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Anne Rice returns to vampire lore with the bloody good ‘Prince Lestat’


There was a time when vampires did not sparkle. They were beautiful, yes, but also extremely dangerous, brooding creatures who shunned the sun because exposure would immolate them.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Book on Chief Justice Fred Ruiz Castro to be launched

SUPREME Court Justice Fred Ruiz Castro

A soldier by heart, the late Supreme Court Justice Fred Ruiz Castro embraced the law as his core value.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

New titles from OMF Lit uplift the spirit, strengthen the faith

GRACE D. Chong, Yay Padua-Olmedo and Nelson T. Dy

During a general launch of titles by OMF Literature Inc., it was easy to sense the positive aura of the authors, illustrators and officials in the room, and that if it were to rain hard, as it did before that force the launch to be rescheduled today, it was certain this time that the words written in those books would be heard come hell or high water.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Walden Pond where Thoreau lived simply goes solar

In this May 26, 2010 file photo, Collette Royer, of Cambridge, Mass., left, sits on the edge of Walden Pond, in Concord, Mass., with her parents Harvey, center, and Floyce Royer, right, both of Fallbrook, California. AP

Henry David Thoreau famously wrote of “the sunshine of a winter’s day,” and now the simple place that inspired him the most is going solar.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

57th PEN Congress: Mabini, moral regeneration, corruption atbp.

FORMER Supreme
Court Associate
Justice Adolf
Azuna, now with
the International
Commission of
Jurists,delivers the
2013 José Rizal

Most of our national heroes were flawed human beings, as Nick Joaquin so startlingly revealed in his “A Question of Heroes” (Filipinas Foundation, 1977). But I submit that Apolinario Mabini—due to his intellect, uprightness and uncompromising stand—was the least flawed.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »