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    The true king of rock 'n' roll

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 31/10/2017

    » "They call, they call me the Fat Man cause I weigh two hundred pounds. All the girls they love me, Cause I know my way around. I was standing, standing on the corner Of Rampart and Canal, Watching those Creole gals …"

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    Rage against Wall Street

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 27/05/2016

    » Jodie Foster's Money Monster touches on two topical subjects. First, Wall Street's greed and how its casino logic can destroy lives; second, the obscene realism of live broadcast and how the producers and audience are both complicit in turning private lives into public spectacle. Big social issues, both of them, and with George Clooney and Julia Roberts in the lead and Foster directing, we expected a smart blast.

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    Prisoners no more

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 06/02/2017

    » Hair tousled, eyes rimmed with black liners. Five figures dressed in black and white ensemble start moving to the beat of the electronic pop dance music.

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    Live thrills

    Life, Published on 25/12/2018

    » It's been an eventful year for live music. Life takes a look back at some of the highlights, and looks ahead to what 2019 has to offer.

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    Thailand in film

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 27/07/2018

    » It has been a few weeks since the rescue of the Wild Boar soccer team from Tham Luang cave. With the successful and miraculous feel-good news of the rescue, it was inevitable that plans to dramatise the entire ordeal will be made into a movie. Reportedly, six film production companies are in talks with the Thai government and have expressed interest in obtaining rights to make a dramatic movie version of the events.

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    The heaviness of history, worn lightly

    Life, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 28/02/2018

    » Suddenly, Thai traditional costumes have made a quiet comeback -- for at least a month or so.

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    A woman's world

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 12/05/2017

    » The payoff of my having spent years as a backpacker and visiting over 50 countries is that I remember them all, some more vividly than others. That gives me an advantage when reviewing the books and movies set in one or more of them, over those who remained at home. Yes, I know that area. No, it's just a set or a bit of poetic license.

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    Pulls no punches

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 25/07/2016

    » In the States, its sizeable police forces notwithstanding, millions of people buy guns, often giving the same reason that they don't feel safe without them. For all the miscreants in prison, there are many more at large. The cops are doing the best they can but are hamstrung by rules and regulations.

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    A musical that uses every emotional colour on the palette

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 01/07/2016

    » It's 1980s in Dublin, and there's a boy, a girl and music. That's how Sing Street can be summarised in a few words. But when you have John Carney -- director-writer of Once and Begin Again -- at the helm of this musical comedy-drama, you know the film is so much more than just a simple boy-meets-girl story.

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    Retro grade

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 09/12/2015

    » Charoen Krung Road, Thailand's first road completed in 1864, was once a hub of prosperity, rich with money, culture and diversity. Now in 2015, the road that runs past the Old City, along the river all the way to Thanon Tok, has enjoyed an urban revival. Once home to expats, embassies, religious and ethnic communities and shophouses, the road and its many sois have now been enlivened by a younger vibe, from Maitri Chit Road near Yaowarat (Chinatown) to the galleries in mid-Charoen Krung.

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