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    J-pop gone rogue

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 07/04/2019

    » Anyone who's been to Japan (or spent a decent amount of time on the internet) would have probably come across T-shirts with puzzling or badly translated English. Perusing CHAI's pastel-hued website gives you a similar experience except that everything actually makes sense -- "We Are New Exciting Onna (female) Band From Japan! NEO KAWAII ! COMPLEX IS ART!," its meta description announces. A click and a quick scroll down also give you an overview on the group's "NEO KAWAII" ethos, which essentially goes against any notions of the classic kawaii ("You don't need to have big eyes or have skinny legs to be KAWAII! There should be many more types of KAWAII, and everyone is KAWAII in her own way … Our insecurities make us who we are. The insecurities become art. KAWAII is a never-ending journey!").

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    Rap with resonance

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 22/08/2016

    » For Australian indigenous hip hop performers Juanita Duncan, Naomi Wenitong and Dizzy Doolan, music and dance resonates with stories of the tumultuous past of the Aboriginal population. The injustices meted out to what was called the Stolen Generations are a remnant of Australian history that is kept alive through their performances wherever they happen to be.

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    With great power...

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 05/04/2019

    » These days, it feels as if a new superhero film comes out every other week. To stand out, each new entry has to offer something fresh for viewers. Enter DC Comics' latest effort Shazam!, which slips into cinemas ahead of the much-hyped return of the Marvel Cinematic Universe later this month.

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    The politics of trans acting

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 30/04/2018

    » Kudos and controversy in film, and other happenings in this month's round-up of LGBT news

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    Top of the Pops

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 29/04/2018

    » Pentatonix/ PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I

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    Voices of their generation

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 04/08/2017

    » Documentary filmmaker Nontawat Numbenchapol has a knack for exploring the voices and fragility of young people -- in different places and societal contexts.

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    Chuga-Chug! Here come the zombies!

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 05/08/2016

    » Zombies overrunning a high-speed train, what more could you ask for.

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