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    The gift of reading

    Life, Published on 12/12/2016

    » It's that time of year when we ask people in different fields to share one book they've read, loved and would recommend as a New Year pressie

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    A bright spark

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 18/05/2018

    » Upon first meeting, Prof Yongyuth Yuthavong comes across as the sort of intelligent, all-knowing grandfather we'd all like to have and it's no surprise that he's something of a superstar in the world of science.

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    A business epic

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 10/11/2014

    » British author Lord Jeffrey Archer is often regarded as the foremost novelist of our age. Like Enrico Caruso, the greatest of opera tenors, their fame rests on their delivery, not the words themselves. This reviewer enjoys his short stories most of all, yet I can't recall any.

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    The good part is ... Prabda, in English

    Life, Sawarin Suwichakornpong, Published on 07/04/2017

    » Loneliness is a quiet dilemma. Many of Edward Hopper's celebrated paintings are a testament to this truism. In New York Movie, for example, the painting splits into halves. The left side depicts a movie theatre with silhouettes of viewers and what's being shown on the screen. We are, however, drawn to the right: An usherette, tall, lean, blonde, has her left hand supporting her elbow, her chin touching her right hand. Her pensive gesture suggests she is far away from the wall that separates her from the moviegoers. She probably has seen the movie countless times but her countenance compels us to wonder what is taking place in her mind.

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    Hail and farewell

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 19/05/2017

    » Contemporary historians are predictable -- penning book after book about Atlantis, ancient Rome, the Templars, World War II. But then a few looked at the calendar and the penny dropped. 2017. Isn't this the anniversary of something? Indeed. The Russian Revolution a century ago.

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    Drawing comparisons

    Life, Published on 01/12/2014

    » Trairong Prasithipol, a columnist and cartoonist for A-Day and Matichon magazines, believes drawing and writing have more in common than one might think.

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    Molecular interpretation of traditional cuisine

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 04/04/2016

    » Local foodies will not be able to comprehend why Michelin-starred Thai restaurants are located overseas -- such as Nahm at The Halkin Hotel in London, and KIIN KIIN in cold Copenhagen, Denmark, and Thais will keep busy comparing the taste authenticity. The question, perhaps, does not need an answer. Food should not have a racial barrier, and Michelin-star standardisation helps notch up Thai cuisine into the territory of haute cuisine.

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    Talking books

    Life, Post Reporters, Published on 14/09/2015

    » Thailand's most prestigious literary honour, the SEA Write Award, has announced its shortlist. With nine writers in the race, the largest number ever, we talk to them about their art, awards, politics and literary ideals before the prize is announced in October

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    Hey presto

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 15/02/2016

    » In every category there's a person or group recognised as the best in their field of endeavour. Not all people agree with the judges' choice. Arguments invariably ensue over, "This award or prize goes to …..", "Are they blind or deaf? W, Y, Z was better than X by a long shot."

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    Opening doors

    Life, Published on 23/11/2015

    » Rasmi Hanvajanavong is an adviser to the seemingly small and unsound business group Thai Indie Bookstore Lovers Club, a network of small independent bookshops. She also works at the government's Office for SME Promotion, making passionate and idealistic shop owners cut costs by sharing orders to get more discounts and help others find customers.

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