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Thammasat Massacre Relived in 40 Years of Arts & Culture

BANGKOK — A student play set off the 1976 massacre at Thammasat University 40 years ago today after a photograph of it whipped up a blood frenzy by the media and military.

Siam, Silom, Sukhumvit Street Markets Shut Down

BANGKOK — Instead of staying home like most of her friends, Pornthipa Boonmart on Wednesday when to the spot on Silom Road where she has sold goods to passers-by for over 30 years.

Help Save Man Poisoned ‘By The River’ (Canceled)

BANGKOK — A man’s death underscored the long suffering of a rural community west of Bangkok poisoned by lead contamination in the 2013 documentary “By the River.”

‘We’ll Be Back,’ Siam Square Sidewalk Sellers Swear

BANGKOK — Sidewalk vendors outside Siam Square protested briefly Wednesday on the second night they were blocked by municipal officers and officials from setting up their stalls.

The Will to Remember: Survivors Recount 1976 Thammasat Massacre 40 Years Later

BANGKOK — It was from the front gate to the campus that Krisadang Nutcharut recalls the first shots fired. Not far away from the football field, where later a large explosion killed some of the thousands of students gathered.
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Techno for the End of the World Tonight at Studio Lam

Nolens.Volens latest project is an event called _Cosm that aims to bring the best in dark and banging techno, or music for a post-apocalyptic world. The event already hosted techno royalty with DJ Ben Sims and Kirk Degorgio.

What is PromptPay? A Guide for Noobs.

Use an ATM or banking app and you’ve probably been nagged to register for a service called PromptPay. Maybe you’ve even gone ahead and done so without any idea what it is.

For Departing Veteran Correspondent, Big Events Matched by Small Moments

BANGKOK — Thirteen years of reporting has led him throughout Thailand, from tsunami tragedy to political upheaval and beyond. But now Nirmal Ghosh, a doyen of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, is leaving the kingdom.

Opening Weekend For Bangkok’s New Alt Cinema

BANGKOK — This wet weekend check out Bangkok’s new independent mini-cinema.
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Chinese Moms Love Their Gay Kids in ‘Mama Rainbow’

BANGKOK — A gay-positive Chinese documentary which challenges conservative notions of family and prevailed against censorship at home will show in Bangkok next month.

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