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What It's Really Like To Shoot Almost An Entire Film Underwater

Starring in any action film has to be physically demanding of an actor. But Crawl star Kaya Scodelario may have the rest of her colleagues beat. In the July 12 release, she's on the run from aggressive, man-eating alligators in a middle of a...

Flash & Peter Could Be BFFs In The Next Spider-Man Movie, If Tony Revolori Gets His Way

All three cinematic reincarnations of Spider-Man have been different - different Spider-Men, different storylines, and different villains. But Peter always has the same bully: Flash Thompson. In the latest iteration of the Marvel superhero's narrative, Flash (Tony Revolori) isn't a jock, but a rich, cocky kid who thinks he's better than Peter Parker (Tom Holland) in every way.

'Yesterday' Isn't Just A Love Story Between 2 People, According To Lily James

Yesterday, in theaters June 28, imagines a reality where The Beatles never existed, thanks to a world-altering blackout. Only big box store working and aspiring singer-songwriter Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) seems to remember the band and their music.

This Movie Explores A Perspective On The Patty Hearst Kidnapping Ignored By History

The kidnapping of billionaire heiress Patricia Hearst was one of the most shocking, well-covered stories of the '70s. It's been the topic of several articles, books, and documentaries - all trying to uncover what had actually happened when Hearst was abducted by the domestic terrorist group SLA (Symbionese Liberation Army), only to resurface later as an advocate for their cause and often pointed to as a high-profile case of Stockholm syndrome.

"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Shows That There's Power in Questioning Your Religion

Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is far from a done-to-death, over-the-top adolescent soap opera set inside a world of powerful witches and supernatural beings. While many coming-of-age shows focus on romantic love triangles and trying to find a place in the school cafeteria, CAOS tackles a theme that many teen series have yet to tap into: religion.

Why 'Hellboy' Star Milla Jovovich Doesn't Mind Being Typecast As An Action Hero

It's been a hot second since action fans have seen genre queen Milla Jovovich eliminate zombie scum as Alice in the Resident Evil series. After the Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in 2016, and the actor wasn't sure that there was another project...

The Jacked Supervillain After Shazam Used To Be Pretty Tame In The Comics

Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong) is the supervillain in the DC Extended Universe's latest origin story movie Shazam!, which hits theaters April 5. It tells the story of 14-year-old foster kid Billy Batson (Asher Angel) who, one day on the subway,...

The 'Us' Soundtrack Puts A Creepy Twist On Hip-Hop & Soul Classics

Horror fans know that lullabies, nursery rhymes, and children's songs can easily be turned on their heads and into suitably eerie tracks. There's The Evil Dead 's rendition of "Ring Around the Rosie," Nightmare on Elm Street's version of "One Two,...

'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Season 2: Rachel Brosnahan Tells Us Everything

Miriam 'Midge' Maisel and Susie Myerson are the most unlikely BFFs. One is a rich, Jewish mom of two who lives in an 18-room apartment in the Upper West Side of Manhattan with a magnificently colorful wardrobe, while the other is a scrappy club booker who lives in a nasty basement studio, eats half-eaten food, and likes to gamble.

The Crazy Rich Style of Crazy Rich Asians

"This wasn't just Sex and the City Asia," said Crazy Rich Asians director John M. Chu in a recent phone call. "This was, sure, high-fashion, high-style, but the stuff had to have a story being told." Since Kevin Kwan's novel was published, fashion has been indispensable in the world of Crazy Rich Asians -characters repeatedly name drop the likes of Prada, Bottega, and Dior.

Valextra Is Making Logo-Mania Personal

Italian luxury bag brand Valextra releases their #NoLogoMyLogo campaign for Spring/Summer 2019 at Milan Fashion Week.

Lexie Liu's Got Tricks, and Tracks You Need to Hear

One of 88rising's newest artist Lexie Liu talks to PAPER about her new single "Hat Trick," her upcoming EP, and her departure from K-Pop.

Cooking for the Kamayan

Kamayan is a style of family-style dining popular in the Philippines. It is rooted in military dining, but today, the festive feast, eaten off banana leaves and with the hands, is enjoyed in restaurants and homes where Filipinos live around the world.

The Rise of the Asian Mean Girl

Possibly the most iconic "mean girl" in recent memory is the original: Regina George, the quick-witted, blonde-bombshell monster who was the antagonist in the beloved movie . Regina and Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl , Sharpay Evans from High School Musical , and even Lizzie McGuire 's Kate Sanders define a generation of popular, headstrong, and sharp-tongued antagonists.

What It Was Like Body-Painting a Nearly Naked Ariana Grande for Her "God Is a Woman" Music Video

Los Angeles-based artist Alexa Meade, who has gone viral for her 3D painting of a real life proposal video, painted Ariana Grande's body for the "God is a woman" music video. The body painter talks to about the experience.

Ariana Grande's 'God is a Woman' Music Video is Here and it is EVERYTHING

"God is a Woman," and her name is Ariana Grande! Barely a day after she dropped the latest single from her album Sweetener, Ari has given us the greatest blessing of all: a glorious, super extra, out-of-this-world music video directed by Dave Meyers that may or may not renew your faith in any/all deities out there.

Leyna Bloom Models VENOMISS Pride Capsule

100% of proceeds go to New Alternatives NYC, benefitting homeless LGBTQ youth.

15 World-Class Filipinos Everyone Should Know

We have Lea Salonga, Bruno Mars, and Nicole Scherzinger-but, wait! There's more!

Everything You Need to Know About Filipino Breakfasts

Filipinos take the saying "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day" seriously, and nothing hits the spot like a proper Filipino breakfast. Although cereal and oatmeal are quick and easy options that have long been available for middle-class workers in the city (and for people on a diet), we've been taught that it's not a real meal unless rice is involved.

Alison Wonderland is 'Awake'

Yes, EDM can have soul. Especially with musicians like Alison Wonderland pouring their hearts out on their records. The Aussie-born artist is the highest billed female DJ in the history of Coachella, and one of the most emotionally honest artists we've ever met.

DUVV is Serving Us Soul from Seoul

The New York City/ Seoul based independent singer/songwriter premieres her first music video with PAPER.

EaSWay Gives Us Everything with His New Single, 'Nothing to Lose'

"It'll make you feel like TuPac is still alive and Dr. Dre is still producing."

Jonathan Van Ness Is 'Definitely Different'

There's no one as unapologetically and unabashedly himself as Jonathan Van Ness. From his on-screen tears to his "YAS KWEEN" moments, the Fab Five's resident groomer, Gay of Thrones star, and LA-based hair stylist isn't afraid to wear his heart out on his longline muscle tank's non-existent sleeves.

Indigo Is Going Places with Philip Huang NYC

Six-foot-two, sporting a blue dip-dyed scarf, a deep cobalt jumpsuit with finely weaved geometrical patterns, and a sky-colored winter puffer jacket with vein-like details - Philip Huang was in head-to-toe indigo. After his 10-year stint as one of the first Asian male models to make it into the world of high fashion, Huang (who also has a degree in engineering) decided to pursue fashion design.

Aydrea Walden Gives Us a Taste of 'The Oreo Experience' in New Web Series

Black Panther has been a big win for diversity on the big screen - and also for exposure to African culture and Afrofuturism. But while the film is a groundbreaking achievement in terms of its off-the-chart ratings, as well as its celebration of black culture, mainstream media still has a long way to go.

MNEK Talks 'Tongue,' One of 2018's Best Songs

From debuting as a solo artist at 17, to writing lyrics for Billboard bigwigs like Beyoncé, Madonna, Diplo, Dua Lipa, and Zara Larsson (just to name a few), MNEK is now coming into his own in the Pop-R&B scene with the release of his new single: " Tongue."

Twitter Wishes it Never Found Out About 'Werepups'

Just when you thought the world couldn't get any weirder, Twitter opens up a whole new world of "Nope!" On Wednesday, user @bootyslime was on a normal New York City commute until he saw something he - and the rest of Twitter - probably wishes he could unsee.

6 Feminist Zines That Get Us Pumped To Fight the Patriarchy

There's no such thing as reading too much. And there's definitely no such thing as reading too much about women, trans, and nonbinary folks. With millions of strong voices and an infinite number of stories to tell, it only makes sense to have a lot of feminist zines out there.

5 carabao products from Tuguegarao

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) - Filipinos are familiar with the kalabaw: an icon dubbed the Philippines' "National Animal," the strong and hard-working creature that plows fields. But in Tuguegarao City, a small town up in the northern region of the country, one word best describes the bovine: nasingngo (delicious).

What to Cook This Weekend: Filipino Comfort Food

Fall fell... for about two days, and now it's winter in New York. As a tropical creature born and raised in the Philippines, this was a rude awakening. As in, I woke up one morning and it was suddenly -3 degrees (celsius, of course). Ew.

New York City Hosts Its First Human Rights Art Festival

The face on the gigantic glowing screen commanded the attention of everyone in Dixon Place's small, dark theater. With the white hair, receding hairline, and the thin frame of his glasses sitting in the middle of his tall nose, it was unmistakable who was speaking.

Undocumented and Unafraid - Jasmine Arielle P. Ting - Medium

(Edited by Caroline Miller. A version of this is published in the Observer. All photos were taken by the writer.) There was little time left before the show, and the dress didn't fit the model. This would have been a logistical nightmare for any Fashion Week designer.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Laughter by the Lamplight - The Fordham Ram

By Jasmine Ting The line was long on a terribly snowy night for Fordham Experimental Theater's (FET) final showing of their rendition of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. With this turnout, I had nothing but high expectations for this rendition of a classic Shakespearean comedy.

7 Things They Don't Tell You About the ACET

It most definitely isn't. The Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET) is known for its test content being mainly composed of English, reading comprehension, logic, reasoning and Math. Science is not a part of the test, so that's one less major subject to study! First part of the test: getting there on time.

Wrote a short piece on page 12 as part of the "Manhattan Food Guide," specifically "Frozen Treats"

Only indie Philippines

by Adrian M. Goh and Jasmine P. Ting * Published 22 May, 2016 at 11:06 AM In a small municipality in the outskirts of Leyte, Aling Nena gives her eldest daughter a warm hug and her eight-month-old son a kiss on his forehead.


by Marco G. Dayrit and Jasmine P. Ting * Published 24 June, 2015 at 8:01 PM Midway through the romantic drama Milan (2014), Claudine Barretto and Piolo Pascual find themselves standing by a lake; Barretto sobs as she looks straight into Pascual's eyes.

Drink where you dine

by Isabel A. Rodrigo and Jasmine P. Ting * Published 21 August, 2014 at 5:44 PM Dim lights illuminate the dark wood walls. Wine glasses and beer mugs dangle from above. People sit in cozy booths, laughing and enjoying each other's company. Casual and relaxed, the ambience of the gastropub can make anyone feel right at home.

Raise your voice

by Pia H. Posadas and Jasmine P. Ting * Published 05 July, 2014 at 3:12 AM "Poetry is best served with alcohol," declares Abby Orbeta (AB SoS '06), the host of the night's festivities, as she holds up a shot glass filled to the brim.

How 'Saving Zoë' Stars Vanessa & Laura Marano Fought To Get The Sex Trafficking Drama Made

It's been a long and winding 12-year journey, but the new drama Saving Zoë - based on Alyson Noël's 2007 novel and starring sisters Vanessa Marano and Laura Marano - is finally in theaters. The siblings also co-produced the movie along with their...

The Farewell' Will Make You Weep, But Creating It Was A Joy For Filmmaker Lulu Wang

The Farewell, which comes to theaters July 12, is an emotional journey towards coming to terms with the impending death of a family member. The story follows Billi (Awkwafina) as she flies to China for a wedding and tries to figure out how to say...

'Yesterday' Star Himesh Patel Still Isn't Sure How He Got Here

Instagram, magazines, and media in general make celebrity and fortune look pretty desirable. But the new movie Yesterday, out June 28, and its star beg to differ. The fantasy movie about a singer-songwriter (Himesh Patel) who becomes world famous when he passes off the Beatles' catalog as his own to a world where they've never existed doesn't glorify fame, but also shows the difficult decisions and sacrifice that a life like that entails.

This Netflix Rom-Com Is A Modern-Day 'When Harry Met Sally,' According To Its Director

From Say Anything to Notting Hill, we already know how our favorite '80s and '90s rom-coms end. It's the pleasing nostalgia they inspire that we never really grow tired of. Coming to Netflix on May 31, is new addition to the genre, starring and...

Not All Immigrants Cook Like Their Mothers

It isn't uncommon for immigrant cooks to make the cuisine they grew up with-inspired by old family recipes, and using the flavors of their home countries. But that's not the case for Rockaway-based raw vegan cook and Ayurveda advocate Margarita Estevez.

'We Have Always Lived In The Castle' Is A Scary Movie For People Who Love Fairy Tales

If you're a fan of the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House - a chilling show about one group of siblings' mysteriously haunted childhood in a mansion on a hill - you know that author Shirley Jackson's stories are a unique breed of scary....

This Disney Legend Behind "A Whole New World" Wants a Filipina Princess

Most Disney fans have heard Lea Salonga, but haven't necessarily seen her. Her voice breathed life into two of the most iconic, most empowered Disney princesses of all time, singing "A Whole New World" as Jasmine in (1992), and "Reflection" as Mulan in (1998).

Why 'Pet Sematary' Felt Like Such A Realistic Portrayal Of Grief To Star Amy Seimetz

If you've already read Stephen King's Pet Sematary, or watched the latest rendition of the film, in theaters now, then you know that it's so much more than just a slasher story. The novel digs deep into the sheer psychological torment of grief and...

All The Funniest 'Us' Moments, Because Every Horror Movie Should Have A Few Dad Jokes

Going into a horror movie, the expectation is to mutter quietly while nervously awaiting the scares, to scream and jump in your seat, to partially cover your eyes whenever there's suspenseful silence, and to basically get to the point where you...

Ncuti Gatwa of 'Sex Education' Isn't Here to Play into Stereotypes

Netflix's new series Sex Education follows Otis (Asa Butterfield), the son of a professional sex therapist who winds up running an underground sex therapy operation of his own - treating his classmates who are going through the awkward pains of teenage sex. But the show doesn't just talk about sex, it talks about sexuality.

The Cuisine of the Philippines Is More Diverse Than You Ever Imagined

Maharlika NYC's Nicole Ponseca and Miguel Trinidad talk about definitive Filipino cookbook I Am A Filipino: And This Is How We Cook, their exciting discoveries about the cuisine, and why Filipino food is not "catching on"-western diners are just catching up.

If You Aren't Listening to K-Pop Yet, Tiffany Young Is Your Reason to Start

Don't get it twisted: Tiffany Young is not the new girl. The Los Angeles-born 29-year-old artist has amassed a huge following (like 6.7 million Instagram followers and tens of millions of YouTube views huge) since she moved to South Korea for K-Pop stardom at fifteen years old, spending eleven years dedicating her life as part of "National Girl Group" Girls' Generation (GG) or So Nyu Shi Dae (SNSD).

You Can Now Wear Lipstick in a Shade Called 'F*ck Kavanaugh'

You can now protest against Brett Kavanaugh with a new lipstick shade called "F*ck Kavanaugh." The cruelty-free, vegan, and matte red liquid lippie is from activist cosmetics company Lipslut-the geniuses behind the neutral pink F*ck Trump lipstick, which was able to donate $40,000 to the Charlottesville riot victims in 2017.

The 12 Best Celebrity Perfumes for You Based on Your Sign

Celebrity perfumes have made a comeback with Kim Kardashian's sold-out Kimoji Heart fragrances, the latest addition to Britney's perfume empire Prerogative, and the arrival of Ariana Grande's much-awaited CLOUD. Since the very first celeb perfume was formulated by Coty in 1981-called Sophia with Sophia Loren as the face-there have been hundreds of fragrances in the market that have been designed by our famous favorites (think: everything from J.

Disney and ColourPop Are Releasing the Most Magical Makeup Line

What do you get when Disney and ColourPop-two brands with massive cult followings-team up? An epic collection that's bound to sell out. Starting Sept. 28, you can shop the Disney Designer Collection Cosmetics limited-edition makeup line on and

OK, So Blake Lively Has Sort Of Been Trolling Us for Months-Here's Why

In case you haven't noticed (of course you have), over the past five months, Blake Lively has been acting...strangely. She deleted her Instagram account in May, she joked about cheating on her husband in July, and she wore suits in the middle of a very swampy, summery August in New York City.

An Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette Is on Its Way

Makeup giant Urban Decay makes new NAKED Cherry Eyeshadow Palette, and the photos were leaked.

ColourPOP Just Dropped a New Skincare Line-and It Def Won't Break the Bank

Quality skincare probably takes up maybe 50 percent of your monthly budget. (Okay, fine, maybe like 80 percent.) And if you're going to look your best, you're going to need the best products, amirite?

The 23 Major Differences Between the 'Crazy Rich Asians' Book and the Movie

Warner Bros/Doubleday/Katie Buckleitner Everyone knows that when a book turns into the movie, it should be 100% expected that-if your book-loving heart is lucky-maybe 75% of the details stay true to the written word. The same goes for director Jon M. Chu's rendition of Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians.

Rina Sawayama on Her Pansexual Anthem 'Cherry'

Japanese-born, UK-based indie pop artist Rina Sawayama drops "Cherry" and will soon release a new album on queer love.

Get to Know the Entire Cast of "Crazy Rich Asians" and the Characters They Play

There's no doubt Crazy Rich Asians is going to make major waves when it hits theaters on August 15 - and not just because the trailers are so good that there's pretty much no way the full movie won't be. It's also going to be a major moment for Asian representation in film.

Isabella Rossellini Would Like to Introduce You to Her Chickens

On the Farm In My Chickens and I, the actress and artist combines her love of animal behavior and her experience as a model, making her brood of heritage chickens the stars. Leave it to Isabella Rossellini to take what started as a hobby-raising chickens on her Long Island farm-and turn it into art.

This Police Department Shared An Emotional Twitter Thread, #LindasStory, in Hopes of Solving Child Murder Case

To mark the 45th anniversary of Linda Ann O'Keefe's disappearance and murder, the Newport Beach Police Department announced that they devote a full weekend's worth of tweets (across July 6th and 7th) to retelling the story of her death. Linda was kidnapped on July 6, 1973 on her way home from summer school.

Angela Ponce Makes History as the First Trans Woman to Compete in Miss Universe

26-year-old model Angela Ponce beat out 22 other contestants and took home the title of Miss Universe Spain at the country's national pageant over the past weekend. She is now set to compete in the Philippines this December, and will be the first openly trans contestant at Miss Universe.

A Professional Fingerboarder on Life as a (Mini) Ramp Champ

31-year-old Chris Daniels has been doing ollies and hardflips for decades.

Why Don't We Is the Next Generation's All-American Boy Band

There's nothing more "next generation" than a boy band born from the Internet. Daniel Seavey, Corbyn Besson, Jack Avery, Zach Herron from Texas, and Jonah Marais were individual artists from completely different parts of the country (Oregon, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Minnesota respectively) before forming Why Don't We.

EXCLUSIVE: The Pinoy superstar in NBC's 'Superstore' (and 'Crazy Rich Asians')

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) - After over 37K likes, 10K retweets, and three years since the T.V. show "Superstore"first premiered, Mateo Fernando Aquino Liwanag has officially gone viral on Filipino Twitter. The video shows the Cloud 9 wholesale warehouse employee, with his thick-framed glasses, hair slicked back, and the Philippine flag pin on his blue vest.

How to Cook (and eat) a Whole Pig's Face

Nights out in Metro Manila are much like the days: hot, humid, and the slightest bit sticky, especially if you find yourself in a crowded bar. And while cocktails and hard liquor are as big in the Philippines as they are anywhere else, Filipinos tend to cool down by popping the cap off of an ice-cold bottle of San Miguel beer, best served with a fatty plateful of sizzling hot sisig.

The Driver Era Takes Us On a Ride with 'Preacher Man' Video

Watch the PAPER premiere of the band's latest.

Commander's Palace Creates a Boozy Lunch in the Saveur Office

The New Orleans institution brings their signature 25-cent martini lunch to New York, and we're never going back to sad desk lunches.

Anna Akana, The New Queen Bee

Growing up as an Asian teen, you wouldn't really see yourself represented in the dramas and series you binge-watched on a school night. And even if you did, more often than not, Asians and Asian-Americans are still type-casted as the geeks, nerds, and overachievers of the pack.

Balenciaga Releases 'Bern-lenciaga' Leather Slides

Balenciaga first debuted their political, Bernie Sanders-inspired statement pieces in their Fall/Winter 2017 collection. And although creative director Demna Gvasalia denies that the designs were political or inspired by "The Bern," this has been exactly what made the collection such a hit, grabbing the attention of both hypebeasts and American voters that year.

'Call Me by Monet' is the Feed We All Need

Call Me By Your Name (2018) is a work of art in and of itself, with its stunning cinematic capture of the Italian countryside, its enchanting soundtrack featuring songs from Sufjan Stevens, and of course the centerpieces: Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer.

Here's Why You Don't Have GIFs on Insta Stories and SnapChat

You may (or may not) have noticed that Instagram and SnapChat have both turned off their GIPHY features since early this morning. This happened after app users discovered an extremely racist GIF when typing in "crime" in both apps' GIF search features. Netizens called for both companies to take action.

Femmelody Wants To Make Classical Music Feminist: BUST Interview

Mozart had a sister. She was just as good-if not better-than her legend of a brother. But not a lot of people know this. I didn't know this until I spoke with feminist flautist Leanne Friedman.

How to Make the Ultimate Shaved Ice

Whether sold in plastic cups on the street or in fancy decorative glasses in restaurants, halo-halo is always a colorful and cool retreat from the summer heat-especially the hot and humid weather of the Philippines.

What It Was Like Growing Up The Daughter Of A Politician In The Philippines

I lived in a green house. Green walls and a green roof made up the small structure. We had smooth, green cement floors inside the house. My siblings and I also have several childhood photos together, sitting by our green staircase. And enclosing the ...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Casey Neistat Hosted a 'Reverse Shark Tank'

"Access to high quality, hard-core pornography for all people." All eyes were glued on Casey Neistat as he told the crowd what he sees as a need in the market. "I was just seeing if you guys were paying attention."

Ivory Aquino Is Living Her Dreams and Following Her Joy

If you have ever spotted a beautiful pale brunette cruising through New York City on an orange bicycle, with a red-haired Shih Tzu in the front basket-despite it being thirty degrees in the middle of winter-then you've probably seen Ivory Aquino.

FLASH Issue No. 5 Spring/Summer 2015

Fordham University's source for fashion, beauty, and New York City culture.

Wrote and took photos for the piece on page 50-51, "Hit the City...and the Books!"

The cultural calamity

by Jasmine P. Ting and Andrea V. Tubig * Published 22 October, 2014 at 3:45 PM People in the arena cheer as a group in red and gold Muslim-inspired garb exits while a team wearing costumes emblazoned with the yin-yang symbol take the floor.

Bringing the genre home

by Ishbelle L. Bongato and Jasmine P. Ting * Published 20 August, 2014 at 8:09 AM Fans around the world went hysterical over the recent film adaptation of John Green's best-selling young adult novel The Fault in Our Stars (TFIOS) (2012).