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  • LIFESTYLE

    Joshua Bell with RBSO

    Life, Published on 03/09/2018

    » American Grammy award-winning violin virtuoso Joshua Bell will give a Bangkok debut performance as guest soloist with the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra in the Main Hall of Thailand Cultural Centre, Ratchadaphisek Road, tomorrow at 8pm.

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    For whom the Bell bows

    Life, Harry Rolnick, Published on 06/08/2018

    » When Joshua Bell plays a single work with an orchestra, tickets anywhere in the world are sold out within minutes. However, Bell, one of the leading lights in fiddle-playing, won't be playing a mere single piece with the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra on Sept 4.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Celebrities bring awareness to mental health issues

    Life, Published on 21/05/2018

    » Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has discussed his battle with depression. Mariah Carey recently revealed she has bipolar disorder. And Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has acknowledged dealing with anxiety disorder.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Spooky skyscraper

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 08/09/2017

    » Director Sophon "Jim" Sakdaphisit likes to create his horror films based on locations. His 2008 directorial debut, Coming Soon, is set in a haunted cinema. The follow-up smash hit Laddaland -- his best-known project, which grossed 117 million baht in Thailand -- is set in a housing estate. And The Swimmers (2014) takes place mostly around a swimming pool.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Hail and farewell

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 19/05/2017

    » Contemporary historians are predictable -- penning book after book about Atlantis, ancient Rome, the Templars, World War II. But then a few looked at the calendar and the penny dropped. 2017. Isn't this the anniversary of something? Indeed. The Russian Revolution a century ago.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Praying hope trumps hate

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 30/01/2017

    » The Thai LGBTI scene begins 2017 with news that the much-anticipated Bangkok Pride has now been postponed to the end of the year. Originally set for May, the country's first pride parade in 11 years has been pushed back out of respect for King Bhumibol's one-year mourning period. The wait goes on, unfortunately. So for now, we occupy ourselves with the daily mishaps and surprises happening around the world.

  • TRAVEL

    Cruisin' down the river

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 01/09/2016

    » Myanmar has stunning treasures and the most unique way to view them is cruising down the Irrawaddy River.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Female Lawrence deserves more

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 24/06/2016

    » Gertrude Bell was an adventurer, desert explorer, cartographer, polyglot, writer, kingmaker, and an overshadowed figure during World War I. She spoke Arabic, German, French and several other languages; T.E. Lawrence sought her advice; the Arabs respected her; the British Empire wanted her to spy for them; she helped Sheikh Faisal, who fought with Lawrence against the Ottomans, become the king of Iraq. In short, a great woman who lived a full life. And now in the motion picture Queen Of The Desert, Bell is played by Nicole Kidman in her wind-kissed scarf, lovelorn smile and in a story fraught with Oriental romanticism. The great adventurer doesn't receive a great cinematic treatment after all.

  • TECH

    Disney has first mobile board game

    Life, AKIN, Published on 04/05/2016

    » Disney recently launched its first mobile board game, Disney Magical Dice, available in 155 countries.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Preying on the rich

    Life, Published on 21/09/2015

    » If mythology is to be believed, Midas was the richest man in the world. But his wealth was a curse. Everything he touched turned to gold, including food. Back in time, emperors were decked out in jewels, which is why tomb raiders broke into pyramids and tombs.

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