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Second Time’s a Charm: Manila Luzon on a New Bop, Republic Records, and All Things ‘Drag Den Season 2’
Alexi Aquilino | February 8, 2024

Aside from new slate of Drag Enforcers, a new den for the Drag Cartel, the second season of Drag Den sees a new theme song for the series performed by the Drag Lord herself, Manila Luzon, featuring drag runner and social media superstar and freshly-inducted urban musician, Sassa Gurl, easily encapsulating the magnetic energy this show has in store for fans, past and new.

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How to Continuously ‘Switch’ it Up: A Guide by Anthony Rosaldo
Alexi Aquilino | January 30, 2024

From being hailed as Kapuso’s Pop Rocker, to his first jab at stage productions as ‘Ang Huling El Bimbo: The Musical’s young Hector, 29 year-old multi-hyphenate Anthony Rosaldo makes his way to the Music Museum for his first major solo concert.

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One, Two Step: This Young Filipina Creative is Taking Her ‘Idol’ Dreams into the Right Direction
Li Marie Meso | January 17, 2024

As the global phenomenon of K-Pop continues to capture the hearts of millions worldwide, young creative and performer and idol-in-the-making Janina Antolin makes a case for talent and tenacity in pursuing a dream that transcends borders.

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The Making of Akoni Steinmann
Li Marie Meso & Renzo Cabitlada | January 12, 2024

In the ever-evolving and -expanding realm of the theater, where stories come to life and emotions unfold in and through captivating performances, we see young actor Akoni Steinmann stake his claim, and in the process, stand as a testament to the beautiful confluence of diverse cultural influences in the pursuit of artistic excellence.

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Bright, Shiny Things 2023: These Young Creatives are Shaping the Virtual Socialscape on kumu
Li Marie Meso & Renzo Cabitlada | December 8, 2023

Closing out The New Order Anniversary Issue, as we champion the Bright, Shiny Things of 2023, Rank Magazine, with the support of constant collaborator, kumu, zooms in on the rise of vibrant powerhouses-in-the-making, Melan Gumban, Bea Carlos, and Lee Anne Arcin, who harness their creative proclivities while establishing lasting connections with their audiences beyond the platforms they have built with the help of kumu.

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The Education of David Chua
Li Marie Meso | September 11, 2023

Charting his career trajectory, 15 years since, by happenstance, he landed his job as an onscreen talent, David Chua, beams at the idea of becoming more that what he ever thought he would be. A far cry from a university pageant graduate-turned creative, he has since seamlessly donned the hats of model, actor on television and films, before eventually stepping into the world of production as producer, and director, captivating audiences with his multifaceted talents, and evolving worldview.

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Narratives & Perspectives
How ‘Barbie’ Served as a Catalyst for Healing Our Inner Child and Navigating Present Existential Challenges of Womanhood
Li Marie Meso | August 21, 2023

Life is indeed fantastic now that the highly-anticipated film of the year by Greta Gerwig, the ‘Barbie’ movie, gracefully tops the charts and caresses the emotions of multitudes— from the young and the seasoned, the feminine and the masculine, and the extraordinary to the ordinary.

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How the Unstoppable OhMyV33nus Transgresses Boundaries and Builds Bridges to a More Inclusive World Beyond Gaming
Li Marie Meso | June 7, 2023

Twenty-eight-year-old, Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna consistently shatters the tall barriers of the commonly cis-het, male-dominated world of E-sports by carrying the title of an openly gay team captain and support main of the notorious multi-gaming organization in the Philippines, and in the process, waving the flag of inclusivity and representation that goes beyond the bounds of his virtual playground.

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Narratives & Perspectives
My First Pride
Joey Clutario | June 1, 2023

Poet and university instructor, Joey Clutario recounts his first Pride, the long tumultuous road that led him to this and the realization that this a journey that transcends the personal. He writes, “Coming out as gay to my family in the wake of my 33rd birthday was easy. But the last twenty years that led me to that self-defining moment were definitely not.”

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‘The Eras Tour’ and the Combined Spectacle and Endurance of Taylor Swift’s Aptitude for Shaping Culture
Li Marie Meso | May 25, 2023

The ever-evolving titan of the music industry, Taylor Swift, has made a return to the stage with her above-and-beyond performance with 44 songs spread across more than three hours in what is now globally known as the historic “The Eras Tour”. The 33-year-old icon has since positioned herself as the soldier ready to lead her troops of Swifties into the great musical journey through the 10 eras of her 17-year career.

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