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The travel industry is being disrupted. First there were the budget airlines which made it possible for an increasing number of people to travel...

Traveling and Eating: Comedians going where everyone has gone before

The Binge Jessica Zafra EVERYTHING’S BEEN DONE, the British actor Rob Brydon points out in The Trip to Italy. You can only do it differently. Take...

Takuya Wada: Ring, pachinko, and tablets vs paper

By Susan Claire Agbayani He was calling to his mother as she came out of the bathroom while combing her tresses. What he saw frightened...

La Boheme: the youthful opera

By Jasmine Agnes T. Cruz Opera La Boheme Presented by Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation Nov. 26, 7 p.m. Ayala Museum, Makati Ave. corner De la...

It’s the end of the word as we know it

By Jessica Zafra EVERY YEAR the Oxford Dictionaries declare a Word of the Year, and this year it’s . Not “face with tears of joy,”...

Meet the 'ASIAN BUSINESS TRAVELER'

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter A recent study commissioned by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) lifts the veil on the travel habits of Asian business travelers...

Tips for shows plotting to be the next Game of Thrones

The Binge -- Jessica Zafra CRITICS explaining the phenomenon that is Game of Thrones tend to overlook the obvious reason: it’s a very good show....

Galaxy far, far away comes to Globe

By Zsarlene B. Chua Reporter DUE to the film franchise’s massive popularity (and the seventh film’s well-timed holiday release), it seems that the Philippines will...

IVF comes to Mindanao

By Maya M. Padillo DAVAO CITY -- A group of female doctors specializing in fertility know that fatalism, or the Filipino bahala na attitude, is...

The unbearable lightness of Chinese emissions data

By David Stanway and Kathy Chen BEIJING -- To get a sense of how hard it is to measure greenhouse gas emissions in China, it...

Horrorshow

By Noel Vera Movie Review Violator Directed by Eduardo Dayao THE HORROR GENRE is experiencing some kind of renaissance, interesting premises being hurled at our faces...

The Filipino Mom in the digital world

By Jasmine Agnes T. Cruz Filipino mothers are tech-savvy. They are online, are mobile first, and are the decision makers for household purchases. This is according...

A walk in the park

By Victoria Fritz NEOGAN, a tiny village in Tagaytay city, is home to the Philippines’ only world-class restaurant (Antonio’s is the only restaurant in the...

Buzz beats flavor when LVMH sells its image-conscious champagnes

THE MARKETING of fine French wine usually involves making potential customers want to taste it. They’re supposed to anticipate experiencing in the bottle what...

Quantico: How to get away with terror

The Binge By Jessica Zafra YOU WOULD BE forgiven for thinking that the new ABC series Quantico was the talent portion of a beauty contest. It...

Closing Time: one last staycation at the InterCon

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman WITH THE HOLIDAYS and the long weekends coming, now is the best time to book a staycation at InterContinental...

Why is Downton Abbey just like Walking Dead?

The Binge Jessica Zafra IT SEEMED that Downton Abbey, like the zombie apocalypse, would never end. And yet the series created and written by Julian...

Here comes the sun

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman With the air-conditioner, television, computer, electric fan, and refrigerator eternally turned on, a typical Filipino household of five members...

Scream and shout

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman MOST local horror booths are funny rather than scary (or perhaps I am only trying hard to appear brave)....

Kids Korea

Text and Photos by Cecille Santillan-Visto WHEN TRAVELING with kids overseas, there are three main factors to consider — enough interesting sites to visit and...

Tomorrow, according to today’s youth

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman A better tomorrow should start at home. In the Philippines, many young Filipino designers, students, and environmentalists are into...

ART in PUBLIC SPACES

By Jasmine Agnes T. Cruz, Reporter There are those who think that art is elitist, with prized objects hidden from view in posh museums, hard-to-find...

Harry Potter as an aswang

By Jasmine Agnes T. Cruz HARRY POTTER captured the hearts and minds of young readers around the world. Inspired by this series but wanting to...

Bryan Adams goes retro with Get Up album

LOS ANGELES — It has been a long time coming. Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams says his new album, Get Up, is the ideal follow-up record...

Sunscreen ingredient is toxic to coral, killing off reefs

ORLANDO, FLORIDA — A common ingredient found in sunscreen is toxic to coral and contributing to the decline of reefs around the world, according...

What to see this week

4 films to see on the week of Oct. 23-Oct. 30, 2015: Knock Knock DISLIKED by most of the critics on Rotten Tomatoes — which gave...

Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Marple: The comfort of the British murder-mystery

The Binge -- Jessica Zafra MISS JANE MARPLE is a menace to society. Whenever she turns up with that handbag of hers, sniffing around in...

Sand, sun, sea, and study

By Jasmine Agnes T. Cruz SCHOOL is for learning while the beach is for fun, right? Not necessarily. Parents can take their children on a trip...

Carbon from Indonesia fires exceeds US emissions: green groups

JAKARTA — Fires raging across huge areas of Indonesia are spewing more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every day than the US economy, according...

Keeping the elderly healthy, active

Medicine Cabinet Reiner W. Gloor ROUGHLY 7% of the population — about 7 million Filipinos — are above the age of 60, says the Department of...

Economic growth projections from education reforms

Focusing on the quality of education could have more impact than increasing the number of years pupils spend in school. From the Asian Development Bank's...

Be your own boss while helping others

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman Some are destined to be secretaries. Others are called to be teachers. Many choose to be nurses. While our...

Tracing the steps of the modern shoppers’ journey

MUCH OF THE WORLD now revolves around a combination of offline and online action. Of course, that includes consumer behavior, something brands seem to...

American Crime: an introduction to race relations in the USA

The Binge By Jessica Zafra IT STARTS with a phone call in the dead of night, then a visit to the morgue where the body of...

Fit for a King

By Victoria Mendoza Fritz OURS is a land of kings. But who knew that? Antonio Pigafetta did, apparently. In entry after entry of his diary, as...

Sitting no worse for health than standing: UK study

LONDON — Sitting down is no worse for you than standing up as long as you take regular exercise, a British study said on...

So you want to run for President

A handy guide for candidates who may want to join the circus at COMELEC headquarters: --- A previous version of this graphic was edited due to...