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5 things to look forward to at Marvel Creative Day Out 2018

Dec 13, 2017 - 8:24 PM

Marvel fans have a lot to be excited about

MARVEL ARTISTS. Fans and young artists can learn straight from Filipino Marvel pencilers, including Leinil Francis Yu. Photo courtesy of Marvel Creative Day Out

'Feminism' is US dictionary 'Word of the Year'

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Merriam-Webster bestows the 'Word of the Year' honor on the word or term with the sharpest spike in look-ups over the previous year.

Why Ballet Philippines' 'The Nutcracker' is a holiday must-watch

Dec 10, 2017 - 3:07 PM

The classic production is given a Filipino twist, choregraphed by Edna Vida and Alice Reyes

This film festival will bring you straight to Latin America this weekend

Dec 09, 2017 - 11:24 AM

Best of all, admission is free!

CIDADE DE DEUS. The Fernando Meirelles masterpiece is among the films you can catch at the Latin American film festival. Photo courtesy of Cine Latino

Ultra violet: 10 ways to work Pantone’s 2018 color of the year into your life

Dec 08, 2017 - 7:37 PM

The color authority names Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet as their color of the year

LOOK: Rachelle Ann Go, Christine Allado are in London for 'Hamilton'

Dec 08, 2017 - 12:17 PM

These two Filipinas are taking West End by storm!

Saudi crown prince bought $450-M Da Vinci – report

Dec 08, 2017 - 10:34 AM

The young and dynamic crown prince used an intermediary to buy the much-sought-after painting of Christ, 'Salvator Mundi,' The Wall Street Journal reports

PRECIOUS. Christie's employees pose in front of a painting entitled Salvator Mundi by Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci at a photocall at Christie's auction house in central London on October 22, 2017 ahead of its sale at Christie's New York on November 15, 2017. Tolga Akmen/AFP

Naples pizza-making wins UNESCO heritage status

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:45 PM

The art of the 'pizzaiuolo' joins UNESCO's list of 'intangible heritage,' securing the coveted status alongside a host of cultural treasures

WORLD HERITAGE. Members of the Pizzaioli Acrobats Coldiretti perform 'twirling' pizza to celebrate the Unesco decision to make the art of Neapolitan 'Pizzaiuolo' an 'intangible heritage,' on December 7, 2017 in Naples.  Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Tinapay Natin: Baking bread the Pinoy way

Dec 06, 2017 - 2:00 PM

These breads will take you back to your neighborhood panaderia

UP Writers' Night 2017: With the mighty

Dec 04, 2017 - 10:00 PM

National artists and writers gather together for a night of reading, singing, drinking, and the launch of Joey Baquiran's latest poetry collection, 'Ibig'

The Gritty and Bare Commentary of Burn Aquino

Dec 01, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The provocative exhibit makes a strong statement on the country's socio-political climate

BOLD STATEMENTS. Burn Aquino does not shy away from making socio-political commentary in his exhibit, 'PornOgraphic'. All photos courtesy of Space Encounters Gallery

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Words Anonymous

Nov 30, 2017 - 8:11 PM

The spoken word artists are bringing their poetry to Rappler HQ

American Princesses: 4 US women who married royalty

Nov 29, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Meghan Markle joins the ranks of several American women who married royals

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Don Papa Rum launches its 3rd Annual Art Competition

Nov 28, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The winner gets an 4-week artists’ residency in New York City

DON PAPA ART. The winner of the previous Don Papa Art competition poses with her winning work, 'Field Notes for Papa Isio,' at the launch of the competition's 3rd run. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Vandals deface a prehistoric tomb with 'Harry Potter' symbols

Nov 28, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Authorities are now investigating the incident that happened in Vigo, Spain

VANDALIZED. The 4,000-year old tomb is defaced by apparent Harry Potter fans. Photo from

Alarcon Art Exhibit: An alchemy of artistic elements

Nov 24, 2017 - 4:21 PM

Art is a family affair at J Studio

ARRESTED MOTION. Emil Alarcon's work represents his 4 sons. All photos by Tedrick Yau

'A Christmas Carol' returns: 5 things to know about the 2017 staging

Nov 23, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Globe LIVE and 9 Works Theatrical bring back 'A Christmas Carol' this holiday season

Paris-based Filipino artist Gaston Damag accused of sexual misconduct

Nov 23, 2017 - 4:44 PM

(UPDATED) 'Hindi madadaan sa sorry yung mga ganitong bagay kasi if we let it slip, it’s only gonna feed that type of culture. They'll always find ways to cover things up and just water things down,' says artist Judy Fugoso

LOOK: Greenbelt's crochet-covered trees are every crafter's dream

Nov 21, 2017 - 8:00 PM

These aren’t your lola’s doilies

RETRO-GALACTIC COMUNITREE. The tree beside the Ayala Museum is covered in crochet patterns crowdsourced from enthusiasts. All photos courtesy of Ayala Museum

'Matilda the Musical': Pure mayhem, magic, and mischief

Nov 19, 2017 - 8:55 PM

'Matilda the Musical' has a stellar cast and source material that aims straight for the heart

LOOK: A brighter Magical Field of Lights this 2017 Christmas season

Nov 19, 2017 - 12:00 PM

It's the same beautiful field in Nuvali, Laguna of over 5,000 glowing “flowers,” but with a twist

BLOOMING WITH LIGHT. This field in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna glows with light buds, and this year, also with light spheres. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

WATCH: This 'experience-driven' book fair is inspired by Haruki Murakami

Nov 18, 2017 - 7:38 PM

At Komura Book Fair, you can listen to live music, read a book, or even grab a beer or two

Da Vinci painting of Christ sells for record $450M

Nov 16, 2017 - 9:37 AM

(UPDATED) The whopping price dwarfs the previous record for the most expensive piece of art sold at auction, set at $179.4 million for Pablo Picasso's 'The Women of Algiers (Version O)' by Christie's in 2015

PRECIOUS. Christie's employees pose in front of a painting entitled Salvator Mundi by Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci at a photocall at Christie's auction house in central London on October 22, 2017 ahead of its sale at Christie's New York on November 15, 2017. Tolga Akmen/AFP

LOOK: The 2017 Festival of Lights at Ayala Triangle

Nov 15, 2017 - 9:00 PM

It's that time of the year again!

RAINBOW LIGHTS. A gloomy, rainy night is effectively brightened by the colorful dancing lights. Photo by Inoue Jaena

You're a Filipino student if...

Nov 15, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Admit it: you can still perform the entire 'Desiderata' by heart

You get what you pay for: Daniel Hellmann’s ‘Full Service’

Nov 09, 2017 - 3:56 PM

In a performance project, the Swiss artist submits himself to the desires of strangers

FULL SERVICE. Daniel Hellmann will do whatever you want – for the right price. Photo by Michela di Savino/courtesy of Daniel Hellmann

Kakayanin mo ba ang kakaibang Tagalog tongue twister challenge?

Nov 08, 2017 - 1:49 PM

Mabubulol ka ba agad-agad?

Contemporary Philippine art to be sold in London auction

Nov 06, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Andres Barrioquinto's work will be part of an upcoming auction by Larasati

'PLEASURE OF FLOWERS.' The Filipino artist's work is going up for auction in London.

Beyond bagnet: Ilocos Sur’s best-kept culinary secrets

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM

We take a look at the roots – literally and figuratively – of the crop of Ilocos’ cuisine and culture

ILOCANO STAPLE. The camote is at the center of Ilocano cuisine. All photos by Paolo F. Vergara

Louvre Abu Dhabi gears up for launch

Nov 06, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The Louvre Abu Dhabi opens its doors this week, bringing the famed name to the Arab world for the first time

LOUVRE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. Louvre Abu Dhabi'­s exterior. Photo by Mohamed Somji, copyright Louvre Abu Dhabi

UAE and Qatar stake billions in 'soft power' showdown

Nov 06, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Culture, media and sports have turned into battlegrounds for branding and global recognition

OPENING SOON. This file handout photo taken on May 24, 2016 and made available on June 15, 2016, by Abu Dhabi's Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) shows Abu Dhabi's Louvre museum, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, surrounded by sea water. TDIC/Handout/AFP

Baguio named to UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Baguio, cited for crafts and folk art, is the first Philippine city to join the exclusive club

On the magical mischief of 'Matilda The Musical'

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The UK original makes its way to the Asia for the first time, with a cast consisting of talented 8-year-old Pinoys

IN PHOTOS: A preview of the National Museum of Natural History

Oct 29, 2017 - 11:00 PM

The National Museum marks its 116th anniversary with a one-day preview of the National Museum of Natural History

The National Museum marked its 116th anniversary with a one-day preview of the new National Museum of Natural History. It is located at the National Complex, near Kalaw Avenue and Roxas Boulevard, which houses the National Museums for Fine Arts, Anthropology, Natural History, and Planetarium.

Last chance to see: The timeless and child-like feel 'The Sound of Music'

Oct 21, 2017 - 12:00 PM

You only have until tomorrow to catch this iconic production!

'Ang Pag-uusig' translates 'The Crucible' for the Filipino in the time EJKs

Oct 20, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Tanghalang Pilipino's 'Ang Pag-uusig' is necessary theater not only because of its relevance but also because of its artistry and virtuosity

Weekend to-do: Catch these Danish films for free

Oct 20, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Got nothing to do this weekend? Hit the cinemas for the Danish film festival at Shang.

Berlin Forecast Festival features Renan Laru-an and Buen Calubayan

Oct 20, 2017 - 4:09 PM

Rappler talks to the two Filipino artists who are participating in the festival this October

PICC. The building is the subject of artist Buen Calubayan's work at the Berlin Forecast Festival. Photo courtesy of Berlin Forecast Festival

Writer Margaret Atwood gets 2017 Kafka award

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:32 AM

'The Handmaid's Take' author is honored for her contribution to literature

U.S. author George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:03 AM

The author receives the award for his full-length novel 'Lincoln in the Bardo'

A Quiapo ancestral house fights for survival

Oct 17, 2017 - 8:30 PM

In a city that tends to forget its heritage, Bahay Nakpil's biggest struggle is simply to keep standing

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Veteran actor Chinggoy Alonso dies

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:45 AM

The actor dies after battling colon cancer

IN PHOTOS: The classic, the quirky, and more at ManilArt 2017

Oct 16, 2017 - 9:43 PM

From idyllic oil on canvas scenes to moving sculptures and LED display art, there is something for all art lovers at ManilArt 2017

ART EVERYWHERE. From the classic paintings to unique artworks like these carved ostrich eggs by Danny Rayos del Sol, Manilart offers something for every art aficionado. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

Rebuilding the churches of Bohol

Oct 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Four years after an earthquake leveled both the Loon Church and the Maribojoc Church, the reconstruction of the two historic structures has begun

WHAT REMAINS. The image of Christ the King stands intact at the entrance of the ruins of the Holy Cross Parish Church in Maribojoc. Photo courtesy Isabel Templo

These 3 artists are collaborating on a comic compilation

Oct 14, 2017 - 2:31 PM

Get to know the amazing all-girl group behind 'Beyond Vol. 2'

Check out Ballet Manila's shows this Christmas season

Oct 09, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Watch these timeless shows from Ballet Manila

Review: 'Maynila sa Kuko ng Liwanag' the musical

Oct 09, 2017 - 12:09 PM

A throwback to the past that reflects present-day problems

'MAYNILA SA KUKO NG LIWANAG.' Aicelle Santos and Floyd Tena in the play by Joel Lamanga. Photo by JT Radovan/Rappler

WEEKEND DIY: Up your kitchen's cool factor with this easy hack

Oct 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Spice up your kitchen design!

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

British author Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize

Oct 05, 2017 - 7:48 PM

The 62-year-old, "in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world," the Academy wrote in its citation

NOBEL WINNER. This file photo taken on September 13, 2010 shows British author Kazuo Ishiguro posing during the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival in Guess Portrait Studio at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Toronto, Canada. Photo by Matt Carr/ GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

5 ways to do luxe on a budget

Oct 03, 2017 - 5:11 PM

These tips will make you feel like you’re coming home to a luxury suite every day

ELEGANCE. Mike Pizarro's vision of luxury is translated in his bedroom design at the PSID exhibit. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler