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    New books worth reading

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 29/12/2016

    » From Dust To Dust: A Journalist's Memoir

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    Books of secrets

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 30/11/2016

    » Pintima Lertsomboon, a librarian at Thammasat University, remembered trying to work on Oct 14 in order to soothe the bereavement brought by news of the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol. Her task as librarian usually offers her peace of mind. She has been tasked to separate the cremation books out of 10,000 rare books in the library, putting them in their own category.

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    Opening doors

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 02/12/2016

    » From now until March, a weekend in Hua Hin will no longer be just about seaside activities or a stroll around night markets. Launched earlier this month, Vic Hua Hin's inaugural "Theatre Season", a festival of music, dance and stage performances and film screenings, will keep both locals and visitors busy every weekend.

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    Access for all?

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 07/11/2016

    » Visitors have returned in their droves to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha after it was temporarily closed for two weeks following the passing of His Majesty the King -- Europeans, Chinese and others, many of whom are dressed in dark-coloured clothing. Some of them are also disabled.

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    Chaliang soundtrack to whimsical musical

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 04/10/2016

    » This year, musical reunions have led to much-awaited live performances, with 80s band Grand Ex having staged a concert at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, followed by a national tour, which will round off this November in Hua Hin. Eighties-born rock legend Asanee-Wasan also recently delivered a sold-out 30th anniversary concert at Impact Arena.

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    The politics of love

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 08/09/2016

    » Thanapol Virulhakul, critically-acclaimed stage director and choreographer, has a way of giving space a certain significance. His take is usually minimalistic, the stage bare and his actors assigned with limited set of movements, and it is the relentless repetition of those elements that would slowly make up the storyline and become part of the blow in the end.

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    From death comes life

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 05/09/2016

    » It's been a few months since Manop Guntanong lost his two-year-old pug Bulboo to a blood disease. As sad as it was, Manop and his family also faced a dilemma when the staff at Prasu Arthon Animal Hospital of Mahidol University -- a place Bulboo received treatment -- asked if they could have Bulboo's body as their ajarn yai. As with humans, ajarn yai (literally means "the headmaster") here refers to cadavers that are used for the anatomical study to further the knowledge of medical students or, in this case, veterinary students.

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    Broken hearts and travel dreams

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 09/08/2016

    » The latest short film of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has received more than 2.6 million hits online within the first three days after it was launched on Aug 1.

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    Santi-Vina finally comes home

    Life, Published on 22/07/2016

    » On July 15, the Thai Film Archive hosted the screening of Santi-Vina, the 1954 classic Thai film whose negative prints were thought to be lost before they were discovered at the British Film Institute in London two years ago. After a lengthy restoration process by a lab in Italy and a world premiere in Cannes, Santi-Vina returned home after six decades. The screening at Scala last Friday is sure to become a chapter in Thai cinema history: it was an emotional homecoming and the 800-seat theatre was full to the tilt, something that hadn't happened at the venue for a long time.

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    Exhibition asks, 'Has happiness returned to Thailand?'

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 27/07/2016

    » If "Fear" -- Manit Sriwanichapoom's latest photography and video show, which opened over the past weekend at H Gallery, Tang Contemporary Art and Kathmandu Photo Gallery (and at Yavuz Gallery in Singapore at the end of the month) -- isn't the hottest topic of discussion in the capital's art scene already, it soon will be.

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