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    A date with Travis Bickle

    Life, Published on 12/07/2018

    » 'He hates New York with a Biblical fury; it gives off the stench of Hell, and its filth and smut obsess him."

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    Imported home brew

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 12/07/2016

    » Chant Khamthongthae's life story sounds like the plot of a melodrama. After winning the lottery, he chose to start a new life abroad. Then from a motorcycle taxi driver in Bangkok working hand-to-mouth, Chant became a well-known barista with 15 years of experiences in Sydney. The boot is on the other foot now.

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    Grabbing the opportunity

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 13/05/2015

    » Malaysians and former classmates Hooi Ling Tan and Anthony Tan, who share the same last name but are not related, founded taxi-booking application GrabTaxi in 2012, after their plan to revamp the Malaysian taxi industry took second place in Harvard's 2011 Business School Plan Contest.

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    The skin I live in

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 11/01/2019

    » The body is a temple. But it can also be a torture chamber, from which escape, while possible, is soul-crushing. Lukas Dhont's Girl is an emphatic, moving story about Lara (Victor Polster), a Belgian trans teen at an elite ballet school who's going through male-to-female gender reassignment. That she has to contend with her own hormones and pre-assigned biological specifics, as well as the fact that her chosen career mandates extreme rigour in how the body should bend and behave, Lara's fight is nothing short of heroic. And in that vein, the film is as well.

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    Film lab open house and fair

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 02/11/2018

    » From tomorrow until Nov 6, the Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (Seafic) will host an open house at the Goethe-Institut Thailand and Alliance Française Bangkok. Seafic is the pioneering non-profit filmmakers' lab for Southeast Asian directors and producers, and has gained more momentum as a launch pad for new film projects from upcoming directors in the region.

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    Some Southeast Asian picks from the Busan International Film Festival

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 12/10/2018

    » How do Aceh and Japan, two places that seem unrelated, separated by a vast distance of land and sea, connect on the personal and historical level?

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    Transmitting human angst

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 01/03/2018

    » Second time's a charm for Fullfat Theatre at Warehouse 30. The company returns to the space that had dwarfed and overwhelmed the troupe's first play [Co/exist] with its sheer size and uninsulated high ceiling. With the new play, Taxiradio, playwright-director and Fullfat co-founder Nophand Boonyai has successfully tamed the rugged space to achieve not only live performance suitability, but also intimacy.

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    A year of tears

    Life, Published on 13/10/2017

    » One year ago today, Thailand lost a great king, the moral and spiritual centre of the entire nation. Upon hearing the news, people sobbed on the bus, wept on the train, cried in the office. It's one of those rare moments in life that affected all of us in such a way that we remember exactly where we were and how we felt when the reality of what happened set in. One year on, we ask dozens of people from all walks of life about how they remember that fateful day.

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    A Noodle's Tale

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 18/02/2018

    » Noodle trends in Thailand come in waves; movements initiated by both sellers and customers. But the popularity of noodles won't go away any time soon. It's like reading a never-ending novel.

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    The roots of Chicha – Peru's jungle beat

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 19/09/2017

    » Ever since Paul Simon used the Peruvian orchestral tune El Condor Pasa in his song of the same name, the image of Andean music is one of locals playing panpipes, dressed in traditional costumes. Think also of soprano Yma Sumac and her exotica music from the 1950s.

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