Best picture Oscar winners of past 20 years

Mar 02, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Here is a list of the films that won Best Picture over the last 20 years


Sam Smith returning to Manila

Feb 28, 2018 - 7:40 PM

The 'Stay With Me' singer is holding a concert in October

Patrick Starrr on gaining confidence through identity, Mama Starrr's best advice

Feb 27, 2018 - 9:30 PM

From working the counter at MAC to collaborating with the brand, this Filipino-American man is changing the makeup game

Patrick Starrr's promotional tour w MAC

Sereno to go on leave, Roque UN special rapporteur, Senate on Jason Aquino | Evening wRap

Feb 27, 2018 - 7:44 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Duterte on vagina remark, Senate orders Bautista arrest, Sheeran is best-selling artist | Midday wRap

Feb 27, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Ed Sheeran named world's best-selling artist of 2017

Feb 27, 2018 - 9:46 AM

The British singer's album 'Divide' is named best-selling album of last year, while 'Shape of You' as best-selling single

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

Sereno on impeachment, Cayetano on Manalo, Quiboloy denies detention | Evening wRap

Feb 16, 2018 - 8:08 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

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

Xian Lim leaves Star Magic, joins Viva

Jan 24, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Xian is set to star in a movie with Sarah Geronimo and James Reid soon!

CCP accepting nominations for 2018 Thirteen Artists Awards

Jan 12, 2018 - 2:24 PM

Deadline for acceptance of nominations is on 31 January 2018 at 6pm

James Franco accused of sexual misconduct

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The New Times cancels a Time Talk scheduled with the actor following the allegations

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Actor James Franco attends IFP's 27th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on November 27, 2017 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for IFP/AFP

Your Hollywood 2018 awards season binge-watch list

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Did you catch all the films and TV shows lauded at the Golden Globes 2018?

LADY BIRD. In an award-winning performance, Saoirse Ronan plays an opinionated small-town teen in Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age film. Screengrab from

Rappler Gift Guide: Presents that artists will appreciate

Dec 22, 2017 - 10:55 PM

For the artsy person on your gift list

Where in the world is Xander Ford?

Nov 24, 2017 - 8:56 PM

(UPDATED) The internet star is supposedly missing

Rurouni Kenshin creator charged with child pornography possession

Nov 22, 2017 - 4:14 PM

DVDs showing nude underage girls are found at the office and home of 'Rurouni Kenshin' creator Nobuhiro Watsuki

RUROUNI KENSHIN. Nobuhiro Watsuki's manga sequel to 'Rurouni Kenshin' will be suspended, publisher Shueisha says. Screen shot from Viz Media.

Got (Brother) Love? P.Diddy changes his name again

Nov 07, 2017 - 12:00 PM

We can hardly keep track anymore

BROTHER LOVE. Sean Combs changes his name again. Screengrab from Instagram/diddy

Boy Tsinelas: Crafting action figures out of flip-flops

Oct 21, 2017 - 2:30 PM

(UPDATED) 'Boy Tsinelas' Elmer Padilla gives The Hulk movie star Mark Ruffalo an action figure he made out of scrap materials

ARTIST. An pedicab driver from Catbalogan City crafts his action figures from scrap materials. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Tattoo artist Whang-od meets Coco Martin

Oct 19, 2017 - 12:10 PM

The renowned tattoo artist from Kalinga finally meets one of her favorite actors

Lakbay: Filipina artists hold exhibit on migration in Berlin

Sep 27, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The exhibit includes paintings, photos, film, and music that highlight the challenges and adventures that come with migration

FILIPINA ARTISTS. From L-R: Lola Abrera (film), Jenny Peñas-Macaraig (photography), Trinka Lat (film), Citadel Cruz (photography), Lea Millares-Sylvester (moderator), Jenny Fadrigo-Hankammer (painting), Philippine Ambassador to Germany Millie Sta. Maria-Thomeczek, Rowena Borsich (painting), Isa Tabasuares (music), KC Caguioa-Mönnich (painting), Kay Abaño (photography). All photos by Carol Ramoran

Top women tattoo artists you should seek out at Dutdutan Festival 2017

Sep 01, 2017 - 11:30 AM

From sweet little flowers to big sailor style pieces these female artists prove that women can do anything – especially when it comes to ink

INKED. These retro forearm pieces by Minnehaha Calleja is just a sample of what women artists are tattooing on clients these days. Photo from

Cagayan de Oro animators to release 'Division of Existence' anime

Aug 27, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Inspired by Japanese animation style Filipinos from Mindanao spearhead the production of Sonzai no Kyoukai Division of Existence

DIVISION OF EXISTENCE. Mindanao-based animation group Xygen CG Works produces Sonzai no Kyoukai or Division of Existence. Screengrab from Xygen CG Works Youtube channel

The week in photos: August 19-25, 2017

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:22 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

GOOD FOR 3RD. Kaitlin de Guzman scored 12.3 to clinch the bronze medal in beam event of women's artistic gymnastics competition of the 29th SEA Games on August 22, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Nominations for National Artists 2018 start; Nora Aunor automatically listed

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Submissions will be accepted until September 30 2017 and will go through 3 levels of deliberations

Yarnbombers warm Baguio City streets with cuddly graffiti

Jul 23, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Local artist Dumay Solinggay and her merry bunch have started yarnbombing Session Road making the cold city warmer

YARNBOMBERS. Baguio artist Dumay Solinggay (right) and other artists show off their finished product at People's Park. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

FEU pays tribute to national artist Nick Joaquin

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:14 PM

FEU celebrates the works of the late national artist through lectures exhibits and a book relaunch

Malang took painting – and life – lightly

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Can I help it if I had a happy childhood? is one of his most repeated quotes

SM redefines art spaces with 'Art in Aura'

May 17, 2017 - 2:49 PM

The campaign aims to take art out of the gallery and bring it to urban spaces making it more accessible to everyone

34 Filipino web comic artists to follow

May 06, 2017 - 11:16 AM

Check out some of the best local comic artists and their work

WATCH: Interview with Gemino Abad, poet and literary critic

Apr 26, 2017 - 2:37 PM

What projects excite internationally renowned poet Gemino Jimmy Abad? Find out in this episode of Akdang Buhay

WATCH: Interview with Cirilo Bautista, National Artist for Literature

Apr 25, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Akdang Buhay: Cirilo Bautista talks about coming full circle from his humble beginnings to giving back to the less fortunate but talented writers

Pia Wurtzbach's manager on Brunei issue: Everything is okay

Apr 24, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Jonas Gaffud Pia s manager says he and Filipino businesswoman Kathelyn Dupaya already smoothed over the issue Dupaya apologized over the misunderstanding

WATCH: Interview with Virgilio Almario, National Artist for Literature

Apr 20, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Akdang Buhay: Rio Alma talks about the factors that shaped his poetry

Kris Aquino signs contract with LA-based management

Apr 18, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Kris is now part of the roster of talents of East West Artists in Los Angeles

WATCH: Interview with F. Sionil Jose, National Artist for Literature

Apr 17, 2017 - 6:01 PM

Akdang Buhay: F Sionil Jose talks about literature colonialism and class struggles

WATCH: Interview with Bienvenido Lumbera, National Artist for Literature

Apr 12, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Akdang Buhay: Bienvenido Lumbera talks about poetry and activism

WATCH: Interview with Edith Tiempo, National Artist for Literature

Apr 11, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Akdang Buhay: The late Edith Tiempo – in an interview with DM Reyes filmed in 2011 – talks about life as a poet fictionist literary critic and teacher

Joma open to coming home over peace talks or Nat'l Artist award

Apr 09, 2017 - 4:00 PM

UPDATED I am most likely to visit the Philippines to promote and advance the peace process CPP founder Jose Maria Sison tells Rappler

RETURN TO PH? The CPP founder says two things may motivate his homecoming. Photo from Joma Sison's Facebook page

Megan Young signs with NY's Innovative Artists agency

Mar 12, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Megan signs with Innovative Artists in New York

Rappler job openings

Mar 07, 2017 - 3:38 PM

Do you want to be a part of Rappler? Here is a list of our job openings.

Filipino artists in unprecedented exhibit on human dignity

Mar 05, 2017 - 10:50 AM

BenCab Jose Tence Ruiz and Julie Lluch join other artists poets photographers and journalists in HUDYAT sa FEU – a show of solidarity for human dignity amid the spate of killings

Bencab's 'Remembering and Forgetting'

Drake says Grammys pigeon-holed him as black artist

Feb 21, 2017 - 10:56 AM

I m a black artist I m apparently a rapper even though Hotline Bling is not a rap song says Drake in an interview

MET Museum opens 2017 with Ronald Ventura exhibition

Jan 19, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Open from January 30 to March 4 Shadow Forest: Encounters and Explorations showcases the internationally acclaimed artist s works – from his lithograph prints in the 1990s to his life size mechanical carousels in 2016

A taste of art, food in and around Poblacion

Jan 14, 2017 - 3:47 PM

Artist Dee Jae Pa este takes us on a tour around his neighborhood and here s everything we ate and saw that night

POBLACION. The area in Makati is booming with great street art and great food. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Igorot artist seeks help to represent Cordillera at Hyderabad Literary Fest

Jan 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Dumay Solinggay mounts Crossing Boundaries on January 14 at 7;30 pm Café Yagam Baguio to raise funds for her attendance at the prestigious Hyderabad Literary Festival

Photo courtesy of Dumay Solinggay

Interplay: Pablo Capati III’s first solo exhibit in Singapore

Dec 04, 2016 - 6:41 PM

Filipino ceramic artist Pablo Capati III presents his anagama fired works in a solo show at One East Asia from December 7 30 2016

Baron Geisler's manager Arnold Vegafria on Ping Medina PAMI complaint

Dec 02, 2016 - 8:31 PM

Baron Geisler s manager Arnold Vegafria who is a member of the Professional Artist Managers Inc releases a statement about Ping Medina s complaint

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Play Ground: Nikki Luna's solo exhibit in New York

Oct 26, 2016 - 7:12 PM

Multi awarded Filipina visual artist Nikki Luna showcases 15 sculptural objects – guns made from cast resin and lace each symbolizing individual acts of violence

10 awesome young stars to watch

Sep 11, 2016 - 8:23 PM

Whether they re writers models musicians or everything and anything in between these young artists and personalities are inspiring many with their various achievements

YOUNG ARTISTS. Teri Malvar, Kelsey Merritt, and Reese Lansangan are just some millennials who are making waves in their fields. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Alexa Villano/Paolo Abad/Rappler