Holy Smoke! Here’s the First Trailer for LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE

The first Little Fires Everywhere trailer is here and it looks amazing! Reese Witherspoon, who as you know loves a literary adaptation, is starring in the Hulu original series, along with Kerry Washington, Joshua Jackson, Megan Stott, and Lexi Underwood. Based on the best-selling novel by Celeste Ng, it’s the riveting story of family, secrets,… Continue Reading →

IMF Urges Philippines’ Central Bank to Collect Crypto Exchange Data

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has encouraged the Philippines’ central bank to explore the possibility of starting to collect data on cross-border flows of crypto assets.The IMF made the recommendation in a Technical Assistance Report paper, released Dec. 30, 2019, and based on data from the Fund’s Monetary and Financial Statistics Mission in the country… Continue Reading →

PhilWeb’s Valdes moves to another Ongpin firm

DENNIS O. VALDES — BW FILE PHOTO DENNIS O. VALDES is leaving his posts as president and director at PhilWeb Corp. to take the helm at Ongpin-led Alphaland Corp. The listed gaming company told the stock exchange yesterday Mr. Valdes has filed his resignation effective Jan. 31 and will be replaced by current Senior Vice-President… Continue Reading →

What Happened When I Read More Asian American Authors in 2019

At the end of 2018, I looked back on my favorite first-time reads for the year was struck by something interesting. Four out of seven of them were written by authors of Asian descent: Elif Batuman (The Idiot), Aja Gabel (The Ensemble), Kazuo Ishiguro (Never Let Me Go), and Weike Wang (Chemistry).  Although I’m Asian… Continue Reading →

Nora Gross & John Jackson explore black, gay masculinity in ‘Making Sweet Tea’

Directors Nora Gross & John Jackson, Jr. Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. and his former student Nora Gross don’t seem like typical filmmakers. The two move in academic circles; Jackson, as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and Gross as a graduate student. Then author Patrick Johnson’s Making Sweet Tea came along. The book–and… Continue Reading →

Special Report: How murder, kidnappings and miscalculation set off Hong Kong’s revolt

By David Lague, James Pomfret and Greg TorodeHONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says the plan that ignited the revolt in her city was born of a straightforward quest for justice.While on a trip to Taiwan, a Hong Kong man strangled his Hong Kong girlfriend, then returned home and confessed. The city… Continue Reading →

Firms in China remain wary despite US trade deal

Beijing (AFP) – Washington and Beijing may be ready to sign a preliminary trade agreement, but companies in China are not taking any chances, forging ahead with contingency plans in case the tariff war resumes.As Chinese Vice Premier Liu He travels to Washington from Monday to Wednesday to seal the deal, manufacturers and suppliers told… Continue Reading →

Speculation is mounting over whether the Ukrainian plane that crashed in Iran was shot down as the investigation runs into political roadblocks

Speculation is mounting about what caused a Ukrainian passenger jet to crash in Iran on Wednesday morning.The crash happened shortly after Iran fired a barrage of missiles at US forces in Iraq, and it was not immediately clear whether there was any connection between the military action and the crash.However, the investigation is likely to… Continue Reading →

Judd Apatow Demands Georgia Voters Oust Doug Collins After ‘Terrorists’ Comments

Judd Apatow, the Hollywood director behind such raunchy comedies as The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up, is demanding that Georgia residents vote Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) out of office, after the congressman accused Democrats of being “in love with terrorists” and mourning the death of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. Apatow posted a Tweet Thursday telling Georgia residents to… Continue Reading →

Patrick Stewart Says ‘Star Trek: Picard’ will Tackle the World of Brexit and Trump

Actor Patrick Stewart said the upcoming Star Trek series Picard will reflect the “world of Brexit and Trump” by portraying the show’s fictional United Federation of Planets as less “reliable and trustworthy” than in past series. The British actor serves as an executive producer on Star Trek: Picard, which is scheduled to debut on CBS All… Continue Reading →