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Achtung! German Filmapalooza Coming to Bangkok

BANGKOK — A Hamburg housewife seeking revenge on neo-Nazis will be among eight contemporary German movies to show around Bangkok later this month.

Bangkok to Celebrate The Way MJ Made Us Feel

BANGKOK — Nine years ago this month, the world stood still on word King of Pop was dead.

Bangkok Underground Finds Freedom in Bondage

Fhwap! Fhwap! A dark leather whip cracks over a woman’s bum and thigh again and again. She’s blindfolded and tied up; her whimpers audible across the room.

Glory Days of Absolute Monarchy Revived at National Gallery (Photos)

BANGKOK — In one image, King Rama V, dressed in a Western overcoat and top hat, is welcomed by German statesman Otto von Bismarck in Hamburg. Another shows the king seated next to Tsar Nicholas II of the Russian empire, a friendship forged across the two corners of Eurasia.

Drink to Gin Day, Negroni Week at These Bangkok Bars

BANGKOK — As this week marks Negroni Week and Saturday is World Gin Day, several Bangkok venues will celebrate the occasions with special menus. Some will donate up to 50 baht of their proceeds to charity.

Starving Polar Bear Among Arresting Images to Show

BANGKOK — A famous photo of a starving polar bear hunting for food among retreating sea ice will be among stunning masterpieces on display at an upcoming exhibition in Bangkok.

Scenes of 19th Century Siam Revived at National Gallery

BANGKOK — Get a rare chance to see 19th century Siam through a series of images made by wet-plate collodion photography.
Image: Pokchat Worasub / Courtesy

She Shoots Intimacy, Power and Play. Don’t Call it Cute.

Pokchat Worasub heads into raunchier, fetish territory with women shown nude, masked, wreathed in smoke. There's objectification and even some medical apparatus.

1968-2018: Tears, Feels as Lido Takes a Bow (Photos)

As each final screening let out, more than 20 Lido employees and board members from theater-owner Apex lined up in front of the theatre to thank every attendee until the last one had walked out. All of them gave a wai and said, “Thank you krub/ka.” Many eyes filled with tears. Some of the 50-year-old theater’s fans rushed to hug the staff and cried.

New Bar Hidden Behind Photo Booth. Find it.

BANGKOK — Swipe aside the curtain and duck inside. Once positioned, take three pictures of yourself. The quest has begun.

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