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    Cool Thailand?

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 29/04/2016

    » It is only with reference to J-pop or K-pop that we have a clue as to what the word "T-pop" could possibly mean: an attempt at cultural export -- film, music and other forms of entertainment -- to create a "Thai brand" of cool. It's better late than never, so the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has recently launched a campaign, with Thai star Mario Maurer as the presenter, with the aim to boost tourism in Thailand and expand the entertainment market in China.


    Ratchaburi's roll of the dice

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 04/03/2016

    » Almost five years ago the late writer and National Artist in literature Prabhassorn Sevikul wrote a short story. The text was not published on paper but painted along the bank of Mae Khlong river, and you had to walk the total of 3km to finish the story. The ephemeral aspect of this, along with 74 other artworks installed around Ratchaburi, featured in the first edition of the community-based "Art Normal" event.


    The truth behind the facade

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 15/10/2015

    » At a time when freedom of expression is becoming increasingly constrained, whether one is just an internet user, a filmmaker or an activist, experimental theatre troupe B-Floor is as relentless as ever. After Ornanong Thaisriwong's solo performance Bang La Merd earlier this year was attended by military officers, B-Floor is back under the directorial helm of Teerawat Mulvilai in Manoland.


    Poor me

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 21/01/2016

    » While Crescent Moon Theatre presents the Thai-Korean collaboration Mai Pen Rai Project, Democrazy Theatre Studio is kicking off 2016 with Peerapol Kijreunpiromsuk's directorial debut Plan B.


    Out of the darkroom

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 23/09/2015

    » One doesn't know where to begin, and with what sort of mood, with "Rediscovering Forgotten Thai Masters Of Photography".


    Lion's share

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 27/01/2017

    » The night was lively around the neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés last Saturday for the opening of this year's Paris Déco Off, an annual event where more than 100 home-furnishing-fabrics brands join to showcase their latest designs. But there was perhaps more buzzing than anywhere else down the quaint Rue de Furstenberg where the Jim Thompson showroom is situated.


    Bird on a wire

    Muse, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 16/01/2016

    » Kawita Vatanajyankur feels like an outsider wherever she is. In Melbourne, where the 28-year-old artist spent a decade through high school and university, it wasn’t really home. Back in Bangkok for four years now, and she doesn’t feel Thai, either. Who she is as an artist and the person she is as she sits down for an interview are equally in a state of flux.


    A very hairy journey

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 26/08/2014

    » Armed with scissors and a comb, Japanese Jun Kuwabara set out earlier this year to travel the world and, while he's at it, cut the hair of 1,000 people. In a recent interview with Life, the 26-year-old hairdresser took us through the leafy and vibrant Rambuttri in the Khao San area to set up "a temporary salon".


    Bambi gets sexy

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 11/09/2014

    » In more than one way, ongoing performance The Last Schomburgk’s Deer at Crescent Moon Space is starkly raw and honest pornography.


    All the fun of the fair at M2F’s family-friendly Songkran knees-up

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 28/03/2014

    » With the mercury steadily rising in the run-up to the traditional Thai new year, M2F, Post Publishing’s free daily newspaper, has announced plans to organise an alcohol-free celebration of Songkran at Bangkok’s CentralWorld at which revellers will be encouraged to observe the festival in a way that respects traditions and the safety of other participants.

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