May 26, 2020
Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen: Pandemic shows China is ‘a dangerous monster’
PH bookstores reopen—with precautions
Quarantine extension: ‘It should be the last’
Miss Universe PH moved to October
Not your everyday masks: Fashion designers add style to face masks
DISCOVER: 6 easy (and relaxing) ways to get creative
How to be a responsible beauty crystal owner
BEAUTY CHECK: Do you need to wear sunblock indoors?
BEAUTY CHECK: How stress stirs up zits
Quarantine Reading: 5 tips on how to navigate ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’
DISCOVER: Puzzles featuring the works of female artists
Creativity in Lockdown: A quarantine diary by photographer Paolo Crodua
Pronti, Partenza, Via!
‘Pasko sa Palacio’ highlights an old-fashioned way of celebrating Christmas
Smart inspires aspiring content creators nationwide with “Smart Play: Vlogger Camp”
To cut or not to cut? In US, quarantine slows everything but hair growth
WATCH: Modern-day heroes who make our days much brighter
Queen Elizabeth II says collective effort will defeat COVID-19
Starck designs and other functional pieces are highlights of León’s online auction
The “new normal” in the art and design auction market as a result of the new coronavirus disease pandemic means that bidders will…
Phantom lock picker of Paris parks becomes folk hero
Paris, France | AFP | Friday 5/22/2020 – 23:04 UTC+8 | 411 words by Fiachra GIBBONS A mysterious figure who picks the locks of Paris parks at night for people…
Stylist Melville Sy on how to dress for that video conference
After I got a photographer’s take on how to look good during a video call, I got asked to write about what one…
Why my senior high school class is special
What was supposed to be the culmination of all our labor, our graduation ceremony, is facing an uncertain future. The commencement exercises should…
Emerson Yao rediscovers painting
(23rd in a series) The never-ending quarantine has brought back leading retailer Emerson Yao to a childhood interest—painting. But just as interesting, it…
Licad a big hit in London Jazz Festival
Cecile Licad was a big hit in London last week not as a recitalist or orchestra soloist but as part of a jazz ensemble that provided live music to the Dan Pritzker silent film “Louis,” screened at the Barbican Hall.
Arts and Books
Photos & Videos
From thrift shopping to carnival rides–5 things to do when in Brighton
After one late-night study session, amid notes, books and coffee-fueled conversations, a friend and I found ourselves booking a trip to the seaside town of Brighton (thank God for cheap bus fares!). It was the dead of winter, but I was desperate for a little R&R, and this last-minute trip might just be what I needed.
To Be You
British press torn on naked Prince Harry snaps
Britain's press thrashed out Saturday whether The Sun newspaper had done the right thing by eventually publishing pictures of a naked Prince Harry cavorting with similarly-clad women in Las Vegas.
London calling: From Harry Potter to William Shakespeare (and the Beatles, too!)
How could one place in this world seem to have everything, from classical to pop culture, for just about everyone, from tweens to the young at heart?
To Be You
Berlin, Prague, Vienna: Far from the beaten European path
For my two-month tour of Europe with my siblings, I had really wanted to go Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. Travelers may not gravitate toward these places as much as they do the more well-known ones such as Spain and France, but we decided to add Berlin, Prague and Vienna to our itinerary, and we are glad we did.
Photos & Videos
Gay UK asylum seekers pressured to prove sexuality
A British parliamentary committee slammed the country's asylum system on Friday, saying its flaws have left some gay claimants feeling they must prove their sexual orientation and its bad decision making could put the U.K. at risk of harboring terrorists.
Rufus Norris named chief of UK’s National Theatre
Britain's National Theatre on Tuesday named stage director and former actor Rufus Norris as its next chief. He is the first actor since Laurence Olivier to lead Britain's biggest and most influential theater company.
From the Queen to One Direction to ordinary Britons–how UK sprang to action to help ‘Yolanda’ victims
Typhoon “Haiyan” (“Yolanda”), he said, was 16 hours of hell for those who lay in her path of destruction. “Emotionally, it can be difficult to handle work like this, however much one may have done in the past. The 5-year-old boy who needs an above-knee amputation, how does one live with that? How about the 7-year-old girl with a slash from a corrugated iron right across her face? You repair it, of course, but dare I hand her a mirror?”
British Fashion Month at SM
Fashion is one of the United Kingdom’s most vibrant industries catering to both high street and high-end markets. Renowned for its creativity, the UK fashion scene has a long, proud and diverse history. Many of the world’s key fashion trends, past and present, stem from the UK.
Fashion and Beauty
Big milestone for Britain’s little prince
The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes.
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