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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

ICYMI: German Film Week is happening now!

Oct 02, 2017 - 6:04 PM

German director Markus Goller is in Manila to promote his heart-tugging road trip flick, 'My Brother Simple'

MY BROTHER SIMPLE. Markus Goller directs a film about a man who runs away with his mentally handicapped brother. Screengrab from

Guy Singzon on how to be a successful cosplayer

Sep 30, 2017 - 11:00 AM

For Guy Singzon, aspiring cosplayers only need to be two things: resourceful and creative

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

5 ways to bring vintage Filipiniana decor into your home

Sep 29, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Dress your home up in Filipino pride – without making it look like a museum

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Sidcor Sunday Market: a one stop destination for almost anything

Sep 29, 2017 - 12:00 PM

You'll find everything in this weekend market in Diliman, Quezon City: clothes, toys, food... maybe even your next pet!

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Lakbay: Filipina artists hold exhibit on migration in Berlin

Sep 27, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The exhibit includes paintings, photos, film, and music that highlight the challenges and adventures that come with migration

FILIPINA ARTISTS. From L-R: Lola Abrera (film), Jenny Peñas-Macaraig (photography), Trinka Lat (film), Citadel Cruz (photography), Lea Millares-Sylvester (moderator), Jenny Fadrigo-Hankammer (painting), Philippine Ambassador to Germany Millie Sta. Maria-Thomeczek, Rowena Borsich (painting), Isa Tabasuares (music), KC Caguioa-Mönnich (painting), Kay Abaño (photography). All photos by Carol Ramoran

'Buwan at Baril' returns onstage at PETA Theater Center

Sep 24, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The Freedom from Debt Coalition and Sugid Productions announce a rerun of the play by Chris Millado

On the 45th Martial Law anniversary, SPIT Manila talks about the value of presence

Sep 22, 2017 - 3:39 PM

In a world saturated with outspoken keyboard activists, these artists are keeping the true spirit of protest alive

These geeks are protesting injustice through cosplay

Sep 21, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The cosplayers are releasing a photo series on the 45th anniversary of Martial Law

A NEW HOPE. Jedi master Obi Wan Kenobi protests the EJKs. Photo courtesy of A Hero's Call

5 ways to make a rented space feel like your own

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:34 PM

Turn your rental into a dream home with these designer-recommended tricks

ADORNMENTS. When it comes to decorating a rented space, accessories are your best friend. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

The woman and gallery that spurred Philippine modern art

Sep 17, 2017 - 5:30 PM

In the aftermath of the war, Lyd Arguilla provided a home for some of the Philippines' greatest artists to create a new scene

'MID-CENTURY MODERNS'. Coco Alcuaz talks to Leon Gallery owner Jaime Ponce de Leon and exhibit co-curator Lisa Nakpil.

WATCH: Build your own Intramuros

Sep 17, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Kids and adults alike will enjoy this crafty little book on one of Manila's most famous landmarks

THE WALLED CITY.  Tahanan Books makes history fun with 'Intramuros: The Walled City,' where you can build Intramuros. Rappler screengrab

Dangerous Theater: Tanghalang Pilipino dares audience with 'Aurelio Sedisyoso'

Sep 16, 2017 - 10:30 PM

Tanghalang Pilipino presents 'Aurelio Sedisyoso,' a rock zarzuela on the life Katipunan playwright Aurelio Tolentino

BARON GEISLER. In his stage debut, Baron Geisler plays the villain, Tikbalang. Photo by David Fabros

WATCH: 15 books that changed Boy Abunda's life

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Maya Angelou Bill Clinton Ricky Lee and more – the King of Talk shares about his favorite books as he opens the 38th Manila International Book Fair

What's The Big Idea? Mid-century modern art and the Philippine Art Gallery

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Coco Alcuaz talks to art curators about how the Philippine Art Gallery was instrumental in the post-war modern art movement

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' hero was originally a black boy

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:30 PM

It was Roald Dahl s agent that reportedly scrapped the idea

CHARLIE BUCKET. Author Roald Dahl’s wife reveals that the main hero in ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ played by Freddie Highmore in the 2005 film adaptation by Tim Burton, was originally written as black. Screengrab from Willy Wonka on Youtube

WATCH: Inside Manila International Book Fair 2017

Sep 13, 2017 - 9:54 PM

Novels comics calligraphy kits and more – MIBF 2017 is bigger than ever

Living in a condo? Here are 5 tips for decorating your small space

Sep 13, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Just because you’re short on space doesn’t mean you have to be skint on style

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Things you can buy with P1,000

Sep 13, 2017 - 6:13 PM

SPOILER: It ain t much

Rita Avila on life as a children's book author

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Rita is set to launch 4 new books at the Manila International Book Fair

WATCH: Rachelle Ann Go, Eva Noblezada's powerful rendition of 'The Movie in My Mind'

Sep 11, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Rachelle Ann and Eva give a different take on the classic song from Miss Saigon

Areté: Ateneo builds a playground for creativity

Sep 10, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Can a striking new building boost Ateneo s bid to make its students and the country more competitive in the tech and information race?

Where to take your lolo and lola for Grandparents Day

Sep 08, 2017 - 9:15 PM

If anyone deserves a special treat it s your grandparents

GRANDPARENTS DAY. From ocean delights to wine nights, here’s where you can treat your grandparents to a fun day. Photos from and

CCP launches Pista Rizalina: A Festival of Arts and Ideas

Sep 07, 2017 - 8:44 PM

Here are all the plays films and documentaries the CCP is showing for their festival

What's The Big Idea? Areté: Ateneo puts finishing touches on new art and innovation hub

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:07 PM

Ateneo president Fr Jett Villarin and Areté director Yael Buencamino talk to Coco Alcuaz about their vision, the educational revolution they hope to master, and the cultural boom they plan to spark

Louvre Abu Dhabi to open on November 11 – French minister

Sep 06, 2017 - 3:49 PM

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first establishment outside of the original Louvre in Paris which houses the world s largest collection of art to carry the famed French name

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

No winner for the Short Story for Children category at the Palancas

Sep 04, 2017 - 4:56 PM

We didn t want to compromise the integrity of Palanca says one of the judges this year

IN PHOTOS: Dutdutan Tattoo Festival 2017

Sep 03, 2017 - 12:03 AM

The biggest tattoo event in the country was held on September 1 and 2 in Pasay

Photo by Ben Nabong

Potterheads unite to celebrate Harry Potter’s '19 Years Later' epilogue

Sep 01, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Don’t we all wish we were at King’s Cross right now?

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What it means to be a Palanca winner

Sep 01, 2017 - 9:45 PM

The best antidote to fake news is true fiction says award winning writer Butch Dalisay

FULL LIST: Winners, Palanca Awards 2017

Sep 01, 2017 - 9:27 PM

51 writers were awarded this year with 23 of them being first timers

Top women tattoo artists you should seek out at Dutdutan Festival 2017

Sep 01, 2017 - 11:30 AM

From sweet little flowers to big sailor style pieces these female artists prove that women can do anything – especially when it comes to ink

INKED. These retro forearm pieces by Minnehaha Calleja is just a sample of what women artists are tattooing on clients these days. Photo from

LOOK: Here's what Philippine modern art looked like after World War II

Aug 31, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The León Gallery opens its Mid Century Moderns exhibit featuring 1950s modernist paintings from the Philippine Art Gallery

'SUNDAY MORNING.' This painting by Ang Kiukok is among the 24 pieces featured in León Gallery's 'Mid-Century Modern' exhibit. All photos provided by León Gallery

Theater for change: 10 of PETA’s best plays

Aug 31, 2017 - 12:35 PM

The organization has upheld a 50 year old tradition of telling stories that matter

RAK OF AEGIS. The play celebrates Pinoy pop culture by paying tribute to Filipino rock band, Aegis. Photo courtesy of PETA

PANOORIN: Pagbasa ni Cherry Pie Picache ng 'Sa Kasintahang Nilimot Na' ni Benilda Santos

Aug 30, 2017 - 10:57 PM

Binasa ni Cherry Pie Picache ang isang tulang isinulat ni Benilda Santos para sa Buwan ng Wika

Steamroller destroys unpublished Terry Pratchett novels

Aug 30, 2017 - 10:22 PM

One lousy steamroller 10 unpublished novels and look at all the trouble I m in tweets the late author s assistant Rob Wilkins

PANOORIN: Pag-awit ni Dong Abay ng 'Tatang' ni Joey Ayala

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Para sa Buwan ng Wika inawit ni Dong Abay ang isang kantang isinulat ni Joey Ayala

A Game of Trolls: A martial law musical for millennials

Aug 26, 2017 - 10:03 PM

The play is PETA s effort to start a conversation on Martial Law

A GAME OF TROLLS. The play features a young cast, many of whom are millennials themselves. Photo from

PANOORIN: Pag-awit ni Joey Ayala ng 'Tutubing Bakal'

Aug 26, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Inawit ni Joey Ayala ang Tutubing Bakal para sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika