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  • LIFESTYLE

    Green Book beats the Oscars odds

    Life, Published on 26/02/2019

    » Green Book, about a white chauffeur and his black client in segregation-era America, won best picture at the Academy Awards, overcoming mixed critical notices and a series of awards-season setbacks. By backing Green Book voters slowed the ascendancy of Netflix, which had been pushing a competing nominee Roma.

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    A big Hollywood night in a #MeToo moment

    Life, Published on 06/03/2018

    » The first Oscars of Hollywood's post-Harvey Weinstein era took care of its serious business at the start. As the 90th Academy Awards got under way on Sunday night, host Jimmy Kimmel addressed the sexual harassment scandals that have rocked Hollywood.

  • NEWS

    'I sold the piano and bought a camera'

    Spectrum, Published on 03/12/2017

    » Journalism requires taking risks beyond the regular (and sometimes legal) call of duty. When breaking news happens or an injustice is found lurking in the shadows, journalists are often the first ones there to shed light on the stories that impact society's most marginalised. It requires a deep passion for sharing people's stories with the rest of the world.

  • OPINION

    Facebook's problems abroad disturb

    News, Published on 31/10/2017

    » For months, Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, has been in crisis mode, furiously attempting to contain the damage stemming from its role in last year's presidential campaign. The company has mounted an all-out defence campaign before this week's congressional hearings on election interference in 2016, hiring three outside communications firms, taking out full-page newspaper ads, and mobilising top executives, including Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, to beat back accusations that it failed to prevent Russia from manipulating the outcome of the election.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A Playmate and proud

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 30/10/2017

    » Playboy's first transgender Playmate, a new TV show coming to Thailand and an award-winning Thai gay film feature in this month's round-up of LGBTI news

  • LIFESTYLE

    Come on Baby, Light My Fire

    Brunch, Published on 30/07/2017

    » After 24 years in Bangkok there's no hoodwinking Jerry Hopkins, pioneering Rolling Stone reporter and author of No One Here Gets Out Alive, the cult biography of The Doors' self-styled shaman-poet Jim Morrison.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The unlikely evolution of a Disney star

    Muse, Published on 22/10/2016

    » At the Metrograph theatre on the Lower East Side of New York, Rowan Blanchard wore a knit pleated skirt overlaid by a pleated sleeveless tunic and chunky platform gold glitter shoes, all made and provided by the fashion house Kenzo. Holding a bag of salty popcorn and another bag of Swedish fish, she sat in one of the first few rows, just as a screening of a film she appeared in was about to begin.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Director Ang Lee is pushing the tech boundary

    Life, Published on 14/10/2016

    » In the action movies that Ang Lee grew up watching in Taiwan, it was perfectly commonplace and yet still thrilling to see rivals take to the air and fly at each other as they faced off in combat.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Who is Elena Ferrante? Supporters say NOYB

    Life, Published on 07/10/2016

    » The readers of Elena Ferrante are devoted -- and fiercely protective -- of that anonymous Italian author. That much was clear from the swift and unforgiving backlash after an investigative journalist used financial documents to suggest in an article published on Sunday that Anita Raja, an Italian translator, was behind Ferrante's books.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The rise of Hitler from dunderhead to demagogue

    Life, Published on 30/09/2016

    » How did Adolf Hitler -- described by one eminent magazine editor in 1930 as a "half-insane rascal", a "pathetic dunderhead", a "nowhere fool", a "big mouth" -- rise to power in the land of Goethe and Beethoven? What persuaded millions of ordinary Germans to embrace him and his doctrine of hatred? How did this "most unlikely pretender to high state office" achieve absolute power in a once-democratic country and set it on a course of monstrous horror?

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