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  • In the Philippines, basketball is the nation’s pastime

     
    In a country where the average person stands less than 5-feet-5-inches tall there is worship for a game normally dominated by giants. While much of the world bows down before the altar of soccer, it’s basketball that brings out the Filipino...
  • Pompano outfit fills a need for crew members on cruise ships

    Pompano outfit fills a need for crew members on cruise ships
    David Hirsch knows what it's like not to have access to favorite snacks or to run out of everyday health care items while working at sea. That dilemma led Hirsch, 43, and his wife Ashley to launch Crew Concierge in November 2005 to fill a void he'd...
  • Paris Coproduction Village Unveils Lineup

    CANNES- Paris Coproduction Village, a new development and financing platform organized by the team behind Les Arcs Film Festival and hosted by the Champs-Elysees film festival, has unveiled its projects lineup. Brillante Mendoza's "The Embroiderer,"...
  • 10 things you might not know about war heroes

    10 things you might not know about war heroes
    Memorial Day honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in our nation's wars. In recognition, "10 Things" highlights war heroes — and stipulates that those who have fought to defend our freedom are all heroes in our book. Here's a 10-gun...
  • Executive Profile: Sascha Bopp

    Executive Profile: Sascha Bopp
    After focusing its growth on North America for its first half-century, Crate and Barrel is aggressively expanding abroad, looking for new opportunities in Asia, Latin America and Europe. CEO Sascha Bopp has moved the brand into eight new countries, with...
  • Downhill racers

     
    The sloping, misty foothills of a dormant volcano called Mount Talinis is probably the least expected place to discover a budding extreme sport. Amid the thick, green forest you can see steep mountain faces jutting skyward. The plants and soil are...
  • Vietnam mobs torch foreign factories in anti-China protests

    Vietnam mobs torch foreign factories in anti-China protests
    Thousands of anti-China protesters ransacked, looted and set fire to foreign-run factories in southern Vietnam on Tuesday and Wednesday in a wave of violence sparked by a dispute over China’s placement of an oil rig in waters claimed by both...
  • China clashes with Philippines, Vietnam in South China Sea

    Chinese fishermen hunting sea turtles were captured Wednesday by Philippine maritime police, and Chinese and Vietnamese ships collided near an oil rig in a volatile day on the troubled waters of the South China Sea. No serious injuries were reported...
  • Review: Tete Charcuterie

    Review: Tete Charcuterie
    Review: Tete Charcuterie 1114 W. Randolph St. 312-733-1178 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start The chef duo behind the new West Loop restaurant Tete Charcuterie—Thomas Rice (Jean Georges in New York City, Alain Ducasse's Louis XV in Monte...
  • Obama becomes first U.S. president to visit Malaysia since Johnson

    Obama becomes first U.S. president to visit Malaysia since Johnson
    As the first U.S. president to visit this Muslim-majority nation in nearly five decades, President Obama will talk trade and security issues with Prime Minister Najib Razak, whom the White House considers a political reformer in a country with a spotty...
  • U.S., Philippines accord to allow greater American military presence

    U.S., Philippines accord to allow greater American military presence
    The U.S. and Philippine governments have worked out a new defense cooperation agreement that opens the way for the first large-scale return of American military forces to the island nation since their eviction in the early 1990s, according to the White...
  • L.A. Jewish Film Festival to honor Reiner, hail Caesar

    L.A. Jewish Film Festival to honor Reiner, hail Caesar
    The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, which opens Thursday and runs for a week, is a labor of love for its director, Hilary Helstein, a filmmaker who directed the 2009 documentary "As Seen Through These Eyes."  "There's so much that goes into putting on...