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    Art of breaking up

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 26/09/2014

    » A rehearsal room. A couple walk in," reads the stage direction for Cloture De L'Amour. Who the couple are is not made clear; he might be a playwright or director, while she an actress or choreographer.

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    Reaching for the sun

    B Magazine, Published on 19/10/2014

    » A tree that shades your house from the hot afternoon sun can save a lot on air-conditioning bills. Where there is not enough space for a tree, a large trellis with a vine trained up it can provide a sun-drenched wall with a nice, cool, green insulation.

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    Finland's world-beating education systemoffers lessons for Thailand

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 28/10/2014

    » Besides Marimekko, Nokia, Moomin, saunas and summers without darkness, Finland is also known for its excellence in education. In 1968, the northern European country went through a major educational reform. In the following decades, Finnish students consistently achieved the highest, or near highest, average results in the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa).

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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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    Life is short, Lav is long

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/01/2015

    » The longest film at the 18th Thai Short Film and Video Festival will run at 250 minutes. That's not particularly short, but it speaks volumes about the cinematic health and enthusiasm offered by the festival that runs until Sept 7.

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    Hope grows in the forest

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 13/01/2015

    » The children's faces, white with powder, looked eager as a big modified truck picks them up for school. It was a cool, foggy morning in Sangkhla Buri and we had the sunrise in the background as we cruised along the Thai-Myanmar border zone in Kanchanaburi province.

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    It's no urban legend

    Life, Published on 28/01/2015

    » A garden of edible vegetables in the middle of Thong Lor? Since last week, a new patch of green amid urban high rises has raised many eyebrows — its name is Root Garden, and it is located at the beginning of Thong Lor Soi 3, next to the Pridi Banomyong Institute.

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    Dark, yet more romantic

    Life, Harry Rolnick, Published on 17/02/2015

    » It's encore time for Clara-Jumi Kang. When the formidable Korean violinist appeared here last year, playing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, critic James Keller praised her "truly authoritative and highly sensitive musical command". This coming Saturday, Kang has changed her violin, modified her feelings and changed her music from the very proper early 19th century Mendelssohn to a rare highly romantic surprise written 50 years later.

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    Thunderous Incubus electrify Bangkok

    Life, Onsiri Pravattiyagul, Published on 17/03/2015

    » For decades, Incubus have had a strong hold on Thai fans. For the third time, the American alternative rockers returned to these shores to another warm welcome. Incubus will surely always be able to bring thousands in on the strength of their solid relationship with fans here and their string of hits from yesteryear. 

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    Magical, musical tour

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 27/03/2015

    » In the documentary Y/Our Music, the rustic soundscape of the Northeast clashes with the hipster cool of Bangkok's indie music scene. But it's not a deadly, destructive clash, says co-director Waraluck Hiransrettawat Every, and instead is a sonic journey that shows the vast diversity of cultures and sensibilities, all driven by the positive energy of music.

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