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    Feminine perspectives

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 10/02/2012

    » In her smoky evocation of lost love, vintage romance and bewitching cello music, Madonna, at the helm of W.E., channelled Wong Kar-wai of the early millennium, doing that visual serenade of beautiful, distressing women who're in the mood for love. Wong sculpted melancholia out of gorgeous haze; Madonna's swirl of luxury and grainy jump-cuts merely drift, and then land somewhat in emptiness. Re-telling the story of "the greatest romance of the century" _ the one between Prince Edward and Wallis Simpson _ the Material Girl also gives us a story of a wife who's in the desperate mood for pregnancy. So much so that the effort crosses over from beautiful and tender to obsessive and self-sabotaging.

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    Funky feline pounces in for a party

    B Magazine, Published on 12/02/2012

    » Indie electro collective Kitsch Cat crank out a pop-centric collection with a healthy dose of nostalgia and synthesisers

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    Serindia Gallery

    Life, Published on 01/02/2012

    » OP Garden Charoen Krung Soi 36 Tue-Sun, 11am-8pm Tomorrow-April 15 Call 02-238-6410

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    You're fired!

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 09/03/2012

    » What's the riskiest thing you've ever done at the office? Stealing your boss's hair from his/her desk to use in a voodoo doll? Taking a secret nap in the meeting room? Coming to work unwashed after partying all night? Or just generally slacking off? We have all done a thing or two that management would frown upon (if they came to know of it). And you should be careful because, unlike esteemed MPs and high-ranking officials, Somchais and Somyings get fired every day for their mistakes and sometimes for causes you can't imagine. We've selected five cases of extraordinary sackings which, in hindsight, reveal tips to help you keep your job or at least give you some ideas to go out with a bang.

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    Film festival needs direction

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 01/02/2012

    » If the Red Carpet works, the film festival works. That seems to be the motto of the hype machine behind last weekend's Hua Hin International Film Festival, which proudly paraded stars down the sandy, horse-free beach of the InterContinental while the cinemas were haunted by ghosts. Nothing's wrong with using a movie festival to support tourism, as long as some attention is paid to what it's all about: film, and the film-going experience.

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    Witthaya rejects criticism of new NHSO appointees

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 02/02/2012

    » Public Health Minister Witthaya Buranasiri says the government's medical welfare policies will not be affected by new appointees to the National Health Security Office board who allegedly harbour political and commercial motives.

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    Keeping the spirit of the country

    Life, Published on 13/02/2012

    » King Bhumibol Adulyadej: A Life's Work _ Thailand's Monarchy in Perspective is in the mould of official histories commissioned by democratic societies.

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    Troupes on display

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 15/02/2012

    » In the hodgepodge of student, amateur, professional and comeback theatre troupes that, for a decade, have together defined the Bangkok Theatre Festival (BTF), it can be difficult to discover the shining newcomers. Even those who have been on the scene for years can easily get lost in the muddle. While regular theatre-goers may prefer to invest their energy in watching the works of long-standing reputable troupes, sometimes it's the new discoveries that make your theatre-going experience all the more worthwhile and exciting. We talked to newly formed and lesser-known companies of veterans and new blood to give you a glimpse into this year's festival and the direction of the local theatre scene.

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    Theatre as a mirror

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 02/02/2012

    » We asked a number of local playwrights, directors and performers to pick a play they believe speaks about present-day Thailand. The play could be thousands of years old or recently written. We didn't limit the choice to works originally written in Thai.

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    Winai lined up for NHSO post

    News, Published on 24/02/2012

    » Public Health Minister Witthaya Buranasiri will probably nominate former Treasury Department chief Winai Wittawatkaravet to sit on the National Health Security Office board, a ministry source says.

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