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  • LIFE

    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.

  • THAILAND

    Keeping up with the cartels

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 26/11/2018

    » A super-elite family background and close connections to the powers that be -- including Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon -- have not lessened the worth of the new chief of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB), Chinnaphat Sarasin.

  • WORLD

    UK says three Iranian boats tried to block tanker in Gulf

    Reuters, Published on 11/07/2019

    » LONDON: Three Iranian vessels attempted to block the passage of an oil tanker, the British Heritage, through the Strait of Hormuz, but withdrew after warnings from a Royal Navy warship, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

  • LIFE

    Let's Celebrate Social Media Day

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 28/06/2019

    » Fun fact: June 30 is Social Media Day. Yes, it's a thing. The day celebrates social media's use as an effective global communication platform. To honour the occasion, we gathered a few factoids, tidbits and stories relating to social media to see how much it has connected and consumed our lives.

  • OPINION

    Doubleplusgood?

    News, Postbag, Published on 22/06/2019

    » Re: "Orwellian Thailand", (PostBag, June 20).

  • LIFE

    The sensation of all senses

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 07/09/2018

    » 'Do you like The Beatles?" is one of the first questions Maribel asks me during our consultation before the treatment starts. "Well, even if you don't, you don't have a choice. You'll just have to listen to it anyway," she quips.

  • LIFE

    Glistening with gusto

    Life, Published on 18/06/2019

    » Invariably energetic on the podium, the inspirational Japanese conductor Hide Shindori has made annual visits to direct the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra for quite a few years now, so that returning audiences know exactly what to expect from the podium when he is at the helm. He has a wonderful way with the Classical period masters in particular, and the recent "Italian Festival In Thailand 2019" concert in the small hall of the Thailand Cultural Centre featured joyous, highly listenable works by Josef Haydn, Ignaz Malzat and Mozart which positively glistened with gusto from beginning to end.

  • THAILAND

    So who wields influence now?

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 28/05/2019

    » The passing of Privy Council president Gen Prem Tinsulanonda is unlikely to diminish the political power wielded by the "three military brothers" led by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, according to a military source.

  • LIFE

    Sleeping Beauty hopes to awaken audiences

    Life, Published on 20/05/2019

    » In what is sure to be one of Bangkok's cultural highlights, Rising Star Dance Studio is presenting its version of the Sleeping Beauty ballet next month.

  • LIFE

    An imperfect world

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 21/05/2019

    » Even on the ground at the Cannes Film Festival, what people seemed to be anticipating most on Monday was, well, the final episode of Game Of Thrones. No, it wasn't being shown at the festival (how unbecoming that would be), but isn't it a sign of our times that a TV episode has the Valyrian-steel nerve to dominate global discussion and upstage the world's biggest film showcase?

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