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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Get Your Eire Up at Bangkok’s 1st Irish Film Fest

BANGKOK — Few can mix maudlin, drama and romance like the Irish, and next month sees a slate of films showing off the Emerald Island’s rich landscapes, culture and history.

Digital Dancehall Beats March Into Bangkok This Weekend

Despite the usual Bob Marley tracks heard at many of Thailand's island beach bars, reggae nights for the dub and dancehall crowd are rare. The same goes in countries such as New Zealand, where there is a huge following for Roots Reggae.

Hell Yeah: Don’t Miss Mamafaka Memorial-Exhibition

BANGKOK — See previously unseen works by legendary street artist Mamafaka Friday at a retrospective of his career.

Thai Folk Arts Get 21st Century Makeover

OTOP. The word conjures countless tourist-trap shops and fairs selling authentic yet forgettable knick knacks. Stuff that’s only interesting to first-time visitors or those who must have everything silk.

India Going All Out to Celebrate 70 Years With Shows, Art and More

BANGKOK — See Indian dances, Indian art and shop for Ayurvedic products at a festival celebrating 70 years of independence on the subcontinent with events through the rest of the year.

Koh Phangan Gets Spendy 12-Day Music Fest

SURAT THANI — The southern island known worldwide for lunar debauchery is getting a 12-day dance party next year.

Art Pairs With Booze When ‘Figure 8’ Opens Sunday

BANGKOK — Celebrate the opening of a new shophouse-cum-bar and gallery with Japanese rope bondage and late-romantic French poetry.

Swiss Woman Passes Off Thai Photog’s Work, Wins Awards

BANGKOK — Two international photo organizations stripped a Swiss photographer of awards after it came to light she passed off a Thai photographer’s images as her own.

Poet in Hot Water for Comparing Yingluck’s Ears to Her Vagina

BANGKOK — A poetry laureate and national artist is facing pressure to have his title removed for composed what was seen as a lewd poem which compared fugitive former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinwatra’s ears to her vagina.

Photog Sees ‘Hope’ in Bangkok From His Window Perch

BANGKOK — A stranded motorist ponders his situation. A shirtless man in a plastic chair waters his garden with a yellow hose. Bangkok buildings sizzle under the summer sun and an orange sky.

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