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World bids Gabriel Garcia Marquez ‘Adios’

TRIBUTE IN YELLOW Yellow roses—favorite flowers of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (left)—lie atop the urn containing his ashes in Mexico City.  AP

His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America’s passions, superstition, violence and social inequality.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Philippine novelist wins US book award amid cancer and ‘Yolanda’


“Last year was a very weird year,” says Gina Apostol. For the award-winning Philippine novelist, 2013 was a year of ravages and richness, of worry and wonderment, the kind of year that other people make up for their books.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Donna Tartt’s book for the decade


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 »

James Rollins’ science soldiers


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 »

Indian writer, editor Khushwant Singh dies at 99

In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, Khushwant Singh, 96, talks sitting next to a fireplace in his house in New Delhi, India. Singh, a force in India's literary world for more than 60 years, has passed away at his New Delhi home, his daughter said, Thursday, March 20, 2014. He was 99. AP

Khushwant Singh, a journalist, editor and prolific writer whose work ranged from serious histories to joke collections to one of post-Independence India’s great novels, died Thursday at his New Delhi apartment, his daughter said. He was 99.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Mondays with Mitch Albom–in Tacloban


This bright morning, Mitch Albom will emerge from the cool shadows of an airplane and finally get a glimpse of what he came here to see—the ruined city of Tacloban in Leyte. And he has come not to sign books or sell them—he’s come to give them away.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

F. Sionil José’s latest novel


The most recent novel of National Artist F. Sionil José, strangely titled “The Feet of Juan Bacnang,” is, like most of his oeuvre based on his thoughts, reflections, advocacies—if one may use that abused word—on the state of the Philippines circa late 20th century. Also on his background and experiences, the experiences of others, readings, news reports, common knowledge and the like.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Mitch Albom in Manila

Photo by Tatin Yang/INQUIRER

The first two things foreign authors immediately notice upon arriving in the Philippines are 1) how well we speak English and 2) how Filipinos are such avid readers. Most of them are amazed at the “rock star treatment” they receive from Filipino fans.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Coming-of-age novel ‘Geography Club’ now a movie

ALEX Newell, Cameron Deane Stewart, Nikki Blonsky and Ally Maki

Based on Brent Hartinger’s acclaimed best-selling Young Adult novel, “Geography Club” is a fast, fresh coming-of-age movie that tells a real and powerful story unfolding in every high school around the country—a story of kids hiding their true identities in plain sight, even as they feverishly pursue their hearts’ desires.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Lone Survivor’: Best-selling nonfiction book on al-Qaeda operation now a movie

SCENES from "Lone Survivor," with cast led byMarkWahlberg

When retired Petty Officer First Class Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson’s book, “Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10,” was published in 2007, it quickly rose to the top of the New York Times nonfiction best-seller list.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Amy Tan tackles prostitution in new novel


Successful novelists are often successful because they’re mastered a form or a style that becomes identified with them. A perfect example is Amy Tan.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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  2. Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  3. Life lessons I want to teach my son
  4. No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  5. ‘Wild West’ Masbate’s pristine marine gems
  6. The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  7. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  8. Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
  9. What has happened to Barrio Fiesta and Singing Cooks & Waiters?
  10. Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  1. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  2. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  3. Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  4. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  5. Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  6. How Margie Moran-Floirendo keeps her dancer’s body
  7. This is not just a farm
  8. President Quezon was born here–and so was Philippine surfing
  9. Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  10. Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
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  2. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  3. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  4. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  10. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer


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  • Lifestyle

  • Gongs and southern dances star in a workshop at San Francisco Bayanihan Center
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  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • Entertainment

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  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
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  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
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  • Global Nation

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  • Fil-Am youth conferences unite under one theme
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