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  • LIFE

    Corona and the death of cinema (again)

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 30/03/2020

    » "Cinema is an invention without a future," said Louis Lumiere who, along with his brother Auguste, invented the Cinematographe in 1895. From its birth, cinema was convinced of its own death. From the very beginning, cinema predicted its own eventual demise. And that was before the two world wars, the advent of home video, laser disc, DVDs, Blu-rays, terrorism, mass shootings, Netflix, and now the coronavirus, the latest scourge that has sealed shut cinema houses around the world.

  • LIFE

    Embracing diversity on the screen

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 23/06/2020

    » Thailand and the world have come a long way when it comes to diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression of characters on our screens. On the occasion of Pride Month, Netflix facilitated a talk with filmmaker Chookiat Sakveerakul (Love Of Siam and Dew) and Sanchai Chotirosseranee, deputy director of the Thai Film Archive, where they discussed onscreen representation, visibility and political correctness of today's LGBTI content.

  • LIFE

    An R-rated roller-coaster ride

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 19/06/2020

    » A dozen strangers suddenly wake up to find themselves in a remote field. They have no idea where they are or how they got there, but the next thing they know they're being hunted down for sport. Judging by its premise or the trailer, the new action/horror film The Hunt could give you an impression of another The Hunger Games or Maze Runner, a survival story mixed with strong political messages. But the film surprisingly delivered a satire, dark humour combined with really well filmed action sequences, plus some of the most likeable performances you'll see in a movie this year.

  • BUSINESS

    Asia's century, China's year

    Asia focus, Published on 30/12/2019

    » Way back when 1999 was winding down, pundits were telling us that the Asian Century was about to dawn. That prediction has not yet been fully realised, but few would disagree that 2019 belonged to China. Over the past 12 months, the top headlines have been about the bruising trade war with America, defiant protests in Hong Kong against Beijing's tightening grip, and the rise of a surveillance state that is herding hundreds of thousands into "re-education" camps on its western fringes. Below, the Asia Focus team looks back on a busy and sometimes troubling 2019.

  • LIFE

    Sexual bandwagon spins badly out of control

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 12/11/2017

    » Tove Lo is a Swedish singer enjoying a hit in the dance clubs at present. Her song is very catchy and kind of fun. It is called Disco Tits, and here are the lyrics to the chorus: "I'm sweatin' from head to toe/ I'm wet through all my clothes/ I'm fully charged, nipples are hard/ Ready to go."

  • LIFE

    Crowdfunders serve as architect's artistic influence

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 01/08/2016

    » Architect Yanyong Boon-Long is a unique voice in the Thai design community through his creative use of space and innovation aiming at improving or even solving social problems. He has been involved in a project that installs solar roofs for a low-income canal community. His research funded by Rockefeller Foundation also inspired the authorities to connect Bangkok's canals with Metro Rapid Transit (MRT) transit stations.

  • BUSINESS

    A closer look at global supply chain ecosystems

    Business, Barry Elliott, Published on 24/02/2016

    » We continue from our previous column with a more detailed synopsis of the key points Mark Millar makes in his important book, Global Supply Chain Ecosystems: Strategies for Competitive Advantage in a Complex, Connected World.

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