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Monday, August 26, 2019

From Tokyo, Arena Rockers ‘One Ok Rock’ Coming to Bangkok

BANGKOK — Thailand is the first destination for a renowned Japanese rock group’s 2018 tour.

From Indie Beats to DJ Battles, Bangkok Has it All This Weekend

The monsoon is once again back in full swing, and that means flooded streets and even heavier traffic. This weekend don't expect to get the kind of sunny weather Bangkok is known for, as most folks will prefer to stay high and dry. For those who are willing to to venture off into the Venice of the East’s flooded roadways, this weekend offers many everything from DJ battles to Indie. Here are some of my picks for gigs to check out.

Lives in Conflict: Being Queer and Muslim in Thailand’s Deep South

BANGKOK — The conflicted identities of young LGBT Muslims in the south will be front and center later this week in Bangkok.

Actress Charged With Deadly Car Crash Says Victim's Ghost Forgave Her

SUPHANBURI — The Thai-British actress who crashed and killed an off-duty policeman on a Bangkok highway last week said the officer's ghost has asked his family to forgive her.

Junta Spokesperson Dismisses Anti-Coup Protest in Japan

BANGKOK — A spokesperson for Thailand's military government has asked the public to focus on what junta chairman and Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha is doing for the nation, and not the protests that reportedly greeted his arrival in Japan.

All the Sights of Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market (Without the Smell)

BANGKOK — No need to go to Tokyo to explore its infamous Tsukiji fish market, as a Japanese documentary will bring a taste of it in a film about fresh fish, farmers’ rights and gastronomers at the city center.

Soldiers to Monitor Abstract Play Recognizing 1976 Massacre

BANGKOK — A provocative theatre troupe is again under scrutiny from the junta, saying it was told Tuesday that soldiers will be dispatched to watch their play tomorrow evening.

Inside N22: Get Provoked at Bangkok’s Insurgent Arts Home

By Genevieve Glatsky BANGKOK — A dusty, unremarkable residential area off Naradhiwas Road seems an odd location for the hub of Bangkok’s next generation of...

Try Out These 4 Bangkok Podcasts (in English)

BANGKOK — Eyes tired of staring at screens all day? Give them a rest and open your ears to stories from the Thai capital.

Evicted Villagers and Park Officials Reach Compromise

BANGKOK — Park officials have agreed to provide housing and land to some of the villagers recently evicted from a Wildlife Sanctuary in Buriram province.

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