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.
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.
BANGKOK — See previously unseen works by legendary street artist Mamafaka Friday at a retrospective of his career.
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.
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.
SURAT THANI — The southern island known worldwide for lunar debauchery is getting a 12-day dance party next year.
BANGKOK — Celebrate the opening of a new shophouse-cum-bar and gallery with Japanese rope bondage and late-romantic French poetry.
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.
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.
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.