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Senate honors Freddie Aguilar for 'lifetime contributions' to PH arts

Mar 13, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Singer-composer Freddie Aguilar is a known supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte

SENATE LAUDS FREDDIE AGUILAR: Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III (right) presents a copy of Senate Resolution 658 recognizing Filipino singer and composer Freddie “Anak” Aguilar (2nd, left) for his “lifetime outstanding contributions to Philippine arts and culture,” Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Aguilar was accompanied by his wife, Jovie Aguilar (left). (PRIB Photo by Joseph Vidal/AYA/13 March 2018)

Row erupts over new Frida Kahlo Barbie

Mar 11, 2018 - 11:31 AM

The Mexican artist's family says Mattel did not have proper authorization to use the image of Kahlo for the doll

Rare letter details Juan Luna’s life in prison

Mar 09, 2018 - 8:14 PM

Read the artist's letter in full here

JUAN LUNA. The painter pens a letter from a Parisian prison. Photo of letter courtesy of Salcedo Auctions

This Ayala Museum exhibit brings Filipino realities to light

Mar 09, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Rodel Tapaya's 'Urban Labyrinth' is all kinds of beautiful and disturbing

Enigmatic Ossorio: The artist’s first exhibition in the Philippines

Mar 07, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The artist's works are on exhibit at the Ayala Museum

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST. Alfonso Ossorio's 'Autodafe' is among the works on display at the Ayala Museum. Photo courtesy of Ayala Museum

The world of The Dreaming returns in new 'Sandman Universe' series

Mar 02, 2018 - 7:18 PM

‘The Sandman' writer Neil Gaiman will oversee the project

SANDMAN UNIVERSE. The beloved fictional world is returning this year with a new series. Screengrab from

Artists to look out for at Art Fair Philippines 2018

Mar 02, 2018 - 12:38 PM

With so much to see, you wouldn't want to miss these artists' works

SORRY SORRY SORRY. Yeo Kaa's series of paintings is among the must-sees at this year's Art Fair Philippines. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: Lea Salonga talks about playing the goddess of love at 47

Mar 01, 2018 - 9:35 PM

Rappler sits down with Lea Salonga in NYC, where she's starring as Erzulie in 'Once on This Island' on Broadway

LEA SALONGA. The Broadway star plays Erzulie in 'Once On This Island.' Rappler Screenshot

IN PHOTOS: A first look at Art Fair Philippines 2018

Mar 01, 2018 - 2:07 PM

From thought-provoking exhibits, to Richard Gomez's strange painting, here's what the Art Fair has in store for viewers

ART FAIR PHILIPPINES. There's a lot to see at this year's Art Fair. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

What to expect from the Great British Festival

Mar 01, 2018 - 1:02 PM

There will also be a road show going to Baguio, Dumagete, Iloilo, and Cebu

Photo by Precious del Valle

Angelica Panganiban on writing the foreword of ‘Para kay Ex’

Feb 28, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The actress also talks about doing her 'hugot' lines on TV

Books for Less announces warehouse sale

Feb 27, 2018 - 6:50 PM

Get ready to dig into those pile of books!

3 rare handwritten letters by Andres Bonifacio up for auction

Feb 26, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Also up for sale are important artworks by Jose Joya, Anita Magsaysay-Ho, and Ang Kiukok

The main reason Mark Bautista wrote ‘Beyond the Mark’

Feb 26, 2018 - 6:31 PM

The singer talks about his sexuality and the sexual harassment that he kept a secret for a long time

Remembering Corazon Aquino, the artist

Feb 25, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Rappler speaks to Jeffrey Consumo – former President Cory Aquino's art teacher from 1996 to 1998

Singapore Art Week 2018: A crossroads for global art

Feb 25, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Singapore Art Week 2018 connects ideas from different regions, giving visitors a multi-faceted look at Southeast Asian art

SINGAPORE ART WEEK 2018. Singapore's Art Week highlights work from all over Southeast Asia. Photographed are works from the 'Your Eyes Here Series' of Shepard Fairey. All photos by Tedrick Yau

LOOK: Nation pays tribute to late National Artist Napoleon Abueva

Feb 24, 2018 - 5:57 PM

National Artist Napoleon Abueva is laid to rest at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

Why ‘Himala: Isang Musikal’ is worth watching

Feb 23, 2018 - 8:50 PM

'Himala: Isang Musikal' is a painful yet beautiful reminder of how seriously damaged and corrupted our world is

5 things to expect at the first Ortigas Art Festival

Feb 23, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The Estancia bridgeway is about to come alive with art

'COPING MECHANISM.' This piece by Anthony Victoria is among the artwork on display at the Ortigas Art Festival. Photo courtesy of Ortigas Art Festival

Kwago: A place book lovers will love

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:42 PM

The small space at Warehouse Eight is bursting with books, ideas, and good intentions

KWAGO. The space is a haven for literature lovers. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: The Pinoy dragon

Feb 17, 2018 - 2:47 PM

Every Chinese New Year, a makeshift dragon makes its way through Ongpin Street

IN PHOTOS: The late National Artist Napoleon Abueva’s iconic work

Feb 16, 2018 - 8:01 PM

The National Artist for Visual Arts (Sculpture) created some of the most famous statues and landmarks we see every day

SUNBURST. National Artist Napoleon Abueva's sculpture hangs from The Peninsula Manila's lobby ceiling. Screengrab from Instagram/thepeninsulamanila

National Artist Napoleon Abueva dies

Feb 16, 2018 - 11:53 AM

(2ND UPDATE) The Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture was 88

WATCH: Big Bad Wolf Book Sale opens in the Philippines

Feb 15, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Two million books, at up to 80 percent off – welcome to the biggest book sale in the world

WATCH: 20 Questions with Eugene Domingo

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:37 PM

The 'Night Mother' actress talks about theater, her love life, and what she thinks of when she heard the word, 'hope'

EUGENE DOMINGO. The actress stars in PETA's production of 'Night Mother.' Rappler Screenshot

Ballet Philippines' 'Don Quixote': A classic rom-com narrated through dance

Feb 14, 2018 - 8:00 PM

To cap its 48th season, Ballet Philippines presents the classic 'Don Quixote'

6 romantic art destinations near Metro Manila

Feb 13, 2018 - 10:34 PM

Perfect places just a few hours from Metro Manila to visit this month of arts and hearts

First Haruki Murakami festival in Manila is happening

Feb 13, 2018 - 9:12 PM

Heads up, Haruki Murakami fans! These Murakami-themed events are happening in Manila. You can also watch 'Norwegian Wood' as part of the festival!

LOOK: A rare glimpse of Impressionist masterpieces

Feb 13, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The 'Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay' exhibit showcases some of the best Impressionist masterpieces in the world

Obamas reveal unconventional portraits in Washington

Feb 13, 2018 - 9:00 AM

These latest additions stand in stark contrast to the more buttoned-down approach of traditional presidential portraiture

NEW PORTRAITS. Former US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand beside their portraits after their unveiling at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, February 12, 2018. Saul Loeb/AFP

Pioneers of Southeast Asian Art in Europe

Feb 12, 2018 - 4:41 PM

Works by Southeast Asian artists Juan Luna and Raden Saleh are on exhibit at the National Gallery Singapore

SOUTHEAST ASIAN ARTISTS. Raden Saleh and Juan Luna are on exhibit at the National Gallery Singapore. Photo by Tedrick Yau/Rappler

WATCH: Capturing the colors of Binondo with the Polaroid One Step 2

Feb 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Rappler Challenge continues – this time with colored film

POLAROID CHALLENGE. The instant camera is put to the test in Binondo. Rappler screenshot

This 24-hour book sale will definitely get bookworms lining up

Feb 09, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The Big Bad Wolf book sale is heading to Manila and will be up all day and night from February 16 to 25

WATCH: Repertory Philippines' 'Comedy of Tenors' cast gets candid

Feb 08, 2018 - 8:47 PM

Jeremy Domingo, Issa Litton, and Noel Rayos talk about Paris, the play, and each other

DIVAS. In 'A Comedy of Tenors,' Issa Litton plays the hot-blooded wife of a superstar tenor, while Jeremy Domingo plays an ambitious concert producer. Photo courtesy of Repertory Philippines

Cordillera gongs stolen in California

Feb 06, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The Oakland-based ACPA has been lending the gangsa to Filipino dance troupes in the area

Photo by Scott Louie

Sandino Martin admits profound admiration for Nora Aunor, high regard for ‘Himala’

Feb 06, 2018 - 2:24 PM

The rising actor talks about how Nora Aunor has influenced his career

IN PHOTOS: Manila Biennale turns the urban experience into a work of art

Feb 05, 2018 - 6:10 PM

The Manila Biennale: OPENCITY 2018 runs from February 3 to March 5

Appreciate the wonders of winter at this exhibit

Feb 04, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Revel in the frost and sparkle of winter at this photography exhibit

WATCH: Landmark hunting in Binondo with the Polaroid One Step 2

Feb 03, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Rappler Challenge: This is what happens when you give a professional photographer an instant camera

PHOTO CHALLENGER. Alecs Ongcal takes the Polaroid One Step 2 for a spin around Binondo. Rappler Screenshot

Cheating encouraged in new Monopoly version

Feb 03, 2018 - 10:31 AM

The 'Cheaters Edition' adds 15 cheat cards covering the most common types of traditionally unsportsmanlike play such as moving tokens more spaces than allowed by the dice, avoiding rent, or stealing money from the ban

CHEATERS EDITION. This image obtained on February 2, 2018 courtesy of Hasbro Gaming shows the deck of the new Monopoly 'Cheaters Edition.' AFP PHOTO / HASBRO

How to enjoy Art Fair PH 2018: Take your time, but skip the selfies

Feb 02, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The fair runs from March 1 to 4 at The Link in Makati

ART FAIR PHILIPPINES. The event is set to take over all 6 floors of The Link carpark in Makati. Photo courtesy of Art Fair Philippines

5 things to expect at Fringe Manila 2018

Feb 02, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Fringe favorites, fresh acts, live painting battles, and more!

GO WITH THE FLOW. A performer from flow arts group Legato gives a preview of their performance at the upcoming Fringe Manila 2018. Photo courtesy of Fringe Manila

This Japanese Insta-gran's selfies will instantly make your day better

Feb 02, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Kimiko Nishimoto has over 42,000 followers on Instagram!

INSTA-GRAN. Kimiko Nishimoto is an expert at working the camera. Screenshot from

LOOK: BenCab creates Baguio logo for Creative Cities Network

Feb 01, 2018 - 4:49 PM

The Philippine city is represented by 3 mountain ranges and the Philippine flag

IN PHOTOS: Cebuanos celebrate Sinulog 2018

Jan 24, 2018 - 12:07 PM

Cebu celebrates its annual festival with dance, music, and homage to the child Jesus

Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Fantasy fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88

Jan 24, 2018 - 7:45 AM

In her stories of galactic societies, Le Guin sought to prove there is no total and permanent solution, either in theology, politics or human science past or future

SCIFI LEGEND. Ursula K. Le Guin attends 2014 National Book Awards on November 19, 2014 in New York City. Robin Marchant/Getty Images/AFP

What to Expect at ComicCon Asia 2018!

Jan 23, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Fans, get those paper bags out and get ready to hyperventilate into them!

HARVEY TOLIBAO. Hosts Regine Tolentino and Daiana Menezes interview the DC/Marvel homegrown comic book artist, who will be sharing tips and secrets on working in the comic book industry in his ComicCon Asia 2018 workshop. Photo courtesy of ComicCon Asia.

Cafe by the Ruins Dua's 1st exhibit of 2018 features Kora Dandan Albano

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:39 PM

You are cordially invited to Cafe by the Ruins Dua's first exhibit of 2018

6 things you need to know about 'Himala: Isang Musikal'

Jan 22, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The iconic movie that starred Nora Aunor is now a stage play, with Aicelle Santos as its lead

The men and women behind 'Seeing Beyond'

Jan 21, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Seven photographers hold a photo exhibit, showing more than 'postcard-pretty pictures'