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    Angelina Jolie on first visit to Myanmar

    Published on 29/07/2015

    » Myanmar’s House Speaker Shwe Mann took some time out on Wednesday to welcome UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie to parliament in Nay Pyi Taw.

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    A very touchy subject

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 29/04/2018

    » This week our prime minister came face to face with the hottest musical group in Thailand.

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    Politics as art

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 02/05/2018

    » You can observe Eiji Sumi's seesaw-like art installation from a distance, or you can engage with it. Either way, it's "play or be played", as the larger-than-life platform offers biting commentary on the mechanics of politics.

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    Overcoming the racial divide

    Life, Sawarin Suwichakornpong, Published on 26/04/2018

    » Shakespeare writes in The Winter's Tale that "there were no age between 10 and three-and-20, or that youth would sleep out the rest". Adolescence, or the marked "teenage years", encompass elements of biological growth and major social transformation, both of which are decidedly products of nature and culture. The time between youth and maturity can be sorrowful, hard, fun, sad and amazing. It never fails to inspire writers of fiction, to attempt to unravel the complexities of this concept of life. Charting into the unknown is always a favourite subject of those who write.

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    The boy wonder of French politics

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 03/07/2017

    » Now that he rules France -- first by winning the presidency and when his party won a majority in the French parliamentary election last month -- Emmanuel Macron has become a subject of close scrutiny. The Netflix documentary Emmanuel Macron: Behind The Rise won't give you deep insight into the remarkable rise of the youngest French president in history; the film works, instead, as a campaign history and a personality sketch of this boyish, industrious, intelligent politician who, at first, seemed surprised by his own ascendancy.

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    A surprise behind the door

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 09/03/2018

    » The house sits deep in the woods, near a cemetery staked with tombstones. The family consists of a father, reeling in debt, and his four children, the eldest 22 and the youngest six. The mother is ill, ashen-faced, bedridden, and she'll jingle the brass bell in her hand to summon help. That jingling bell, and the apparition of a woman in a white gown in the mother's gloomy bedroom, will signal the cue of many jump-scares in the tale that unfolds.

  • News & article

    In the parking lot of luxury

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 21/01/2018

    » This week's tale of pretentiousness and warped social mores begins in the sleepy seaside town of Hua Hin.

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    A copy of his mind

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 22/04/2016

    » In the Indonesian film A Copy Of My Mind, a pirate DVD seller falls in love with a salon worker. Two working-class lovers struggling in a vast city, their relationship is just as heated as the smoke-choking street of Jakarta, and around them looms the tense shadow of politics as a presidential election nears.

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    Exploring Myanmar's past

    Life, Published on 23/11/2015

    » Myanmar is making headlines around the globe like never before in light of its recent election. However, despite the recent press coverage, history buffs and curious readers often emerge empty-handed when seeking lengthier literature on the nation and it's turbulent past.

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    Sexual bandwagon spins badly out of control

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 12/11/2017

    » Tove Lo is a Swedish singer enjoying a hit in the dance clubs at present. Her song is very catchy and kind of fun. It is called Disco Tits, and here are the lyrics to the chorus: "I'm sweatin' from head to toe/ I'm wet through all my clothes/ I'm fully charged, nipples are hard/ Ready to go."

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