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Film critic revisits a lifetime at the movies in ‘Keepers’

Review by Douglass K. Daniel / The Associated Press A theater up the street asks its employees to include the title of a favorite movie on their nametags. The choices of these teenagers and twentysomethings can be anything from Fast and Furious 5 or The Hunger Games to the occasional retro pick, like The Sound of Music.

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Albay’s festivals: Keeping the fun going after summer

Summer may be over, but the fun continues in Albay this June, and it’s all because of the festivals in the province that showcase its rich cultural legacy. This month’s merrymaking started with the just-concluded Pinangat Festival, inspired by the pride the inhabitants of Camalig town, Albay province, have for their cuisine. A signature Bikolano delicacy, pinangat is made up …

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Plays that provoke, push boundaries

By Alvin I. Dacanay Later this month the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), its resident theater company Tanghalang Pilipino and respected playwrights’ group Writer’s Bloc will open the 11th edition of the Virgin Labfest, a three-week laboratory theater festival of untried, untested, unstaged and unpublished plays by new and veteran dramatists.

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Terrific treats for Dad at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas

From that first bicycle ride to that first trip to the countryside, fathers have always been the go-to guys for adventures. Under the care and protection they have provided, life’s journey became easier for their children.

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Preparing perfect pies (First part)

Wouldn’t it be perfect to come home and smell the aroma of freshly baked homemade pie? It would surely leave a wonderful memory to those who experience this. Growing up, I thought pie-making was hard to do, given the things it requires—the cutting in of the fat into the flour, the handling of the dough when adding the water, the …

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Cannes Film Festival red carpet: The luminous and the lackluster

By Thomas Adamson / The Associated Press Cannes, France—Cannes’ red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashion. For 12 days, major Hollywood actresses, such as Emily Blunt, Marion Cotillard and Naomi Watts, graced the film festival’s red carpet in clothes designed by the world’s greatest. Yet, while the best looks come to define …

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Moshi and the makings of a modern, fashionable man

Gone are the days when the language of fashion was, at best, ambiguous for men. Forget distasteful, lackluster, uninspired—men have come into their own, sartorially speaking. The rise of the modern, style-conscious man is inspired by key influencers whose serious fashion sense is changing the game for a predominantly female industry.

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‘Irrationally Yours’ delivers clever advice wrapped in humor

In his compilation of articles from his Wall Street Journal column, “Ask Ariely,” Dan Ariely wraps in a clever bow all the questions we’ve ever wanted answered concerning the behavioral intricacies that dictate the decisions we make.

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‘Empire of Deception’ con man rivals Madoff, Ponzi

You’ve heard of Charles Ponzi, the swindler who gave big returns to early investors using money from subsequent clients. And you’ve heard of Bernie Madoff, imprisoned for one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in history.

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Taal: Heritage, history and homes highlighted

Story and photos by Riza Lozada Heritage tours these days draw people who can spend on a tour package that involves, among other things, visiting centuries-old structures.

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