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    The spectral art

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 09/04/2019

    » Sexy women, ghosts, simplistic plot, tendency to be naughty and violent. These are the stereotypical characteristics people have come to associate with the old-school Thai-style pulp comics that are close to disappearing from the market.

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    Bad education?

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 11/02/2019

    » Sex is rarely a topic we discuss freely in Thailand. Shunned in our conservative culture, sex -- as a topic of discussion -- is received with either embarrassment, shame or laughter, not to be taken seriously or with a straight face.

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    Free for all

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 12/11/2018

    » Sky. Seon: Have you eaten anything yet?<br> Pa. Hoon: Not yet. We are so busy in the kitchen.<br> Sky. Seon: Shall we have rice soup together?<br> Pa. Hoon: Of course, but Seonho …<br> Sky. Seon: Yes?<br> Pa. Hoon: Could you check on Pa. Ong?<br> Sky. Seon: Hmmm.

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    The khon spectacle is merrier than ever

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 20/11/2018

    » The Support Foundation's annual khon performance never fails to entertain its audience. This year's instalment is a hugely enjoyable production of The Allegiance Of Phiphek episode from the Ramakien. The acting, dancing, costumes and props are as impressive as ever. And while the production may be restricted to a slightly more economical setting, this has been compensated for with funnier dialogue, including plenty of satirical gags riffing on current events.

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    Beating bipolar

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 14/05/2018

    » Mariah Carey is probably good at keeping secrets. For almost 20 years, the American superstar was trying to sweep under the carpet her struggle with mental illness. So when she opened up to People magazine last month that she has been treated for bipolar disorder since 2001, millions of her fans were stupefied.

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    Time traveller

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 04/04/2018

    » Period dramas, the sources of romanticisation of the bygone, continue to transfix viewers everywhere. From the South Korean culinary tale Dae Jang Guem, to the dramatisation of UK royalty in The Crown, or the court of Louis XIV in Versailles, or even Thailand's own See Pandin (Four Reigns), these fusions of history and fantasy offer an outlook to the past -- glorified or critical -- while also sparking interest and debate over the portrayals of historical accounts.

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    A unique bond

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 21/05/2018

    » If Zack Blackmon Jr were to tell you that he's a direct descendant of the original Siamese Twins Eng and Chang Bunker, there's no way you'd believe him. White skinned, blue eyed and with a delightfully thick North Carolinian accent, Blackmon Jr, 67, is surprisingly in fact, the great-great grandson of Eng.

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    Online task force closes the net on paedophiles

    Spectrum, Kornchanok Raksaseri, Published on 23/07/2017

    » A schoolboy came to the police with a broken heart. He was utterly embarrassed but decided to tell police that a video clip of him masturbating had been distributed online and he wanted it removed.

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    The garden of erotic delights

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 06/03/2016

    » ‘Eroticism is in everyone’s thoughts, but not everyone is brave enough to express it,” Katai Kamminga says of the passion which has taken over her garden. In the past two years, she has transformed the two rai of land she owns in a tucked-away part of Chiang Mai’s Mae Rim district, filling it with suggestive art.

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    Sitting pretty: The naked truth behind motor show models

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 03/04/2016

    » Ladapa Ratchataamonchot first tried breaking into the entertainment industry in university, travelling to Bangkok during her holidays in search of part-time work.

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