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    Ayutthaya Heritage Fair

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 11/12/2014

    » From tomorrow to Dec 21, the annual "Yor Yot Ying Fah, Ayutthaya Moradok Lok Fair" will take place at the Ayutthaya Historical Park to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the Unesco's declaration of the park as a World Cultural Heritage site.

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    By lens, stage and paint, truth

    Life, Published on 10/12/2014

    » In 2009, Tanwarin Sukkhapisit made I'm Fine Sabai Dee Ka, a three-minute satirical film/performance art piece in which she locks herself in a cage placed in front of the Democracy Monument. Passers-by (both actors and unsuspecting pedestrians) take photographs and stop to ask her what happened. She smiles and repeats the same answer: "I'm fine in here." Tanwarin, who once served as the president of the Thai Film Director Association, is a prolific filmmaker who has made independent and mainstream films. In 2010, her low-budget production, Insects In The Backyard, made headlines when it became the first film to be banned under the 2006 Film Act (censors said the film depicted inappropriate images of student prostitutes and a penis).

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    An American story

    Life, Published on 08/12/2014

    » The story of American expats in far-flung Siam is the tale of one of the world's most fascinating foreign communities, and a new book published by EDM Books offers a deep and detailed insight into it.

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    Masterly delve into the video age

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 05/12/2014

    » It's so meta sitting at House RCA cinema watching how its founders used to get their fix of indie films.

  • LIFE

    Brownstone Studio

    Life, Published on 03/12/2014

    » After featuring in "Under The Radar", which showcased works by six emerging artists earlier this year at Chulalongkorn University's The Art Center, "Sub-Sukhumwit" is Pongsakul Chalao's debut solo exhibition in which he uses denim collage to create everyday scenes with incredible vividness.

  • LIFE

    Land of the rising samba

    Life, Noel Maclean, Published on 02/12/2014

    » Panorama restaurant has been quietly picking up plaudits for bringing originality to the Bangkok buffet scene.

  • LIFE

    Playing with roles

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 04/12/2014

    » Two plays and a dance opened in Bangkok last Thursday. All three of which required their performers to play multiple roles.

  • LIFE

    The circus comes to town

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 04/12/2014

    » During last month's Harmony World Puppet Carnival Bangkok Thailand 2014, audiences had the rare opportunity to experience the art of puppetry from 80 countries in one place — Rattanakosin Island, the old quarter of Bangkok. More than 100 stages and street shows were inspired by history, pop culture, social situations and used traditional forms of puppetry as well as influences of other performing arts such as circus. Many shows brought smiles, laughter and tears, and many were thought-provoking.

  • LIFE

    Exhibition captures killer shots

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 19/11/2014

    » At around 7pm on May 13, 2010, Maj Gen Khattiya Sawasdipol, or Seh Daeng (Red Commander), was shot in the head while giving an interview to foreign reporters. Photographer Steve Pace was there and took the key picture. His image of the collapsed and bloodied general being carried away, published in several major newspapers worldwide, is what people still remember about this still-unresolved political assassination.

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    Village vibrancy

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 20/11/2014

    » Dozens of old bicycles for rent are kept under an elevated wooden house and in the concrete courtyard of Amporn Leesuksam, the village head of Ban Khok, in U Thong district of Suphan Buri.

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