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A master storyteller, heir to the greats and entirely sui generis


In a famous Hindu parable, three blind men encounter an elephant for the first time and try to describe it, each touching a different part. "An elephant is like a snake," says one, grasping the trunk. "Nonsense; an elephant is a fan," says…


Vive la France


Food, wine, party and fireworks -- and this was even before France won the World Cup!

I love dogs

What a film to look at. Isle Of Dogs, like other Wes Anderson films, is good or great or exhausting depending on how much you're willing to hitch a ride with the filmmaker's obsessive visual construction -- his rich, gorgeous, twee,…

Romance and rage


The air in that rural village is impregnated by unsettling emotions and propaganda announcements from loudspeakers. Three people sit drinking and talking in front of an old house: an honest, confused young man; a pretty, even also confused…

Vegan: The Chef

Following the favourably-received inaugural showcase in Bangkok last month, world-travelling plant-driven French chef Jean-Christian Jury is returning to the city to present yet another series of exclusive wine dinners at Anantara Siam…


How to heal

Last year on this very day, Chester Bennington, 41, committed suicide. Singer and co-frontman to the boundary-pushing, multi-platinum, rap-metal band Linkin Park, Bennington was one of the most revered rock icons of the 21st century.

Thursday, Jul 19


Tintin in Thailand


As part of the opening of the Bangkok Biennial (the grassroots art festival created by anonymous artists to counter the other two grand biennials coming up this year), ARTIST+RUN gallery will be launching its latest exhibition, "POOL", by…

Subtly delicious

Firmly retaining a top spot in the Bangkok dining scene, Tables Grill has enjoyed, over the eight years since it launched, some slight yet momentous transitions.


The Beatles' 'All You Need Is Love' adapted for picture book

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NEW YORK: Two new children's books will add pictures to the words of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.


The unbearable transparency of being

Tanat Teeradakorn's RootTech, on show at Bangkok CityCity Gallery, is an exhibition about technology, culture, people and the transparent divide that separates them. The show is conceived based on two simple components: auditory and visual…

Chidlom hosts furniture fair


Central Chidlom is showcasing export-quality design furnishings at the Event Hall, 3rd floor, from tomorrow to July 30.

Concert features talented Thai flautists

Blackbird Flute Quartet, a group of young passionate Thai flautists of different musical backgrounds, will give a flute recital at Sala Sudasiri Sobha concert hall, Lat Phrao 41, on Sunday at 4pm.

Sweet Thai fruit is a click or call away

Now until Aug 31, the Thai Postal Service is shipping fresh boxed seasonal fruits from Surat Thani, claimed the best breeding school in the world for rambutan.


Another pearl of the Andaman

Once voted Thailand's third-nicest city to live in, Ranong is abundant with beautiful natural and cultural attractions ranging from beaches, islands, mountains, caves and waterfalls to temples.

Wednesday, Jul 18


Trans fats slowly being phased out

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Some food producers are developing new recipes and turning away from artificial trans fats before they are banned in Thailand from Jan 9, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said.


Otherwise Inside


Artist and researcher Samak Kosem presents a photographic exhibition on the subject of LGBTI in the Deep South of Thailand, a conservative society where sexuality is a very sensitive topic to discuss and gay people often cannot reveal…

Grappling with gaming addiction

Kantachai, 21, does not believe gaming for 10 hours nonstop is an issue as long as he is able to space the time between his playing to accommodate other activities.

Chanel eyes millennials


Millennials are currently the most spoiled consumers, as marketing strategies in various industries aim to win them over.

The shifting shapes of beauty

By turns vibrant, timid, thoughtful, fleeting, rainbow and monochrome, the photo exhibition "Kaleidoscope: Through My Lens" reflects the spectrum of gender diversity -- as diverse as the shades of colours. The exhibition is currently being…

Tuesday, Jul 17


Russia jails Pussy Riot members for World Cup pitch invasion

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MOSCOW: Russia on Monday jailed four members of Pussy Riot feminist punk group for 15 days after they invaded the pitch during the World Cup final dressed in police uniforms.


Celine Dion's Asian tour goes on


Fans of music icon Celine Dion are eagerly counting down to her Bangkok debut performance at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, on Monday at 8.30pm.

A 'dinteresting' night will be had by all


Sukosol Hotels is bringing back Harvard University's Din & Tonics to perform in front of their fans in Bangkok this weekend.


Natural look preferred

Rather than going under the knife, one can easily opt for injectables that have become a mainstream treatment for erasing wrinkles, plumping up the face and sculpting a V-line.

The finish line

When the gates opened, the jockeys drove hard and the horses thundered out on the grassy racetrack. The crowd of fortune-seekers went wild cheering for the horses they'd bet on. Some clutched a pair of binoculars. Others had eyes glued to…

Around the world for the perfect chair

When two powerhouse design companies join forces, it's a done deal that they're going to conceive a new cult classic. This year, Danish furniture design company Republic of Fritz Hansen and Japanese design studio Nendo (led by superstar…

Art photographs of Muslim queerness


WTF Cafe & Gallery presents "Otherwise Inside", a photography exhibition that examines a queer world in the Muslim Deep South, from Thursday until Aug 16.

Monday, Jul 16


Cardi B leads nominations at MTV Awards


NEW YORK - Fast-rising rapper Cardi B on Monday topped nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Jay-Z and Beyonce's ornate work shot at the Louvre and the politically charged "This is America" also enjoyed recognition.


The restless realtor


Robbie Antonio is restless. The Filipino entrepreneur is on a mission to disrupt the traditional real estate and property development business by democratising high-end architecture.


It's a mean old man's world


Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly has been reducing audiences to puddles of tears for over a century. Opera Siam's recently concluded two-night performance of the beloved opera was no exception.

The panic over plastic

After the pilot whale was found dead last month with 80 plastic bags clogging its stomach, data has been circulated everywhere confirming plastic takes years to decompose.