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    Blooming talent

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 17/02/2018

    » Jasmine, saffron robes and gay lovers converge in Malila: The Farewell Flower, starring Sukollawat "Weir" Kanarot, which opens this week in Thai cinemas after gaining rave reviews from several international film festivals. Directed by Anucha Boonyawatana, who previously helmed Onthakarn (Blue Hour), the drama weaves forlorn love and homoeroticism with Buddhist philosophy and traditional bai sri arts.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Lord of the dance

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/11/2018

    » Egocentric, sometimes arrogant, but above all, bursting with fiery passion and talent, legendary ballet dance Rudolf Nureyev was a larger-than-life character. His remarkable story is now being retold in the lush new period drama The White Crow, which had its Asian premiere at the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival. Directed by Ralph Fiennes, the film was awarded Best Artistic Contribution at the festival.

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    Guitar hero of a generation

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 08/04/2019

    » Let me confess: I didn't know much about John Mayer's music before I went to his concert, save for a few hits that I recognise but whose names I was unable to place. Still, I found myself at Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani last week for his Asia Tour concert. I remember my guitar teacher always spoke highly of him. The guitar hero of our generation, my teacher said. Mayer is definitely the one to watch.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Start a new chapter at the 47th Book Fair

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 28/03/2019

    » Time to get more shelf space as the 47th National Book Fair and Bangkok International Book Fair 2019 begins on Thursday. Splurge on good deals at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center from now until April 7. The book fair has always been popular for its staggering amount of titles and publishers that always fill the halls. From lesser-known independent publishers to big names, visitors can experience the vast literary landscape of Thailand right in one place.

  • NEWS

    The politics of change

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 18/03/2019

    » It is less than a week until the much-anticipated general election. For the first time in the history of Thailand, we are seeing a huge turnout of LGBTI candidates from different professions and backgrounds, jumping on the political bandwagon and representing sexual diversity. Out and proud, many of them are standing as candidates or are working with political parties in order to make their voices heard.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Teens, queens and political machines

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 25/02/2019

    » More LGBTI personalities in politics and the mainstream media, plus the return of a transgender beauty pageant in our monthly round-up of rainbow news.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Expanding the friend zone

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 15/02/2019

    » Friend zone is a place nobody wants to be in. Stuck in a limbo between friendship and wanting more, friend zone is sometimes a prison people want out of but just can't walk away from. In GDH's latest flick, Friend Zone (now showing in cinemas), this complex and bittersweet relationship is hilariously explored by filmmaker Chayanop Boonprakob.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Fresh faces, stale formula

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 23/02/2017

    » The producers at Kantana Group were in for some big challenges when they decided to renew the model-seeking reality show The Face Thailand for a third season. When Season 2 aired in late 2015, it was a big hit -- a television phenomenon that mixes talent-seeking, scripted drama and saucy characterisation of the three mentors -- Metinee "Lukkade" Kingpayome, Namthip "Bee" Jongrachatawiboon and Chris Horwang -- whose constant bickering was the real attraction of the show. It was one of those shows everyone had to watch so they could inject their own commentary and fuel discussions online and in-office pantry.

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    The Korean wave keeps swelling

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 12/10/2018

    » The wave of K-pop has seeped into the lives of people throughout Asia and the world. Its soaps, movies, music and fashion trends have dazzled, influenced and merged into the local entertainment scene in different places. We've seen K-pop music like the viral Gangnam Style take over the world and artists like BTS storm the US Billboard charts with their music. Recently, a K-pop gathering in Oakland, California, drew thousands of fans.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Narcos heads a stellar list of new Netflix shows and films

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 20/11/2018

    » It's 1980s. It's Mexico. And drug war is all the rage in Netflix's Narcos: Mexico, which continues the legacy of the Narcos saga with a new cast, story and country.

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