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    Mastering the message

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 18/03/2019

    » Life rarely progresses the way we intended. Sometimes, we need to adjust to unexpected circumstances and always be ready for change. Once we master the ability to adapt to unforeseen events and to constantly absorb new knowledge, it usually allows our lives to blossom in beautiful ways.

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    Reznor readies to raze Bangkok

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 14/08/2018

    » Rockers don't forget that tonight, American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails will, for the first time ever, be performing in Thailand at Lat Phrao's Moonstar Studio from 7pm onward.

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    Exhibition captures killer shots

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 19/11/2014

    » At around 7pm on May 13, 2010, Maj Gen Khattiya Sawasdipol, or Seh Daeng (Red Commander), was shot in the head while giving an interview to foreign reporters. Photographer Steve Pace was there and took the key picture. His image of the collapsed and bloodied general being carried away, published in several major newspapers worldwide, is what people still remember about this still-unresolved political assassination.

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    A Playmate and proud

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 30/10/2017

    » Playboy's first transgender Playmate, a new TV show coming to Thailand and an award-winning Thai gay film feature in this month's round-up of LGBTI news

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    Brahms, Schumann and a royal tribute

    Life, Harry Rolnick, Published on 06/07/2017

    » On July 15, the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra will feature two giants of 19th century musical history and one world premiere tribute to Thailand's late monarch.

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    The rise of Hitler from dunderhead to demagogue

    Life, Published on 30/09/2016

    » How did Adolf Hitler -- described by one eminent magazine editor in 1930 as a "half-insane rascal", a "pathetic dunderhead", a "nowhere fool", a "big mouth" -- rise to power in the land of Goethe and Beethoven? What persuaded millions of ordinary Germans to embrace him and his doctrine of hatred? How did this "most unlikely pretender to high state office" achieve absolute power in a once-democratic country and set it on a course of monstrous horror?

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    Shariah with Chinese characteristics

    Life, Published on 16/09/2016

    » Matthew S. Erie, a trained lawyer and ethnographer who teaches at Oxford University, lived for two years in Linxia, a small city in the northwestern Chinese province of Gansu. Known as China's Mecca, it is a centre of religious life for the Hui, an ethnic minority numbering 10 million who practise Islam. Along with the Turkic Uighurs, they are one of 10 officially recognised ethnic groups that practise Islam, making the total population of Muslims in China around 23 million, according to the 2010 government census.

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    Loud paintings

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 13/01/2016

    » Echoing the title of Paphonsak La-or's solo exhibition "Silent No More", his opening reception at Lyla Gallery in Chiang Mai on Boxing Day last year was buzzing with locals and those who had made the trip from Bangkok. Milling around, everyone in the exhibition room couldn't possibly have avoided the huge 7m-long centrepiece that comes with a shade of blue paint that is neither gloomy nor reassuring in the background. While there's a sentence in the middle, "This image is no longer available", the bottom text reads, "Love which was woven in our society leads to a great tragedy and sorrow".

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    In the closet -- or not

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 27/08/2015

    » Actress Kristen Stewart's refusal to confirm her sexuality, and a round-up of other worldwide LGBT news this month

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    Israeli exhibition shows playful side of life

    Life, Published on 25/08/2014

    » To mark the 60th anniversary of Thailand-Israel diplomatic relations, Israeli artist Hanoch Piven's debut Bangkok exhibition invites viewers to look at the world in a new and playful way.

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