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    The fine art of persistence

    Brunch, Jeerawat Na Thalang, Published on 19/06/2016

    » The latest artwork of Chakrabhand Posayakrit, Thailand's best-known painter, is the most surprising of the master's prolific oeuvre.

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    Iron man

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 10/06/2016

    » Banjerd Lekkong, who grew up in his father's garage and whose intricate iron-welded sculptures are being exhibited in a New York gallery, is an outlier among Thai artists. The 47-year-old did not graduate from any art school -- neither Poh Chang or Silpakorn University, the most respected training grounds for local artists. His works have never been displayed in a local museum or gallery. Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre (BACC) turned down his proposal for an exhibition. Private galleries did the same. The only show he had was a brief display at Amarin Plaza, a shopping mall.

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 18/03/2017

    » 1. Flying as a couple (or gang) just got even sweeter with the new double bed and adjustable panels unveiled by Qatar Airways last week. This QSuite, which allows groups to socialise or create their own room, will be in operation in June. In the meantime, try to score a trip to your dream destination by taking part in their "Going Places Together" campaign. Visit www.qrgoingplacestogether.com for a chance to win round-trip tickets valued at more than 200,000 baht. Between this year and next, a total of 15 new destinations will be launched. Later this year, the airline will also be flying to Chiang Mai, and new spots such as Canberra, Auckland, Dublin, Las Vegas, Rio de Janeiro, Sarajevo, Skopje and Nice.

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    Time traveller

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 04/04/2018

    » Period dramas, the sources of romanticisation of the bygone, continue to transfix viewers everywhere. From the South Korean culinary tale Dae Jang Guem, to the dramatisation of UK royalty in The Crown, or the court of Louis XIV in Versailles, or even Thailand's own See Pandin (Four Reigns), these fusions of history and fantasy offer an outlook to the past -- glorified or critical -- while also sparking interest and debate over the portrayals of historical accounts.

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    The final call

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 28/05/2015

    » The curtains are coming down on La Fête 2015, the annual Franco-Thai cultural co-operation festival, as it will be held for the 11th and final time from June 3-20. Next year, according to the Embassy of France, it's likely that shows and performances will be spread out all-year-round.

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    Finding her voice

    Brunch, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 13/05/2018

    » After making history for being the first female to be crowned on Thailand: The Star Season 4 -- one of the country's most popular reality singing contests -- Wichayanee "Gam" Piaklin's life was turned completely upside down.

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    An eclectic triumph

    Life, Tretip Kamolsiri, Published on 11/12/2017

    » Four years after its inception, the Feroci Philharmonic Winds of Silpakorn University's Faculty of Music is no longer a stranger to Thai audiences. After performing countless concerts, last week at the Main Hall, Thailand Culture Centre, the Feroci Philharmonic hosted a concert to honour His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun and to express gratitude to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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    The sweet life

    Muse, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 16/06/2018

    » Baking brownies, no matter how yummy, didn't really give Nalat Chiravirakul a sweet life because of the uncertainty of online orders, with her parents concerned about her survival in e-commerce and pursual of a culinary career.

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    Access for all?

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 07/11/2016

    » Visitors have returned in their droves to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha after it was temporarily closed for two weeks following the passing of His Majesty the King -- Europeans, Chinese and others, many of whom are dressed in dark-coloured clothing. Some of them are also disabled.

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    Big trees of Bangkok

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 31/03/2011

    » The older and bigger a tree gets, the more people seem to love them...until one day they are thoughtlessly cut down.

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