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Monique Lhuillier shows delicate beading, pastels

Designer Monique Lhuillier watches a rehearsal before her Spring 2015 collection show during Fashion Week, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Delicate beading on evening dresses in muted pastels were juxtaposed with a lot of shimmer and full puffy quilted skirting Friday on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runway of Monique Lhuillier.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Ben Chan has a new wonder—Chococros

LIGHTING fixtures that
resemble inverted cups and
saucers lend a whimsical
touch to the decor.

While visiting Osaka, retail magnate Ben Chan discovered Saint Marc Café. Instinctively, the Suyen Corporation chair and CEO knew that the concept would click in the Philippines.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Depression: indiscriminate stalker


Despite fame and fortune, celebrity artists may be more vulnerable to depression than the rest of us, brought low by the same creative qualities that gave them success in the first place, analysts say.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asian-American actors face uphill struggle in US


It is not easy being an Asian-American actor in the United States. They face an uphill struggle. Successes are few and far between (think “M. Butterfly” or “The Romance of Magno Rubio”).

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

One million buried in mass graves on forbidden New York island

The decaying abandoned prison workhouse on Hart Island is seen on March 27, 2014 in New York. Each white plastic pipe near the building marks an infant mass gravesite, one plastic pipe per 1,000 babies. The pile of dirt by the building (R) indicates an active gravesite, according to Melinda Hunt of Hart Island Project. Hart Island, occupying 101 acres in the Long Island Sound on the eastern edge of the Bronx in New York, contains the largest cemetery in the US. One million bodies of still born babies, the poor, the unidentified and the unclaimed are buried by prison labor in common graves. It is run by the department of corrections, and access is nearly impossible. AFP

Most New Yorkers don’t even know it exists. But a million forgotten souls are buried in mass graves dug by convicts on a tiny, forbidden island east of the Bronx.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »