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An introduction to self-help: 7 books to help you get started

Oct 14, 2019 - 3:00 PM

On your way to self-improvement? Help yourself with some self-help!

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: In a room full of art

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:26 PM

Where do Vincent’s fans go? Now I think I know.

The 'Van Gogh Alive’ exhibit is coming to Manila

Oct 01, 2019 - 5:37 PM

(UPDATED) Experience Vincent Van Gogh's art like never before at the global 'Van Gogh Alive' multi-sensory art exhibit, which will run from October to December 2019

Belingon wants KO win vs Fernandes in ONE title fight

Sep 23, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Kevin Belingon will meet rival Bibiano Fernandes for the fourth time as he tries to reclaim lost glory

FOR THE THRONE. Kevin Belingon says he knows what to expect against Bibiano Fernandes. Photo from ONE Championship


Artist Janica Uy leads Start 101 gallery's 'Affliction' exhibit

Aug 27, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The exhibit opens August 27

McGregor sorry for 'unacceptable' pub attack

Aug 23, 2019 - 9:20 AM

'I was in the wrong,' admits MMA star Conor McGregor, who punched a man in an unprovoked attack in a Dublin bar

SORRY. The ever controversial Conor McGregor says he’s ready to accept any punishment. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Dapitan ballet family’s students win gold, silver in Singapore competition

Aug 20, 2019 - 4:00 PM

3 students of the Jete Performing Arts Studio bring home medals from the recent Asia-Pacific Arts Festival in Singapore

Paint relief: Singaporeans make messy art to de-stress

Aug 10, 2019 - 8:53 PM

There are no rules and no time limit – people can keep going until they run out of paint, and let themselves loose on the walls when their canvas is full

DE-STRESSING. This picture taken on August 1, 2019 shows Ashtalaxmi Dinakaran holding onto a canvas as her son Yugan Navin Jeyaratnam, 4, creates a watercolor and acrylic painting at Splat Paint House in Singapore. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Young PH dancers bag awards at HK ballet competition

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:08 PM

PRESS RELEASE: With so many talented youths competing together, the Philippine team is a force to be reckoned with

Writers urge NCCA to probe alleged sexual assault at Iligan workshop

Aug 07, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Over 300 writers sign an open letter calling on the National Commission on Culture and the Arts to conduct a 'thorough and independent' probe considering it had funded the workshop

Meet the 7 Filipinos invited to the U.S. film academy

Jul 24, 2019 - 11:37 AM

The 7 are among those invited to be part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as its new members

When we have to ask what value art gives, we should all die a little

Jul 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Whether you are creating the art or beholding it, art changes you – by rejoicing, awakening, rethinking, or healing

Taiwanese 'graffiti village' eases elderly loneliness

Jul 20, 2019 - 1:54 PM

55-year-old graffiti artist Wu Tsun-hsien transforms elderly's homes into a canvas of color to attract the Instagram generation back

Call for proposals: CCP 2020 exhibition venue grant

Jul 18, 2019 - 10:01 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Artists, curators, art organizations, and institutions are welcome to submit proposals for various venues at the CCP Main Theater Building

WATCH: Julia Saubier on martial arts and pageantry

Jul 12, 2019 - 2:33 PM

The Binibining Pilipinas 2019 candidate from Daraga, Albay shares how she got involved in the art of kung fu, kali, and pageantry

Ditsi Carolino, Baby Ruth Villarama invited to be part of U.S. Academy

Jul 02, 2019 - 12:02 PM

The two filmmakers and documentarists are among those invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be part of the organization

Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special effects challenges

Jun 30, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The team behind the franchise shares how they made the special effects possible in the films, despite the challenges

Mikhail Red signed by US management and production company

Jun 25, 2019 - 4:23 PM

The Filipino director is signed under 3 Arts Entertainment, a US talent management company

Groups urge Filipinos to defend Philippine territory after boat sinking

Jun 23, 2019 - 9:55 PM

Protesters stress the importance of standing in solidarity with the Filipino fishermen, even as the Duterte administration echoes China in downplaying the sinking of the boat as a 'maritime incident'

DEFEND PHILIPPINES. Various groups wave Philippine flags along Manila Bay as they show their strong solidarity for the Philippines and their resistance against China during a protest on Saturday, June 22. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Finding Gabriela Silang in Abra

Jun 22, 2019 - 9:30 AM

I was drawn to Abra's rolling hills and majestic waterfalls. But with the weather not cooperating, I found myself in a historical place instead.

REFUGE. In this house, Gabriela Silang hid from the Spanish forces after her husband Diego was assassinated. Photo by Maverick Asio

Folayang to face former UFC champion Alvarez in ONE

Jun 10, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Fighting for the first time since losing the ONE lightweight title, Eduard Folayang will begin his trek back to glory against Eddie Alvarez

REDEMPTION. Eduard Folayang looks to redeem himself against one of the deadliest lightweights today. File photo by Dux Carvajal


The announcements and trailers at EA Play ahead of E3 2019

Jun 09, 2019 - 2:18 AM

(UPDATED) We get our first glimpse of 'Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order' gameplay, a new 'Apex Legends' season, new 'Battlefield V' details, and a lot more

EA PLAY 2019. Electronic Arts comes out swinging ahead of E3. Screenshot from livestream

Cebu graduate surprises classmates, adviser with hand-drawn portraits

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:05 PM

A young artist celebrates his bond with his senior high school class in a unique and personal way

LOOK: Two Pinoy artists win James Gunn’s global 'Brightburn' fan art contest

May 24, 2019 - 3:22 PM

Out of 600 entries, winners Jaye Atienza from Pampanga and Dennis Radaza from Rizal were hand-picked by 'Guardians of the Galaxy' producer James Gunn himself

KWF offers free seminar on language, poetry to SPA schools in Metro Manila

May 21, 2019 - 8:42 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The seminar aims to give additional skills to teachers and students of SPA on the proper use of Filipino, and the conventions of writing poetry

How women artists from Sagada are changing the face of pottery

May 18, 2019 - 1:35 PM

These female artisans are partnering in an exhibit called 'Sagada Earthbenders' from May 26 to June 16 at the Sierra Madre Pottery Studio gallery in Mandaluyong

SAGADA POTTER. Siegred Bangyay uses a pottery wheel to work on her craft. Photo from Sierra Madre Pottery Studio

EA wants to bring 'Apex Legends' to mobile devices and China

May 08, 2019 - 6:26 PM

Electronic Arts says 'Apex Legends' is 'easily the fastest-growing franchise we’ve ever had, and we hope to build a live service that entertains players for years to come'

APEX LEGENDS. The Battle Royale title may head to China and to phones! Image from Apex Legends website

Treatment prevents sexual HIV transmission among gay men – study

May 03, 2019 - 12:12 PM

Doctors doing the Europe-wide study do not find a single case of in-couple HIV transmission within the 8 years of the research, raising hopes that widespread antiretroviral programs could eventually end new infections

Intricate cardboard city rises in Manila art show

Apr 30, 2019 - 6:34 PM

The detailed metropolis art installation by Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan shows how 'cardboard is very much important in the Philippines'

FULL LIST: Winners of the 2019 FAMAS Awards

Apr 29, 2019 - 9:36 AM

'Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus' wins Best Picture while Nadine Lustre wins Best Actress for 'Never Not Love You'

UMPIL to hold 2019 Writers Congress, Gawad Balagtas awards on April 27

Apr 26, 2019 - 2:07 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The event will be held on April 27 at the Silangan Hall of the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Poster from Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas

Netflix spared as Academy keeps Oscars rule unchanged

Apr 24, 2019 - 7:46 PM

Campaigners, including director Steven Spielberg initially suggested that the films produced and released by streaming firms should not be eligible for the Oscars, and should instead be classified as TV content

Roman Polanski sues US motion picture academy for reinstatement

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:26 AM

The director says the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has denied him a hearing, when it voted to oust him from the organization

French-Polish director Roman Polanski poses during a photocall prior to the screening of his movie "D'apres une histoire vraie" ("based on a true story") at the Cinematheque in Paris on October 30, 2017. - French feminists will stage a protest in Paris on October 30, 2017, as film director Roman Polanski, accused of a string of sexual assaults, is expected to attend a retrospective of his work. The Franco-Polish director, 84, will appear at the prestigious Cinematheque Francaise film archive as debate over sexual abuse rages worldwide following the allegations that toppled Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

Mother-daughter tandem depicts 'essence' of women in art exhibit

Apr 14, 2019 - 4:49 PM

Emma Bengua Prima and her daughter Lea Abigail Prima Sarita show the realities of womanhood through their artworks in 'Essence,' an exhibit in Dipolog City

MOSAIC. Emma Bengua-Prima's art shows a series of mother and child mosaics made of linoleum tiles featured in her Essence exhibit with her daughter Lea Prima Sarita at Casa Bernedo in Dipolog City. All photos by Maria Victoria Tenido Te/Rappler

WATCH: Joshua Pacio scores sensational KO, reclaims ONE title

Apr 13, 2019 - 9:00 AM

'The Passion' regains his strawweight crown as Team Lakay brawlers stand tall in ONE: Roots of Honor

BACK ON TOP. Joshua Pacio (right) gets Baguio-based Team Lakay back in the winner’s circle after dominating Japan’s Yosuke Saruta. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Joshua Pacio motivated to revive Lakay’s ONE world title hunt

Apr 11, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Out to reclaim Team Lakay's lost glory, Joshua Pacio hopes to jumpstart the Baguio-based squad's winning run versus Yosuke Saruta

REVENGE. Joshua Pacio (right) aims to reclaim the ONE world strawweight title in a rematch bout against Japanese Yosuke Saruta. Photo release

Just like Mayweather, Pacquiao signs with Rizin

Apr 08, 2019 - 3:23 PM

The Filipino boxing legend will be 'involved in a way' in Rizin 15, which will be staged on April 21

SAME PATH. Manny Pacquiao follows Floyd Mayweather's suit by joining Rizin. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

McGregor hints at retirement U-turn after Khabib feud

Apr 04, 2019 - 11:02 AM

MMA star Conor McGregor hints he may not retire after all following a vitriolic Twitter exchange with rival Khabib Nurmagomedov

TRIGGERED. Conor McGregor may have changed his mind yet again after trading barbs with a fierce rival. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Call for nominations: 2019 Ateneo Art Awards

Mar 28, 2019 - 4:00 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Ateneo Art Gallery celebrates contemporary art and art criticism through the Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art and the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism

Conor McGregor under investigation for sex assault

Mar 27, 2019 - 8:40 AM

The camp of Conor McGregor denies assumptions that the recent retirement of the MMA star is related to the sexual assault reports

EMBATTLED. The ever controversial Conor McGregor faces a new issue in his native Ireland. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Conor McGregor retires from MMA again

Mar 26, 2019 - 2:09 PM

'I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as 'Mixed Martial Art' today,' says McGregor in a shock announcement

UFC STAR. Conor McGregor retires as the biggest pay-per-view contributor to UFC. Photo from Conor McGregor's Facebook.

Auggie Fontanilla: Talking art, religion, and street culture

Mar 24, 2019 - 8:00 AM

We talk to Filipino artist Auggie Fontanilla about his views on contemporary street art

FULL LIST: Nominees, 2019 FAMAS Awards

Mar 18, 2019 - 4:48 PM

'Goyo,' 'Never Not Love You,' and 'Ang Dalawang Mrs Reyes' are among those nominated for Best Picture

Japan's Arata Isozaki wins Pritzker prize, the 'Nobel' of architecture

Mar 06, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Isozaki is the 46th Pritzker laureate and the 8th Japanese architect to receive the honor. Winners receive a bronze medallion and $100,000.

JAPAN'S PRIDE. In this file photo taken on October 29, 2014 Japanese architect Arata Isozaki poses before a press conference at the "City Life office Tower", a skyscraper that was under construction in Milan. Photo by Giuseppe Cacae/AFP

Folayang predicts submission win vs Aoki in ONE title defense

Mar 05, 2019 - 7:31 AM

Thwarting the Japanese via technical knockout in 2016 to win the lightweight belt for the first time, Eduard Folayang has no plans of seeing the rematch go the distance

PROTECT THE THRONE. Eduard Folayang seeks another decisive win against Shinya Aoki to retain his ONE lightweight title. Photo from ONE Championship


Your next investment piece: Cuoiofficine's Florentine leather art

Mar 01, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Bags get an artistic upgrade with this leather brand from Florence

MARBLING. The art of paper marbling is transferred onto paper. Photo courtesy of Cuoiofficine

IN PHOTOS: Art Fair Philippines 2019

Feb 23, 2019 - 1:04 PM

The annual art fair brings a new selection of art to Philippine viewers

ART FOR EVERYONE. A viewers looks at the art work on display at Art Fair Philippines 2019. Photo by Gio Ramon/Rappler

Gina Iniong dedicates ONE championship win to ailing mother

Feb 19, 2019 - 12:22 PM

Iniong takes home a split-decision win against Malaysia’s Jihin 'Shadowcat' Radzuan

DEDICATION. Gina Iniong sends Jihin “Shadow Cat” Radzuan to her first ONE championship loss.  Photo from release

Art exhibit marks 350 years of Rembrandt, the 'first Instagrammer'

Feb 14, 2019 - 10:55 AM

'For the first time in history, the Rijksmuseum is showing every Rembrandt that we own: 22 paintings, 300 sketches, 60 drawings," the museum director says

George Michael's art collection to go under the hammer

Feb 09, 2019 - 2:21 PM

The late pop singer was known for being a prolific art collector

GEORGE MICHAEL. The late singer's art collection goes on sale. Screenshot from Facebook.com/georgemichael