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    Remembering A Prince Of Art

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/04/2019

    » After two years of temporary closure for restoration, Ban Plainern, the residence of the late Prince Narisaranuvattiwongse -- the Great Craftsman of Siam -- is today reopened for a special occasion. Every year, the Naris Foundation and the Chitrabongs family celebrate Naris Day, the prince's birthday, by opening up the residence in Bangkok's Klong Toey district to distinguished guests on April 28 and to the public all day on April 29.

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    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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    Fifty Shades author announces new novel

    Life, Published on 28/01/2019

    » The author of the blockbuster Fifty Shades novels is returning with a new, erotic book that she calls a "Cinderella romance for the 21st century".

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    Welcome (back) to the jungle

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/12/2018

    » Telling a story that has been told several times before may require a fresh approach. And in Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle, yet another retelling of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, director Andy Serkis has decided for a more sombre tone to set his film apart from the rest.

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    Getting away with it

    Life, Chris Baker, Published on 23/11/2018

    » From 1977 to 1988, there were at least 1,436 alleged cases of arbitrary detention, 58 forced disappearances, 148 torture, and 345 extrajudicial killings in Thailand. We know these figures because an NGO investigated and reported these cases at a time when the idea of human rights excited optimism about justice and the rule of law. Amnesty International encouraged international activists to protest individual cases. Thai authorities investigated and whitewashed each case. This became standard procedure. After a time the NGO gave up. Nobody was punished.

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    Parisian charm

    Life, Published on 15/11/2018

    » Twenty-one years ago, Parisian luxury fashion house Chanel opened its doors to its very first boutique and office in Bangkok, introducing the Kingdom to the likes of their little black dress, timeless tweed jacket, and, of course, classic flap bag. Twenty-one years on, Thailand has become one of the top 10 markets for this multibillion dollar fashion house, and, with that, it was only natural for the brand to bring a bit of Parisian charm to the City of Angels.

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    Every molecule of Marina

    Life, Published on 31/10/2018

    » Marina Abramovic, sitting in the tearoom of a Bangkok hotel, was talking animatedly about the first time she learned to cook Thai food in the early 1980s.

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    Kan spins the dice on Po, Arm-wrestling, Tanya's getting threats

    News, Mae Moo, Published on 21/10/2018

    » Rocker Sek Loso's former wife, Wiphakorn "Kan" Sukpimai, has wasted no time in calling up old debts after her former lover, a self-confessed gambler, was charged last week with inviting Thais to gamble and suspected money-laundering.

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    Beware of ghosts

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 05/10/2018

    » In this Halloween month, Asian horror is demanding a fair share of the spotlight.

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    Re-imagining a local superhero

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 22/08/2018

    » Writer-director Kongkiat Khomsiri describes himself as old school when it comes to his influence and style in filmmaking.

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