AFTER the final season of Game of Thrones came to a polarizing conclusion on Sunday, fans are turning to George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire”series, which remains unfinished, while others may be looking for new tomes to get their fantasy fix. Not long before the show aired its finale, the author confirmed on his blog that he is still working on the sixth book of the series, The Winds of Winter. “I am back once more in Westeros, working on WINDS... which, let me add once more, has NOT been finished and hidden away for years,“ he wrote. In the meantime, here is a selection of three fantasy books to keep your mind off Westeros: The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie (Orbit) For her first fantasy novel, New York Times bestselling author Ann Leckie explores the political feuds over rights of succession. For centuries, the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by a god known as Raven. His will is enacted through the Raven’s Lease, a human chosen by the god … [Read more...] about Books to read while waiting for real ending of Game of Thrones
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Ariana Grande is new face of Givenchy (Agence France-Presse) - May 16, 2019 - 1:11pm FRANCE — French fashion house Givenchy on Friday named pop princess Ariana Grande as the face of its fall/winter campaign, calling her "a strong, independent woman of refreshing character and style." "A modern muse and the voice of a generation, Ariana has emerged as one of the most influential forces in pop culture today," Givenchy, which is owned by the luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, said in a statement. "She naturally embodies the spirit of the Givenchy woman with impertinence, generosity and a lightning wit -- all cloaked in a touch of mystery." The announcement came one day after the fashion brand teased the reveal, posting to social media a video clip with the silhouette of a woman quickly identified as Grande thanks to her signature high, extra-long ponytail. "I am so proud to be the new face of Givenchy. It is a house I … [Read more...] about Ariana Grande is new face of Givenchy
Prayer is an acknowledgment of our need for God. (The Philippine Star) - May 4, 2019 - 12:00am Prayer is an acknowledgment of our need for God. … [Read more...] about Prayer is an acknowledgment of our need for God.
The long, at times embarrassing, history of American studio blockbusters is founded on consolidated efforts to capture the coveted “lightning-in-a-bottle” moment that is expected to pave the way for more of the same. Financial and, to a certain extent, critical success have served as harbingers of homogeneity. A certain crop of culturally significant pieces of filmmaking from the preceding era is bound to be retroactively seen as a sprawling scrapyard in which image-makers of the following generation could freely take apart fool-proof elements and “formulas” and transplant those used parts into their nascent bodies of work to ensure that they stimulate calculated responses from the public. This is not to say that every visionary in their own respective era is automatically subservient to the blind pursuit of Hollywood’s brand of commercial success. Underneath the shiny surface of mass appeal, paradigmatic outliers such as Tim Burton or Sam Raimi … [Read more...] about Artistic individualism the real casualty of ‘Avengers: Endgame’
WATCH: Where is the best lechon in Cebu? Rosette Adel (Philstar.com) - April 30, 2019 - 9:29pm MANILA, Philippines— Cebuanos are often asked where to get a good lechon or roasted suckling pig as it is one of the city’s most popular delicacies. The dish is not just known in Cebu but is also a staple in Filipino celebrations. In 2018, late celebrity chef and award-winning host Anthony Bourdain praised the lechon for its exceptional taste. “The best pig, ever!” he was quoted as saying. The Cebu lechon was also recently featured in Netflix’s original series “Street Food.” The show highlighted the lechon of Leslie Enjambre in Talisay. Her family’s lechon business started in the 1940s and was dubbed as the best in the city. READ: Who’s who: Cebuano chefs featured in ‘Street Food’ Cebuano food writer Jude Bacalso and Chef Myke Tatung Sarthou, who were part of … [Read more...] about WATCH: Where is the best lechon in Cebu?