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    Crossing the cinematic border

    Life, Published on 30/09/2016

    » The air was electric, punctuated by shrieks of euphoria, as fans brushed shoulders with the stars of TT & Donut prior to the film's debut at the Paragon Cineplex one recent evening. Necks craned and cameras blazed when Pyay Ti Oo, the film's male lead, along with Thai actresses starring in the film, began down the red carpet to join others from the production.

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    Shoeshine boy

    Muse, Pimchanok Phungbun Na Ayudhya, Published on 10/09/2016

    » John Chung founded Mason & Smith, Singapore's first shoeshining and leather care bar, in 2013. He flies to Bangkok every three or four months to serve his local clientele who want to get a mirror shine on their favourite pairs. Now that his passion has developed from restoring vintage men's shoes to artisanal polish, Chung is taking the next step by learning the art of shoemaking with a Japanese shoemaker in Hong Kong.

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    From the valleys to Bangkok

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 25/03/2016

    » Ever since the beginning of the year, Bangkok has not been short of world-class musical icons flying in to grace Thai fans, from Madonna to Santana to most recently David Foster. So it's not unusual that the legendary Welsh singer Tom Jones is next to dazzle Thai audiences.

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    Thai architects vie for international honours

    Life, Pattramon Sukprasert, Published on 25/07/2016

    » Thai architecture can feel anonymous and banal -- but then maybe we don't look close enough. The design scene has its share of clever, outstanding or unusual architecture and emphasis on material, location and the environment.

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    Pixelated Present

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 14/12/2018

    » Argentinian-Spanish artist Felipe Pantone has displayed his works in the organised set-up of galleries and on the street with the urban landscape as a backdrop around the world, including Mexico City, New York and Osaka. He has collaborated with brands like London-based label Romance to design a bicycle produced by Specialised and has also repainted a bridge in Guadalmedina, Spain. The artist who describes himself as a "child of the internet era" brings his analogue/digital imagery to Thailand with an art installation at Siam Center.

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    No offence

    Life, Gary Boyle, Published on 22/01/2019

    » You'll be familiar with Jim Jefferies' schtick. He's the archetypal Aussie bloke, unconcerned with politically correct ways to address hot-button topics. His rants wrong-foot you with boozy observations that crystallise into astute commentary on modern society, like he's some kind of pub savant.

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    Scouting out new superheroes

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 06/05/2016

    » C.B. Cebulski may have been working at Marvel Comics for the past 17 years, but figuratively, he's been with the superhero powerhouse for 40 years -- becoming a fan the second his father handed him his first X-Men comic when he was five.

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    Spinning a traditional yarn

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 06/04/2016

    » A blue cotton yarn hangs outside a wooden house in the small village of Ban Na Di in Sakon Nakhon province. The blue is made with khram, or indigo, in a long-lost dyeing process that was brought back to life by Praphaiphan Daengchai, 63, about two decades ago.

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    Advertising excellence

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 24/03/2016

    » In a celebration of all the creative talents behind successful marketing and advertising campaigns from all over the world, Adfest 2016 recently returned to the PEACH Exhibition and Convention Hall in Pattaya last weekend. Held under the theme "Creative Intelligence", this year's event focused on the use of technology in communication, featuring exhibitions of inventive advertising and marketing campaigns from agencies around the world to talks from numerous industry pundits from Asia and beyond.

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    Stage whispers

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 27/05/2015

    » The artistic career of Thanapol Virulhakul, director of the critically acclaimed contemporary dance performance Hipster The King, is a work-in-progress. It started out with a thesis project at Thammasat University's Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, in which he made Buddhist amulets out of chocolate, sold them on the street and filmed reactions of passers-by and amulet experts.

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