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    Enduring play moves into the #MeToo generation

    Life, Published on 05/04/2018

    » Last Thursday, women from 12 countries took the audience by storm in a perceptive, inspiring, and hilarious performance of The Vagina Monologues. The diverse members of Bangkok Rising, a volunteer organisation whose main cause is to raise awareness of the need for gender equality and an end to gender-based violence, rendered tangible the reality of womanhood in a context of oppression, abuse, and also self-discovery. In a powerful conclusion, they turned their attention to the appalling state of gender-based violence today, more than 20 years after the play's premiere.

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    Through the prism of history

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/10/2019

    » The book's title is printed on its spine: Prism Of Photography: Dispersion Of Knowledge And Memories Of The 6 October Massacre. Thereafter, from the first page on, we have only photographs with no captions.

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    This Joker is no laughing matter

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 04/10/2019

    » What makes Joker one of the most anticipated films of 2019? Apart from it depicting the origin of one of the most popular villains in all of pop culture and starring talented actor Joaquin Phoenix, this is the kind of film that breaks new ground for DC movies and certain kinds of superhero cinema in general.

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    Quentin's Hollywood, circa 1969

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 13/09/2019

    » Not everything ended in the year 1969. Not every sunshiny starlet died gruesomely in her own Cielo Drive villa at the hands of crazed hippies. And not every potbellied actor, fading cowboy and washed-up stunt double bit the Hollywood dust kicked up by the changing of the guard and the closing of that heady decade. Not, at least, in Quentin Tarantino's affectionate, good-humoured, and surprisingly elegiac film about Hollywood and its oddball residents.

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    Plight of 'little ghosts' in South Korea

    News, Kornchanok Raksaseri, Published on 29/09/2019

    » It has been a year since a Thai labour minister met his Korean counterpart to solve the problem of "little ghost" illegal migrant workers in South Korea.

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    Myanmar confident of economic take-off this year

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 08/01/2018

    » After nearly two years in power, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and her government face a crucial year ahead. Apart from significant political problems -- resolving the troubles in violence-torn Rakhine state and reviving the stalled peace process -- the government needs to show dramatically improved performance on the economic front.

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    The wonder girl grows up

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 20/09/2019

    » Bangkok's local concert calendar is now a nostalgic affair filled with 90s and millennium playlists. Stepping away from that slightly worn-out path is diva Tata Young, whose upcoming concert next month will be packed with English music from her days as one of the biggest stars from Asia.

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    Army unwilling to yield to democracy

    News, Erich Parpart, Published on 31/07/2019

    » For the country like Thailand where the military staged two putsches within the past 13 years, a coup d'état should no longer be necessary.

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    Viddy well, young malchicks

    Life, Published on 12/09/2019

    » Stanley Kubrick's scandalous proto-punk masterpiece A Clockwork Orange will be screened at Scala Theatre, Rama I, on Sunday Sept 15 at noon, as part of the ongoing World Class Cinema Series by the Thai Film Archive.

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    Airwaves in the know

    News, Nauvarat Suksamran, Published on 07/09/2019

    » Tuning in to programmes on the "physical" radio has retained its charm in the digital era in the midst of popular streaming which has taken the broadcast scene by storm.

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