Interest groups like First Bike Ride, founded by freelance journalist Lester Babiera, have become more than just bridges in educating the public on the merits of biking, but a growing community with a proof of concept for healthier, more economical, and sustainable city living.
In celebration of premier drag haven O BAR’s 16th anniversary, Rank Magazine editor Leo Balante charts the storied evolution of one of the pioneering, and most well-loved establishments that opened doors to the LGBT community. From its beginnings as a resto-bar in Malate, to its illustrious history of honing some of the most celebrated drag personalities of today, O Bar has since made its resounding return, after two years of absence off the unprecedented pause brought about by the pandemic and a devastating blow caused by the loss of one of its pillars, Rupert Acuña, in time for its founding anniversary, still standing tall in shaping a community of queer people, by queer people, and for queer people.
Tommy Hilfiger introduces the Fall 2021 brand campaign “Pass the Mic” that gathers a group of diverse voices on a global platform with the aim of sharing and amplifying the message of change.
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.
As the highly-anticipated annual festival draws nearer, Rank magazine looks into the short films slated to compete at the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival this year, with a stronger focus on portraying the social and cultural intricacies that make up the Filipino reality.
In less than one year, Vaultboy has amassed over 11 Million likes on his TikTok content sharing his original songs and covers, and effectively launching his music career to the world. As ‘Everything Sucks’ gains momentum, Rank magazine sits down (virtually) with him from Florida, and talk about everything that does not suck. For the things that do, well, they make for viral songs.
The three years-in-the-making film finally premieres globally on Netflix, following the story of two “unusually close” best friends. The leading pair off of ‘My Amanda’ dives deep into the borders and expanse of true friendship, and what it means to love someone in a different type of way than what most mainstream films dictate.
With Jensen Gomez’ release of lead single “No Sides”, the singer-songwriter and producer marks a brand new chapter as he embarks on a full comeback, leading us to the release of his four-volume album, “Phases”. Rank Magazine gets a first glimpse into this new era, with the lead single off his three-track first volume EP, that culminates his years-long exercise in self-rediscovery.