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    Descendants of dance

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 10/09/2015

    » Kenny Ortega has another hit on his hands. If there's a movie featuring dancing, then we tend to think of this acclaimed American director, producer and choreographer. Ortega is behind various cult musical phenomena that different generations of teens have grown up with, from the 1987 film Dirty Dancing, Michael Jackson's This Is It concerts, to the globally-embraced High School Musical trilogy.

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    Tied to a Sino past

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 04/05/2015

    » The unavoidable and never-failing icebreaker -- do you have any Chinese blood? -- will always have its place in Thai society. Yet it's also something of an empty question, believes Singaporean author Jeffery Sng: "By the time Phibunsongkhram changed the country's name to Thailand, the Thais were already so mixed that it was hard to find anyone 100% Thai."  

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    Pinch of literary spice

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 01/06/2015

    » For the first time in India, local language authors such as Chetan Bhagat and Amish Tripathi have become marquee names in terms of sales, eclipsing even mainstream Western writers on the market. Books using local, vernacular language are edgy and have a huge following among young readers.

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    7-Eleven takes literature to the next level

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 06/07/2015

    » Feel like SEA Write is a little too out of your league? Thanks to the countless other badges of honour that acknowledge good writing available in our country, the prestigious SEA Write Award is not the only ticket to literary stardom. 7 Book Awards, an initiative that started between CP All Public Company Limited and the Ministry of Education, has been honouring outstanding literature since 2004. This year's awards ceremony will be taking place later this month.

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    The beauty of big

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 09/09/2015

    » Art-appreciating and collecting couple Akapol Sudasna and Supamas Phahulo's decision whether to build a gallery or not was cemented after running into Wisut Ponnimit one day. When the comic artist agreed to be their first featured artist, construction for the new space, which would become a massive, trendy white box, would begin. Sitting on a corner in Sathorn Soi 1 are two exhibition rooms -- the main hall could easily host a concert while the smaller side is a space and retail shop. Hoping to cultivate new collectors along the way and to get more people interested in art, Bangkok Citycity Gallery will be showcasing contemporary works that also appeal to the masses beyond the art crowd. 

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    Man & myth

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 04/07/2014

    » Michael Uslan believes in mythologies and the gods and demons that inhabit them.

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    Read, and thou shall find

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 12/11/2012

    » We are living in an age where humans are swamped with more printed words than ever before, whether from Facebook, Twitter, text messages or email. And yet those words are fleeting. Poetry, with its slow-sinking gravity, can be really important at a time when so much fast language is being spewed. It can serve as a way to slow things down and let people appreciate every syllable, vowel, thought and sentence.

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