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    One size does not fit all

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 04/03/2018

    » Twenty years ago, people would get excited when a western newspaper praised Thai food as a new sensation. Foreign tourists visiting Thailand were very much impressed by what they ate here. The number of Thai restaurants overseas sharply increased, signaling the newfound popularity of our cuisine.

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    No offence

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 22/01/2019

    » You'll be familiar with Jim Jefferies' schtick. He's the archetypal Aussie bloke, unconcerned with politically correct ways to address hot-button topics. His rants wrong-foot you with boozy observations that crystallise into astute commentary on modern society, like he's some kind of pub savant.

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    Thailand in film

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 27/07/2018

    » It has been a few weeks since the rescue of the Wild Boar soccer team from Tham Luang cave. With the successful and miraculous feel-good news of the rescue, it was inevitable that plans to dramatise the entire ordeal will be made into a movie. Reportedly, six film production companies are in talks with the Thai government and have expressed interest in obtaining rights to make a dramatic movie version of the events.

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    Nun the wiser

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 27/05/2018

    » How wonderful to be back in the Land of Smiles after my week-long sojourn to Italy, as documented in this column last week.

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    Reeling in the viewers

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 08/07/2017

    » To the eyes of your average Joe, Googling the words "Bangkok Hooker" may get you some strange, if not disgusted looks. But to anyone who knows a thing or two about fishing, it's a whole different story.

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    The outspoken monk

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 24/05/2017

    » At the start The Venerable W., we see the firebrand Myanmar monk Ashin Wirathu speaking to the camera, calmly and casually. He talks about the African catfish, a creature that "grows fast, breeds a lot and is violent". The punchline is not totally unpredictable: "Muslims are like that."

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    The road is all the rage these days

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 13/11/2016

    » What is more valuable in the Land of Smiles -- a brand new luxury car or the dignity of the lower classes?

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    Bowie, in film

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 15/01/2016

    » A shape-shifter on stage, David Bowie naturally found a new home in acting. Over the past 40 years, the late performer starred in many films -- though acting seemed more like another one of his experimental projects -- working with top directors such as Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan and the late Tony Scott, and playing roles from vampire and wizard, to alien and Andy Warhol (in Basquiat, a biopic of the artist by Julian Schnabel). It would be impossible to list them all, so here are my five picks on Bowie's screen performances.

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    Not just a pretty face

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 27/02/2015

    » Over the past five years, Nadech Kugimiya has starred in only six soap operas and one movie, Khu Kam, but that's enough to make the Austrian-Thai (with a Japanese name) one of the hottest heartthrobs in the industry today.

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