Protest Art: Creativity boosts Thailand’s pro-democracy movement

Poncho-clad protesters ride rubber ducks, a protest symbol. Others put on theatrical makeup and wings to pose as an angel. Students on stage dress as dinosaurs or perform covers of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You as symbols of democracy flash on screen. Creativity has given color to the protest movement, with ...

Designer leading Thailand’s ‘Fashion Revolution’ talks about industry’s dark side (Interview)

Designer leading Thailand’s ‘Fashion Revolution’ talks about industry’s dark side (Interview)

By Supanan Anansuviroj Elevated this year on a Forbes 30 Under 30 list of young Asian creatives, Kamonnart Ongwandee is a fast-rising fashion designer, sustainability advocate...

Chef David Thompson on his return to Bangkok dining with ‘Aksorn’ (Interview)

Chef David Thompson on his return to Bangkok dining with ‘Aksorn’ (Interview)

Known as the chef and author who redefined Thai fine dining abroad, David Thompson is now back to beloved Bangkok and says, this time, it’s for the long haul.  After a surprise...

Thai Protest Endgame: Is violence inevitable?

Thai Protest Endgame: Is violence inevitable?

After years of false starts, the fuse has finally been lit. Tens of thousands have filled the streets in scenes that recall the historical turning points of 1973, 1976, 1992, 2010...

‘Self-satisfaction always comes first. Fame is a bonus’: Indie musicians on what keeps them going

‘Self-satisfaction always comes first. Fame is a bonus’: Indie musicians on what keeps them going

Music is an essential part of our lives. We listen to songs on the way to work, at celebrations and ceremonies, when we work out, on good days and bad days.  But what does it...

Rising teen rapper ‘Milli’ provokes as she pushes Thai hip-hop forward

Rising teen rapper ‘Milli’ provokes as she pushes Thai hip-hop forward

In her chart-topping February breakout video Pak Khon (Calm Down), Danupha “Minnie” Kanateerakul, aka Milli, disses her friends for being boy-crazy gossips who spread fake...

Thai filmmaker’s tale of toddler frozen by parents was 5 years in making (Interview)

Thai filmmaker’s tale of toddler frozen by parents was 5 years in making (Interview)

Five years ago, a Thai toddler died of a rare brain tumor. Her devastated parents made the unorthodox decision to freeze the 2-year-old girl’s brain in an American facility –...

Quarantine Dispatch: After 6 surprise months abroad, my costly journey back to Thailand

Quarantine Dispatch: After 6 surprise months abroad, my costly journey back to Thailand

The room is spacious and habitable. There’s a television, large fridge, an attached bathroom, a balcony with a view to a desolate field and a table with Personal Protective...

Ready Player Mom? ‘Mother Gamer’ scores points against Thai gaming stigma

Ready Player Mom? ‘Mother Gamer’ scores points against Thai gaming stigma

The moment Mother Gamer began to unspool, some of my worst suspicions of this single-mother-turned-gamer film were confirmed when the logos of Thailand’s two biggest gaming...

Thai Protest Timeline: Rise and Fall of the NCPO

Thai Protest Timeline: Rise and Fall of the NCPO

Thousands of youth this weekend will return to historically potent sites in Bangkok where they hope to partially repeat history: Bring down a dictatorship through peaceful protest...


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