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We’ve Been in Quarantine for Almost Nine Months, We Need to Talk about Your Mental Health
Pauline Nacar | December 1, 2020

Anybody else feeling the need to go out a lot more now, even if we know fully well that the virus is still out there, and we still probably shouldn’t? Do you also have two voices fighting in your head: one that pushes you out the door and tells you you need a change of scenery to be sane, and one that shackles you in the bed in fear of the “outside world”?

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Slant
Sugar, Spice, and Everything ‘Divine’: Just Queen Things with these Drag Performers
Pauline Nacar | November 27, 2020

What is a queen without loyal subjects? And in the case of these trailblazing drag performers, without fans and supporters giving them standing ovations? According to these local royalty, to be a queen is to be armed and ready to take over the New Normal world wearing life’s fabulous colors.

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Perspectives
Pop Quiz: What is the Difference between a “Reactive” and “Proactive” Leadership?
Pauline Nacar | November 23, 2020

According to our dear friend the dictionary, “reactive” depicts the natural reaction of people and organizations to respond to a stimulus after a deed has been done, while “proactive” refers to making decisions that would either solve or prevent damages before it even happens.

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Portraits
Curtain Call feat. Sandbox Fest 2020
Leo Balante | October 12, 2020

Days before the community quarantine, we met with the lead cast of the The Sandbox Collective’s Sandbox Fest 2020, bannering a re-staging of well-received Duncan Macmillan productions, “Lungs” and “Every Brilliant Thing”. Months later, following their productions’ unexpected stop, we revisit how the pandemic impacted these stage actors’ worldview as artists and human beings.

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Perspectives
A Community Reacts: How ‘Gameboys’ Gave the Pandemic, our Culture, and the World a Major, Necessary Rewrite
@surethingpating @rappercairo and @kolokoyforever | September 20, 2020

As “Gameboys” evolved into becoming a modern classic, the show’s massive community of fans congregated to discuss, help understand, and comfort each during the most poignant moments of the show. This collaborative article, comes on the heels of the show’s finale, as a testament to the impact of the show on ‘strangers online’, who found each other through their shared love and admiration for the show, its creators, and, of course, its actors.

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Lists & Guides
The 8th Active Vista International Human Rights Festival is Here and it Tells Us, #WalangPipikit
Rank Magazine | September 19, 2020

Slated for this year, in the eight edition of the Active Vista International Human Rights Festival, are film screenings, forums, special performances, and an online exhibit. We rounded up key events and virtual activities you can participate in throughout the week.

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Review
Stream Consciousness: Nature and Existentialism in Five Short Films of Cinemalaya 16
Cholo Katipunan | August 11, 2020

Featuring an extensive library for its Main Competition that was cut into the usual A and B sets, we review the films and understand the concept that ties it all into the festival’s theme altogether. For this part, we look into five films that explore the themes of nature and existentialism all exceptionally portrayed in stunning cinematography and profound narratives.

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Perspectives
A Case of Stolen Creativity: How an Online Search Winner Slumped from Promising Artist to ‘Alleged’ Plagiarist
Cholo Katipunan | August 6, 2020

Long before the cheers and calls for celebration quieted down for his one million peso-win in an online search, 21-year-old newcomer CJ Villavicencio is in hot water. Even louder than his recent victory is the controversy that followed soon after an intricate look at his winning piece revealed hints–if not glaring evidences–of plagiarism.

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Perspectives
The Internet of Conspiracies: Why Our Society of Gossipmongers is Creepier than Clint Bondad’s Cryptic Messages
Rank Magazine | July 18, 2020

It goes without saying, that it is clear that while Clint Bondad, in his barrage of cryptic social media messages, has shown red flags and signs that he is in dire need of help, our gossip-mongering society has a bigger problem.

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Perspectives
In BL We Trust: An Adage and Call for Proper LGBTQIA+ Representation at the Height of the Phenomenon
Cholo Katipunan | July 13, 2020

At the height of BL phenomenon, one statement lingers: “Give LGBTQIA+ roles to LGBTQIA+ artists.”

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