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  • LIFE

    Sleeping Beauty hopes to awaken audiences

    Life, Published on 20/05/2019

    » In what is sure to be one of Bangkok's cultural highlights, Rising Star Dance Studio is presenting its version of the Sleeping Beauty ballet next month.

  • LIFE

    Let's get political (art)

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 08/03/2019

    » With the upcoming general election finally happening on Mar 24, the fate of the city hangs in the balance of voters hoping for some actual policy changes that leans toward democracy. However, some may express scepticism and while expressing one's doubts and criticism could be met with scorn and censorship, there are a few people who have expressed their opinions in other forms -- namely street art. Enter Headache Stencil, an anonymous masked political painter whose art usually deals with Thailand's recent social and political happenings.

  • THAILAND

    Keeping up with the cartels

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 26/11/2018

    » A super-elite family background and close connections to the powers that be -- including Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon -- have not lessened the worth of the new chief of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB), Chinnaphat Sarasin.

  • OPINION

    'Forgotten war' strips Kachin of hope

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 14/06/2018

    » Myanmar's "forgotten war" in Kachin state has received little public attention despite the scale of the impact it has had on people who have become internally displaced and the casualties caused by the fighting between ethnic rebels and the army.

  • OPINION

    Ban toxic glyphosate

    News, Postbag, Published on 26/05/2018

    » According to a May 24 report, the Hazardous Substance Committee, in reference to a ban on three toxic pesticides, said "there were insufficient studies confirming they were health hazards", and thus have allowed their continued use. One of the three is glyphosate, known as "Roundup".

  • LIFE

    Creatively canine

    Life, Published on 23/02/2018

    » To have a passion that makes you want to eat, sleep and breathe it, is rare. To have a passion that turns into a career is even rarer. But artist Tavorn Silakunaporn is one of the lucky ones, oozing an infectious fervour -- in a way that only someone who has found their sole purpose in life can -- when discussing his latest installations, currently on show at Gaysorn Village.

  • OPINION

    Funeral books shed light on People's Party

    News, Suthachai Yimprasert, Published on 24/06/2017

    » The 1932 memorial plaque incident is a key political event that we will be commemorating in what is a markedly different atmosphere relative to years past.

  • THAILAND

    To be or not to be in Thailand

    Spectrum, Jeerawat Na Thalang, Published on 30/04/2017

    » Most Thais regard William Shakespeare's plays as high art which they have to climb a balcony to understand, though they may be surprised to find that the Bard's plays are not all Greek to them.

  • LIFE

    Books of secrets

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 30/11/2016

    » Pintima Lertsomboon, a librarian at Thammasat University, remembered trying to work on Oct 14 in order to soothe the bereavement brought by news of the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol. Her task as librarian usually offers her peace of mind. She has been tasked to separate the cremation books out of 10,000 rare books in the library, putting them in their own category.

  • LIFE

    A different kind of prison

    Muse, Published on 17/09/2016

    » Insein Prison, an infamous cell in Yangon, has been notoriously known for its abysmal condition. During the 1980s, the Myanmar junta used the phrase "going to Moscow" to make a threat to opponents. Political activists knew that "going to Moscow" was going to Insein prison, a trip worse than death itself. The prison fortress is known locally as the "darkest hellhole in Myanmar".

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