War & Peace

  * Books: I’ll Be There For You: The One About ‘Friends’ by Kelsey Miller * Music: Negative Capability by Marianne Faithfull * Wine: The Thorny Issue * Food: Grape and cranberry crisp     DOWNLOAD

In ‘Boy Erased,’ ignorance is shown empathetically

“Boy Erased“ is based on the true story of a young man, Garrard Conley, whose Baptist family put him in a conversion therapy center to “cure” his homosexuality

Author offers retrospect of TV show ‘Friends’

Kelsey Miller has written the quintessential fan book for those obsessed with the hit TV sitcom “Friends.” “I’ll Be There For You” gives readers an insider’s look

Faithfull digs deep on ‘Negative Capability’

Marianne Faithfull is a great musical survivor. She went from pure-voiced chanteuse of “As Tears Go By” to emblem of 1960s drug excess before re-emerging in 1979

News of the World | Hitler in war, Merkel in peace: A train car for history

Adolf Hitler tried literally to rewrite history in 1940 when the Nazi leader commandeered the dining coach to serve France the same humiliation Germany suffered there on the last

The Thorny Issue

The use of caramel colour is probably the single most controversial subject in the world of whisky. Unlike sulphite in wine, which can be naturally occurring, caramel colour

Kitchenwise | Grape and cranberry crisp as Thanksgiving is approaching

For many of us, the menu for Thanksgiving is etched in stone. We eat the same dishes every year because we love every one of them.

Fashion Infusion

  * Movies: Bohemian Rhapsody * Books: Elevation by Stephen King * Music: She Remembers Everything by Rosanne Cash * Wine: The Marmite Issue     DOWNLOAD

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ won’t rock you, but Malek will

Where does a preening, pansexual rock god get his powers? The Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” traces his sonorous majesty to an unlikely place: his back teeth.

Stephen King raises the bar with ‘Elevation’

After more than four decades of banging out best- sellers, Stephen King still has the power to surprise his beloved “constant readers.” Consider “Elevation,” which the

Cash’s ‘She Remembers Everything’ finds her ambition intact

Rosanne Cash brings in a fair share of collaborators on her latest album, both for songwriting and singing. T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Phillips,

Macau Events | Fashion Festival connects brands and people

This year’s Macao Fashion Festival was a three-day event, organized by the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center (CPTTM) and the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), and

The Marmite Issue

It is almost unfair that Marmite remains the most widely accepted shorthand, in English at least, for something that is either loved to death or loathed with passion,

‘Mid90s’ is a nostalgia trip without a destination

A year after Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” comes another actor-turned-director’s memory- inspired California-set coming-of-age tale from the boutique film studio A24. This time, the time period has been dialed

Beautiful island reopens today | No more beach parties in Boracay

  * Movies: Mid90 * Books: “Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism” by Nadya Tolokonnikova * Music: Anthem of the Peaceful Army by Greta Van Fleet * Wine: The Insular

Pussy Riot founder’s guide to political activism

Power to the people: Where have we heard that before? In the 1960s, to be sure. And again today in “Read & Riot,” an invigorating new guide

Channeling Zep, Greta Van Fleet keeps ‘70s-style rock alive

There’s a whole lotta Led Zeppelin in Greta Van Fleet, but they haven’t yet found their Stairway. On its debut album, “Anthem of the Peaceful Army,”

Travelog | Boracay at the moment, beautiful and strange

Say goodbye to beach parties and water sports when the white-sand resort of Boracay Island in the central Philippines reopens to tourists today after a six-month shutdown.

The Insular Powerhouses

Despite its cool-headed name, chill filtering is no doubt one of the most hotly debated topics amongst whisky lovers, newcomers and old-timers alike. Detractors, often puritanical, argue that this

Food & Beverage | Yí offers one-of-a-kind tasting menu at Morpheus

Contemporary Chinese fine dining is reaching new heights at Yí at Morpheus, City of Dreams, where China’s many flavors are presented by award-winning Chef de Cuisine Angelo Wong. As

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