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  • LEARNING

    Green zone

    Published on 08/09/2018

    » Actress goes from strength to strength

  • LEARNING

    Action hero

    Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 11/01/2017

    » With his ground-breaking moves and daredevil stunts, Tony Jaa made viewers’ jaws drop in the 2003 action blockbuster Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior. In his latest role, the 40-year-old stunt legend worked with Hollywood star Vin Diesel and Chinese martial artist Donnie Yen in the spectacular spy thriller xXx: Return of Xander Cage.

  • LEARNING

    The chosen one

    Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 13/01/2018

    » Since the release of its spectacular trailer, there has been a major buzz around the new Thai animation, 9 Satra: The Legend of Muay Thai.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Family business

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 21/09/2018

    » The tagline goes "Blasting mountains, torching huts". That's how the action films of Chalong Pakdivijit are usually described, for his legendary productions are known to be full of explosions, gunfire, intense fighting and villages being burned at the hands of the villains before the heroes arrive to save them. For five decades Chalong, now an 87-year-old National Artist, has been Thailand's best-known action auteur, on both the cinema and television screens.

  • LIFESTYLE

    New looks, old values

    Muse, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 22/04/2017

    » 'Whatchu lookin' at?" Rattanarat "Ploy" Aurthaveekul might have yelled back to her husband's stare before they leave the house. Her taunting look is, however, followed by a sheepish chuckle, before she adds: "Gosh, this outfit is actually really uncomfortable and kind of revealing too. I guess I should go change." Gone are her fashionably freewheeling days -- her closet now tipping more mother than model. But that's about the most that has changed for this style icon, best known as one half of the modelling/actress twins Petch-Ploy.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Bowie, in film

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 15/01/2016

    » A shape-shifter on stage, David Bowie naturally found a new home in acting. Over the past 40 years, the late performer starred in many films -- though acting seemed more like another one of his experimental projects -- working with top directors such as Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan and the late Tony Scott, and playing roles from vampire and wizard, to alien and Andy Warhol (in Basquiat, a biopic of the artist by Julian Schnabel). It would be impossible to list them all, so here are my five picks on Bowie's screen performances.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Wearing different hats

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 16/02/2016

    » There was a time when Krissada Sukosol Clapp was known as "Noi Wong Pru", referring to his status as a frontman of an early 2000s indie rock band. There was another period when he was known as Kriss, the creative director of The Siam Hotel, his family business. But in the past few years, people have started to recognise this wiry man, whose nickname is Noi, as a film actor. In his latest motion picture role, Krissada both gets to act and sing: Luk Thung Signature, in cinemas now, is a musical featuring five intertwining love stories, all connected by luk thung country music.

  • NEWS

    Regime fails to hit unity goal

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 16/05/2016

    » Having set itself a goal to restore national unity since seizing power almost two years ago, the military regime appears to have fallen short and its persistent use of "special powers" will only perpetuate political conflicts, critics say.

  • LEARNING

    SAHARAT 'KONG' SANGKAPRICHA, the reluctant coach

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 12/12/2012

    » Now 44, the 1980s and 90s pop star just keeps getting more popular and his time as a coach on the singing contest ‘The Voice’ certainly won’t do him any harm.

  • TRAVEL

    The art of showbiz

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 13/10/2016

    » Inspired by its founder's faith in dhamma and passion for art, the Yodchai Meksuwan Museum of Art in Nakhon Pathom's Nakhon Chaisi district is the brainchild of veteran actor and artist Yodchai Meksuwan. It showcases hundreds of his art pieces -- bronze and wax sculptures and abstract paintings -- as well as posters of his movies.

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