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Religious Artifacts Returned to Thailand After Decades

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two stolen hand-carved religious artifacts, sandstone lintels dating back to the 9th and 10th centuries, were returned to the Thai government on Tuesday in a ceremony more than 50 years overdue.

‘Queen’s Gambit’ Hype Piques Chess Interest in Thailand

BANGKOK — Her classmates used to practice covers of K-pop dances. Now, some are turning to chess boards.

Rural Temple Statues of Magical Beasts Melt Hearts, Inspire Fanart

KHON KAEN — While Chinese dragons inspire awe and Greek centaurs represent mysterious wisdom for centuries, Thai mythical creatures have the power to make the internet squeal.

Thai-Israeli Comics Inspired by COVID Now on Virtual Display

BANGKOK — Nod at comics drawn by both Thai and Israeli artists about the pandemic from the safety of your home in an ongoing online exhibition. 

B-Floor Theater Troupe Moves Back from Protests to the Stage

BANGKOK — A theater troupe known for their politically and socially provocative shows – and art performances at pro-democracy protests – will return for their first full production in almost two years in December.

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.

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