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    Looks can be deceiving

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 20/01/2018

    » If you were to guess what Rika Ishige does for a living, there's a 100% chance that you'll get it wrong. With her petite frame, sparkling doe-eyes and a cheeky smile that's able to light up a whole room, the half-Thai, half-Japanese 28-year-old could actually beat you to a pulp.

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    On unhappy women and clumsy hitmen

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 19/01/2018

    » Pen-ek Ratanaruang's movies -- eight of them in the past 20 years and the ninth slated for a Feb 1 release -- are often inhabited by unhappy women and clumsy hitmen. Unhappy, yet those women are neither resigned nor passive. Clumsy, yet those hitmen have aspirations, dreams and worries like people in other respectable professions. A genre geek, Pen-ek likes crime thrillers, but one of Thailand's best-known directors is also a diligent investigator of human relationships and man-woman dynamics, their eccentric and mysterious rapport and misunderstandings that determine the course of the world, and of cinema.

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    LGBT tent grows wider

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 17/01/2018

    » Next week, make your way to Impact Muang Thong Thani for the inaugural Thailand LGBT Expo, to be held from Jan 25-28.

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    As we were

    Life, Published on 16/01/2018

    » 'Are you havin a good time?" Liam Gallagher asked the crowd somewhat uncertainly midway through his set.

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    Report from the far South

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 15/01/2018

    » The first issue of The Melayu Review has the clean sophistication of a respectable literary journal. The layout is unfussy, the photographs black-and-white, and the text in Thai, in shipshape blocks. An editor's note on the first page quotes Dostoyevsky: "But how could you live and have no story to tell?"

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    Coriander: Best Supporting Actor

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 14/01/2018

    » We usually see coriander on khao man gai (Hainanese-style chicken with rice), pad woonsen (stir-fried glass noodles with vegetables), fried rice, omelette with ground pork, or clear soup with ground pork-stuffed bitter melons.

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    A writer of versatility and promise

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 13/01/2018

    » When Jidanun Lueangpiansamut sat down in front of me, we had a purple book rested between us on a glass table. On its cover, a green silhouette of a timid lion stood out from a roaring crowd -- quite an appropriate design considering its title: Singto Nok Kok. The lion doesn't fit in or conform with the rest of the pack.

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    Artificial intelligence

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 12/01/2018

    » There are Vatican scholars. Then there are novelists who research the Vatican library to give the plots of their imaginative religious stories the aura of authenticity. It turns out that the lay writers usually pen more interesting books. Less authentic, yet more believable.

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    Demystifying dyslexia

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 09/01/2018

    » Not until Lucy* entered elementary school did her teachers realise she had dyslexia, a learning difficulty marked by complications such as the inability to read due to problems identifying speech sounds and how they relate to letters and words.

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    Technology is not the enemy

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 05/01/2018

    » Over the New Year holidays, Netflix gifted subscribers with the latest season of Black Mirror, the popular sci-fi anthology series well-known for its shocking plot twists, macabre subject-matter and dystopian look on how technology could impact our lives.

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