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    Rips and tears, black and blue

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 28/01/2015

    » At a New Year's party at CentralWorld, Soopakorn Srisakul took a picture of his friend as she lifted her arm, revealing a tear in her old black tank top. He wanted to frame her tight-fisted nature — her unwillingness to buy a new shirt — but he unintentionally captured something else: the resulting scar from breast implants that peeked through the hole. Soopakorn's arm also appears in the photograph, pushing her hand and hair aside to reveal a secret.

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    Bringing home a star

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 15/12/2015

    » In Bangkok, the closest you get to eating at a Michelin-starred restaurant is to visit L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, eponymously-named after the Michelin-starred French chef.

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    Molam's mass movement

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 07/11/2014

    » 'Molam can't be tamed," so the old saying goes. The years have certainly proven this true. From now until the end of March next year, the Jim Thompson Art Center presents "Joyful Khaen, Joyful Dance", an exhibition tracing the development of molam from its ritualistic roots in Isan, through its passage as anti-communism propaganda, to its current place in pop culture, where the once rural music is played to the cool or even international crowd of Bangkok.

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    Role play

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 24/10/2014

    » The stories of good girls gone wild mirror one another. Britney Spears. Christina Aguilera. Miley Cyrus. Sara Malakul Lane.

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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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    In the steps of the house

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 06/04/2015

    » Eames Demetrios did not know that his grandparents, Charles and Bernice "Ray" Alexandra Eames, were special people to the rest of the world, until he learned about their house in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, in an art history class in college.

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    Rite and wrong

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 16/01/2015

    » Theravada Buddhism is a man’s religion. Thai women have never had an official place in the faith — this is obvious in both theory and practice.

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    Supporting the team

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 17/01/2015

    » Jeerapat Yamsri had just returned from Singapore for a family vacation over the New Year holidays with her family, her phone full of photographs of mascots from Universal Studios — close-ups of their feet, Shrek’s butt, a Minion’s goggles, a few pictures of her three children with the gang from Sesame Street.

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    The erotic radicalism of Ren Hang

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 24/12/2014

    » Ren Hang has been arrested while taking photographs four times in China, and a couple more abroad. Sometimes, he just receives a warning from the police and other times he's taken away in a police vehicle.

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    Faces of hard truths

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 19/11/2014

    » Haryatin lost her sight in Saudi Arabia. She first left Indonesia in 1998 to work as domestic help. Her first employer was kind, the second miserly and the third committed horrendous physical acts of violence against her, leaving her disabled — all of this she told journalist Karen Emmons, who has been working with photographer Steve McCurry on a project entitled "No One Should Work This Way", documenting and exposing the abuse migrant domestic workers face across Asia and the Middle East. 

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