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  • News & article

    Cooking school puts up at mall

    Business, Published on 15/02/2018

    » Le Cordon Bleu Dusit will temporarily move to CentralWorld as its partner Dusit International starts renovations on its previous site at the corner of Rama IV and Silom roads.

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    For the days that remain

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 17/11/2017

    » Challenging taboos, one of Thailand's most popular directors returns with a film that looks death in the eye

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    In the heart of the city

    Life, Published on 22/11/2017

    » It's often said that the success of an art biennale, which, by definition, makes selections and therefore excludes, can also be found in the success of the "off", which utilises and gathers the energy of those not selected. Last Friday Apinan Poshyananda, chief executive and artistic director of the Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB 2018), announced the first 15 artists -- of more than 70 planned -- who will participate in the citywide show, whose venues include historic temples and modern galleries.

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 11/02/2017

    » 1. Before the main event of Art Auction For Refugees on March 11 at Moca (Museum of Contemporary Art), which will raise funds as part of UNHCR's global "Nobody Left Outside Campaign" to support 2 million refugees in 12 countries, pop by to check out the art pieces being showcased at the Lifestyle Hall, Siam Paragon's 2nd floor, from Feb 15–19. The exhibition opens on Feb 15 at 4pm with speeches and a 40-minute dhamma talk by the Venerable Phra Maha Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi, who is helping organise the event and a tour of the art exhibition.

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    Windows on the world

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 28/09/2017

    » As Hussain Currimbhoy sees it, this is a golden age for documentary filmmaking, a time when the criss-crossing narratives of the world tangle with audiences' growing suspicion over traditional media. The emergence of streaming services has also revolutionised distribution philosophy and connected doc-makers with audiences in ways unseen before, especially with audiences who once had little interest in documentary titles.

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    Wrist candy

    Life, Noko, Published on 01/09/2016

    » An opulent Japanese masterpiece of a watch, priced at more than 20 million baht, is on display at the Central International Watch Fair 2016, at Central Chidlom.

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 26/08/2017

    » 1. Freelance photographer and visual storyteller Adam Birkan is back with his third solo photography show in Bangkok. HopeLand, hosted at JAM Cafe Bangkok, will feature Birkan's distant but poetic photos of everyday situations from broken down cars to random soi dogs taken from his apartment window within a period of 18 months. His minimalistic and colourful style gives the everyday a new and interesting perspective. The opening party will be next Saturday from 7pm till midnight. A limited edition HopeLand zine will be for sale for that night only.

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    Will the best films win the Oscars?

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 26/02/2016

    » The Oscar night is also the Oscar-bashing night. It was always the night (or morning, in our time zone) of constant bemoaning and condescension, because the Academy voters, like most voters, always get it wrong, at least to million others around the world who believe, in our collective delirium, that we have a stake in this pageant taking place somewhere in Los Angeles. Things have taken a turn for the worse with the snap judgement made possible by social media; now the outrage and disbelief are so raw since they're aired in real time, on Facebook and Twitter, like I did last year when I was convinced that it was against every law of nature that Birdman, a well-crafted display of pretension and self-obsession, won over the more delicate Boyhood.

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    Flowers for the late king

    Life, Patcharawalai Sanyanusin, Published on 01/06/2017

    » The royal cremation ceremony of our beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej is five months away and many organisations are contributing to prepare a large number of dok mai chan (funeral cremation flowers) to be distributed to the public.

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    A new vision on Siam's enduring symbol

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 26/04/2017

    » The elephant and the man, walking down the road to redemption and encountering the wounded and the marginalised, the madmen and the prostitutes. In the film Pop Aye, which will kick off Bangkok Asean Film Festival 2017 this evening (see sidebar), the fine-tusked beast accompanies the lost soul as the duo find their way home from Bangkok to the Northeast.

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