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  • NEWS

    Japan female mayor battles men-only sumo rule

    AFP, Published on 19/04/2018

    » TOKYO: A female mayor at the centre of a fierce debate over allowing women into the sumo ring vowed Thursday never to back down as she prepared to lodge a formal protest.

  • LEARNING

    Dead elephant a female, report indicates

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 11/04/2013

    » An elephant found beheaded near a reservoir in Kaeng Krachan district was pregnant and was not killed for its tusks, officials said yesterday.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Like teen spirit

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 26/10/2018

    » Parkpoom Wongpoom had a hand in one of the best-known Thai horror stories of all time. In 2004, Parkpoom (with his friend and co-director Banjong Pisanthanakun) scored a phenomenon with Shutter, a ghost film about a begrudging female spirit that hounds the men who've wronged her, which went on to become a huge hit around the world (eventually spawning an insipid Hollywood remake).

  • LIFESTYLE

    Aestheticising a stigma

    Life, Published on 18/10/2018

    » Five years ago, at the age of 51, businessman Thanakorn "Chai" Telan decided to drop everything and pursue his passion for the fine arts. Using the camera as his tool of trade, Thanakorn found beauty in light, shadow and the female form. Taking mysterious and dreamlike photographs which inadvertently pay homage to the masters of nude like Ralph Gibson, Man Ray and Edward Weston, Thanakorn's photography led to him being featured in international publications as well as exhibitions in countries like France, Italy and Argentina. Today, his body of work -- under the exhibition name "Papillon" -- can be seen in Charoen Nakhon's The Jam Factory from now until Oct 28.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Bruno Mars leads American Music Awards nominations as female artists edged out

    Life, Published on 16/10/2017

    » The men of pop and hip-hop led the nominations for the American Music Awards (AMA), while female artists were left out of most categories.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Thailand's female national cyclist is armed and ready

    Guru, Catherine Faulder, Published on 04/08/2017

    » We sat down with Jutatip Maneephan (Beaze Za), the Thai national team's number one female cyclist who has won gold medals at both Asian Games and SEA Games. She will be going to the 29th SEA Games 2017 in Malaysia this month. Athletes are not made in a day and Beaze Za has been competing since her pre-teens. She's also now currently doing military service and working at the Weapon Production and Defence centre. To follow her in her cycling journey to the SEA games, or to learn more about her day-to-day life, do follow her on Facebook (fb.com/Jutatip-Maneephan).

  • NEWS

    Female clerics playing bigger role in promoting peaceful Islam

    Asia focus, Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata, Published on 01/05/2017

    » CIREBON, WEST JAVA - Female Islamic scholars are hoping to do more to enlighten their families and communities at a time of rising intolerance that is making people more susceptible to embracing radicalism cloaked in religious teachings.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Asserting the female voice

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 19/01/2017

    » Tonya Pinkins was one of the first actresses to ever perform Eve Ensler's seminal The Vagina Monologues, a theatre work in which women read out a number of monologues regarding female experience. In 1999, Pinkins starred alongside Brett Butler (Grace Under Fire) and Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Nashville) in the original off-Broadway production at the Westside Theater. The cast grew to 100 actresses over the course of that year, with three actresses per performance.

  • NEWS

    Activists fight female monk ban

    News, Penchan Charoensuthipan, Published on 20/07/2015

    » Gender rights advocates may challenge the Sangha Supreme Council (SSC) in court over its ban on ordaining female monks.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Mexican artists preserving the occult

    Life, Published on 06/08/2018

    » Four young stars from the Mexican artistic scene will showcase their works during "MEX4: Preservation Of The Occult", a four-in-one visual-arts exhibition, at the National Gallery Bangkok from Wednesday until Aug 30.

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