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    We didn't start the fire

    Guru, Mika Apichatsakol, Published on 10/03/2017

    » People, it's not even April yet, and the city feels as though it's been chosen as the launch site for the opening of the gates of hell. Stay cool and hydrated. Make this your daily mantra. This, we're serious about. But as you sip your sweet ice coffee under some air-conditioned refuge, we offer you a light-hearted recap of a few funny, exciting or random bits of news that are theoretical and totally scientific explanations of why this country is so ******* hot right now!

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    Media's shifting landscape

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 23/01/2017

    » When the news broke late last year that TrueVisions -- the largest cable TV service provider in Thailand -- would be cutting off six film and television series channels from their line-up beginning this year, a swathe of the network's subscribers were left in doubt as to the necessity of actually owning a cable TV subscription. After all, with online platforms like Netflix, Iflix, YouTube and even Facebook giving us the ability to access our preferred media content at any place or time of our choosing, many consumers are now given more choices in how they can consume media content than ever before.

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    Scandal, protesting stars and bans as Cannes festival opens

    AFP, Published on 08/05/2018

    » CANNES, France: The most political Cannes film festival in years opens Tuesday with female stars vowing to protest on the red carpet, two top directors barred from attending and bans hanging over other movies.

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    Hope and mercy

    Life, Published on 01/05/2018

    » Despite already being in his 60s, Somchai Saengwit suddenly felt like he was facing a dead end after his wife ran away to live with her new husband and his three adult-age children went their separate ways.

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    Tables turn on DJ, Post-divorce blues, Comedian a 'modern dad'

    News, Mae Moo, Published on 10/09/2017

    » Disgraced DJ Pattarasak "Keng" Thiemprasert has apologised after netizens rounded on him for criticising jailed former TV news anchor Sorrayuth Suthassanachinda, whom he says presented one-eyed coverage of his 2016 road rage drama.

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    Has the Age of Aquarius arrived?

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 21/02/2016

    » Back when I was a mere child there was a popular song heralding the Age of Aquarius. It came from the stage musical Hair, a product of the late 1960s calling itself a “Tribal Love-Rock Musical”.

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    The gentle touch

    Life, Duangphat Sitthipat, Published on 23/11/2015

    » Behind the weather-beaten off-white high walls topped with electrical fences that discharge energy at an intensity of 3,500 volts, Dao* is serving a three-year jail term for embezzlement. Completely shut out from the world, her every movement is closely watched through extensive video surveillance. Freedom, for her, seems to no longer exist.

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    Not showing

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 06/11/2015

    » If there's anything this country hasn't quite got a grip on, it's coming to terms with the truth and censorship. Oh sure, ban the Daily Mail and pornographic websites (nothing ruins a country like coitus), and blur out taboo subjects all you want -- we still know what nipples, guns and cigarettes look like. Instead of letting citizens think for themselves, the censorship nazis have decided to put a PG filter on anything that may conjure the slightest spark of controversy.

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    Truth be told

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 21/11/2014

    » As Thailand prepares for yet another crackdown, it’s the false adverts this time that are on the chopping block. We’re proud supporters of the big clean-up regime — especially this one that involves the removal of (not so) little white lies that assume we’re all idiots and want ridiculous products like an armpit whitener.

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    Corruption:a tragedy in three acts

    Brunch, Published on 26/10/2014

    » The new department head greets us with a friendly smile as he invites us into his office.

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