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    The star is out tonight

    Life, Published on 13/05/2019

    » It's hard to believe there was a time when pop stars hid their homosexuality. Ultimately icons for the community, Elton John and George Michael played it straight for years. Camp Freddy was indeed mercurial, slipping the topic for years yet writing songs for his soulmate, a woman.

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    The magic of movies

    Life, Published on 09/04/2019

    » The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (RBSO) under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana has recently focused on a number of Russian classical works. For its concert at the Thailand Cultural Centre tomorrow, the RBSO moves firmly into the late 20th and early 21st centuries with a programme devoted to film soundtracks featuring the music from four classic movie musicals. Titled "Music From Great Movie Musicals", the concert under the baton of Vanich Potavanich is presented in honour of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Visiting the vulnerable

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 28/11/2018

    » European Union Ambassador to Thailand Pirkka Tapiola recently visited the border town of Mae Sot to survey EU-funded projects for Myanmar Muslim migrants. Much work still needs to be done to improve the living conditions and outlook for the number of migrants there, and the ambassador is working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to make sure it happens.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Old-school skincare

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 08/05/2018

    » Patting crocodile dung mixed with mud or cyprus oil on the face seems gross but the ancient Greeks and Romans pleasured in this skincare ritual. According to Roman naturalist, Pliny the Elder, it smelled nice since the "crocodilea" was obtained on land where the crocodile grazed on fragrant flowers.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Consumers win as veteran editors move online

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 04/08/2016

    » In recent years, magazine closures have become so common, it is anticipated that print media will come to the point of extinction as 21st century readers move completely to consuming information from computers and digital devices.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A new height of travelogue

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 16/06/2016

    » After the success of its drama series Goodbye Ghosts! and The Most Difficult Romance, GEM television channel -- the latest entertainment channel from Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia -- will bring out the best in We Are Asia: Dean Fujioka & Friends, a travel and entertainment documentary, which will be on air every Sunday at 7.30pm on GEM Channel via TrueVisions Channel 244. The world premiere will open on Sunday.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A star reborn

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 08/01/2016

    » The Bangkok Planetarium -- along with the prime minister's chair and tanks -- has been one of the capital's most popular destinations on Children's Day for many years. After 50 years in operation, the planetarium recently underwent its first major facelift; the ceremony to unveil it was held on Tuesday, just in time for Children's Day tomorrow.

  • TRAVEL

    Bitter Sweet

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 18/06/2015

    » A wise man once said if one chews seven makhuea phung (Turkey berries), followed by a bite of boraphet (heart-leaved moonseed), he will not taste its bitterness.

  • TRAVEL

    A trip down memory lane

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 28/05/2015

    » Red lanterns are hung in horizontal lines over the main street of Ban Chak Ngaeo, an old Chinese community in the Bang Lamung district of Chon Buri.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Facing the music

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 21/10/2014

    » In the 1960s, Filipino musicians ruled the nightlife music scene in Bangkok. Popping into a bar or hotel lobby to watch them perform was once a mark of sophistication, at a time when the ability to sing in English was special and rare.

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