir by Toni Maguire, ‘Don’t Tell Mummy.’ It is very dark and brooding. I used to love painful and emotional works like this, but now I could get tired easily.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

The book of Esther Grace Earl

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Stunning in its cleverness and sadness, John Green’s 2012 young adult masterpiece “The Fault in Our Stars” won over audiences and led to Green’s first motion picture adaptation due out later this year starring Hollywood “It Girl” Shailene Woodley. The novel is about a brilliant teenager named Hazel Grace who has to deal with her impending death due to cancer and her irresistible romance with Gus—who also has cancer.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

For this Filipino ‘aesthetic savant’ and jeweler to celebrities, ‘It’s just a ring’

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DE VERA: “For me, in the real world, most things are tacky—aesthetic-wise.”

The interview begins with our subject’s reference to a cartoon about generations from a San Francisco publication: “When are you going to be relevant?” asks the baby boomer of the millennial.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Gemma reveals ‘Rizal’s True Love’

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A COPY of Gemma Cruz-Araneta’s latest book stands guard atop an antique desk. PHOTOS BY LEO M. SABANGAN II

The phrase “beauty and brains” would be too simplistic, if not downright insulting, in describing Gemma Cruz-Araneta.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘How to Poo on a Date’ wins odd book-title prize

A guide to coping with an awkward romantic moment has been awarded a prize for the year’s oddest book title.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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