Style (12/05/22)

INSPIRED by the Mont Blanc Mountain, gifts that bear the Montblanc name are crafted to their own height of craftsmanship and design.

Palanca winners recognized after two-year hiatus

Filipino writers, poets, and playwrights play an important role in countering and correcting falsehoods running rampant in an extremely polarized public sphere, said Dr....

What’s in store for Disney in 2023? A lot.

SINGAPORE — with titles ranging from Hollywood films to Hallyu and Japanese animé, The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific unveiled its slate of upcoming movies, series, and new Asia Pacific region titles for Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar for 2023.

Disney CEO Iger makes profitable streaming a priority

WALT DISNEY Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger said on Monday that one of his top priorities is to make the company’s streaming business profitable.

Meet the Fabels

By Noel Vera
ARGUABLY Steven Spielberg doesn’t need to do an autobiographical film, he’s been doing them all his life — Sugarland Express features a mother as a driven force of nature, Jaws includes the subplot of ship’s captain bullying a nerdy scientist, Close Encounters of the Third Kind follows a man so obsessed with his quest that he abandons his family, ET described a lonely child with his head crammed full of dreams, and, as it turns out, Duel and 1941 (knew it!) allude to one of his most formative traumas — the massive car-and-train collision in The Greatest Show on Earth, which he saw as a child. That said, Spielberg at this point in his career insists on an autobiographical feature — a direct one this time — hence The Fabelmans.

Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Christine McVie, 79

LONDON/LOS ANGELES — Christine McVie, whose songwriting and signature vocals helped make British-American group Fleetwood Mac one of the best-selling rock bands of all time, died on Wednesday. She was 79.

Stuff to do (12/02/22)

THERE are two bazaars this weekend at the Power Plant Mall in Rockwell, Makati. Presente by ArteFino, is described as a “mindfully curated holiday pop up store.” It will be open from Dec. 2 to 23 at the R1 Level (Plaza Drive Entrance). Meanwhile, another bazaar, Soirée, will be open at The Fifth at Rockwell, at the mall’s R5 level. It will be open from Dec. 204, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

What to See This Week (12/02/22)

CELEBRITY model couple Carl and Yaya are invited on a luxury cruise for the uber-rich, helmed by an unhinged boat captain. What first appeared instagrammable ends catastrophically, leaving the survivors stranded on a desert island and fighting for survival.

Entertainment News (12/02/22)

DISCUSSIONS are lighter and funnier yet more relevant as One PH launches TikTalks on Dec. 3. The show will air every Saturday at 8 p.m. on One PH, simulcast on TV5 and Radyo Singko 92.3 News FM (with a rerun on One News every Sunday at 7 p.m. starting Dec. 4).

MediaQuest officers join KBP Board

TWO senior officers of MediaQuest Holdings, Inc. took their oath as members of the board of directors of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) before President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. in Malacañang on Nov. 25.

Why airline food is bland and what it takes to counter this

FOR decades airline food has been the easy butt of jokes for its blandness. Its status can be explained by science: in a 2011 article from the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP in Holzkirchen, the research institute tested in-flight menus from Germany’s Lufthansa AG. Aroma chemist Dr. Andrea Burdack-Freitag explained that up in the air, “Food and drink tastes as it does when we have a cold.”

Wine-loving France gets a taste for the alcohol-free

PARIS — When a pandemic lockdown kept the French indoors in 2020, Augustin Laborde decided to give up wine but struggled in Paris to find a non-alcoholic alternative.
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