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    The sacred and the mundane

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 17/07/2019

    » When people want to learn of certain cultures, they mostly look to something big like opera, literature, arts and even cultural heritage specific to that country.

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    Made in Thailand

    Guru, Published on 05/07/2019

    » To say that Thailand has been getting global recognition lately may be a bit of an understatement. After all, it's not a secret that it's a famous tourist destination with plenty of beautiful beaches and street food that's been topping lists for years now. Of course, these are only just a few things Thailand is well-known for but we don't really have the time to get into all of that (*cough* rigged election *cough*). However, people from the outside may have a narrow view of what Thailand and its culture really is, but fortunately, there are things that help put a spotlight on these things. The next instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise is filming right now in parts of Thailand, including Krabi where its governor stated that the film would be a "great advertisement for the nature, culture and history of the kingdom". Erm sure, that's what the Fast and Furious franchise is all about anyway. While the film will most likely be more about cars zoom-zooming and vroom-vrooming, there are a number of shows on TV that give a better focus on Thai culture. Here are a few.

  • LIFE

    Actor Cuba Gooding Jr charged over groping claim

    AFP, Published on 14/06/2019

    » NEW YORK: Prosecutors in New York charged Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr with forcible touching on Thursday after he was accused of groping a woman in a Manhattan bar over the weekend.

  • LIFE

    Banksy's home city an urban canvas for elusive artist

    AFP, Published on 21/05/2019

    » BRISTOL (UNITED KINGDOM) - Five years ago, British street artist Banksy adorned the side of a once uninspiring white brick building in Bristol with the familiar image of a girl gazing out solemnly.

  • LIFE

    Once upon a time on the French Riviera

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 14/05/2019

    » The spectacle ahead will -- hopefully (cinema sages are an optimistic bunch) -- be spectacular. The 72nd Cannes Film Festival opens tonight and there are all manner of curiosities to look forward to: an army of hipster zombies; Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate; Korean parasites; a Maradona doc; an Elton John biopic; Islamic extremism in Belgium; British miserabilism (Brexit and other demons); and, of course, Elle Fanning on the red carpet for 11 days straight, performing jury duty at the world's most reported, most hyped and most influential film festival.

  • LIFE

    Out of the cave, onto the screen

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 03/05/2019

    » The story that gripped the world last year, the rescue of the Wild Boars from Thum Luang cave in Chiang Rai, will make its way to Netflix soon, the Culture Ministry announced on Tuesday at a press conference.

  • LIFE

    Revolutionary's road

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 02/04/2019

    » Poet, novelist, piano player. And that was before Gil Scott-Heron had reached 20. He wrote and recorded his best known song, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, in 1971, and from then on produced a unique and polemical body of prose, poetry and music that led him to be dubbed the "Father of Political Rap", the originator of "nu soul" and many more titles. He preferred being called a "bluesologist".

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    Biking for a better world

    Life, Published on 18/02/2019

    » The lives of people with disabilities are full of barriers -- social stigma, public facilities that are not supportive and fewer career opportunities than the able-bodied. But for them, no one wants to be left out.

  • LIFE

    Fah loves her dad, Num's cuffed up, Boss skirts booze test

    News, Mae Moo, Published on 17/02/2019

    » Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is wearing flak among the artistic set for his frank assessment of the meaning of the Thai smile, as he rides a new wave of popularity based on a line from an old TV soap.

  • LIFE

    Against all odds

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 03/02/2019

    » Kru June is perpetually late for school. She is the first to admit it, and the last to arrive. On this particular morning, the teachers and students of Baan Kui school have already begun morning assembly as she arrives, hurrying across the arid sports field where the morning ritual takes place.

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