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Music as Therapy: Inside the Dreamlike Estate of dia maté
Pauline Nacar | June 21, 2021

At only 19 years old, dia maté has entered the local music scene with an already-deep but ever-evolving understanding of herself, her craft, and the vastness of life’s many twists and turns. As she establishes herself in the industry with her first-ever EP, “Don’t Quote Me”, Rank Magazine delves into the young artist’s inner psyche, wishing to tell her story through her self-produced music and hope that hers is a story that resonates with others, basking greatly on the same healing properties of music on her.

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‘Trese’ and the Per/versions of Manila: Bridging the Supernatural into the Familiar in Today’s Folklore-Forgotten World
Pauline Nacar | June 11, 2021

The highly-anticipated global premiere of Netflix Original Filipino Anime “Trese” is finally within our midst, and to say that fans and non-fans alike are excited would be a severe understatement. As the world prepares for a thrilling show, we look into the creative process, origin story, and the significance of it all in modern-day, folklore-less, Philippines.

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Breaking the Tear-jerker Mold: Stories of Loss, Love, and Becoming in Netflix Original ‘Move To Heaven’
Pauline Nacar | May 27, 2021

Move to Heaven, now streaming on Netflix, poignantly tells the stories of those who have passed on through the heartwarming relationships between a group of trauma cleaners. By unraveling the untold stories of the deceased, the Netflix Original K-Drama is able to explore the raw emotions of those left behind with star-studded cast Lee Je-hoon, Tang Jun-sang, Hong Seung-hee, and a lineup of exciting surprise appearances.

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Zack Snyder Goes for the Jugular: Inside the (Over a) Decade-Long Journey of ‘Army of the Dead’
Pauline Nacar | May 19, 2021

Netflix is officially unleashing to the world Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead” on May 21, and the box-office director talks about promises of easter eggs, heart, humor, and a blockbuster experience right in your own television set.

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On Captured Connection and Longing—Strange Fruit Joins Art Fair Philippines for Second Year
Pauline Nacar | May 12, 2021

At this year’s Art Fair PH, one of the country’s biggest festivals to showcase local contemporary art, photography collective Strange Fruit explores what it means to long for freedom in modern-day Philippines.

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Chris Nick Springs Forward with a Bold, Elegant Awakening in New Eveningwear Collection
Leo Balante | May 10, 2021

For young, rising designer, Chris Nick Delos Reyes, behind the lustrous label, Chris Nick, imagining life post-pandemic is as taxing as it is necessary, and his Spring/Summer 2021 collection speaks of an adage to a time when the ominous veil of fear and doubt would then be lifted, and the fun, flirtatious, modern Filipina could come out and socialize, dressed to the nines.

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Creativity Fueled By Sustainability: How Proudrace Takes In The Chaos and Reworks it in New Collection
Pauline Nacar | May 4, 2021

As the fashion industry recalibrated and regrouped for the better part of 2020, this label took in the time to make a whole new collection out of workshop samples, excess fabric, and discarded piles of material. Introducing Proudrace Pre-Collection 2021, the brand welcomes a new era as an eco futurist fashion label with a peek into what’s in store.

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How Autotelic Navigates, Revisits, and Yearns for Deep ‘Kwentuhan’ Sessions Amid an Era of Social Deprivation
Pauline Nacar | April 17, 2021

As the pandemic literally locks us down to the same quarters for 24 hours in a day, our needs as social beings have drastically deteriorated. Although technology has afforded us some new luxuries in long-distance communication, nothing could ever beat those sit down, ‘kwentuhan’ sessions with our dearest friends. Especially with those we’ve lost along the way.

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Inside the Cinema: Sonny Calvento on Making Sundance History, the Local Film Industry in Peril, and the Need New Voices in Storytelling
Pauline Nacar | March 25, 2021

What is the role of film and storytelling in society? The critically-acclaimed director and producer Sonny Calvento, behind the first-ever Filipino short film showcased at the Sundance International Film Festival’s main program, ponders the question and more as he gives us a peek into his constantly moving mind, and the comings and goings of the industry’s unending exploration.

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‘Love Alarm’: Inside its Promised Upgrades and a Ringing Focus On Complex Choices and Consequences
Pauline Nacar | March 17, 2021

Netflix original K-Drama, Love Alarm, is back for its second season. Fans of the series are eager to know if we’re finally getting the answer we’re all waiting for: Who will Kim Jo-jo choose?

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