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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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    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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    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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    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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    Call me by her name

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 13/07/2018

    » While the interest and market for gay-themed stories continue to grow -- on online channels, on television series and in cinemas -- the sub-genre of lesbian movies has still got some catching up to do, especially in Thailand. Once in a blue moon, a lesbian film would drop on our cinema or TV screens, and the ones that had an actual cultural impact can be counted on one hand. At last week's LGBT Film Festival, which saw an enthusiastic turnout, there was then just one lesbian film among a dozen gay-themed international titles. All of this seems to signify that truly fair representation of gender and sexuality in the media still has quite a way to go.

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    Trial and tribulation at German Film Week

    Life, Published on 28/06/2018

    » The German Film Week began on Monday and continues until Sunday. Among several titles in the programme, a couple of highlights stand out, and the good news is you can still catch them at this weekend at Cinema Oasis, Bangkok Screening Room and Goethe Institut.

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    A surprise behind the door

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 09/03/2018

    » The house sits deep in the woods, near a cemetery staked with tombstones. The family consists of a father, reeling in debt, and his four children, the eldest 22 and the youngest six. The mother is ill, ashen-faced, bedridden, and she'll jingle the brass bell in her hand to summon help. That jingling bell, and the apparition of a woman in a white gown in the mother's gloomy bedroom, will signal the cue of many jump-scares in the tale that unfolds.

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    Nun the wiser

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 27/05/2018

    » How wonderful to be back in the Land of Smiles after my week-long sojourn to Italy, as documented in this column last week.

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    Don't give up the fight

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 20/12/2016

    » It's been a year of progress for LBGTI issues on-screen, but in real life, there remains much to fight for.

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    Soul chef

    Muse, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 27/05/2017

    » Frank Sinatra's New York, New York comprehensively captures why Hong Thaimee first decided to chase her dreams in the Big Apple 10 years ago. "You know that song right, how it says if you can make it there you can make it anywhere," the New York-based chef and founder of Ngam Restaurant in East Village explains. "It's a city where all the best of the world is at, including food."

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