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  • Fifty shades of blue

    01 Mar 2015 : Local pop-rock quintet Spoonfulz have reincarnated themselves with a record of cool, breezy melodies and melancholy songwriting.

  • Don’t call this a comeback

    01 Mar 2015 : In the early ’90s, simply uttering the word Nuvo made girls swoon. The sensational pop-rock band dominated the Thai music scene with their swagger, pretty hairdos, model-like physiques and countless love songs. But while 25 years have passed since Pen Yang Nee Tang Tae Kerd (Been Like This Since I was Born) leapfrogged to the top of the charts, Nuvo has continued to ride its wave of success.

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    Inaugural contest showcases Chinese song skills

    12 Feb 2015 : Two students in their fourth year of Chinese studies at Thammasat University's Pridi Banomyong International College (PBIC) and the Panyapiwat Institute of Management, have emerged winners of the inaugural inter-university Chinese song contest.

  • Bring on the bling

    12 Feb 2015 : There's no occasion like Chinese New Year for being able to flash your bling shamelessly. Your outfit certainly isn't really complete without some shine to welcome the new year anyway, so don't forget to throw on some jewellery before heading out to the festivities. We don't only mean gold.

  • Beauty in the eye of Elle magazine

    12 Feb 2015 : Elle (Thailand) made yet another wave in Thailand's beauty industry by hosting the Elle International Beauty Awards 2015, on Feb 5.

  • Be a sheep among goats

    12 Feb 2015 : Every outfit can easily stand out with one great piece. Statement accessories are a fun option that can hop from one outfit to another. Good thing then, that we can always trust Kate Spade to come up with cute and quirky clutches. Get into the mood by complementing any outfit with its Chinese New Year Sheep clutch (even though in these parts it's the Year of the Goat!), made from shearling with crosshatched leather trim and 14-carat light gold-plated hardware. These limited edition pieces even have eyelashes and dangly legs. If you want to be a bit different over the Chinese festivities, you can sport this bag and wish everybody: "Happy Year of the Sheep!"

  • Doll up for Chinese New Year

    12 Feb 2015 : While everyone is decked in flashy red at your family's Chinese New Year festivities, turn heads for better reasons with Zalora's Lunar 2015 collection. Dolling up for Chinese New Year shouldn't only bring thoughts of looking like a walking ang-pao envelope. You can welcome the Year of the Goat looking fashion-forward, while still keeping in tune with traditions thanks to this 150-piece collection the leading online fashion website has put out especially for CNY. 

  • Confronting social taboos through art

    11 Feb 2015 : Feeding dogs, faking pregnancy and talking to corpses — these are a few examples of Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook's art.

  • Art Scene

    Speedy Grandma

    11 Feb 2015 : In anticipation of its third anniversary, Speedy Grandma presents "Who Cares?", a group show of former artists who have quit art for other career paths. While this show questions the stage of contemporary art in Thailand, the art space will host a series of discussions on various art issues in each week of the month and there will also be a workshop programme on creative entrepreneurship. Check the art space's Facebook page for more detail.

  • Yielding results as the climate changes

    11 Feb 2015 : Thailand is likely to face a shortage of food owing to climate change and management decisions about what crops should be grown, according to experts. But some farsighted farmers have already changed their farming practices, providing inspiration and hope for other farmers, government and consumers.

  • At the top of her lungs

    11 Feb 2015 : At 75, Dusdi Banomyong magically retains her youthful vibrancy, sparkling in her compact physique and well-kept hairdo. As serious singers and vocal coaches often do, she speaks softly and constantly sips water, as to not strain her prized voice.

  • Breaking the art barrier

    From the past, into the future

    10 Feb 2015 : There are three versions of Korakrit Arunanondchai, one of Thailand's hottest mavericks whose works have been shown internationally in recent years: first, Korakrit in person, who isn't the most comprehensible of talkers; second, the Korakrit he professes himself to be, which is a jeans-clad, fiery-haired, spontaneous painter and gangster/rapper performance artist.

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