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IN PHOTOS: Dutdutan Tattoo Festival 2018

Sep 22, 2018 - 8:13 PM

The annual tattoo festival is on its 18th year

DUTDUTAN 2018. The annual tattoo festival sees local and foreign inkers coming together. All photos by Ben Nabong/Rappler

No phones for a night? See if you can do it at Echoes at the Warehouse

Sep 17, 2018 - 7:24 PM

The event is happening on September 22

DISCONNECT TO CONNECT. Echoes at the Warehouse asks people to put their phones down for a night in favor of fully living in the moment. Photo courtesy of Echoes

Read the stories of Lea Salonga, Clint Ramos, Robert Lopez in 'Barangay to Broadway'

Sep 17, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Lea Salonga, Robert Lopez, and Clint Ramos are part of the list of 'Barangay to Broadway: Filipino American Theater History'

Countryside: A hidden gem in El Nido, Palawan

Sep 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Once upon a time, an overnight stay in El Nido cost a mere P20

Teodora Marcelino Austria show their old house before the Japanese burn it. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Why the NHCP wanted to stop the Bonifacio flag sale

Sep 14, 2018 - 9:05 PM

The controversial sale has raised a lot of questions

CONTROVERSIAL SALE. The personal Katipunan flag of Andres Bonifacio is sold for P9.3 million – but not without controversy. Image of flag from Leon Gallery, Image of Bonifacio from Wikimedia Commons.

Finding your calling through 'Project Purpose'

Sep 13, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Boris Joaquin and Renz Mansujeto will be signing copies of their book 'Project Purpose: Find Your Why to Find Your Way' at the 39th Manila International Book Fair

Andres Bonifacio’s personal Katipunan flag sells for P9.3M in auction

Sep 13, 2018 - 2:14 PM

The flag is among several historical pieces that were sold during the Leon Gallery’s Magnificent Seven Auction

SOLD. Andres Bonifacio's personal Katipunan flag fetches a high price at Leon Gallery's Magnificent Seven auction. Photo courtesy of Leon Gallery

‘Ang Paglilitis Kay Mang Serapio:’ Don’t wear white

Sep 07, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Directed by Juan Ekis, the 50th anniversary staging of the play is a claustrophobia-inducing, ultra-violent look at systemic injustice

ANG PAGLILITIS KAY MANG SERAPIO. Paul Dumol's 1968 masterpiece is staged at The Ruins in Poblacion. Screenshot from Facebook.com/theatretitasph

‘Hunter x Hunter’ returns on September 22

Sep 07, 2018 - 1:23 PM

Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga series is coming back after a long hiatus

COMEBACK. 'Hunter x Hunter' returns after a long hiatus. Screenshot from Twitter.com/shonenjump

The Philippines’ Silent Filmfest, the only one in Asia

Sep 07, 2018 - 6:30 AM

The 12th International Silent Film Festival was held in SM Megamall from August 30 to September 2

SILENT FILM. Arturo Carballo’s ‘Frivolinas,’ a 1920s-era Spanish film, is live scored by Filipino band Tapati at the 12th International Silent Film Festival. Screenshot from Facebook.com/InternationalSilentFilmFestivalManila

Negros Trade Fair: ‘Bayanihan, the Ilonggo way’

Sep 06, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The longest running trade fair owes its success to Negrense unity

COMMUNITY. Negrenses come together again for the 33rd Negros Trade Fair. From left to right: Joey Gaston (Hacienda Crafts), Banj Claparols (Creative Definitions), Mariel San Agustin (Domesticity), Nena Vargas Tantoco, Ina Gaston (Hacienda Crafts), Merry Ann Colmenares (Artisana Island Crafts), Cata Ereñeta-Manaloto (Ereñeta-Manaloto Chorizo) and Michael Claparols (Creative Definitions). All photos courtesy of Negros Trade Fair

FULL TEXT: Kidlat Tahimik’s open letter to Baguio and BACCI

Sep 04, 2018 - 8:49 PM

On the 109th Baguio day, the indie film icon calls for more support for the city's art and artists

KIDLAT TAHIMIK. The film icon pens a letter to his hometown and its artists. Rappler screenshot

Juan Luna's boceto of the Spoliarium surfaces. But is it real?

Sep 02, 2018 - 4:30 PM

What are the arguments for its authenticity?

Presentation of the Boceto of Juan Luna's Spoliarium at the Salcedo Auctions on August 30, 2018 in Makati City

Andres Bonifacio’s personal Katipunan flag up for auction

Aug 31, 2018 - 6:33 PM

The auction also includes Bonifacio's 'Decalogue,' handwritten by the Katipunan leader himself

PIECE OF HISTORY. The Katipunan flag that once hung in Andres Bonifacio's study is up for auction. All images courtesy of Leon Gallery

Ballet Manila celebrates 23rd season with 'Tour de Force'

Aug 30, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Ballet Manila celebrates its 23rd season with classics

Learning Baybayin: Reconnecting with our Filipino roots

Aug 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Consciously learning and practicing Baybayin can lead to discoveries about yourself as a Filipino and about the richness of Filipino culture

Photo by Claire Madarang/Rappler

'Side Show' the Musical: How the Hilton twins' story is relevant to today's generation

Aug 29, 2018 - 2:14 PM

Gab Pangilinan and Kayla Rivera star as the conjoined twins Daisy and Violet

Celeste Legaspi: Aging isn’t a dull lens, but a prism

Aug 28, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The concept of aging seems anathema to the entertainment industry, which makes the existence of Mamang all the more radical

MAMANG. Denise O’Hara’s critically-lauded entry to the 2018 Cinemalaya festival, is a compassionate exploration of aging and dementia. Photo courtesy of Dee Nermal

UP Singing Ambassadors win Grand Prize at international singing competition

Aug 27, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The UP Ambassadors bag the grand prize at the 66th Concorso Polifonico Internazionale 'Guido d'Arezzo'

'Kumusta po kayo, ang lamig parang Baguio': The best poems from #BadPoetryDay

Aug 25, 2018 - 11:18 AM

Roses are red, violets are blue, these poems are bad, can you do one too?

Monsters invade Pablo Gallery in new group show

Aug 01, 2018 - 1:30 PM

'Shape of Shadows' is an ode to both the feared and the fearful

Photo courtesy of Jo Emil Gregorio

This year's run of 'The Vagina Monologues' is an answer to Duterte

Jul 31, 2018 - 9:51 AM

The play returns to the Philippine stage on August 11 and 12

Art critic Alice Guillermo dies at 80

Jul 29, 2018 - 11:59 PM

(UPDATED) Guillermo, a well-known art writer has written extensive pieces for many publications

UP Singing Ambassadors bags 1st prize at Spanish music festival

Jul 29, 2018 - 6:33 PM

The group wins the first prize in the Habaneras and Polyphony categories of the 64th Certamen Internacional de Habaneras y Polifonia

WATCH: Marvel stars, Pinoy art, endless cosplay at AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018

Jul 28, 2018 - 10:57 PM

The comic convention is a celebration for the Pinoy geek community

SPIDER-FAN. Cosplayers come in droves to AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Cosplayers come full circle at Netflix's 'Riverdale' booth

Jul 28, 2018 - 6:57 PM

The Tiny Trio take their Josie and the Pussycats cosplay to the next level

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS. The Tiny Trio take on the singing group from Archie Comics. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Netflix's APCC 2018 booth delivers lots of fun – and IG opportunities

Jul 28, 2018 - 6:22 PM

'Riverdale,' 'Stranger Things,' and 'Iron Fist' are just some of the shows that come to life at Netflix's AsiaPOP Comicon booth

NETFLIX AT APCC. Some of the streaming platform's most popular shows come to life at AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2018. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Jollibee Funko Pop creates lengthy queues at APCC Manila 2018

Jul 27, 2018 - 11:17 PM

Fans queued for hours on the first day of AsiaPOP Comicon to get their hands on the collectible toy

FUNKO FANS. People stood in line for hours to buy the Jollibee Funko Pop toy. All photos by Alecs Ongcal

APCC 'closet cosplay' tips from Canvas Cosplay

Jul 26, 2018 - 12:32 PM

If you want to dress up for AsiaPop Comicon but haven't been able to plan it, all you need are some wardrobe basics and your imagination

CANVAS COSPLAY. Philip Odango, also known as Canvas Cosplay, is known for cosplaying as Maui from Disney's 'Moana.' Photo from Instagram.com/canvascosplay

Missed 'Call Me By Your Name' in Manila? It's coming back in a new way

Jul 19, 2018 - 4:53 PM

In 'Call Me By Your Name In Concert,' the film will be screened together with live performances of its soundtrack

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Armie Hammer plays Oliver and Timothée Chalamet plays Elio in the award-winning film by Luca Guadagnino. Photo by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom/ Sony Pictures Classics

The mystery man behind Manila’s ‘Why’ graffiti

Jul 17, 2018 - 10:46 AM

Who is the person spray-painting 'why' all across Metro Manila, and why does he do it?

France goes big on Japan with multi-million cultural program

Jul 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

'The French, more than any other nation (in Europe), who know Japanese culture the best,' says Korehito Masuda, director of the 'Japonismes 2018' program

BIG IN JAPAN. A visitor looks at paintings at the Soulages museum in Rodez, as part of an exhibition on the Gutai artistic movement created ib Japan in 1995 by Japanese artist Yoshihara. Photo by  Eric Cabanis/AFP

Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra wins Summa Cum Laude International Music Festival

Jul 12, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The MSJO ties with Israel's Jerusalem Conservatory Hassadna String Orchestra for the top prize

Photo by Miracle Romano

Hear them growl: The Pinoy bear community raises its voice

Jul 11, 2018 - 8:22 PM

The bear community may be niche – but it's not stopping them from being heard

BEAR PRIDE. The rainbow flag waves alongside the bear flag at Metro Manila Pride 2018. Photo by Don Kevin Hapal/Rappler

LOOK: Art as idea, not object

Jul 11, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Photographer Czar Kristoff brings his work around Manila in a traveling exhibit he calls 'Operation Latag'

OPERATION LATAG. Czar Kristoff shares his work with passersby. Photo from czarkristoff.tumblr.com

'Rak of Aegis' is a loud, joyful romp

Jul 10, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The acclaimed musical is back for its sixth and final run

'RAKE OF AEGIS' RETURNS. The musical is back for its 6th and final run. Photo by Raffy Yllana/PETA

Sipat Lawin Ensemble launches 2018 season with two new works

Jul 10, 2018 - 12:29 PM

Ticket prices for the company's shows this season are up to the audience

SIPAT LAWIN ENSEMBLE. The contemporary theater group returns for a 2018 season. Photo from Facebook.com/sipatlawinensemble

Stephen Ditko, Spider-Man co-creator, dies at 90

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The cause of Ditko's death has yet to be confirmed

Swedish intellectuals form new literature prize in Nobel protest

Jul 07, 2018 - 12:25 PM

However, some observers are skeptical about whether the New Academy can compare with the Nobel Literature Prize's history of recognizing distinguished authors

NEW PRIZE. More than 100 Swedish intellectuals form a new literature award giving body in protest, after the Swedish Academy, which selects Nobel laureates, plunged into a crisis over long-standing ties to a man accused of sexual assault on several women. File photo of Nobel Museum by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Filipino poet Rogelio Mangahas dies

Jul 04, 2018 - 10:29 AM

(UPDATED) Prize-winning poet Rogelio G. Mangahas dies at age 79

FILIPINO POET. Rogelio Mangahas, Filipino poet and artist, dies at age 69. Photo from the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino

Celebrities, friends mourn death of stage director Roxanne Lapus

Jul 04, 2018 - 10:28 AM

Roxanne Lapus is known to many for directing 'The Sound of Music' in 2011

Get the message: Signs that caught our eye during Metro Manila Pride 2018

Jul 01, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Pride is a protest, after all

SIGN LANGUAGE. The LGBT community and its allies spread messages of love through signs at Metro Manila Pride 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

The art of dissent in the time of Duterte

Jul 01, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Under the Duterte administration, artists have become among the strongest voices of resistance

POLITICAL ART. The Duterte administration has given rise to new work by artists criticizing the government's moves. File photos by Leanne Jazul/ Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

Freedom, equality, and all the colors of the rainbow at Metro Manila Pride 2018

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:30 PM

'This year, since we’re all gathered here together, there needs to be movement'

PRIDE MARCH. The Metro Manila LGBT community came together to show solidarity and celebrate pride. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

PH ballerina Veronica Atienza receives special award at US ballet competition

Jun 28, 2018 - 7:28 PM

Veronica is given the Special Jury Encouragement Award for the senior category of the USA International Ballet Competition

International ballet stars to converge in Manila for 'American Stars Gala'

Jun 28, 2018 - 4:06 PM

Dancers Lia Cirio, Junxiong Zhao, Hannah Bettes, Yuriko Kajiya, and Jared Matthews are performing at the Aliw Theater in July

BALLET STARS. 5 international ballet dancers are performing in Manila. Photos courtesy of Ballet Manila

Banksy's Paris street art 'blitz' a tribute to rebels of 1968

Jun 27, 2018 - 8:49 PM

Stencilled images in the style of the mysterious British graffiti star began appearing on walls across the French capital last week

PARIS. A man walks past a recent artwork by street artist Banksy in Paris on June 25, 2018. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Second volume of 'Jose Rizal' manga now out

Jun 27, 2018 - 5:10 PM

The second volume focuses on the national hero's mother and how she struggled after her wrongful arrest

JOSE RIZAL. The national hero is the subject of a new manga by Ryu Konno and Matsui Takahiro. Screenshot from Facebook.com/cccmoments

Whang-od awarded 'Dangal ng Haraya'

Jun 26, 2018 - 5:21 PM

Whang-od Oggay of Buscalan finally receives an award for preserving and celebrating the traditional art of tattooing

LIVING LEGEND. Whang-od Oggay of Buscalan finally receives an award for preserving and celebrating the traditional art of tattooing. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Learn about Bangsamoro heritage through this village

Jun 23, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The expo was opened to public on June 18 and will stay open until the end of December 2018

LOCAL COLOR. Bangsamoro culture is on full display at the ARMM villages' expo in Cotabato City. All photos by Amir Mawallil/Rappler