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The ‘dogoir’ is alive and well

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Several years ago, I dug up a book at the Strand bookstore in New York City entitled “Woman’s Best Friend: Women Writers on the Dogs in Their Lives,” (Seal Press, 2006) edited by Megan Morris.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Finally, a book that gives justice to Isabelo Tampinco


Obscurity is the lot of many excellent artists, and it has been the historic lot of sculptor Isabelo L. Tampinco (1850-1933).

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Haruki Murakami’s new novel journeys to the past

This undated image released by Alfred A. Knopf shows Japanese author Haruki Murakami. Murakami’s new novel, “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” was just published in the Unites States. AP

Haruki Murakami’s new novel is yet another risky reunion with the past.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

New ‘Game of Thrones’ story highlights great ‘Rogues’ anthology


The New Oxford Dictionary of English defines the word rogue as “a person whose behavior one disapproves of but who is nonetheless likeable or attractive.”

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Against all odds, Northern Samar rises as ecotourism wonder

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Northern Samar is a province on the margins, not just geographically but also (and most significantly) economically.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »