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  • LIFESTYLE

    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.

  • LIFESTYLE

    100% fresh

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 04/01/2019

    » A familiar pok-pok sound greets me as I enter the newly-renovated Charoen Krung favourite, 80/20. This is intentional, I later learn, intended to remind diners that 80/20 is a Thai kitchen serving Thai cuisine. The expanded space has a wall with murals by local artist Luke Satoru and Khun Rose, the mother of one of 80/20's chefs.

  • TRAVEL

    A note on Thailand Biennale

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 02/01/2019

    » One recent morning at Nopphrat Thara beach, the high tide flooded the lower part of a strange, interwoven structure. Rising from the blue water of the bay, it looked like an island, a new, unmapped island of Krabi visible from this popular spot where tourists visit and board tour boats to outlying islands.

  • OPINION

    Corruption is like pregnancy

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/12/2018

    » Re: "Watch this space", (PostBag, Dec 22).

  • OPINION

    Politics is sport for Newin

    News, Published on 08/09/2018

    » Newin Chidchob, a veteran politician who has turned his focus to football and motorsport in the northeastern province of Buri Ram, has made headlines again as the regime is expected to ease its ban on political activities some time this month.

  • NEWS

    On the run with Toon again

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 31/08/2018

    » On Dec 25 last year, the entire nation cheered on Artiwara "Toon" Kongmalai as he crossed the finish line in Mae Sai, the northernmost district of the country. It was the completion of his much-celebrated, and much-debated, 55-day charity run to raise funds for 11 public hospitals. The "Kao Kon La Kao" project covered a distance of 2,215km, starting from the country's southern tip in Betong, Yala, and arriving up north in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai. Over 1 billion baht was raised from the run.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A taste of Isan

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 14/12/2018

    » Blink or you'll miss it! Tucked away, at the top of Thong Lor 17, next door to the Family Mart, in what looks like a small Chinese shophouse is the latest branch of Somtum Der. Opened in March, it's the first branch in Bangkok after the original Somtum Der opened in Sala Daeng in 2012.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A star is born

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 30/11/2018

    » When chef Thitid "Ton" Tassanakajohn isn't jet-setting the world as the unofficial ambassador for Thai cuisine, he is busy making a name for himself and Le Du worldwide. Having been on the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list for a few years, No.14 in 2018, Le Du earned its first Michelin star this month.

  • NEWS

    'Bike Un Ai Rak' rehearsal set to go ahead on Sunday

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 28/11/2018

    » A rehearsal of the "Bike Un Ai Rak" cycling event will take place this Sunday along the scheduled route.

  • OPINION

    Five-star salaries too fat

    News, Editorial, Published on 17/11/2018

    » In a move that has perplexed many, the junta-appointed National Legislative Assembly (NLA) yesterday approved in principle a bill that aims to "legalise" the fat pay cheques of generals, admirals and air chief marshals who have been awarded the "special" five-star rank in the military.

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