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  • OPINION

    Biting the bullet

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 25/03/2019

    » For the past year or so, I've had pretty much the same routine. Go to the office, write, eat lunch, chat with colleagues, interview someone interesting, write some more, rinse and repeat. It's been a fulfilling, secure and comfortable existence.

  • NEWS

    Girls just wanna make movies

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 08/03/2019

    » The movie industry has always been a men's club. Take a look at Hollywood. Last year, only 8% of the top 250 grossing films in the US domestic box office were directed by women. And though no official statistics are available, the Thai movie scene has also long been a male-dominated campsite.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Her story in history

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 07/03/2019

    » Many celebrations and remembrances have been dedicated to Boonpong Sirivejjabhandu. During World War II, the Thai merchant risked his life to smuggle medicine, money and contraband foods to prisoners of war pressed into slave labour along the River Kwai by the Japanese. He has been credited with saving thousands of lives, and received the George Cross and the rank of Lieutenant Colonel of the British Army by Queen Elizabeth II thanks to his courage.

  • NEWS

    Beat the abusers

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 27/02/2019

    » According to the World Health Organization, one out of three women experiences physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner at some point in her life. It's a widespread and silent epidemic -- especially in Thailand, where domestic violence is viewed as a normal part of society and culture.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Body and soul

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 14/02/2019

    » From Thursday until Feb 17, internationally acclaimed Silpathorn artist Pichet Klunchun and his Pichet Klunchun Dance Company will take over the 8th floor Main Gallery of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) to challenge the limitations of the human body and the surrounding physical space.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Something in the air

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 13/02/2019

    » Akkarawin Krairiksh wasn’t at all surprised by the toxic smog blanketing Thailand’s major cities these past weeks. For him, it was a long time coming.

  • NEWS

    Learning how to fly

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 01/02/2019

    » "First, let's be honest. When you think of Klong Toey what do you imagine? Remember that image and look at yourself in a mirror. In there is a reflection of your own prejudices," writes textile designer Kamonart Ongwandee on the walls of Conne(x)tKlongtoey -- a powerful and poignant art project whose exhibition runs now to Sunday in Charoen Krung's O.P. Place.

  • NEWS

    The hovering eye

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 23/01/2019

    » 'I shoot a lot of crap every day," said Thomas Hoepker after being asked what it feels like to be lauded as a master photographer. "You see something and a car comes, or the person I wanted to photograph turns around. I would say, if I walk on the street in the evening, I see 10 pictures, maybe one I keep from that scene."

  • TRAVEL

    Waking the dead

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 18/01/2019

    » Walking along Khon Kaen's historic Srichan Road, you might expect tumbleweed to roll past at any given moment. The shophouses that line the street are shut -- empty and abandoned. Roadside restaurants are scarce and vacant. Apart from the one café and jazz bar down the street, there's nothing to see or do. Srichan Road, put simply, is dead. Thankfully, the Creative Economy Agency (CEA) and Khon Kaen Municipality, are planning to change that.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A moment in time

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 16/01/2019

    » Workers and labourers. They have both fascinated and perturbed photographers since the dawn of the industrial era. From Lewis Hine's haunting shots of child labour conditions in early 20th Century America to Sebastiao Salgado's stunning reporting on the world's manual labourers at the turn of the 21st century, images of their hardships and plight are what create social change, along with keeping the rest of the world humble and thankful for what they have.

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