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    The Killers kill it at Thunder Dome

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 26/09/2018

    » Despite the absolute chaos of acquiring wristbands to enter Thunder Dome's concert hall (VIJI Corp, please figure this out), Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers made up for it 10 times over with possibly one of the best rock concert experiences in Thailand this year.


    No comfort for young women

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 17/08/2018

    » One of the biggest issues commanding media attention in the past year has been that of gender violence. And Peel the Limelight has dedicated this year to staging plays that shed light on the topic from different angles, starting with a production of Agnes Of God, about a young nun with a history of abuse. That was followed by I Am My Own Wife, a one-person play about the life of a transgender woman during World War II and the Communist regime in East Berlin.


    Musical archaeology

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 10/07/2018

    » James Cagney is regarded as one of the first gangster tough guys of Hollywood. Films like The Public Enemy (1931) made him a big star and his tough-guy persona belied his background as a dancer. If you look at the opening scene to his 1932 film Taxi, you'll hear him speaking fluent Yiddish, a "High German" language that originated with Ashkenazi Jewish communities and was later fused with other German dialects, as well as the Hebrew, Aramaic and Slavic languages.


    End Come Too Soon

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 19/11/2017

    » Though it feels like an afterthought, a final EP by one of the most thrillingly cerebral UK art-rock outfits proves how much they will leave an unfillable dent in indie-rock.


    A lesson in absurd theatre

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 25/09/2014

    » Not all of the Three Short Absurd Plays, which runs at Thonglor Art Space from today until Monday, are all that absurd.


    Bringing absurd life to the stage

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 11/09/2014

    » While performances like I Didn't Launch A Thousand Ships and The Last Schomburgk's Deer are still on at Pridi Banomyong Institute, a new theatre project "Three Short Absurd Plays" at Thonglor Art Space, continues to place Thong Lor as one of the most vibrant (though still in a small-scale) theatre scenes in the capital.


    The aesthetics of resistance

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 05/11/2018

    » For the past four years, we've received a steady diet of the junta's theme songs that preach about "returning happiness" and the virtues of peace, order and nationalism. Since last week, however, the anthem that has stolen the thunderbolt is Prathet Ku Mee (What My Country’s Got), an infectious viral rap by a group called Rap Against Dictatorship.


    Young at heart

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 23/04/2018

    » On some afternoons, Thep Kengvinit would walk to Central Pinklao, sit down at an electric piano in an electronics store, and play random songs from the 1960s. "I walk because it helps loosen my joints," said the 74-year-old grandfather, "and I play because it's relaxing".


    Bruno Mars sweeps Grammys, wins top album and song

    Associated Press, Published on 29/01/2018

    » NEW YORK: Bruno Mars went six for six at the Grammys, winning all of the awards he was nominated for with his energetic and upbeat 90s-inspired R&B album.


    A trip down South

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 13/09/2017

    » The audiences looked on eagerly as throngs of classical musicians from the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO), all smartly dressed in black, slowly filed onto the stage of Yala Rajabhat University's auditorium. Once the men and women in black were seated, and the conductor flicked his baton, the first melody struck. The powerful sounds of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No.5 soon engulfed the hall, filled with locals of Thailand's southernmost province.

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