Reviews

Rap Against Dictatorship’s new single hits 200k views in less than five hours

Rap Against Dictatorship (RAD)’s new single, “ปฏิรูป” or “Reform”, reached 200,000 views on YouTube in less than five hours after its debut on Friday.The group is known for its previous hit-single, “ประเทศกูมี” or...

An English-Language Guide to the Thammasat University Massacre

For many, learning about October 6, 1976 is a jarring and thoroughly disconcerting experience, particularly for those using the event as a gateway into understanding Thai history and politics.However, apart from Thongchai...

Protest Art: The View From Germany

October 17, Berlin. A day after police clashes with unarmed protestors at Rajprasong, Bangkok.The performers walk out in single file, wearing white shirts sprayed with red numbers. They are led...

Review: Sunisa Manning’s ‘A Good True Thai’ is a timely novel

Every few years, it seems, Thailand is convulsed by the throes of protest. People fill the streets with waving flags, witty posters, and vicious slogans - sometimes directed at the powers that be, sometimes directed at fellow...

Despite Disney compromising on their ideals to woo Chinese audiences, Mulan falls flat on the mainland

Despite compromising on every ideal to woo the Chinese box office market, Disney's Chinese epic Mulan has fallen flat on the mainland with lackluster ticket sales and negative reviews.Disney had filmed part...

Architectural History: The Netherlands Ambassador’s Residence

In the midst of Bangkok’s militant urbanism – the glass buildings, the dusty construction sites, the dark concrete skytrain that cuts through Sukhumvit – Wittayu road seems a curious exception. A huge stretch of the road is leafy and green,...

Revisit old Siam and Thailand through the British Pathé film archives (1920-1950)

'Pathe News' produced newsreels for the British empire between 1910 to 1970 covering a wide range of world events and news items. The newsreels would be played before the feature at the cinema.

A Thai opera company turns to technology during the pandemic to encourage art and learning

Opera Siam and Siam Sinfonietta recently announced the winners of its two-month-long Virtual Virtuoso Project at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC).The Minister of Culture and other official dignitaries were present...

The Museum of Anti-Corruption, and the Myth of Individualized Corruption

“What counts as corruption?” It is the defining question of Thai politics, emblazoned in a playful font on a concrete pillar in the parking lot of Thailand’s Anti-Corruption Museum. The Anti-Corruption Museum faces the...

The History of Thailand in 100 Objects: Patpong Co,. Ltd.

"Tom, Tom, where you go last night?" Ad Carabao sings in the opening lines of 'Welcome to Thailand.'“I love Meuang Thai. I like Patpong."The lyrics from to...

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Thailand’s government on Friday said that it had discovered 19 new case of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.