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Hot air balloons and a flying circus

Fiesta 22nd Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Feb. 8 to 11 Clark, Pampanga By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman, Reporter BESIDES the usual hot air balloons that dot the skies...

What to see this week

3 films to see on the week of February 9-16, 2018 Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds DUBBED as the film that usurped Train to Busan’s...

Sunshine

By Noel Vera Movie Review Call Me By Your Name Directed by Luca Guadagnino AND WHAT of Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name, his adaptation of Andre...

Lots of rhythm, a few blues

By Alexander O. Cuaycong and Anthony L. Cuaycong RIGHT OFF THE BAT, followers of DJMax Technika might see something familiar in Superbeat: Xonic. Little surprise,...

Looking for Richard in the tambakan

By Menchu Aquino Sarmiento Theater Review RD3RD: Throne of Blood Presented by Tanghalang Ateneo Directed by Anton Juan and Ricky Abad On view until Jan....

Small scale

Movie Review Downsizing Directed by Alexander Payne By Noel Vera ALEXANDER PAYNE’S new film Downsizing is a slyer comic take on Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels than the Jack...

Volcanic eruptions and their impact on health

ON THE evening of Jan. 13, Mayon Volcano began spewing ash and lava, causing rocks to fall from its summit. The Philippine Institute of...

Going beyond the backstage drama

Movie Review All the Money in the World Directed by Ridley Scott By Richard Roeper YOU’RE A MEAN ONE, Mr. Grinch — I mean, Mr. Getty. You’re a 20th-century...

Options at a cost

By Alexander O. Cuaycong and Anthony L. Cuaycong SPORTS GAMES are an acquired taste, and even those who hold them in great affection tend to...

Hair’s the thing

Text and photos by Michelle Anne P. Soliman White lights illuminate quite a narrow space. A variety of colorful and stylishly coiffed heads fill the...

Long live the…

Video Review The Death of Louis XIV Directed by Albert Serra By Noel Vera ALBERT SERRA’S The Death of Louis XIV shares at first glance the same status...

Focusing on the BGC business traveler

By Zsarlene B. Chua INTERNATIONAL budget hotel chain, ZEN Rooms, has introduced ZEN Homes — its solution to what the company sees as a current...

Welcoming in 2018

ANOTHER YEAR is coming to a close and a new year is looming — and with it a renewal of hopes and dreams, and...

Double jeopardy

Television Doctor Who Christmas Special By Noel Vera IT’S THE 13TH Doctor Who Christmas Special; it’s the 12th Doctor meets the 1st (or, as he prefers to...

Top business opportunities in Asia Pacific

BUSINESS OPTIMISM has hit a two-year high in Asia Pacific, reflecting a buoyant mood across the region that is largely driven by positive prospects...

Attack of the Nerds

By Joseph L. Garcia I hid the best way I thought I could, but the bright lights on my black clothing betrayed my location. A...

Dirt poor

By Noel Vera Video Mudbound Directed by Dees Rees DEES REES’s Mudbound (2017), adapted from the novel by Hillary Jordan, tells the story of two families -- one...

Cars and gigantes: the making of a Pinoy Christmas

FILIPINOS take pride in having the world’s longest observance of the Christmas season, generally stretching from the beginning of the so-called “ber months” (September,...

Growth outlook of select Asian economies

THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) has again raised its economic growth outlook for the Philippines this year and in 2018 over accelerating infrastructure spending...

You’ve come a long way, baby

By Richard Roeper Movie Review Battle of the Sexes Directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton “YOU’VE COME a long way, baby, to get where you got to...

La ronde

By Noel Vera Video Lolita Directed by Stanley Kubrick (WARNING: Plot and narrative twists discussed in close detail) CREDIT where credit is due: I was invited to listen to...

GDP, inflation outlook of select Asia-Pacific economies

INFLATION could overshoot the central bank’s target range in 2018 on the back of higher taxes and rising global crude prices, which could prompt...

Analysts’ November inflation rate estimates

THE OVERALL RISE in prices of widely used goods and services could have eased in November as a stronger peso softened import costs, according...

Show business is casino business

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter THERE WAS A TIME when keeping up with the cultural zeitgeist — specially in theater circles — meant flying to New...

Where has the flower power gone?

By Sujata S. Mukhi Theater Review Hair Till Dec. 17 By Gerome Ragni and James Rado Directed by Chris Millado Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Makati City IT HURTS that this 50-year-old, rabble-rousing musical...

The Crown returns

By Mira Catherine B. Gloria Online Editor Television The Crown Netflix “THE WORLD is changing and no one is prepared for what’s about to happen.” This was how award-winning...

Real GDP performance, inflation and unemployment rates in select Asia-Pacific economies

S&P GLOBAL Ratings has increased its Philippine economic growth projection in the face of upbeat consumer demand and a surge in electronics exports. Read...

Business expectations survey

BUSINESSES turned more optimistic in the last three months of the year amid expectations of increased purchases for Christmas and improving global conditions that...

Imminent passage of mental health bill gives hope

By Lucia Edna P. de Guzman, Reporter and Rissa Coronel, Contributor, SparkUp When the House of Representatives reopened after the ASEAN Summit on Monday, its first order...

The art and act of marrying fairy tale and tragedy

Dance La Luna Roja Nov. 25 and 26 Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC PLAZA, Corner Ayala & Buendia Aves., Makati By Nickky Faustine P. De Guzman, Reporter HOW DO YOU tie...

Andrew Garfield holds our attention in Breathe

By Richard Roeper Movie Review Breathe Directed by Andy Serki WE KNOW Andrew Garfield’s Robin Cavendish is going to be paralyzed from the neck down for the bulk...

Predator

By Noel Vera DVD Review Lolita Directed by Stanley Kubrick (Warning: novel and film’s overall story and narrative twists discussed in close detail) NABOKOV’s Lolita — about a middle-aged...

National government fiscal performance

THE NATIONAL government’s budget gap grew ninefold in October from a year ago as spending surged at its fastest clip in 11 months. Read...

World talent ranking 2017

SINGAPORE — The Philippines rose 10 notches in a global ranking of 63 economies based on how well they develop, attract and retain talent...

On the statistical probability of a windfall

By Nickky Faustine P. De Guzman Her love stories spring from serendipity: an e-mail sent to the wrong person, a chance encounter at an airport,...

Largest Owndays store in the world opens in PHL

By Zsarlene B. Chua FROM THE outside the newest Owndays store in SM Megamall didn’t look like a typical optical shop with white walls and...

An interesting, yet annoying combination

By Alexander O. Cuaycong and Anthony L. Cuaycong FOR LONGTIME GAMERS, a new release with the Fire Emblem badge invariably means yet another foray in...

The Revolting Matilda

By Sujata S. Mukhi Theater Review Matilda the Musical Presented by Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group Directed by Bobby Garcia Ongoing until Dec. 12 Meralco Theater, Ortigas Ave., Q.C. IN THE FINAL...