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    The outrage conundrum

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 10/02/2019

    » There is outrage in the social media world.


    Weekend watch

    Muse, Published on 17/02/2018

    » Parc Paragon, Siam ParagonRama I11am-9pm, until tomorrow


    In the heart of the city

    Life, Published on 22/11/2017

    » It's often said that the success of an art biennale, which, by definition, makes selections and therefore excludes, can also be found in the success of the "off", which utilises and gathers the energy of those not selected. Last Friday Apinan Poshyananda, chief executive and artistic director of the Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB 2018), announced the first 15 artists -- of more than 70 planned -- who will participate in the citywide show, whose venues include historic temples and modern galleries.


    Show me the motive

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 24/08/2015

    » Motives for acts of violence range from crimes of passion to drive-by shootings -- that is from defending family honour to reducing the food chain indiscriminately. They aren't justifiable under law and are equally penalised. There are a myriad of motives, often the perpetrator unable to explain what made him or her do it ("maybe I drank too much").


    Old meets new

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 28/09/2018

    » The latest department store in Italy's capital, Rinascente took 11 years to build, attesting to the truth of the saying that Rome wasn't built in a day.


    Cold Comfort

    Brunch, Anucha Charoenpo, Published on 07/01/2018

    » It was 7.30am and I queued for a much-needed coffee as commuters bustled around the city's central train station. But even though the day was well under way, the streets outside were cloaked in darkness -- for this was the depths of winter in the capital of Finland.


    A force of nature

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 28/09/2017

    » Lee Child was a passable British author when he decided to try his luck in the States. It was a fortuitous decision. While the US doesn't lack detective thriller writers, he proved better than most.


    A close bond

    Life, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 27/12/2016

    » Australia and Thailand are separated by 5,788km, or eight hours on the plane. But the distance belies the strong bond between the country in the southern hemisphere and the tropical Southeast Asian Kingdom, who will celebrate 65 years of diplomatic relations next year.


    Farang behaving badly

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 28/02/2016

    » There was a news story a month ago that made a splash in the Thai press but went under the radar here in the English-language news world. It happened at the Southern Bus Terminal in Taling Chan, and it involved two Australian tourists who were robbed at gunpoint of their belongings.


    North Korea girl bands rock China's border

    AFP, Published on 23/07/2015

    » HUNCHUN, CHINA - Like many Chinese hotels, the Kunlun International hotel has rock bottom prices. It also boasts rooms with round beds and dance poles, and an all-female North Korean rock band who belt out "Anthem of the Worker's Party" and other socialist classics every night.

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