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    More equal than most

    Life, Published on 04/01/2016

    » Over the past decade of Thailand's political turmoil, the colour-coded camps contesting power have offered starkly different visions of the kind of country they would like Thailand to be. Different perceptions of inequality in Thailand are at the heart of the polarisation.

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    Centre stage in Bangkok

    Life, Published on 27/12/2018

    » Another dynamic year for the Bangkok theatre scene comes to a close. Here are some of the highlights and our top five theatre productions of the year.

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    Nepalese film scoops top prize at SGIFF

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 06/12/2016

    » A Nepalese drama about political and cultural divides won top prize at the 27th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF). The 12-day event, part of the Singapore Media Festival that ended on Sunday, also saw two Thai feature films in its Silver Screen Competition, though they came home empty-handed.

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    The shape-shifting form of protests

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 06/10/2015

    » The streets remained empty and all was quiet when thousands of people gathered last Wednesday night to protest against the government's Single Gateway proposal. Protesters weren't, however, down at major landmarks like Asoke or Ratchaprasong intersections, but simply in front of their computer screens. By merely punching the refresh button, these protesters let their resentment known to the authorities by crashing at least six government sites, including the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology.

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    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

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    The past that haunts

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 30/06/2016

    » More and more, theatre artists are tucking messages about memory, history and tyranny into the crevices of the quotidian. More and more, between the lines of mundane conversations among siblings in the home, lies something political.

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    Visiting the vulnerable

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 28/11/2018

    » European Union Ambassador to Thailand Pirkka Tapiola recently visited the border town of Mae Sot to survey EU-funded projects for Myanmar Muslim migrants. Much work still needs to be done to improve the living conditions and outlook for the number of migrants there, and the ambassador is working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to make sure it happens.

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    Not universally applicable

    Life, Sawarin Suwichakornpong, Published on 03/08/2015

    » In 1992, political economist Francis Fukuyama published a book that elevated him to the level of intellectual stardom. The End of History And The Last Man investigates the patterns of human and societal evolutions, which, according to Fukuyama, may find itself in the form of society and state that resembles Western liberal democracy in the final stage. History ends because we are going to live more or less the same way, that is in the form of Western government with basic life conditions determined by varying degrees of democracy. Philosophically controversial it was, given that it came out in the aftermath of two world wars, the fall of Berlin Wall, the demise of the Soviet Union and an emergence of "East Asia miracle", The End Of History, to many, was a prophetic prediction of the world we lived in. Not West, not East, but the world.

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    Top 20 singles of 2018 (Part 1)

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 23/12/2018

    » As is tradition, we're wrapping up the year with a special two-part series featuring some of the best music to have come out locally and globally over the past 12 months. Culled from our 40-plus playlists stretching back to January, these tracks represent trends, cultural highlights and states of mind that reflect the times we're all living in (and trying to make some sense of). We present to you this week the bottom half of our annual round-up, a vibrant batch consisting of pop mainstays like Mariah Carey and exciting newcomers like Hana Vu and Now, Now. And with that said, here's to a new year of fewer whales choking on plastic bags, of nobody getting trapped in a cave, and maybe -- just maybe -- of an election.

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    Subversive art that binds

    Life, Published on 18/12/2018

    » "Art intervention" is the concept behind "More Or Less", a solo exhibition by Portuguese visual artist and graphic designer Miguel Januario, which is running at WTF Gallery until Feb 10.

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