December 11, 2019
Miss U host Steve Harvey figures in new controversy – almost
Margarita Fores serves U2 Pinoy dishes at Grace Park
BPCI to continue to focus on staging annual Binibining Pilipinas pageant
‘Tis the season to be shopping
The Bond watch is revealed
Gazini Ganados shines in gold gown, national costume at Miss Universe prelim round
No pain, no fame: Thai massage could get UNESCO status
20 BEFORE 2020: Billie Eilish, bakuchiol, and blinged-out nails were the beauty trends of 2019
COP THE LOOK: Angel Locsin’s red lips and perfect brows
20 BEFORE 2020: My anthems of 2019
Sand cars replace sand castles at Miami art festival Art Basel
Nobel winner Mahfouz lives on in Cairo’s alleyways
Smart inspires aspiring content creators nationwide with “Smart Play: Vlogger Camp”
A cooking competition that aims to make recipes and stories to life-long legacies
Lancaster New City Cavite makes #ChristmasHappynings more exciting with an outdoor movie screening of the ‘The Hows of Us’
He, she, they: Americans and the choice of gender pronoun
How Habi makes a difference in the lives of Filipino weavers
UAAP Season 82 medals made of bullet shells from Marawi siege
Handke to receive Nobel Prize at ceremony amid controversy
Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Tuesday 12/10/2019 – 17:42 UTC+8 By: Pia Ohlin Nobel literature laureate Peter Handke, who backed Serbia during…
London’s Most Instagrammable Restaurants
England is a country most often remembered for its Royal Family, abundance of castles, and its towns with names that are pronounced differently…
Greenland ice loss faster than expected
Paris, France | AFP | Tuesday 12/11/2019 – 00:00 UTC+8 By: Bryan McManus The melting of Greenland’s massive ice sheet is happening…
Ryan Reynolds spoofs viral video for cheeky holiday ad
Washington, United States | AFP | Saturday 12/8/2019 – 02:30 UTC+8 Actor Ryan Reynolds is winning hearts and praise with a cheeky…
Terence Blanchard, the jazz trumpeter making opera history
Washington, United States | AFP | Saturday 12/7/2019 – 09:44 UTC+8 By: Maggy Donaldson A top-tier jazz trumpeter and Spike Lee’s go-to…
Byline: Fran Katigbak
Foreign choirs to perform Philippine folk music
The only international choral competition that promotes Filipino folk music as well as the legacy of National Artist for Music Andrea Ofilada Veneracion, returns for its fourth edition on July 18-21 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).
Arts and Books
Nutritious, no cleanup with the bento that keeps on giving
“Anyone can make bento,” insists Ken Takano, who prepares traditional-style bento boxes daily for a lunch delivery service—the only one of its kind—called Bento Nirasaki.
PPO, MSO members perform in trans-Asian concert tonight in Tokyo
An unprecedented gathering of some 80 Southeast Asian (SEA) musicians from key orchestras of the region and their Japanese counterparts will take place tonight, July 1, at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Concert Hall for the “Asia in Resonance 2019 Gala Concert.”
Arts and Books
Eiga Sai kicks off in July with film starring hot celeb Takeru Satoh
July ushers in Eiga Sai, the annual celebration of Japanese cinema, whose 22nd edition kicks off with the star-studded period film “Samurai Marathon” on July 3 at Shangri-La Plaza’s Red Carpet Cinema.
PARK BO-GUM, SOUTH KOREA’S ‘BOYFRIEND,’ COURTS FANS IN MANILA
Park Bo-gum off-screen is as beautiful as the Park Bo-gum onscreen—and this isn’t just about the fresh, boyish features of the young Korean superstar, or his lean, slender figure that’s built for menswear fads.
Bullet shoots ‘Usisa,’ Oscar winner makes ‘Energy Flo,’ Sara serenades ‘Miss Simone’
“Ang laya mo’y babantayan, Pilipinas kong… hibang,” Bullet Dumas cries, ostensibly removing his cap and freeing his long hair from its bonds.
Film on unlikely palace-builder to open French fest
Beleaguered fathers, eccentric midlifers, woke teenage girls from the projects—the French Film Festival returns for month-long screenings of, to borrow the words of Ambassador Nicolas Galey, alternative cinema that reflects on the human condition in society.
Arts and Books
French film fest tours 15 films in five cities
The odds are against film buffs and Francophiles when life, work, megatraffic plus the scorching heat become obstacles to catching all 15 films at the 24th French Film Festival.
HanHan breathes life to ‘Mare,’ Joyner prays against the ‘Devil’s Work,’ BLKD rebels with ‘Maghimagsik’
“MARE” HanHan feat. Lex Junior Toronto-based Cebuana rapper Haniely Pableo, aka HanHan, breathes new life to the oft-quoted feminist...
Super Playlist: Florence + the Machine cries for ‘Jenny of Oldstones,’ and other songs about the cost of love
That Florence Welch (and her Machine) of otherworldly, witchy-woman fame has only now sung a track for the pop-culture fantasy phenomenon that is “Game of Thrones” and it is utterly astounding.
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