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    Pushing the limits

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 29/03/2019

    » Towering inside the 4th-floor studio of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre are tall ceramic structures, giant gravity-defying vessels, and impossibly large porcelain vases that any porcelain fanatic would marvel at.

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    Bloody artists

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 07/11/2018

    » Hung on the walls of Sukhumvit 43's Galerie Oasis are oil paintings oozing with grief, melancholy and pain. There's a figure of a woman crucified on a giant cross with blood streaming out of her hands and genitalia; an angel with empty eye-sockets holding his bloody eyes in his hands; and Buddha standing on a bloody lotus with a skull instead of his usual serene face.

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    The Killers kill it at Thunder Dome

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 26/09/2018

    » Despite the absolute chaos of acquiring wristbands to enter Thunder Dome's concert hall (VIJI Corp, please figure this out), Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers made up for it 10 times over with possibly one of the best rock concert experiences in Thailand this year.

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    30 years of Kamphee

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 14/09/2017

    » No matter who you were, where you came from, or what you did, all the barriers of class, education and politics were torn down last Saturday at Pongsit Kamphee's 30th anniversary concert -- "30 Years Kamphee: You're My Friend".

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    Subversive, perverse, funny, honest?

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 10/03/2017

    » Joan Cornellà's art isn't for the sensitive of heart. Masked in bright colours and empty smiles of his characters, his comics are vile, controversial, politically incorrect and uncomfortable. But to the right kind of person, they're absolutely hilarious.

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    Gloriously absurd

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 07/02/2017

    » The usual initial reaction of a person watching Paradox perform for the first time would go along the lines of: "What the heck is going on?"

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    How to thrive

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 17/06/2016

    » Professor Bundhit Eua-aporn has a lot on his plate. As the newly appointed Chulalongkorn University President, he is not only at the helm of the country's most respected educational institution, but a rich landlord in a prime location in Bangkok. Over the next four years (eight if he gets extended), there will be an overwhelming number of goals and concerns -- academic, economic and everything in between -- that he has to quickly act on.

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    The twilight zone

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 12/04/2016

    » April 13 isn't just the start of Songkran -- it's also National Senior Citizen's Day, observed to bring attention to the elderly. With Thailand on a path to becoming the highest-aged society in Asean -- the percentage of elderly among the total population is estimated to rise to 20% in 2020-21 -- there has been increased public and private interest in developing programmes to help senior citizens get out of the house, socialise and become as independent as possible, exercising their physical, emotional and physical well-being in the process.

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    Embracing ambiguity

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 08/08/2018

    » After last year's successful stint at Kathmandu Photo Gallery, Paris-based Thai-British independent filmmaker Shane Bunnag is back in Bangkok with his latest metaphysical photo project, "Gradiva".

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    Junta needs to provide more than promises

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 04/12/2017

    » It's been a few rough weeks for the junta.

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