Thailand’s cinemas are reopening. But are audiences ready?

Top: A health worker sprays disinfectant inside a cinema of MVP chain. Whether major chains perched atop shopping malls, vintage standalone survivors or indie arthouses persisting on passion; one drama is playing in all of Thailand’s theaters: uncertainty.  Despite being given the green light Friday to reopen after going dark over two months to stem ...

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Founder of crypto social network ‘thrilled’ to add 100,000+ Thais in 1 day (Interview)

Founder of crypto social network ‘thrilled’ to add 100,000+ Thais in 1 day (Interview)

At some point Thursday, a day that saw more than 100,000 new Thai users sign up, blockchain-powered social networking site Minds came crashing down. Service was quickly restored...

‘One job isn’t enough’ as global crisis inflicts personal pain in Bangkok

‘One job isn’t enough’ as global crisis inflicts personal pain in Bangkok

Among dozens of arrivals passing through final screening recently at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Pat wheeled her luggage and sighed.  “This will be my last job, and I don’t know...

Thai strife echoes through the decades in timely graphic novel ‘Awakening’ (Interview)

Thai strife echoes through the decades in timely graphic novel ‘Awakening’ (Interview)

Almost 40 years ago, Nok took a train from Udon Thani to arrive at Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station for the first time. His first job was gluing shoes for THB50 a day. He slept in...

Lack of asses to kick fueled Loma’s rise from Isaan to UFC octagon

Lack of asses to kick fueled Loma’s rise from Isaan to UFC octagon

Bobbing in the familiar rhythm of Muay Thai, Loma ducked and dodged blows with milliseconds to spare. Pursuing relentlessly, the Russian hulk wasn’t able to connect foot or fist...

Secret History of Sex: Relive Patpong’s 70 vivid years at new museum

Secret History of Sex: Relive Patpong’s 70 vivid years at new museum

How did Patpong get its name? Who introduced go-go bars to Thailand? Where did David Bowie stay when he was in town? Which celebrities were Patpong patrons and who got the happy...

Just Doo It: Thai film geeks nerd their way into A-list encounters

Just Doo It: Thai film geeks nerd their way into A-list encounters

Inside a Tokyo hotel room, the two Thai film nerds sat with the one-and-only Brad Pitt. It was one of those scripted moments where they were supposed to stick to questions about...

Sex Feast: ‘Food porn’ takes a literal turn in Patpong (Photos)

Sex Feast: ‘Food porn’ takes a literal turn in Patpong (Photos)

Three masked women walk in. The one in black leather holds a chain restraining the second with a slave collar. Blaring from the background, O Fortuna oversells the melodrama some...

Thai artist who designed ‘Joker,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Blade Runner’ posters on making it in Hollywood

Thai artist who designed ‘Joker,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Blade Runner’ posters on making it in Hollywood

Whether you love the film or agreed with reviews calling it the most disappointing film of 2019, few movies have been discussed and dissected – and watched – this year as...

Patients follow pain, hope to Thailand’s – and Asia’s – 1st marijuana clinic

Patients follow pain, hope to Thailand’s – and Asia’s – 1st marijuana clinic

It was 2 o’clock in the morning when Philippe Gobert hopped on his scooter. He left his place in the capital’s Pinklao area and rode northeast over 150 kilometers to the...


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From the hottest young Thai fashion designer to thoughts from nudists spread throughout the city, our interviews offer an uncensored dialog with some of the most unique people in Bangkok and beyond. We pride ourselves on finding the people and asking the questions that other publications wouldn’t dare. Because we know that you need to know what happened when a woman in Bangkok tried a happy ending massage.

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