Perspectives
August 16, 2022

Women get a lot of unnecessary assignments from men, and society, in general. Women must be this, women must be that. Women should do this, women should do that. But women, now more than ever, have been taking a stand on not turning in that assignment. This must feel like a continuous work for women, but so far, they have been beautiful in what they feel is much liberating for themselves.

Radar
August 15, 2022

Giving you the most recent updates that you might have missed from the week that was, here’s everything that the pop culture world has seen on films, music, events, and the Internet.

Listening Station
August 15, 2022

Young Sydney-based indie-alt singer-songwriter grentperez teased his upcoming four-song “Trail Mix Tape”, set for release on September 30th via Fast Friends, headlined by new vibrant single, “Ego”.

Screening Room
August 15, 2022

After the box office success of his original written soul-stirring flicks “Get Out” and “Us,” Jordan Peele is consistently proving that he’s one of the certified hitmakers in the industry with his third number one debut of his career with “Nope.”

Insider
August 5, 2022

After two years without a physical theater, without a sizable crowd, and a long line of people excited to witness the distinctive film festival experience, Cinemalaya comes back to life, again, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and in cinemas across the country to the delight of fans of Filipino cinema. Festival Director Chris Millado talks to Rank Magazine to revisit the storied years that marked the biggest and most prestigious film festival in the land.

Culture
August 3, 2022

As we walk forward in time, the narrative of one of the darkest moments in Philippine history is being rewritten once again—but this time backed by the central figures that are now seated in power—to what they say is “the family’s version of truth”. To remind us afresh of the people’s version of history, Philstagers Films presents the highly-acclaimed “Katips: The Movie.”

Radar
August 1, 2022

A treat for your eyes were listed as we summed up movie releases, sonic treats, and artists’ events to look forward to.

Food & Drinks
August 1, 2022

Starbucks will not let you bid goodbye to summer just yet, as it makes a case for its never-ending fun with their newly-introduced drinks, food, and returning classics that, for certain, will not make you forget your hot girl summer era.

Brand & Campaigns
July 25, 2022

Southeast Asia’s pioneer eCommerce platform, Lazada, unveils its new brand proposition, Add to Cart. Add to Life., alongside the launch of LazLive+, a curated interactive live content series.

Screening Room
July 19, 2022

Following a long wait since its announcement, streaming powerhouse, Netflix has finally shared the global debut of dark, fantasy series The Sandman this coming August 5.

Perspectives
August 16, 2022

Women get a lot of unnecessary assignments from men, and society, in general. Women must be this, women must be that. Women should do this, women should do that. But women, now more than ever, have been taking a stand on not turning in that assignment. This must feel like a continuous work for women, but so far, they have been beautiful in what they feel is much liberating for themselves.

Insider
August 5, 2022

After two years without a physical theater, without a sizable crowd, and a long line of people excited to witness the distinctive film festival experience, Cinemalaya comes back to life, again, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and in cinemas across the country to the delight of fans of Filipino cinema. Festival Director Chris Millado talks to Rank Magazine to revisit the storied years that marked the biggest and most prestigious film festival in the land.

Next
July 15, 2022

Hot on the heels of his Rise through the RANK campaign in social media platform kumu, we talk to 23-year-old Cavite-based-talent agency handler-turned-streamer, John Robert Anastacio , whose passion, married with an efficient platform and hefty dedication, had him jostled upfront of what could have been a long haul trip out of the field of programming towards the macrocosm of live streaming.

Insider
July 15, 2022

As a social media and entertainment application that has amassed millions of Filipino supporters looking to connect and be entertained, kumu shifted the condition of the entertainment business in the Philippines. Rounding up the roster of emerging young streamers for The Breakthrough Issue, we look at Kayla Escano, Kathleen Agir-Zarandin, and Andrei King, who are rising through the ranks not just in finding a channel to showcase their talents and wits amid a pandemic, but in harnessing a significant venue to foster human connections in a time when it matters the most.

Review
July 14, 2022

To call “Everything Everywhere All At Once” an absurd, genre-bending cinematic masterpiece is every bit of an understatement. From googly eyes to the hotdog fingers, the Everything Bagel to the now canonical “Yeoh-verse,” life’s sensible yet carnivalesque nature was captured, highlighting the humor, chaos, and unconventional structure of the temporal in A24’s biggest film to date.

More from Hive
October 18, 2021

Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-jun, and Jung Ho-yeon ditch the now-iconic Squid Game tracksuit with sharp suits as they try to act out clues in yet another childhood game battle: charades!

October 13, 2021

Netflix releases a video of your favorite dimple couple Shin Min-a and Kim Seon-ho is in a tough challenge of reading compliments from their overseas fans and try not to laugh or smile. Who wins?

August 17, 2020

More than the saccharine exchanges and the heart-tugging drama, “Gameboys: The Series”, elicited critical and audience success with its delicate and refreshing portrayal of love–unembellished, uninhibited, pure. We sat down, virtually, with the series’ leads Elijah Canlas and Kokoy De Santos on all things ‘Gameboys’.

March 21, 2020

Rank Magazine statement on releasing timely, informative, and substantial content in the time of a pandemic.

More from Reel
August 15, 2022

Giving you the most recent updates that you might have missed from the week that was, here’s everything that the pop culture world has seen on films, music, events, and the Internet.

August 15, 2022

Young Sydney-based indie-alt singer-songwriter grentperez teased his upcoming four-song “Trail Mix Tape”, set for release on September 30th via Fast Friends, headlined by new vibrant single, “Ego”.

August 15, 2022

After the box office success of his original written soul-stirring flicks “Get Out” and “Us,” Jordan Peele is consistently proving that he’s one of the certified hitmakers in the industry with his third number one debut of his career with “Nope.”

August 3, 2022

As we walk forward in time, the narrative of one of the darkest moments in Philippine history is being rewritten once again—but this time backed by the central figures that are now seated in power—to what they say is “the family’s version of truth”. To remind us afresh of the people’s version of history, Philstagers Films presents the highly-acclaimed “Katips: The Movie.”

August 1, 2022

A treat for your eyes were listed as we summed up movie releases, sonic treats, and artists’ events to look forward to.

More from Source

The Takeover Issue

Long before “drag” as an artform and a source of entertainment has emerged from the underground scene to global mainstream consumption as a million-dollar moneymaking machine, an unassuming, but already groundbreaking resto-bar in Malate, O BAR, has long opened its doors to serve as a safe space for the LGBT community.

Sixteen long years later—a few changes in its zip codes, a few other establishments that came tailing its success, O Bar continues to break through the mold of what a gay bar is and should be, holding itself proud not just as a mecca of talent to some of the most celebrated drag talents in the Philippines, but a heart that continues to pulsate equality, respect, and love for all.

For The Takeover Issue, for Pride Month, we visit O Bar and take part in its journey back to the live stage, two long years after closing its doors because of COVID-19, scarred but unwavering in its mission to nurture fresh, new drag performers with its growing and ever-evolving roster of talents, and, more importantly, to wave the Pride flag for all—all gas and no brakes.