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

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 09.20.2014 | 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?

David Byrne's Disco Musical Is Back!

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — David Byrne's splashy disco musical "Here Lies Love" is coming back to the Public Theater — but with a twist. The Talking Heads f...

Monet Mystery Finally Solved

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A former aide to ex-Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos was sentenced Monday to two to six years in prison after being convicted of...

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.

$32 Million Monet Painting Embroiled In International Conspiracy Case

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 10.17.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — A debt-ridden onetime aide to Imelda Marcos wrongly sold a hidden treasure: a $32 million Monet painting the former Phil...

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...

Imelda Marcos' Epic Shoe Collection Ruined Because Of Neglect

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 11.23.2012 | Style

MANILA, Philippines — Termites, storms and neglect have damaged part of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos' legendary collection of shoe...

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.

Imelda Marcos Seeks Comeback In Philippine Elections

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BATAC, Philippines — Imelda Marcos, the former first lady forever associated with diamonds and a huge shoe collection, put on a bright orange tu...

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' 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 Opens Run For Philippine Congress

nytimes.com | 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'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 shoes...so 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.

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?

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...