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    Forward to the past for a better cure

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 25/04/2018

    » Though more and more countries have legalised marijuana for medical purposes, cannabis is still illegal in Thailand. But realising the gradually shifting tide, Rangsit University founded the Medical Cannabis Research Team last year in the hope of securing scientific proof on the medical benefits of cannabis -- and, pending a possible law change, to bring it back to Thai medicine for the first time in centuries.

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    Towards the Figureless

    Life, Published on 25/04/2018

    » Dusadee Huntrakul, Nuttapon Sawasdee and Latthapon Korkiatarkul share the same interests in ways of representation and interpretation behind abstract paintings. Here they present a group exhibition in which each explores their vision of "the figureless".

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    The price of progress

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 25/04/2018

    » Members of the Pom Mahakan community gave a tearful farewell to their homes on Sunday, as the historically significant site and its centennial houses will be torn down to make way for a park project backed by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. The last structures will be gone by the end of the week.

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    The Marvel Cinematic Universe expands yet again

    Life, Published on 24/04/2018

    » "IIt's fun. You feel more silly doing your superhero thing on your own," said Benedict Cumberbatch to a group of Asian journalists. "Then when you're doing it with other people watching you, especially if they're Robert Downey Jr., you feel even more silly."

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    Reliving an era through film

    Life, Published on 24/04/2018

    » The 70-year reign of King Bhumibol Adulyadej overlaid decades of Thai cinema history, from the golden age of 16mm movies in the 1950s to the country's first and only Cannes Film Festival winner in 2010. To mark the two courses of history, the Ministry of Culture last week announced the "70 Best Films In The Reign Of King Rama IX", an extensive survey that covers seven decades of Thai cinema, essentially comprising the country's cinematic canon.

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    Living for the city while keeping it out of your skin

    Life, Noko, Published on 24/04/2018

    » In offering "urban cosmetics", Clarins took a novel approach by introducing anti-pollution make-up for city girls back in 1991.

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    Vatican's Sistine Chapel hosts first ever live online concert

    Life, Published on 24/04/2018

    » The Vatican's Sistine Chapel, an artistic Renaissance jewel, opened up to the digital age on Sunday with the first live concert streamed over the internet from the famous sacred space.

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    Young at heart

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 23/04/2018

    » On some afternoons, Thep Kengvinit would walk to Central Pinklao, sit down at an electric piano in an electronics store, and play random songs from the 1960s. "I walk because it helps loosen my joints," said the 74-year-old grandfather, "and I play because it's relaxing".

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    Made in Thailand

    Brunch, Published on 22/04/2018

    » What seems ordinary to some may hold special values to others. What's mundane to a local may be seen as precious by a visitor.

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    Market on the move

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 22/04/2018

    » Here in Thailand, food can be found just about anywhere. Living in an area with no fresh market or grocery store? For Thais, that proves no problem. A mobile market, or rod pum puang, will find you. These shops on wheels, named in part after the Thai word for brunch puang, delivers fresh ingredients straight to your doorstep.

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