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Banglamphu vendor Orasa Sae Jong sells traditional attire Thursday in Bangkok.

Vendors Cash In Before Traditional Garb Fad Fades

BANGKOK — On the eve of the first day of Songkran, clothing sellers said the raging fad for traditional attire would likely fade with the popular soap opera that inspired it.

Outdoor Market Coming to Doomed Race Track’s Infield

BANGKOK — Get a first or final look at a century-old race track later this month when an open-air flea market takes it over for its fifth annual outing.
Pawit holds up some cutouts of Vasin’s politically charged Facebook statuses that visitors can hold up and take photos with.

Take Risks, Include More: New Bangkok Art Center Head

BANGKOK — The new director of Bangkok’s largest downtown cultural venue slides by a flickering monochrome projection of a naked artist pointing out parts of his body.

King’s Splash-Free Songkran Party Begins Tomorrow (Photos)

BANGKOK — Palace attendants on Thursday were preparing the venue of a vintage Songkran party commissioned by King Rama X.

Spending Songkran in Bangkok? Here Are 10 Things to Do

BANGKOK — Friends off to an island retreat or road-trip? Not to fear, Songkran in the capital will be packed with events for everyone – and empty roads to get to them.

Northeastern Cool: Isaan Spirit Fest Coming to Bangkok

BANGKOK — A spacious art venue in west Bangkok will host a weeks-long festival celebrating all things cool about Thailand’s northeast.

Soviet Arthouse ‘Battleship Potemkin’ Coming to Bangkok

BANGKOK — Shout in socialist outrage for the massacred babushkas silently screaming as a baby pram careens down the stairs when a 1925 Soviet silent film charges into a Bangkok film house this month.

Trans Survivor of Nazi Germany’s Story Coming to Bangkok

BANGKOK — Relive the harrowing drama faced by a transgender German woman who survived repression by both the Nazis and Soviets in Bangkok.
Top: Lauren Magee, left, Dublin and the 2017 team, in action against Sinead Aherne, Dublin and the 2016 team, during the exhibition match March 17 at the Chulalongkorn University Stadium. Photo: Ladies Gaelic Football / Facebook

Far From Belfast, Gaelic Football Keeps Their Irish Up

The woman receives the ball and barges past a couple of players. Facing the H-shaped goal, she sets herself up and blasts it between the posts.

Throw Coups, Deny Visas at Political Games Exhibit

BANGKOK — As the immigration officer of an authoritarian country, smash the “visa denied” stamp onto passports of huddled masses waiting in line. As an agent for Big Brother, tap into phones and stalk social media accounts. As the pet cat of Iran’s first democratically elected prime minister, meow along as the CIA ignites a coup to end his reign.

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