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    In search of big ideas

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 18/01/2018

    » BangkokEdge Festival, billed as an "idea festival", returns to its old quarters of Bangkok this weekend. Spearheaded by MR Narisa Chakrabongse, the two-day event is a vibrant smorgasbord of literature, music, art, history and politics, anchored in the charming venues of Museum Siam, Chakrabongse Villas and Rajini School. There will be talks -- plenty of panels and discussions, on subjects ranging from "What Makes The Chao Phraya A World Monument?" to "The Power Of Slam Poetry", from "Populism, Religion and Neo-Nationalism In The 21st Century" to "Years Of Living Dangerously: A Woman's Take On War". The list of participants is starry, including writers, journalists, poets, historians and artists, Thai and international. Come evening, the lawn of Museum Siam will play host to film screenings (Pop Aye on Saturday and Citizen Dog on Sunday), as well as concerts by Hugo, Yena, Rasmee Isan Soul and more.

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    The ghost of pop culture future

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 08/08/2014

    » Last month, Thai fans had their first Comic Con experience, when BEC Tero and TrueVisions hosted the Bangkok Comic Con at Paragon Hall, an event local devotees of all things pop culture welcomed with delight.

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    'Unwrapping an Ultrabook'

    Life, Kelvin Rugg, Published on 27/12/2012

    » It's been said that when Intel innovates, the world takes notice. And when in May 2011 Intel Corporation revealed its 'Ultrabook' vision with 21 devices launched in the Ultrabook inaugural year, the world also quickly realised something special was taking place.

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    Let the past serve the present

    Life, Published on 18/12/2012

    » Museums aren't just buildings that house and display old items. They are, in their ideal form, a way to preserve memory and history, and even to offer a way for contemporaries to learn from the past in the hope of a better future.

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    Battling deadly diseases

    News, Krissana Parnsoonthorn, Published on 25/08/2012

    » Through the efforts of many dedicated people, Thailand enjoys a reputation for fighting the spread of three of the deadliest diseases - HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria. But the gains could be nullified if more is not done, according to an international financing institution.

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    Proud legacy revived

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 30/08/2012

    » Wilhelm Schmid was 17 when he bought his first mechanical watch and began collecting timepieces.

  • News & article

    Video ad test

    Published on 23/05/2012

    » He's the tattooist to stars including 50 Cent, Eminem, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, and – more recently – some "high profile" customers in Bangkok who would prefer to remain anonymous. Meet Mr Cartoon, an artist who has collaborated with Nike, Levi's and G-Shock, and whose favourite material is indelible ink. Video by Jetjaras Na Ranong.

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    A World with out Suffering

    Life, Karnjariya Sukrung, Published on 13/03/2012

    » What would Lord Buddha do if he lived in this modern world? Ask this question, and it might lead us closer to Buddha's insights and transformation of modern crises, as Prof David R Loy tries to introduce in his book, Money, Sex, War, Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution (now in Thai translation).

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