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  • Plot foiled? Sundance doc lifts lid on FBI stings

    29 Jan 2015 : PARK CITY, UNITED STATES - The type of news item is all too familiar: US authorities have foiled a plot to blow up an airliner, or bomb the Capitol, or kidnap the president. Something along those lines.

  • Gender, sex and politics

    29 Jan 2015 : Along with nationality, age and religion, the Thai Constitution has recognised the term "sex" as one factor that should not be subject to discrimination.

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  • Mozart’s beloved opera shines through international cast

    07 Jan 2015 : For the year-end festivity, I treated myself to the Opera Siam production of Mozart's “Die Zauberflöte”, “The Magic Flute”, directed by Somtow Sucharitkul, at the Thailand Cultural Center, which took place at three evenings before the new year. The Siam Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Trisdee Na Patalung provided its usual excellent support for the performers: a mix of Thai and International. Support was provided by a number of local organisations, with the BMA sponsoring the last performance, providing free tickets for senior citizens - and not only Thai.

  • Art theft

    Thieves purloin 'Coy Girl'

    07 Jan 2015 : A sculpture which was the last, unfinished work of the late National Artist Misiem Yipintsoi has gone missing from the family-owned garden where it was on display to the public.

  • Art scene

    On Facebook Event Page "Master/Bate"

    07 Jan 2015 : After a solo show "Get Out" at Gallery Soap in Fukuoka which satirised the situation in his hometown, Pisitakun Kuntalang is back again through different space and medium. Since Dec 21 last year, he has been publishing his artworks online. In a Facebook event page "Master/Bate", his satirical artworks are a series of constitution-like statements about his exhibition and art in general.

  • ART INTERVIEW

    Angels of trash

    07 Jan 2015 : Prasert Yodkaew's angel wings are made of a plug, a Chinese spoon, a bidet spray, a used toothbrush, a plastic fork, an amulet, nuts and bolts and some wires wrapped roughly in plastic cover.

  • Hot gigs 2015

    07 Jan 2015 : The next three months usher in a bright start for Thailand in terms of musical activities and events. This year is slated to be the year of EDM, with various electronic music festivals set to erupt throughout 2015.

  • Encroaching on villagers' rights

    07 Jan 2015 : As a New Year's gift, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has promised to return happiness to the people by giving 53,000 rai of state land to landless villagers. On paper, it looks like a generous present.

  • Misiem's final sculpture stolen

    06 Jan 2015 : The last sculpture by late artist Misiem Yipintsoi has disappeared from her sculpture park.

  • Mozart with a Thai twist

    06 Jan 2015 : Christmas Day at the Thailand Cultural Centre saw the opening night of Opera Siam's wonderful new production of Mozart's The Magic Flute, conducted by the young Thai impresario Trisdee Na Patalung and directed by Somtow Sucharitkul (there were two further performances, one sponsored by the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority).

  • Rosebud lips in the new year

    06 Jan 2015 : For pouting petal-like lips, Lancome has released a collection of lipsticks in rose-inspired colours. 

  • Cosmetics

    Make smooching a smooth affair

    06 Jan 2015 : Texture is as important as colour when choosing a lip beautifier. From watery tint and gloss to balm and supreme-matte, try the many textures in selecting a tube, which can sometimes cost 1,000 baht or more.

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