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Electric Youth: Enzo Amor is Next
Matthew Cruz | August 26, 2022

His boy-next-door charm and wit propelled him from becoming a lockdown vertical video-sharing app mainstay to a widely-favored e-commerce app favorite, but Alton Lorenzo Amor is set out to show he is no one-trick, social media pony. His trajectory from fitness instructor, commercial model, marketing professional, and even a podcast creator who talks eloquently of his views on a wide breadth of interests from great reads, climate change, down to how the weather could affect our mood and our cognition, is one that is marked not by chance but by smarts, passion, and a heart to create meaningful dialogues. All these said, Enzo Amor is next.

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Cover Story
All in the Family: An Oral History of the Odd Creatures of O/C Records
Rank Magazine | August 26, 2022

In a world of uniformity and predictability, being unconventional often leads to rejection and alienation. But O/C Records has taken the strangeness that the world does not want and developed it, creating a space where incredible skills are valued and odd creatures are born and nurtured.

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Insider
An Adage to Misfits, Fools, and Dreamers: Inside the Homecoming of ‘Mula Sa Buwan’
Mike Agcalis & Clark Casabuena | August 23, 2022

After four long years since it last raised its curtains to the public, the hit musical “Mula sa Buwan” returns to bless the theater stage this August. Marking as one of the first full-blown productions that seeks to make a return after the two years of virtual makeshift stages for Philippine theater, we sat down with director Pat Valera, choreographer JM Cabling, and the talented cast of the game-changing musical on love and defiance to discuss the inner workings of the highly-anticipated production.

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Perspectives
‘Respect bodies. Respect all women!’ How These Women Have Liberated Themselves from Your Insane Beauty Standards
Loi Dimaapi | 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.

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Radar
Week in Review: A Rundown of Pop Culture Scenes on our Radar
Rank Magazine | 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.

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Listening Station
grentperez Talks about the Dangers of ‘Over Confidence’ in First Track Off Upcoming EP
Rank Magazine | 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”.

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Screening Room
Hot Streak: How Jordan Peele’s Films Continue to Bring in the Creeps and the Big Bucks
Mike Bryan Agcalis | 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.”

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Insider
New Breed & New Voices: Charting the 18-Year History and Revolution of the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival
Tifany Soringa | 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.

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Culture
Why You Should See ‘Katips’ While You Still Can
Clark Nick Casabuena | 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.”

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Radar
Week In Review: Hot New Raves, Releases, and Pop Culture Scenes that Made it in our Radar
Rank Magazine | 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.

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