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  • OPINION

    The farthest fall

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 14/07/2019

    » I once attended a birthday party at a house in Soi Ari where I was introduced to a middle-aged man with a rotating jaw.

  • LIFE

    Eating the way it used to be

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 14/07/2019

    » Bangkok is full of places where you can go to eat. There are food streets where diners can select dishes and varieties to suit their preferences. People can have meals at food centres in supermarkets or at restaurants in department stores or shopping malls. Besides that, they can dine at stand-alone food shops and eateries located on every corner of the city. There are no limitations at all when it comes to food and dining in Bangkok.

  • LIFE

    Setting it off

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 14/07/2019

    » From its humble start lurking in the shadows of J-pop to partially dominating the globe, the unstoppable power of K-pop has been fascinating to witness. Today, in the hazy wake of the Gangnam Style craze, the genre has grown to have its own annual convention, KCON, which is aimed to celebrate South Korean culture at various locations around the world. In North America, K-pop boy bands and girl bands are being received with open arms. Groups like seven-member boyband BTS have even gone so far as to win 2017's Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist, beating pop royalty like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande.

  • OPINION

    Another one bites the dust

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 07/07/2019

    » It is a rule of competitive businesses not to recognise the competitor, pretending it does not exist — a rule that is broken, naturally, when something terrible happens to the competitor.

  • LIFE

    Paint it black

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 07/07/2019

    » In the age of social media and the hyper exposure that tends to come with it, keeping a low profile can be something of a Herculean task. And while most artists are trying to capitalise fully on the power of social media, there are also those who shy away from it and focus instead on what they’re meant to be doing: making music and performing. One such band is emerging British four-piece Black Midi who have managed to maintain a low-key online presence while steadily garnering a solid fan base through a series of live gigs.

  • TRAVEL

    Mystical Moyo

    B Magazine, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 07/07/2019

    » I was never an Eat, Pray, Love fanatic and had already been to Bali when the book and movie came out. But Indonesia, a country made up of thousands of islands, is so much more than Bali.

  • LIFE

    From Tuesday to Saturday

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 30/06/2019

    » Who would have thought that a garden-variety verse like "Got the club goin' up, on a Tuesday/ Got your girl in the cut and she choosey" would blow up and inspire countless Vines endless memes? Well, no one really -- except for Canadian rapper Drake who loved it so much he gave it a remix (Club Goin' Up On A Tuesday) complete with his own additional verse. Lauded as 2014's "summertime sleeper hit", the song single-handedly launched Atlanta artist Makonnen Sheran, aka iLoveMakonnen, into the Atlanta rap scene, not to mention earning him a Grammy nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. For him, Drake's endorsement was indeed a godsend.

  • LIFE

    Unknown pleasures

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 30/06/2019

    » Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat said his ministry will seek to have tom yum goong (spicy prawn soup) listed by Unesco as part of the country's tangible cultural heritage. That the ministry is giving some attention to Thai food culture makes for a welcome, and somewhat surprising, change.

  • OPINION

    Bangkok taxi passengers being taken for a ride

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 30/06/2019

    » The Department of Land Transport in Chatuchak was abuzz last Monday when 30 taxi drivers converged on the complex, holding placards protesting the impending legalisation of Grab taxi service.

  • OPINION

    What chance of draining this swamp?

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 23/06/2019

    » My commiserations to that poor woman who fell into the sewer on her way to work last Tuesday.

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