| Mar 13, 2014
| 7:16 PM
The first time Linda Lawler spoke to Jacky she expected their conversation to be somber — sad, even.
Instead, she was taken by the joy and hope beaming from the young woman, whose real name and age are not being used to protect her privacy....
| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:30 AM
HONG KONG - The Osaka Asian Film Festival in Japan wrapped on Sunday with its top prize going to "Shift" by Philippines director Siege Ledesma.
The jury said that films from South Korea and The Philippines stood out, and that it had awarde the Grand...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:45 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The history of politics is littered with unorthodox and illegal schemes to raise campaign cash, but the method allegedly used by Sen. Leland Yee stands apart.
A criminal complaint released Wednesday says the San Francisco Democrat wanted...
| Apr 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — Two and a half years after President Obama vowed to shift America's diplomatic, economic and military focus to Asia, he will head back to the region this week to try to convince allies and adversaries alike that he really meant it....
| Apr 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:25 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:35 PM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:58 PM
The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a law guaranteeing access to birth control and sex education in a country that has high maternal mortality and ranks 53rd worldwide in total fertility rate.
Implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:07 AM
Movie studios often outsource to filmmakers and viral video experts to help promote their latest releases.
A 32-year-old filmmaker named Casey Neistat decided to take the entire budget he was given to promote an upcoming film from 20th Century Fox to...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:16 AM
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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:30 AM
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...