Down & Out in Riverdale

After an entire lifespan as a teenager, you’d think Archie Andrews was tired of the same old patterns. The same run-ins with the school principal, the same push and pull between Betty & Veronica, the same letterman jacket, even. BENCH BLOG decided to give Archie a break from the same old. No girls, no gang, […]

YOUTH ISSUES – Meg & Young Star

Years after people have declared that “print is dead,” the magazine continue to thrive. Underground titles emerge everyday, while powerhouse publishing houses still sell thousands of copies each month. September is considered to be the New Year for magazines, with each one busting out bigger, thicker, and better issues. The Philippines is no exception to […]

YOUTH ISSUES – Scout & Chalk

Years after people have declared that “print is dead,” the magazine continue to thrive. Underground titles emerge everyday, while powerhouse publishing houses still sell thousands of copies each month. September is considered to be the New Year for magazines, with each one busting out bigger, thicker, and better issues. The Philippines is no exception to […]

Youth Issues – Candy & Garage

Magazines are very interesting things — not quite a novel, not quite a picture book either. What makes a good magazine great is its ability to sell both image and copy, telling you that Yes, those skinny jeans will make you look three inches taller. And here’s why. Years after people have declared that “print […]

#BenchBodyLanguage: Lui Sunico

  Poetry can be tricky to navigate, but college dude Lui Sunico isn’t one to back out of a challenge. In between classes and lazy days with his friends, the Early Childhood Education student from De La Salle University Manila enjoys penning down a poem or two. None of those cheesy rhyming ones for this […]