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    Bangkok is alive with the sound of music

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 01/04/2015

    » Last year was a quiet for musicals in Bangkok. This year, however, we have already seen two musical productions, from a small adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion at Thonglor Art Space to the original Broadway musical Beauty And The Beast earlier this month. This week alone, there are two more productions, from veteran Yuthtana Lopanpaibul's Thai version of The Sound Of Music opening tomorrow at Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre, to, beginning on Saturday, a stage adaptation by Teravat Anuvatudom of the 2004 film Hom Rong (The Overture), the debut performance at KBank Siam Pic-Ganesha, Siam Square One.

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    7 car stud

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 03/04/2015

    » With Furious 7, the superhero season has begun — and these guys (and girls) are so poised in their invincibility that they don't even bother to put on spandex costumes.

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    An enduring spirit

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 18/01/2016

    » With the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki the world entered the atomic age. More devastating hydrogen bombs were tested, weapons of mass destruction indeed. The US and USSR rattled theirs at each other over the next 44 years, until the Soviets called it a day and the Cold War was over.

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    Watching history unfold

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 06/04/2015

    » When Vitthya Vejjajiva said he was going to write a biography of Phan Wannamethee — diplomat, Red Cross chief, former Free Thai Movement member and ex-permanent secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) — he received encouragement from everyone except his subject.

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    Biographical musicals take centre stage

    Life, Alongkorn Parivudhiphongs, Published on 05/06/2015

    » While many contemporary Thai musicals have taken their inspiration from romantic novels, pop music and hit movies, this year biographical musicals seem to be a trend. May witnessed three biographical musicals paying tribute to real-life characters in Thai and Chinese history.

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    In Iraq, dread is in the air

    Life, Published on 01/09/2014

    » Many soldiers, reporters and commentators have compared the Iraq War to a deadly, sickening version of the Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day — a war not of decisive battles but of seemingly endless efforts to take individual streets and towns, only to lose them and have to fight to take them again, all at enormous, heartbreaking cost.

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    Becoming blissfully aware

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 08/05/2015

    » Jenjira Pongpas has no clue what Blissfully Yours, the 2002 Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard prize-winning film by director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, is all about. Not while first reading the script, not while acting it in, not after the film won the prestigious award that heralded Thai art house cinema, and not even today.

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    TV Thrones tomes good company

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 09/03/2015

    » With the premiere date for the fifth season of Game Of Thrones only a month away, now is a good time for fans to refresh their memories of what has happened so far.

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    A Stamp of approval

    Life, Onsiri Pravattiyagul, Published on 06/08/2014

    » Apiwat Eurthavornsuk would never be described as traditionally handsome. But there's something endearing about the combination of his droopy eyes and upwardly curved lips, which give the impression of an etched-in smile, that complements his easy-going, good-tempered, everyman persona. 

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    whipping up a storm

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 16/06/2015

    » Why anyone would want to live in Westeros sounds insane (and morbid), but to those that fantasise about it, Jessica Henwick suggests that Dorne is probably the best city to do so.

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