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    Asean films receive special showcase

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/07/2018

    » The riches of Southeast Asian stories and images are celebrated at the 4th Bangkok Asean Film Festival, which opens tonight at SF CentralWorld and runs until Sunday. Hosted by the Thai Ministry of Culture, this year's edition marks the 51st anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the regional body whose primary mission is economics and which increasingly pays more heed to cultural promotion.

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    Fight for the light is a dull affair

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 19/07/2019

    » Suddenly, there is light, illuminating the darkness, bringing electricity to an era of fire. Electricity is the star of The Current War, a stylised period drama set in late 1800s that chronicles two world-famous investors and entrepreneurs as they compete to provide electricity and light for the country, trying to win over different states and cities to their sides. And yet, The Current War never manages to spark into life.

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    SEA of delights

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/07/2019

    » The Bangkok Asean Film Festival runs until July 8 and features 30 titles. Here are our top picks.

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    Setting it off

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 14/07/2019

    » From its humble start lurking in the shadows of J-pop to partially dominating the globe, the unstoppable power of K-pop has been fascinating to witness. Today, in the hazy wake of the Gangnam Style craze, the genre has grown to have its own annual convention, KCON, which is aimed to celebrate South Korean culture at various locations around the world. In North America, K-pop boy bands and girl bands are being received with open arms. Groups like seven-member boyband BTS have even gone so far as to win 2017's Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist, beating pop royalty like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande.

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    The Many Realities of Vatanika

    Muse, Published on 18/08/2018

    » A veteran fashion PR and designer of a cult handbag brand once wrote on his Facebook: "You can get your cup noodle ready in three minutes by putting it on your smartphone, provided you leave the screen on Vatanika Patamasingha Na Ayudhaya's Instagram page."

  • LIFE

    Aum wins at court, Num's bored with louts, Poj's dope oil scare

    News, Mae Moo, Published on 30/06/2019

    » Actor and director Atichart ''Aum'' Chumnanont has won another 1 million baht in damages against the company which he took to court almost three years ago after it accused him of running a soap opera badly and doctoring the accounts.

  • LIFE

    Defined by taste

    Life, Published on 06/08/2018

    » Like with many celebrities who live a portion of their life in the public eyes, there's a certain discrepancy between what people think Polpat Asavaprapha is like, and who he really is. The man in question, however, doesn't give it much thought.

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    The day the music died

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 09/07/2019

    » The legendary leader of the famous and influential Petch Phin Thong Band, Noppadon Duangporn, died last week at the age of 77. He was well known across the country, not just as the founder of one of Isan's biggest bands but also as a comedian, radio DJ and movie actor.

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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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    Farang correspondent

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 17/06/2019

    » Standing as tall as his name, Andrew Biggs is arguably one of the most famous farangs in Thailand. On big screens and small ones alike -- or beaming from the covers of his many books and the pages of the Bangkok Post on Sunday -- his humbly charming manner and easy smile mark him as a local who has earned his spurs.

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