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Experts Denounce Religious Censorship on Modern Arts

BANGKOK — A group of academics and experts told a Parliament committee on Monday that crackdowns on arts deemed inappropriate to Buddhism are a danger to Thailand’s creativity.

Museum Explores Contested History of Bangkok’s Most Political Avenue

BANGKOK — Perhaps no road in Bangkok is as contested in politics and in history as Ratchadamnoen Avenue, which runs for 1.2 kilometer in what used to be Bangkok’s city center in its older years.

Straight Outta Bangkok: What It’s Like to be a Nigerian Rapper in Thailand

BANGKOK — On his way to film a rap music video, Junior was inexplicably stopped by the BTS guard – who did not stop anyone else.

‘Art Exhibit’ Hits Back at Censorship, Abductions of Dissidents

BANGKOK — In “Conflicted Visions Again,” six artists are gathered to give one message: urging the viewers to question the state of freedom in Thailand.

Cinema at Scala Shuts Down, But Its Future is Unclear

BANGKOK — For 51 years, Scala Theatre was a temple to film in the heart of downtown Bangkok. With its closure Sunday, Scala’s death spells the end of the last remaining stand-alone theater in the capital.

‘Muslim Rom Com’ to Enter Thai Theaters July 30

BANGKOK — A romantic comedy about Thai Muslims, made by a Thai Muslim director, and featuring Thai Muslim actors will enter theaters July 30.

Despite Some Flaws, River Bridge Park is a Good Step to Greener Bangkok

BANGKOK — The newly opened Chao Phraya Sky Park is a welcoming addition to the scarce green space in Bangkok. At the park, converted from a bridge, visitors can walk a 280 meters stretch to cross the river on a modest naturalistic garden path.

Oldie Theatre ‘Scala’ to Close Down for Good

BANGKOK — One of Thailand’s last remaining stand-alone cinemas will stop its screenings at the beginning of July, the theatre management said Tuesday.

Orphaned Teen Paints Landscapes of His Town for College Money

KALASIN — With each painting of lush wet rice fields with leaping catfish, each blooming lotus pond with palms in the background brings one 18-year-old boy closer to his dream of being an architect – and preserving his hometown’s beautiful environment.

Ghostly Horror Romance to Headline Thai LGBT Film Fest

BANGKOK — First love at an abandoned pool and love between Beijing opera performers will screen at an LGBT film festival in late June.

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