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Chile: more tests requested in Neruda death probe


A Chilean judge isn’t ready to close the probe into the mysterious death of Chilean Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda four decades ago.

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

Poet Maya Angelou remembered at memorial service

Mourners leave Wait Chapel after a memorial service for poet and author Maya Angelou at Wait Chapel. at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, June 7, 2014. Former President Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey joined First Lady Michelle Obama at the service. AP

Maya Angelou liked to say that people will forget what you said or did in your life, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey said Saturday they were among the millions touched by Angelou’s wisdom when they needed help to rise.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Latest Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Jolico Cuadra, poet, painter, art critic; 74


Multi-awarded poet, painter and art critic Jolico Cuadra (aka Juan Jose Jolicco Cuadra or A.Z. Jolicco Cuadra) died of acute infection after battling pneumonia for a week at Pamana Medical Center in Calamba, Laguna, early on April 30. He was 74.

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Poe visitor comes nevermore, yet mystery lingers

‘ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY…’In this Jan. 15, 2013 photo, a gravestone marking Edgar Allan Poe's original grave stands in a cemetery outside Westminster Hall in Baltimore. For decades, a mysterious man known as the Poe Toaster left three roses and an unfinished bottle of cognac at Poe’s grave every year on the legendary writer’s birthday on Jan. 19. His identity is a great modern mystery, and just as mysteriously, the tradition ended four years ago. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

From the tombstone of Edgar Allan Poe, one can reach the street by taking a narrow dirt path between two tall stone mausoleums and crouching for a few steps underneath a portion of Westminster Hall.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘The Neruda Case’ chips away Chilean poet’s myth

This book cover image released by Riverhead shows "The Neruda Case," by Roberto Ampuero. (AP Photo/Riverhead)

“The Neruda Case” (Riverhead Books), by Roberto Ampuero. The great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda wrote about Latin American history and landscapes, the simple beauty and depth of ordinary objects, but perhaps most memorably, about love.

Posted: August 9th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »