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Australians cheer Flanagan’s Booker Prize win

Winner of the Man Booker for fiction 2014 Australian author Richard Flanagan, author of 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North', poses for the camera after winning the prize at the Guildhall in London, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. AP

Australian literature-lovers cheered Wednesday after Richard Flanagan won the prestigious Booker Prize with a visceral story of wartime brutality and its aftermath — a novel the head of the judging team said was as powerful as a kick in the stomach.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

German author Siegfried Lenz dies at 88

In this April 5, 2014, file photo German author Siegfried Lenz is pictured in Marbach, Germany. Lenz has died at the age of 88 at his home in Hamburg, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. AP

German author Siegfried Lenz, whose works frequently addressed the moral quandaries faced by ordinary people, has died at 88.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Corregidor: Isle of valor, culture and adventure


Every May 6, descendants of American and Filipino World War II veterans make a pilgrimage to the island of Corregidor in a poignant remembrance of World War II and those who perished in it.

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Recovering stolen art as WWII adventure


“War is strange,” an unusual military officer says early in this most unusual book about war. That adage is proven continuously when soldiers are sent not after enemy combatants in ravaged Europe during World War II, but are instead sent to track down priceless pieces of art plundered by the Nazis.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

People in the war

“MOODS of the Day,” by Gilda Cordero Fernando

One day I told my mother that Nonong was coming that afternoon, and if I could ask him for supper. I slaved over a plateful of cassava cookies in front of a hot tin charcoal oven. Lina was the good cook, but I disdained her help and advice.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »