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  • GURU COVER STORYCreate a scene

    27 Feb 2015 : Maybe that secret bar, your favourite hideaway known only to a lucky few, is turning into a Thonglorite mosh pit. Or perhaps your eyes are finally giving in after an intense, five-hour competition with a blank Word document.

  • WINE ME DINE MEAmerican all-star

    27 Feb 2015 : If there's one thing America gets right, it's the burgers. Thanks to the Land of Stars and Stripes, Bangkokians are now obsessed with hunting down every burger joint in town, ranking each one and calling ourselves "connoisseurs". Its name might be prosaic, but New York Style Steak & Burger (NYSSB) brings to the table authentic American cuisine in a modern and casual setting. Decked out with industrial furniture and brick walls reminiscent of an eatery in downtown Brooklyn, a hospitable staff serves up generous portions of hearty dishes, making it no surprise that some customers return weekly for their burger fix.

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  • No-holds-barred workouts

    10 Feb 2015 : Just when you think Bangkok has already taken up every new exercise method imaginable, here comes another one you've probably never heard of. Barre exercise, wildly popular in New York, has come to town.

  • Illustrating the ideal

    10 Feb 2015 : As a child, Tatchamapan Chanchamrassang, aka Pomme Chan, was a nerd, she says. She used to read manga comics and then she starting making up her own stories and drawing her own manga. She loved Ai Yazawa's Nana.

  • GUEST COLUMN

    The importance of testosterone

    10 Feb 2015 : Recent research has shown a link between testosterone levels and men's health. When testosterone levels are low, an array of diseases and health problems are often present.

  • Consumer Watch

    Painful pursuit of perfection

    10 Feb 2015 : Andressa Urach was the 2012 runner-up for Miss Bum Bum — an annual nationwide contest to find the best buttocks in Brazil. In her pursuit of the title, she received 200 times the recommended dose of silicone to make her rear look fuller.

  • Controversy rages over Harper Lee's second novel

    10 Feb 2015 : A week after HarperCollins stunned the literary world with news that Harper Lee is publishing a second novel, controversy rages about whether the reclusive, 88-year-old novelist is of sound mind.

  • Sam Smith wins four Grammys

    09 Feb 2015 : LOS ANGELES — Sam Smith dominated the Grammys, taking home three of the top four awards, including song and record of the year for "Stay With Me,'' and best new artist, while Beck won album of the year.

  • AC/DC drummer Rudd to stand trial

    09 Feb 2015 : WELLINGTON - AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd will stand trial in April on charges of threatening to kill and drug possession, court officials in New Zealand ruled Monday.

  • REVIEWS

    Right vs Justice

    09 Feb 2015 : It would be only a slight exaggeration to say that Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks of the North Yorkshire Police is as well known in the UK in this day and age as London private detective Sherlock Holmes was a century ago. Less so in the US with its plethora of shamuses. But crime thriller fans the world over rate him as one of the best.

  • A right royal read

    09 Feb 2015 : When Subhatra Bhumibrabhas said she wanted to translate The King In Exile: The Fall Of The Royal Family Of Burma by Sudha Shah, people warned that the prospects weren't that bright. Why, they said, would Thai readers want to read about the late Burmese king who lived in exile and died almost a century ago? Subhatra, former journalist and now media activist whose interest in Myanmar dates back years, shrugged off such caution and followed her heart in translating the book into Thai.

  • Carrying the weight of uncertainty

    09 Feb 2015 : Under the purple and orange hue of dawn, our bus arrived at the base of Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei province. We had our tents, sleeping bags and backpacks as we got ready to trek one of the most gruelling uphill climbs in the country — a steep slope of 5.5km to the top of this popular mountain destination, which takes anywhere from four to eight hours.

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