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More than a book fair at Komura's second run

Jun 20, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The book fair continues to serve up unique experiences with another round at Makati's Warehouse Eight

BEEHIVE. The Komura scene buzzes with energy. All photos by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Banksy print stolen from Toronto show

Jun 16, 2018 - 12:02 AM

The stolen 'Trolley Hunters' print depicts crouching men in loin cloths armed with stone-tipped wooden spears and axes as they hunt grocery shopping carts in a grassy field

STOLEN. File photo shows people viewing British artist Banksy's "Vote to Love" at the British Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition 2018 in central London, on June 5, 2018. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Like a kid at Eid

Jun 14, 2018 - 11:30 AM

'Eid'l Fitr is all about synergy in our community as Muslims'

IN PHOTOS: Poblacion, Makati's Independence Day 2018 party

Jun 12, 2018 - 7:41 PM

From food, to booze, to music, it was a celebration of all things Filipino

REPOBLACION NG PILIPINAS. The streets of Makati's nightlife district are resplendent in all things Filipino as the area hosts an Independence Day celebration on June 11. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye are returning to Manila

Jun 12, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Save the date – July 8 at UP Diliman!

SPOKEN WORD POETS. Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye are headed to Manila. Screenshot from Facebook.com/projectvoice

6 things to know about ‘Once on This Island,' the Broadway musical

Jun 12, 2018 - 11:34 AM

A musical where Lea Salonga is one of the stars wins Best Revival of a Musical at the Tony Awards 2018

Whang-od to receive Dangal ng Haraya award

Jun 12, 2018 - 9:04 AM

Whang-od will be conferred the award in Kalinga on June 25

CULTURAL HERITAGE. Whang-od Oggay of Buscalan village will finally receive an award for spreading the traditional art of tattooing. Rappler file photo

Rappler Talk Entertainment: History and the big screen

Jun 11, 2018 - 9:21 PM

Rappler talks to director Jerrold Tarog and actors Art Acuña and Ronnie Lazaro about bringing historical figures to life through the big screen

FULL LIST: Winners, Tony Awards 2018

Jun 11, 2018 - 12:40 PM

The full list of winners here

5 things to check out at TOYCON 2018

Jun 09, 2018 - 2:15 PM

Not sure if you should attend TOYCON 2018? Iñigo de Paula tells you why you should

Satchmi’s 6th Vinyl Day set for June 16

Jun 08, 2018 - 7:58 PM

Vinyl lovers, mark your calendars!

FOR THE RECORD. Satchmi celebrates the iconic music format with their sixth annual Vinyl Day. Photo courtesy of Satchmi

Superman going strong at 80

Jun 01, 2018 - 9:36 PM

Eighty years after his debut in 'Action Comics #1,' in June 1938, Superman is still an American cultural icon, the hero of reference and the undisputed star of DC Comics

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 19, 2012, The Superman costume that was worn by Christopher Reeve in "Superman: The Movie." is displayed at Profiles In History in Calabasas, northwest of downtown Los Angeles, on July 19, 2012 in California, 80 years after his birth in 2018, Superman continues to represent the collective imagination of superhero references. / AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN

Homecoming queen: The lone reyna of Nectar's 2018 LGBT Santacruzan

May 31, 2018 - 6:51 PM

BGC's gay nightclub ends the month with a planned parade and a drag competition

CROWNING MOMENT. Valeria dons her crown. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Citizen Baguio, or why 'Citizen Jake' is a love letter to the city

May 30, 2018 - 3:00 AM

Journalist and poet Frank Cimatu, a Baguio native, shares his thoughts on Mike de Leon's latest film

LOVE LETTER TO BAGUIO. Atom Araullo stars in Mike de Leon's 'Citizen Jake.' Screenshot from Citizen Jake

WATCH: The boys of Mandaue Nights (try to) teach you Bisaya words and phrases

May 27, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Gino Rosales and Karl Lucente of the Cebu-based band define words and phrases like 'ubay-ubay,' 'purbida,' and 'di ma da'

From Twitter to theater: When artists get political

May 26, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Whether through their public platforms or their craft, artists do not shy away from political matters

George R.R. Martin’s ‘The Ice Dragon’ book to be turned into animated movie

May 24, 2018 - 1:04 PM

Deadline reports that Warner Bros is set to produce the animated film of 'The Ic e Dragon,' with George R.R. Martin as producer

US writer George R.R Martin, author of the book series Game of Thrones, speaks during a conference at the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico on December 2, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / STR

How the women of Marawi weave hope through textiles

May 23, 2018 - 5:28 PM

Sinagtala is not about its textiles but the stories of its female weavers who persevere despite all odds

Meet the man behind this string art portrait of Catriona Gray

May 23, 2018 - 12:32 PM

Onofre Guiao has also done portraits of Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Angel Locsin, Alessandra de Rossi, and Empoy, using string art and coffee

Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International Prize

May 23, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The Polish novelist and translator Jennifer Croft win for the book 'Flights'

Namarabar: The community reviving natural dyes in the Philippines

May 20, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Sometimes, all we need to do is take is 180-degree turn to tradition and a little bit of tigi (crazy) imagination

IN PHOTOS: Coda's modern-day kolot ceremony

May 19, 2018 - 7:19 PM

In Kiangan, Ifugao, a little boy goes through a rite of passage earlier than expected

Mad Magazine's clout may have faded, but its ethos matters more than ever before

May 19, 2018 - 9:30 AM

As strange as it sounds, I believe the 'usual gang of idiots' that produced Mad was performing a vital public service, teaching adolescents that they shouldn’t believe everything they read in their textbooks or saw on TV

MAD. Mad skewered those who mindlessly supported the people who controlled the levers of power. Image from Jasperdo CC BY-NC-SA

'Changing Partners' goes straight for the heart

May 18, 2018 - 4:18 PM

The story returns to the stage after being adapted on screen last year

CHANGING PARTNERS. Anna Luna and Jojit Lorenzo share a scene in the play. All photos courtesy of Changing Partners

What you can see at the newly-opened National Museum of Natural History

May 18, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The museum's doors are finally open – and admission is free!

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM. The museum finally opens to the public. File photo was taken on the museum's one-day preview in October 2017. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Celebrate Museum Day with free admission to these 6 Metro Manila museums

May 18, 2018 - 12:20 AM

Time to soak up art, culture, and history!

CASA MANILA. The recreation of a Spanish era house is among the museums offering free admission on International Museum Day. Photo from Facebook.com/OfficialIntramurosAdministration

Researchers uncover Anne Frank's 'dirty jokes' in diary

May 16, 2018 - 10:49 AM

She also wrote about sex education and prostitutes

UNCOVERED. New pages are found in Anne Frank's famous diary. Photo from Twitter.com/annefrankhouse

Free entrance at Yuchengco Museum on International Museum Day

May 11, 2018 - 5:45 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Yuchengco Museum will celebrate International Museum Day on Friday, May 18, by offering free admission to all its exhibitions and galleries

WATCH: Meghan Markle waxwork unveiled at London's Madame Tussauds

May 10, 2018 - 1:16 PM

Meghan and Harry's figures will go on public show the day before their wedding on May 19

ROYAL LIKENESS. A new wax statue of Meghan Markle joins an updated statue of Prince Harry at London's Madame Tussauds museum. Rappler screenshot

Cirilo F. Bautista and Baguio: How the poet became the muse of the city

May 08, 2018 - 6:06 PM

The Baguio Writers Group has since expanded, and literature is no longer the weak link in the Baguio art scene, thanks to the Sampaloc boy who decided to teach here more than 50 years ago

BAGUIO'S MUSE. Cirilo Bautista leaves a lasting legacy in the city, where he started writing and met his future wife. Photo courtesy of Shirley Lua

Edgar Maranan, poet and activist, dies

May 08, 2018 - 11:48 AM

(UPDATED) He had won 33 Carlos Palanca literary prizes and became a Hall of Famer in 2000

POET, ACTIVIST. Edgar Maranan finally stops writing. Photo courtesy of Lei Maranan-Goldstein

National Artist for Literature Cirilo Bautista dies

May 06, 2018 - 12:14 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Malacañang sends its condolences to the family and friends of the late National Artist for Literature Cirilo Bautista

Lithographs by Dali, sketches by Matisse to be auctioned off for ISM scholars

May 04, 2018 - 9:11 PM

The sale by Salcedo Auctions’ Gavel & Block and International School Manila raises funds for the school’s Vicky SyCip Herrera scholarship

SURREAL. Rare lithographs by Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali are part of gavel&block’s upcoming auction. Photo courtesy of Salcedo Auctions

2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo turmoil – Swedish Academy

May 04, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The academy is linked to a man facing rape and sexual assault allegations

NOBEL PRIZE. The 2017 Nobel Prize Awards ceremony is held at the Stockholm Center in December 2017. Photo by Alexander Mahmoud/Nobel Media AB

National Museum of Natural History to open on May 18

May 03, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The museum will open just in time for International Museum Day

MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY. The new museum is set to open to the public soon. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Manila through Cole Sprouse's eyes

May 02, 2018 - 8:46 PM

The 'Riverdale' star captures the grit and charm of Manila

Meet Clint Ramos, a Tony award-winning Pinoy designer

May 02, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Clint is nominated for a Tony for 'Once on This Island'

At New York's Met, an opera even babies can go gaga for

May 01, 2018 - 8:39 PM

Well-dressed and well-groomed 6 to 18-month-old toddlers assemble in a small auditorium at the Met to watch 'BambinO,' a 40-minute opera composed specifically for infants

The character Pulcino, played by Timothy Connor, performs for children and their parents during the presentation of BambinO on April 30, 2018 at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.  New York parents, ever vigilant for new ways to amuse their offspring, are picking up babies and flocking to the Metropolitan Opera this week for a very special US performance. "BambinO" -- a 40-minute opera composed specifically for infants -- has crossed the Atlantic for a booked-out, six-day run after winning over audiences in Britain and Paris.  / AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERT / With AFP Story by Jennie MATTHEW: Opera for babies, at New York's Met

Lea Salonga joins 'Annie' cast at Hollywood Bowl

Apr 30, 2018 - 9:51 AM

Lea is set to play the role of Grace Farrell, the assistant of Oliver Warbucks

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Jon Ray Fernandez's fascination: From aviation to art

Apr 28, 2018 - 6:47 PM

'Break the rules of symmetry and what is supposedly normal'

FROM AVIATION TO ART. Sometimes careers take unexpected turns, as in the case of Jon Ray Fernandez. All images by Jon Ray Fernandez

The best #Tweetanaga entries for the 4th week of April 2018

Apr 27, 2018 - 12:31 PM

As the #BuwangNgPanitikan comes to a close, we get treated to many compelling traditional poems

George RR Martin: ‘Winds of Winter’ is not coming this year…but another book is

Apr 26, 2018 - 11:33 AM

The 'Game of Thrones' author announces the release of a new book on the Targaryen kings

FIRE AND BLOOD. The new book from George RR Martin details the history of Targaryen kings. Photo from Twitter.com/GRRMspeaking

Travel through Space-Time with The Mind Museum's new Space Adventure exhibit

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:19 PM

Kids aged 2 to 12 can look forward to this interactive exhibit as it launches for a limited run

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND. Learn about space and all its secrets at the Mind Museum. All photos by Alexis Betia/Rappler

The best #Tweetanaga entries for the 3rd week of April 2018

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Submit your own tweet-friendly poem and you may be part of next week's top picks

This young man from Leyte danced his way to the Youth America Grand Prix

Apr 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Klievert has the distinct honor of being the country's first representative to the Youth America Grand Prix, the world's largest international student dance competition

Ayala Museum's app has a mystery they want you to solve

Apr 18, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Ayala Museum has teamed up with Mystery Manila for this interactive game

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Millennial Man: Andrei Suleik is more than just JaDine’s photographer

Apr 17, 2018 - 8:16 PM

The young photographer has come a long way in only 3 years

ANDREI SULEIK. The young portrait photographer is making waves in the industry. All photos courtesy of Andrei Suleik/ andreisuleik.com

We crash Upstart Productions' rehearsals for Monty Python's Spamalot

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:31 PM

'From that opening scene where King Arthur enters the stage bound in a straitjacket, the audience erupts in laughter and never lets up'

The best #Tweetanaga entries for the 2nd week of April 2018

Apr 13, 2018 - 9:13 AM

Submit your own tweet-friendly poem and you may be part of next week's top picks

Why we're looking forward to Summer Komikon 2018

Apr 13, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Get your geek on for the love of local comics!