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Marcos Redux

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

But the father answered never a word, A frozen corpse was he. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Wreck of the Hesperus We interrupt ...

The Missing Marcos Billions and the Demise of the Commission on Good Government

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
Edsel Tupaz

The recent seizure of works of art believed to have been acquired through ill-gotten wealth by Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos are a reminder of the enduring political legacy of the Marcos family.

Dear Anti-Marcoses, Pro-Marcoses, and the Spirit of Philippine Martial Law

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Bino A. Realuyo

The success of the political landscape of the Philippines is contigent upon how we can move the populace out of poverty and bring them to the educated middle class with power and decision making.

"Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" Breaks Broadway Barrier and Breathes New Life Into Cautionary Tale

Steve Schonberg | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

If you stopped a theater director or producer on the street right now and asked them where to find innovation in theater today, they wouldn't direct you to Broadway. No, they'd point you downtown.

Dear Filipino Olympian Michael Martinez, Outside-the-box Big Dreamer

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 04.20.2014 | Sports
Bino A. Realuyo

I am sure when you return to the Philippines, people will praise you for all the wrong reasons. Who doesn't love a modern-day Cinderella?

Aisle View: The 2013 Ten Best List

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

As 2013 dwindles down to a precious few -- a precious few plays and musicals, that is -- it is time to compile our list of the ten best of the year. This year, happily, has no less than fifteen that more than qualify for the ten best; fifteen that I would happily return to for another visit.

The NSA's Error-filled Transcripts of My Telephone Conversations

Jonathan Leigh Solomon | Posted 08.14.2013 | Comedy
Jonathan Leigh Solomon

If the NSA is monitoring my phone calls I worry that they might not be correctly hearing what I'm saying. And, if this is the case, I worry even more, about what the resulting impact on my beloved U.S. of A. might be.

Aisle View: David Byrne Meets Imelda in the Dazzling Here Lies Love

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Byrne has joined with the Public's Oskar Eustis and an altogether impressive production team to turn Here Lies Love into -- what? A musical? A disco musical? A theatrical extravaganza? All three jumbled together.

Philippine Dictator Forced Generals To Perform In Drag

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.09.2013 | World

Then-Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos forced his military chiefs to parade as women during a tasteless, sycophantic birthday party planned by his ...

Did Imelda Marcos' Secretary Steal A Monet Masterpiece?

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 11.21.2012 | Arts

Looks like the secretary did it, not in the library with any blunt instrument, but outside the town house with a getaway van. Vilma Bautista, a former...

PHOTOS: Former Philippine First Lady Slams Religious Art Exhibit As 'Desecration'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.08.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Former Philippine first lady and art patron Imelda Marcos on Monday joined Roman Catholic leaders in denouncing an art in...

The Philippines Spamdex - How An Election Could Be Decided By Tinned Meat.

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

MANILA, Philippines - Manuel Villar is one of the front runners in next week's national election. He makes much of his humble roots. Born in a squalid...

HuffPost Reviews: Slash, Madonna, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Plus A Conversation with Matt Hires, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Slash's first solo album shows continuity and expert songwriting despite all of the musical influences involved. But despite its being a solid release, the old school rock 'n' roll can sometimes get a little too reliable.

Ninoy, Noynoy, No-No.

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phil Bronstein

I met Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III a few times. Now, he's almost certainly the new president of the Philippines. Good luck, pal, and get yourself a private army if you don't already have one. Because all of your enemies do.

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano: Viewing "This Thing Called Love" From a Cabaret Stand-Point

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

The husband-wife team of Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano are currently doing the living-room honors in Manhattan's Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel through the first week of March.

Imelda Marcos Opens Run For Philippine Congress | CARLOS H. CONDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MANILA -- Imelda Marcos, the flamboyant widow of the dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, filed last-minute papers on Tuesday declaring her candidacy for a s...

Imelda Marcos' Flamboyant Shoe Collection Saved From Philippines Floods

Associated Press | TERESA CEROJANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP)- When a powerful storm inundated the Philippines last month, most people rushed to save their homes or their lives. Employees...

Imelda Marcos's Life And Fashion Hit The Stage With New Musical

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Former Philippines First Lady Imelda Marcos was said to once have had 15 mink coats, 508 gowns, 1,000 handbags and 3,000 pairs of why shoul...

What's Your Name? Dunce? Bong? Bum?

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Virginia M. Moncrieff

In the Philippines, everyone seems to have some kind of all-purpose nickname that long ago rendered their real name obsolete. Politicians with names like Joker, Boy, Butch and Ping are commonplace.

In Support of the Struggle for Democracy in Burma

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
José Ramos-Horta

The new officer corps emerging in Burma should know that they have a historic opportunity to save their country and restore Burma's place in the world.

Imelda Marcos Jewels Worth $310 Million To Be Returned

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

She was famous for her shoes and lavish lifestyle. Now, 23 years after her husband was deposed as leader of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos may soon be...

She's Baaack! Imelda Marcos Gets $310M Jewels Returned

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Remember Imelda Marcos? The woman who was the epitome of despotic greed, proudly showing off her walk-in wardrobe of 3000 pairs of shoes?