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    Off the leash

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 20/10/2019

    » "Dogs whine to communicate their physical, mental and emotional states..." At first glance, Dogwhine's artist bio reads like the opening to a freshman's college essay. Then, out of the blue, what initially appears to be a direct quote from the dictionary turns into a sly jab at the absurd prohibition on political gatherings of five or more people imposed by the junta: "Not all whines are created equally. Sometimes dogs gather to whine in group. When they come together more than five, they often get chased or taken away." Like hip-hop firebrands Rap Against Dictatorship who brought us the brilliant anti-junta Prathet Ku Mee (What's My Country Got), this Bangkok five-piece are unapologetically political from the outset.

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    New media theatre

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 18/10/2019

    » The first bilingual podcast on the Bangkok performing arts scene, Bangkok Offstage Podcast is hosted by two Thai theatre critics: Amitha Amranand and Kaewta Ketbungkan. The podcast deals with discussions, reviews and interviews of local and foreign artists who perform on the Bangkok stage. Amitha is a writer, translator and language and writing teacher. She has been a theatre critic for the Bangkok Post since 2006 and teaches journalistic writing at Chulalongkorn University. She is on the artistic committee of the Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting. Kaewta Ketbungkan is a writer, translator and content creator with strong knowledge in Thai cinema, theatre and culture from her nine-year experience in broadcast journalism. She has been an active member of the International Association of Theatre Critics — Thailand Center since 2016. Currently, she is developing her website www.annkaewta.com. Guru discuss the need for such a podcast and Thailand's theatre scene with Amitha and Kaewta.

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    America's saviour

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 18/10/2019

    » Bill Clinton wasn't the best president of the United States of America, nor was he the worst. Nor was he the most oversexed. John F. Kennedy had more pillow-mates by far. Yet Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton didn't make a fuss about it.

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    T-Rex exhibition roars into Central Embassy

    Life, Published on 14/10/2019

    » A giant life-size aluminium Tyrannosaurus and its moon surface landscape setting will take over the outdoor yard in front of Central Embassy for one month starting on WednesdayOct 16.

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    All eyes on art

    Life, Published on 07/10/2019

    » The Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting (Bipam) is back with a myriad of extraordinary activities to be held at many different venues across Bangkok over five days from Oct 16-20.

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    Through the prism of history

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/10/2019

    » The book's title is printed on its spine: Prism Of Photography: Dispersion Of Knowledge And Memories Of The 6 October Massacre. Thereafter, from the first page on, we have only photographs with no captions.

  • LIFE

    Behind the scenes

    Guru, Published on 04/10/2019

    » Tom Waller is a Thai-Irish filmmaker, who is behind many big film productions such as the narrative-feature on the Tham Luang cave rescue, Ong-Bak and foreign reality shows like Asia's Next Top Model and Survivor. His company, De Warrenne Pictures, of which he is also managing director, is one of the country's leading full-service motion picture film productions. Guru spoke to Tom about his views on Thailand's film industry and the idea behind The Cave, which is being released on Nov 28.

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    This Joker is no laughing matter

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 04/10/2019

    » What makes Joker one of the most anticipated films of 2019? Apart from it depicting the origin of one of the most popular villains in all of pop culture and starring talented actor Joaquin Phoenix, this is the kind of film that breaks new ground for DC movies and certain kinds of superhero cinema in general.

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    Locker room talk

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 04/10/2019

    » If you can Find The Locker Room, then quench your thirst at their spanking new Botanist Gin Lab. The exclusive lab is all about modern luxury and delicious gin cocktails served in high-end Lucaris glassware.

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    Low-budget veneer is film's main attraction

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 27/09/2019

    » One of people's biggest fears is to be deemed an outcast, or freak. And the theme about suffering from being different, hiding away from authority, or discovering hidden special powers is the sort of storyline that's been told countless times from the Marvel universe, superheroes and monsters movies, where the line between good and bad is hazy grey.

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