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    The plight of the stateless

    Life, Published on 14/08/2018

    » Thanom's ancestors lived in what was Siamese territory, near Bang Saphan district in Prachuap Khiri Khan, over a century ago. Back then Burma, to the west, was a British colony and people who lived along the border crossed back and forth without much difficulty. When state boundaries were redrawn during the reign of King Rama V, his family was stuck on the other side. As a young man Thanom was a cattle herder, and he travelled around Karen villages to buy cattle and buffaloes and crossed over to sell them on the Thai side. When he started this job, a cow was just 20 baht and a buffalo was 50 baht.

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    Maroon 5 set to perform at Super Bowl half-time

    Sports, Published on 21/09/2018

    » Thirteen years after Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones played during the Super Bowl half-time, Maroon 5 will display the Moves Like Jagger at Super Bowl LIII.

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    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.

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    Diving into the cave

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 09/01/2019

    » Of all the films scheduled to come out in 2019, one will return Thailand to the headlines. Various projects based on last year's dramatic rescue of the 12 Wild Boars footballers and their coach have been touted, and now a Thai film has completed principle photography and is going through post-production.

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    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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    Get your spicy clogs on, dears

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 05/08/2018

    » Last week I wrote the story of one of the 12 boys and their coach from the Wild Boars football team who said he just wanted to eat some pad kaprao, the Thai basil stir-fried dish, after their Tham Luang cave ordeal between June 23 and July 10 in Chiang Rai's Mae Sai district.

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    The rhythm of self-mastery

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 24/11/2017

    » Katsumi Sakakura is a world-renowned Japanese artist/performer known for his spectacular video projection performances. He syncs his martial arts movements perfectly with a projection of Japanese imagery on a screen, delivering adrenaline-pumping performances. His group ORIENTARHYTHM travels around the world to perform at various events and on TV shows but it has been a long journey for Katsumi to get to where he is today. When we learned that his group will fly to Bangkok to perform at the opening of the Asian Football Confederation Annual Awards on Nov 29, we couldn't resist an opportunity to talk to this fascinating man.

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    What’s trending and happening this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 03/02/2018

    » 1.Come show your virtual football chops this Saturday at Game Over Lounge's Fifa 18 Tournament. One of the most popular video games played in Thailand, with decades-old versions from the PS2 years, the game is still being played in arcades everywhere. Fifa 18 is the latest version of the game to be released on PS4, Xbox One and PCs. To register for a spot to play, you can either call the organisers on 02-170-7684, or shoot them an inbox message through the Game Over Lounge Facebook page. Registrations cost 200 baht, with the winner taking home a 2,000 baht gift voucher, as well as a "special surprise".

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    Friends through the years

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 02/10/2017

    » From the exchanging of envoys to the bond between the two monarchies, from a Thai football star in J-League to a Japanese actor in a major Thai movie, from Thai liquor to Japanese dessert, Japan and Thailand have treasured a relationship that has strengthened, politically and culturally, in recent years.

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    May mops up messi Jay, Jersey jibe stings, Will I ain't

    News, Mae Moo, Published on 12/06/2016

    » Actress Pitchanart "May" Sakakorn says she wants her newly declared boyfriend, football star Chanathip "Messi Jay" Songkrasin, to go as far in his career as he can, even if they end up apart.

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