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  • Foreign films 'Wadjda' and 'Broken Circle' come with back stories

    Foreign films 'Wadjda' and 'Broken Circle' come with back stories
    The foreign-language film field for the 2014 Academy Awards is an uncommonly strong one, incorporating the luscious fever dream "The Grand Beauty" (Italy), the heartbreaking family drama "Ilo Ilo" (Philippines) and "Gris Gris" (Chad), the story of a man...
  • Delfin Santos Jr. dies at 24; Army specialist

    Delfin Santos Jr. dies at 24; Army specialist
    Delfin Santos Jr. was in Army basic training when his father died. His father was himself an Army veteran, a prisoner of war during World War II who died in his 90s. Santos listened — really listened — to his father's stories as a child...
  • Cable operators offer the Filipino Channel in wake of disaster

    U.S. cable television operators -- including Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications -- are allowing more customers access to the Filipino Channel in the wake of last week's devastating Typhoon Haiyan. The channel has been providing special coverage...
  • Weekend preview: Bus Looping, beer chugging and Amy Tan's sexy boots

    Weekend preview: Bus Looping, beer chugging and Amy Tan's sexy boots
    The 30th annual Miami Book Fair International — which brought cultural cachet to South Florida long before the Art Baselers came to town in their skinny jeans and funny glasses (funny jeans and skinny glasses?) — opens its arms in that way...
  • Pau Gasol raising money for Philippines; visits L.A. kids' hospital

    Pau Gasol raising money for Philippines; visits L.A. kids' hospital
    Lakers forward-center Pau Gasol is raising money to help children who are suffering after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines. "I am helping UNICEF raise money for their efforts on the ground," writes Gasol on crowdrise.com.  "I am pledging $1,000...
  • Typhoon Haiyan and the language of disaster

     Typhoon Haiyan and the language of disaster
    A lie repeated often and confidently enough can become widely mistaken for the truth, becoming a belief that obscures the facts. False beliefs about disaster follow this model; their poison is concentrated in a few oft-deployed words, notably "mobs,"...
  • Villagers mob U.S. aid choppers as Philippine relief effort spreads

    Villagers mob U.S. aid choppers as Philippine relief effort spreads
    Mobbed by hungry villagers, U.S. military helicopters dropped desperately needed aid into remote areas of the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines, as survivors of the disaster flocked to ruined churches on Sunday to pray for their uncertain future. The...
  • Lesson of Typhoon Haiyan: Tackle climate change, or it will tackle us

    Lesson of Typhoon Haiyan: Tackle climate change, or it will tackle us
    Was man-made global warming responsible for Typhoon Haiyan? Or Superstorm Sandy? Or the recent flooding in Colorado? I don’t know. Neither do you. Neither do the scientists, really. It’s impossible to pin a specific weather event on...
  • Chan Lowe: The typhoon in the Philippines

    Chan Lowe: The typhoon in the Philippines
    A letter to the editor appeared on my proofreading screen earlier today that caught my attention.   It contended that the United States, already being in financial straits, should not be expected to act as the world’s caretaker. After all, no...
  • AFM: Kristen Stewart's 'American Ultra' Sold in Asia (EXCLUSIVE)

    Indie comedy "American Ultra," starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, has picked up traction at the American Film Market with multiple market sales for Asia. Apsara Distribution, IM Global's pan-Asian rights buying and distribution division,...
  • Typhoon Haiyan: Desperate Philippine survivors turn to looting

    Typhoon Haiyan: Desperate Philippine survivors turn to looting
    Desperation gripped the Philippine islands devastated by Typhoon Haiyan as looting turned deadly on Wednesday and survivors panicked over shortages of food, water and medicine. Five days after one of the strongest storms ever recorded slammed into...
  • Typhoon-stricken Filipinos rely on countrymen abroad for lifeline

    Typhoon-stricken Filipinos rely on countrymen abroad for lifeline
    As millions of Filipinos desperately search for sustenance and shelter in the devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan, many may be comforted by the knowledge that help is surely on the way from family members working abroad. The Philippines' biggest export...