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Ai Weiwei Exhibit Satirizes ‘Year of the Rat’ in Bangkok

BANGKOK — An exhibition by one of China’s most famous modern artists and political commentators will be on display in Bangkok till Dec. 10.

K-Pop Fans Raise Millions for Pro-Democracy Protest

BANGKOK — Fans of South Korean pop groups are fundraising millions of baht to support the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Thailand.

Bored of Netflix? Italian Film Fest to Entertain Bangkokians

BANGKOK — Legendary Italian cinematic classics and the latest rendition of “Pinocchio” will be screened at a film festival in Bangkok celebrating Italian cinema world.

Farang Rental Wife, Anti-Communist Films Marked for Preservation

BANGKOK — A film about Thai-farang love during the Vietnam War, the making of a retro cowboy action flick, and a Cold War propaganda vilifying Communism are just some of the entries added to the national registry.

How Miniskirts Riled Up Thai Dictatorship in the Late 60s

BANGKOK — Miniskirts in fresh kelly greens and sassy oranges upset a military ruler so much, he exercised his special power to cover up some young women’s thighs.

‘Democracy’ of Warhol’s Art Make it a Must-See for Thais

BANGKOK — The first-ever Andy Warhol exhibition in Thailand has come at an opportune time – blurring the lines between celebrity culture, products, politics, and art.

Meet Rusameekae, Thailand’s Half-Black LGBT Star

BANGKOK — “I’ve never seen a negro toot!” a market stall lady shouted loudly, at Rusameekae while he was strolling at the market, using slang for effeminate gay man. He was 15.

Review: New ‘Muslim Rom-Com’ is a Recipe for Challenging Stereotypes

BANGKOK — Hijabs fluttering in Chao Phraya breeze during a passionate conversation, cooking beef soups from halal meat, and romance scenes with absolutely no romantic touching between men and women are featured in what is thought to be Thailand’s first Muslim romantic comedy.

Meet the ‘New Normal’ Hobby Planted by Coronavirus: Gardening

BANGKOK — It’s a common joke among Bangkokians who locked themselves in their homes during the peak of the coronavirus outbreak that they discovered at least one new hobby in their solitude.

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.

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