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Rappler Talk: A message to #WhenElaiMetBoyet on its social media post

Sep 26, 2019 - 4:23 PM

Advocates encourage celebrities to stop using people on the spectrum for entertainment

Kawhi Leonard's sister charged with murder

Sep 08, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Kimesha Monae Williams, the older sister of NBA star Kawhi Leonard, has been arrested for robbing and killing an 84-year-old woman at a casino

Kawhi Leonard. Photo from NBA

Veteran actress Mona Lisa dies at 97

Aug 25, 2019 - 9:22 PM

The actress' daughter confirms her death

[WATCH] Chatham House Prize 2018: The Committee to Protect Journalists

Dec 02, 2018 - 9:40 AM

The Committee to Protect Journalists is awarded the 2018 Chatham House Prize in recognition of its efforts to defend the right of journalists to work without fear

Italy nationalists mull refusing Da Vincis to Louvre

Nov 18, 2018 - 7:30 AM

'We need to discuss everything again. Where museums' autonomy is concerned, national interest cannot come second. The French cannot have everything,' says junior culture minister Lucia Bergonzoni

MONA LISA. People take pictures of the Joconde painting (between 1503 and 1506) by Italian artist Leonard de Vinci as they visit the Louvre museum in Paris. AFP File photo

Janelle Monae comes out as queer

Apr 27, 2018 - 10:24 AM

The singer and actress describes herself as pansexual, as a 'queer black woman,' and as a 'free-ass motherfucker'

WATCH: Top quotes from Grammys night

Jan 29, 2018 - 4:23 PM

From Janelle Monae's Time's Up speech to Kendrick Lamar's presidential endorsement, the 2018 Grammys was the most woke one yet

BRUNO MARS. The night's biggest winner shouts out to his fellow nominees as he accepts the award for Album of the Year. Screengrab from

Mona Sulaiman, Asia's fastest woman of early '60s, dies at 75

Dec 22, 2017 - 12:13 AM

Sulaiman had starred for the Philippines at the 1962 Asian Games

Massa aksi bela Palestina sambangi Kedutaan Amerika

Dec 17, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Para peserta menyerukan boikot produk Amerika Serikat

Ribuan warga berkumpul di Lapangan Monumen Nasional pada Minggu, 17 Desember 2017, untuk menyatakan dukungan terhadap Palestina. Foto oleh Antara

Berita hari ini: Sabtu, 2 Desember 2017

Dec 02, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Perkembangan berita terbaru yang perlu Anda ketahui

SAKSIKAN: Kini Monas punya air mancur dan toilet baru!

Aug 15, 2017 - 8:19 PM

Kini area Monumen Nasional Monas dilengkapi fasilitas toilet yang bagus dan air mancur yang indah

MONAS. Kini Monas dilengkapi dengan toilet yang bagus dan juga suguhan air mancur yang indah! Foto oleh Diego Batara/Rappler

'Hidden Figures' Review: Uplifting crowd-pleaser

Feb 25, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Hidden Figures stars Octavia Spencer Taraji P Henson Janelle Monae and more


'Hidden Figures' takes top prize at SAG Awards

Jan 30, 2017 - 11:43 AM

The SAG Awards is the second major announcement in Tinseltown s glittering awards season which climaxes with the Academy Awards on February 26

TOP PRIZE. Cast of 'Hidden Figures' accepts Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture onstage during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images /AFP

FOTO: Keragaman budaya Indonesia dalam parade Bhinneka Tunggal Ika

Nov 19, 2016 - 11:47 AM

Rute parade yang semula dari Silang Monas menuju ke Bunderan Hotel Indonesia diubah menjadi Silang Monas ke Tugu Tani lalu kembali ke titik temu awal

PARADE. Massa berkumpul di silang Monas di depan Patung Kuda Arjuna sambil membawa bendera merah putih pada Sabtu, 19 November. Foto oleh Diego Batara/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: Kampanye damai Pilkada DKI 2017

Oct 29, 2016 - 7:40 AM

Ketiga pasang calon akan menandatangani prasasti kampanye damai sebagai tanda kesiapan berlaga di Pilkada DKI 2017

Search for TOWNS 2016 nominees extended until August 31

Aug 08, 2016 - 11:21 AM

The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service Award is a prestigious recognition given triennially to women who aside from having excelled in their respective disciplines have also contributed to the advancement of our country

LOOK: Jakarta then and now

Jun 22, 2016 - 5:02 PM

How has Jakarta changed in the past almost 500 years? Check out these photos

SIMAK: Jakarta, dulu dan kini

Jun 22, 2016 - 3:23 PM

Hari ini 22 Juni kota Jakarta genap berusia 489 tahun Bagaimana perubahannya?

Executed OFW’s family to get blood money with donors’ approval

Feb 29, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Senator Cynthia Villar says she will work to provide scholarship to the two children left behind by Joselito Zapanta who was beheaded in Saudi Arabia

SENATE INQUIRY. Senator Cynthia Villar leads an inquiry on the blood money for executed OFW Joselito Zapanta on February 29. Photo from the Office of Senator Cynthia Villar

Ide akhir pekan: Jalan-jalan di Monas atau datang ke Belok Kiri Fest

Feb 26, 2016 - 9:29 PM

Belok Kiri Fest hingga nonton film Jingga

Foto dari Instagram/@noelschrenk

Villar seeks probe into P23-M blood money raised for OFW

Feb 01, 2016 - 7:11 PM

UPDATED Senator Cynthia Villar asks: should Joselito Zapanta s family be given the amount that government raised in the attempt to save his life in Saudi Arabia?

FREE ASSISTANCE. Senator Cynthia Villar (3rd from left) provides livelihood assistance to the Zapanta family on February 1. Photo from the Office of Senator Cynthia Villar

Ahok larang pengajian: Apakah Tuhan enggak denger kalau enggak di Monas?

Oct 16, 2015 - 8:43 PM

“Yang gereja juga minta yang Kristen juga minta mau doa ibu kota di Monas Mistiknya kok di Monas ya

AHOK. Gubernur Jakarta Basuki Tjahaja Purnama melarang penggunaan Monumen Nasional untuk pengajian. Foto dari

Bangladeshis pay tribute to US blogger killed in machete attack

Mar 01, 2015 - 10:45 PM

More than 1 000 mourners gathered to pay respects and lay wreaths on murdered atheist blogger Avijit Roy

TRIBUTE. Bangladeshi mourners pay their last respects to US blogger of Bangladeshi origin and founder of the Mukto-Mona (Free-mind) blog site Avijit Roy in Dhaka on March 1, 2015. Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP

Paris Louvre is world's most-visited museum

Jan 07, 2015 - 11:45 AM

The museum says foreign visitors represent 70 of their ticket sales

Is Mona Lisa Chinese? Italian's theory raises eyebrows

Dec 03, 2014 - 1:10 PM

Little is known about Caterina the mother of the artist writer mathematician and inventor and the identity of the sitter for the portrait hanging in Paris Louvre museum has long been a matter of debate

WHO'S THE REAL MONA LISA? Filipinos walk past different versions of the 'Mona Lisa' painting inside a hotel in Manila, Philippines, 22 November 2014. Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Nov. 13, 2014

Nov 13, 2014 - 11:42 AM

Acting Jakarta governor s plans for restaurants or a hotel at Monas FPI s police report against Ahok KPK s auction of confiscated gadgets and more

From a TOWNS retiree: Live in the Eternal Now

Oct 26, 2014 - 9:15 AM

At this age let’s not dwell in the past No regrets no guilt feelings no wistful thoughts on what might have beens

Martina Hingis wins first tennis title since 2007

Mar 31, 2014 - 3:42 AM

Martina Hingis shrugged off her 33 years to partner Sabine Lisicki to the Miami WTA doubles title on Sunday in only the pair s second tournament together

DROUGHT OVER. Martina Hingis (L) and Sabine Lisicki celebrate their Miami WTA doubles title on Sunday. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Exciting times for Fil-Ams

Oct 19, 2013 - 2:18 PM

In my journey of telling the Fil Am story I learned we would never be able to protect ourselves if we don t elect people into positions of leadership

2013 MTV VMA highlights

Aug 26, 2013 - 1:37 PM

UPDATED Justin Timberlake nabbed the night s top award while the duo of Macklemore Ryan Lewis bagged 3 Moonmen

NSYNC REUNION. (L-R) JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Justin Timberlake, and Chris Kirkpatrick of 'N Sync perform during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Rick Diamond/Getty Images for MTV/AFP

Visiting the Louvre

Aug 10, 2013 - 6:12 PM

Touring the Louvre is no easy feat Here s a list that will help you plan on which exhibits to see

GROUNDS. The old fortress turned castle turned museum offers majestic view, world's leading art pieces. Photos by Carol Ramoran except as indicated

The Mona Lisa's 57 faces at the CCP

May 10, 2013 - 3:15 PM

Fifty seven artists display their unique interpretations of Leonardo da Vinci s iconic painting at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

MONA LISA OVERLOAD. The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and West Gallery exhibit 57 styles of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa from 57 artists in 'The Mona Lisa Project.' All photos by Ces Natalie Crisostomo

Italian archaeologists close in on real 'Mona Lisa'

Jul 24, 2012 - 11:16 PM

Archaeologists think it may be a crucial step towards unravelling the mystery of the identity of the woman with the most enigmatic smile in the world

Italian archaelogist Silvano Vincenti (L) sits alongside another archaeologist working on the third excavation of a grave inside the medieval Convent of Saint Ursula in Florence on July 17, 2012, during research focusing on the burial site of Lisa Gherardini, wife of the wealthy Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo, the model who inspired Leonardo da Vinci's painting "The Mona Lisa". AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO

Prints de-light

Apr 18, 2012 - 10:24 AM

Colorful prints and light fabrics lift up a summer that s too hot for comfort

SUMMER LOVIN' Fashion and comfort need not be compromised even when the weather is crazy scorching hot.