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‘American Vandal’ mockumentary entertains, confounds

It's part satire, part teen-drama, but "American Vandal" spoofs "true crime" docuseries like "Making a Murderer" into a school setting---and resoundingly succeeds. The eight-episode Netflix show follows a California high school dealing with a confounding mystery: Who spray-painted a phallus on each of the 27 teachers' cars? The main suspect is the class clown, Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro), who has a history of drawing them. His pranking and vandalizing ways are no secret to his schoolmates and teachers, making him an easy scapegoat. With surveillance videos of the crime missing, two students, Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck) investigate, hoping ...Keep on reading: ‘American Vandal’ mockumentary entertains, confounds.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJun 24th, 2018

‘American Vandal’ mockumentary entertains, confounds

It's part satire, part teen-drama, but "American Vandal" spoofs "true crime" docuseries like "Making a Murderer" into a school setting---and resoundingly succeeds. The eight-episode Netflix show follows a California high school dealing with a confounding mystery: Who spray-painted a phallus on each of the 27 teachers' cars? The main suspect is the class clown, Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro), who has a history of drawing them. His pranking and vandalizing ways are no secret to his schoolmates and teachers, making him an easy scapegoat. With surveillance videos of the crime missing, two students, Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck) investigate, hoping ...Keep on reading: ‘American Vandal’ mockumentary entertains, confounds.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Gross-out humor in ‘American Vandal’s’ mind-boggling new mystery

  The Peabody-winning web series "American Vandal" returns to Netflix on Sept. 14 with a hilariously irreverent but insightful second season, featuring a cackle-and-gag-inducing mystery that isn't for the fainthearted.   After finding the perpetrator behind the costly high school prank that left 27 faculty cars vandalized with red spray-painted phallic images in Season 1, Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck) bring their investigative skills to a Catholic school.     New heights   This time, the catfishing whodunit involves an elusive Turd Burglar, who has been taking his poop-related pranks to new heights...Keep on reading: Gross-out humor in ‘American Vandal’s’ mind-boggling new mystery.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Kvitova, Halep roll on

AT WINDY DUBAI DUBAI, U.A.E. — Former winners Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep battled through brisk desert winds to advance into the quarter-finals of the Dubai Championships on Wednesday. I didn’t play good today. I started badly Second seed Kvitova outlasted American qualifier Jennifer Brady 7-5, 1-6, 6-3. Crowd favorite and third seed Halep coped […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News3 hr. 52 min. ago

Filipina nurse in Illinois gets hospital’s Dr. MLK Jr. humanitarian award

WINFIELD, Illinois -- Jennie Bagaconza, a Filipina American nurse clinician in the Bariatric Center at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, recently received the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award.   The 40th annual award ceremony honored employees and physicians from across the Northwestern Medicine health system who best exemplify the ideals of Dr. King as shown by a positive impact in the community, reports MySuburbanLife.com.   Bagaconza was recognized for rendering humanitarian aid in developing areas, including the Philippines, Bolivia, Guatemala and Africa.   Bagaconza saves her annual paid time off and money for volun...Keep on reading: Filipina nurse in Illinois gets hospital’s Dr. MLK Jr. humanitarian award.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

Meet rising Fil-Am film editor of Justice Ginsburg biopic ‘On the Basis of Sex’

LOS ANGELES -- The famous American filmmaker Orson Welles once said, "The notion of directing a film is the invention of critics---the whole eloquence of cinema is achieved in the editing room."   As the quote suggests, editing has the power of moving and pushing a narrative a certain way. How a film is edited can make all the difference in how an audience interprets a story.   "Of all the visual arts, what separates film and television from the rest is editing," explained Michelle Tesoro, the Filipina-American lead editor behind the recently released Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic "On the Basis of Sex."   "Editing gives a film meaning. It is how it tells...Keep on reading: Meet rising Fil-Am film editor of Justice Ginsburg biopic ‘On the Basis of Sex’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News6 hr. 40 min. ago

Empire’s Jussie Smollett charged with faking attack

AMERICAN actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Wednesday with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten on the streets of Chicago by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, police said on Wednesday as they sought his arrest......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News7 hr. 39 min. ago

Fil-for teams from Italy, Vancouver are newest additions to NBTC

Now on its 12th year, the National Basketball Training Center just keeps on getting better and bigger. This year, the NBTC’s annual National Finals will feature 26 local teams from a record 105 cities in the Philippines as well as six squads from overseas, also a historic mark. Nazareth School of National University will defend its title against Manila heavyweights such as Mapua High School and San Beda High School as well as provincial powerhouses like Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu. Alongside them will be international teams, four of which are returnees hailing from Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Toronto in Canada. Two foreign crews coming from Vancouver in Canada and Italy make their debuts in the annual tournament set to run from March 18 to 24. A year ago, Filipino-American Jalen Green, the top-rated recruit for the 2020 Class of the US NCAA, opened eyes in the NBTC while playing for Fil-Am Sports USA and then later on playing in the All-Star Game. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News10 hr. 40 min. ago

BI to deport US, Korean fugitives

TWO FOREIGN fugitives – an American and a Korean – are set to be deported after they were arrested by […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated News13 hr. 40 min. ago

‘Your Name’ live-action remake to be helmed by ‘500 Days of Summer’ director — report

The Hollywood remake of Japanese animator Makoto Shinkai's "Your Name" (Kimi no Na wa) will be spearheaded by Marc Webb. Webb is known for directing movies such as the cult hit "500 Days of Summer", and Marvel superhero films "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2". Webb's appointment was agreed upon by Toho Co., Ltd., Bad Robot Productions and Paramount Pictures, as per an exclusive report by Deadline Hollywood on Feb. 14. Meanwhile, Eric Heisserer was appointed to write the retelling. The remake version veers away from the original in terms of setting and character. The remake of "Your Name" features a young Native American woman and a young man from Chicago inst...Keep on reading: ‘Your Name’ live-action remake to be helmed by ‘500 Days of Summer’ director — report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News18 hr. 52 min. ago

US Doctors Over-prescribed Deadly Drug: Fentanyl

Fentanyl, a highly dangerous painkiller at the heart of the US opioid epidemic, has been over-prescribed by doctors, according to a report Tuesday that accused health authorities and manufacturers of being too lax in their oversight. The drug is a synthetic opioid up to 100 times more powerful than morphine and which is largely sold on the black market. But it is prescribed in certain cases of cancer under what are supposed to be very tight restrictions, in the form of lozenges, lollipops or sprays under the tongue. It is supposed to be used only on cancer patients for whom other opioid painkillers have been insufficient. The report in Journal of the American Medical Association, o...Keep on reading: US Doctors Over-prescribed Deadly Drug: Fentanyl.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2019

Aloysius eco-fashion turns heads at NY charity launch

Friends of Joseph Aloysius Montelibano show off some of his handwoven and beaded evening wear during the launch of Eagle Eye Charities Inc. at Philippine Center, Fifth Avenue, NYC. From left to right: Yvette Hernandez, Marilou Cristobal and Porsha Seechung. INQUIRER/Carol Tanjutco NEW YORK -- On a chilly winter night, amid servings of warm French bourguignon and champagne, a charitable cause was launched for Eagle Eye Charities, operator of internet-based Eagle Eye Broadcasting and non-profit publisher of an investment book ABCs of Investing. The Charity also launched its sustainable livelihood program through eco-fashion.   Special guest Filipino American entrepreneur ...Keep on reading: Aloysius eco-fashion turns heads at NY charity launch.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2019

Play explores domestic violence in San Diego’s Fil-Am community

  SAN DIEGO, California --- A spotlight is being focused on domestic violence in San Diego's Filipino American community with the play "The Fire in Me."   In the play, Fil-Am college student Lark lands an internship at a legal clinic for immigrant survivors of domestic violence.When her work unearths memories of her own trauma, she retreats into the world of the Filipino soap opera 'The Fire in Me.'"   The one-hour play will have free performances at San Diego Public Library branches in March: Skyline Hills at Paradise Valley Road (March 2. Saturday), Central Library at Park Blvd. (March 10, Sunday) and Scripps Miramar Ranch at Scripps Lake Drive (March ...Keep on reading: Play explores domestic violence in San Diego’s Fil-Am community.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2019

US- Philippines business group seeks more American investments in BBB

The US-Philippine Society plans to encourage American firms to invest more in the infrastructure sector in the Philippines as opportunities open up under the government’s Build Build Build program......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2019

CULT LEADER announces Asia Tour shows in Manila, Singapore and more

CULT LEADER announces Asia Tour shows in Manila, Singapore and more Bandwagon American grindcore-sludge band Cult Leader is coming to Southeast Asia. Concert promoter ACPHC took to Facebook today to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2019

PH Now Included in Argentina’s Easy Visa Access System

Filipinos holding a non-immigrant B2 United States visa, who are planning to visit Argentina, may now find it easier to apply for a visa in the South American country. The Argentine government has included the Philippines among a group of selected countries that may avail of easier access to Argentine visa, the Philippine Embassy in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2019

Former MTV VJ Belinda Panelo records racist experience in U.S.

MANILA, Philippines – Belinda Panelo, a former MTV VJ from the early 2000's, was a victim of racial discrimination in the United States, where she now lives.  A middle-aged American woman began aggressively shouting racist statements and questions at Belinda and her young son. The now-viral video ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2019

Cops nab American expat for sexual exploitation of minors in Pampanga

ANGELES CITY, Philippines – Acting on a tip from the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), police in this city arrested an American expatriate for alleged online sexual exploitation of minors. Armed with a warrant, operatives of the Philippine National Police-Women and Children’s Protection Center-Luzon Field Unit (PNPWCPC-LFU) initially planned ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2019

No. 1 Naomi Osaka loses 1st match since splitting from coach

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Naomi Osaka lost her first match since moving up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings — and first since splitting from her coach. The two-time major champion had trouble with her serve and was beaten 6-3, 6-3 by 67th-ranked Kristina Mladenovic at the Dubai Championships in a little more than an hour on Tuesday. Afterward, Osaka wiped away tears while speaking to reporters and discussing the difficulty of dealing with her new-found spot atop the sport. "I don't think I necessarily understand what position I'm in, in a way. Because last year, I wasn't even anywhere close to this ranking. People didn't pay attention to me — and that's something that I'm comfortable with," Osaka said. "I don't really like attention," she said. "It's been a little tough." Playing a second-round match after an opening bye as the tournament's top seed, Osaka won only 5 of 27 second-serve points, just 19 percent, and barely half of her first-serve points, 12 of 22. She was broken seven of the nine times she served. Mladenovic came into the Dubai Championships with a record of 0-4 in 2019. Osaka had not competed since winning the Australian Open in January for her second consecutive Grand Slam title, a victory that also allowed her to become the first tennis player from Asia to lead the rankings. Last week, Osaka announced on Twitter that she would no longer work with coach Sascha Bajin, who began coaching her before last season and helped her win the U.S. Open in September. Osaka didn't offer an explanation for the split at the time, but addressed it during a media availability before the Dubai tournament, saying: "Everyone thinks it was a money-related issue, but it wasn't. ... I think my reason is I wouldn't put success over my happiness." In other action Tuesday at the hard-court tournament, second-seeded Petra Kvitova — the runner-up to Osaka at the Australian Open — beat Katerina Siniakova 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4; third-seeded Simona Halep — Osaka's predecessor at No. 1 — defeated Eugenie Bouchard 7-6 (5), 6-4; and No. 4 seed Karolina Pliskova edged Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. No. 7 seed Kiki Bertens lost to Viktoria Kuzmova 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (6), while No. 11 Daria Kasatkina was eliminated by 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin 6-3, 2-6, 6-4......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2019

Advertising to US Millennials, Don’t Put Them All in the Same Group

US millennials -- the generation of people aged 17-35 -- are a popular target for advertisers and brands, but companies risk missing out by approaching them as one homogenous population. From Gillette razors to McDonald's and American Express, every major American company is touting its efforts to attract these young people, considered the workforce of tomorrow and the new generation of consumers. ExxonMobil and Chevron no longer hesitate to highlight their late and forced conversion to the fight against climate change, a subject important to millennials, who will suffer its most serious consequences. "I think it's a good idea to focus on millennials in the sense that it's a huge m...Keep on reading: Advertising to US Millennials, Don’t Put Them All in the Same Group.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2019

The US-China Trade War and It’s Effect on the Toy Industry

The US-China trade war has dealt a glancing blow to American toys, hitting putty and arts and crafts items, while sparing superhero action figures, toy cars and most best-selling offerings. Yet uncertainty about the trading relationship between Beijing and Washington hangs over this weekend's Toy Fair, dampening the festive mood amidst giant balloon cartoon figures and karaoke cars as some 30,000 industry representatives survey the latest and greatest in play. China manufactures around 85 percent of the toys and games sold in the United States and is also home to a growing consumer market estimated to overtake the US play market in 2022. Aaron Muderick, founder of "Crazy Aaron's P...Keep on reading: The US-China Trade War and It’s Effect on the Toy Industry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2019