From landing on his now-iconic winning finals piece to becoming the quintessential balladeer of his generation, Erik Santos‘ stake in the entertainment industry is every bit divinely-ordained. As he turns a year older, Rank Magazine editor Leo Balante sits down with the celebrated artist and OPM mainstay on the making and remaking of the artist facing the “new normal”, boxes left unticked on his creative bucket list, and the poetic justice in continuing to perform on the very stage that gave him his first steps into an illustrious two-decade career given today’s situation.
What happens when you take 456 people and offer them a 45.6 billion won prize to play a game they’ve known since childhood? In this wildly addicting series from Netflix, a cast of characters desperate for money go through lengths to win the prize, and to survive. Starring Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Jung Ho-hyeon, Heo Sung-tae, and Wi Ha-joon, “Squid Game” is one K-series for the books, and it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Following this year’s theme of “Spectrum: The Art of Possibilities”, the Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE) strengthens its commitment to amplify the reach of local creative talents and visionaries with this year’s batch of winners. Out of the record-breaking 701 submitted entries across the country, eight Filipino painters and sculptors have come out victorious with pieces that resonate present-day realities from introspective look on our collective pandemic state of mind, natural and man-made disasters, to a ringing indictment on existing social arrangement of powers.
If a particular song can’t seem to escape your mind for months and years on end, that’s a striking sign it’s probably meant to play a big part in your career. Such is the case for David Bay and his long-standing relationship with his debut track, way before it was even a single to begin with.
Netflix premieres its newest romantic-comedy K-drama with a flair for the special intricacies of normal life. Starring Shin Min-a, Kim Seon-ho, and Lee Sang-yi, this series is a weekend getaway perfect to destress and relax with, with stories of love, healing, and solidarity.
The “CRUZ” brand has rapidly grown in reputation within the Philippine fashion arena since its initial launch in 2018. As the young designer, Kyle Cruz, prepares for his latest collection, he sits down with Rank Magazine to talk about his beginnings, his burgeoning fashion career and the brand’s beginning, middle, and never-ending explorations.
Sleek and modern-looking—you’ve probably seen the Samsung S21 5G in one of your recent Netflix K-Drama binge-watching sesh. The premium Samsung offering was officially launched this January 2021. With a few months left into the year, does it still hold up with its predecessor? We list down the four features we loved about this smartphone.
Exploring social issues using new modes and technologies in storytelling, the curated films in the Shorts B category chart the human condition dealing with grief and loss and a commentary on existing social structures emblematic of the Cinemalaya stamp on filmmaking.
With all the films and entries available for your viewing pleasure at this year’s Cinemalaya run, does the “Shorts A” lineup measure up? Spoiler alert: Of course it does.
The Internet demands brands and advertising agencies to do better when promoting beauty, and to go beyond the age-old message of making people feel bad about their physical appearances. The latest to receive this awakening is Belo Medical Group, which has recently launched a campaign all about the pandemic’s impact on our self-care routines.