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  • NEWS

    Meth in the madness

    Spectrum, Published on 11/09/2016

    » Thirteen years ago Saksiri Vanichanon was one of tens of thousands of addicts caught up in Thaksin Shinawatra's "war on drugs".

  • OPINION

    Coming to terms with a brutal history

    News, Kritsada Supawattanakul, Published on 06/10/2016

    » Neal Ulevich's awarding-winning picture of a man who was about to beat a dead man hanged from a tamarind tree as a group of people looked on in Sanam Luang is one of the most recognised records of the brutal crackdown on pro-democracy students that took place 40 years ago today.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Redressing history

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 24/11/2016

    » Two new plays have examined the notion of 'justice'. One digs into the political history of Chile and Thailand, the other takes us inside an American jury room

  • NEWS

    The lawyer preparing to defend herself

    News, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 30/10/2016

    » The black Honda CR-V parked in front of Bangkok's military court was sealed off by eight yellow barriers. Police officers taped A4 papers to each of the four door handles and trunk, and put a lock to the front wheel.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The historical made personal

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 06/10/2016

    » We don't know where they are -- a man and a woman, he in a white three-piece suit, she in a white wedding gown. Soon we find out that they don't know where they are either. Then we find out who they are, but soon realise they are not sure.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Case closed

    Guru, Muantawan Viboonnun, Published on 24/06/2016

    » The Wolfpack has howled its way to victory in the HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition 2016 in Hong Kong, bringing home the 1st-runner up award, being the first Thai team to have won such an honour. Wolfpack is a team of four Thammasat University students, led by 21-year-old BBA senior Pakapol "Max" Thangthongchin. Prior to this success, Pakapol was also the winner of the recent L'Oreal Marketing Plan Competition 2016. Schooled in Singapore in his teens, Pakapol has mastered the art of self-discipline and being goal-oriented at a young age. Guru chats with the young rising star about his recent win and beyond.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Thai independent films going strong

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 12/08/2016

    » History, identity, cavemen, dwarves -- independent Thai films taking on those subjects (and curiosities) are making the rounds at the film festival circuit this season. While the big multiplex release of the year is likely to be Fanday, the first output from GDH 559 (previously GTH) slated for Sept 1, some Thai indie titles are busily injecting necessary edge and provocation to the scene.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Cinema scope

    Life, Published on 12/07/2016

    » Decades have passed since the residents of Bang Rak have been able to count a proper cinema in their vicinity. The tight-knit neighbourhood -- sited near the river and the financial downtown of Silom -- is known for its kaleidoscopic mix of architecture, mom-and-pop businesses and narrow streets, and the district was once home to several stand-alone cinemas all within walking distance of each other. Over the years, those cinemas went out of business as Bangkok expanded to the north and east, and disinvestment gradually drained the old-fashioned district of some vitality.

  • NEWS

    Tale of the tape

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 15/05/2016

    » For a 25-year-old self-identified katoey like Tetay, there's nothing more important than having the perfect female appearance when dressing as a woman. In daily life, Tetay dresses as a stylish man, while attending parties or special functions means he dresses as a glamorous woman.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Melancholic, dissonant memories

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 23/10/2015

    » Jakrawal Nilthamrong's Vanishing Point is a story of loss, death, alternative destinies and reminiscence of sadness. It floats a few inches above the ground, it connects, disconnects and reconnects lives and fates, sometimes in a dissonant manner, and even though you may scratch your head wondering what exactly is going on, the film's semi-experimental style and narrative rupture has a strange intoxication.

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