The Culture Blog

Guest Blog: A young covid patient in India reflects on catching the virus

Nandini Paul is a 12 year old writer living in India. Over the past two weeks, she has contracted the new strain of the virus and has been quarantined at home in Delhi. She has asked if she could...

Vice tried to alter history with photoshopped Khmer Rouge victim photos

Altered Khmer Rouge victim photos were falsifying history I didn’t think too much of it at first when I first opened Vice’s article on the victims of the Khmer Rouge genocide. The article covered a project by Matt Loughrey, an Irish...

Opinion: A Thai reflection on the rise in Asian-American hate crimes

Last May, Thai-American actor James Tang tweeted, “My mom said we should speak Thai in public so we don’t get targeted for speaking Mandarin.”Oh, such motherly innocence!“I think it’s so sweet that she’s nice enough to believe...

Opinion: Is there appetite for a Red/Yellow alliance in 2021?

On Sunday, former red-shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan and his followers rallied in Bangkok against the government of Prayut Chan-ocha. Eleven years after he led the red shirts to a climatic confrontation on the streets of Bangkok, the charismatic leader...

New Thai soap opera wins plaudits for questioning justice system

A new television soap opera about corruption within the Thai justice system is now making waves across the country, online and offline, for its provoking screenplay and message.Channel 3’s latest lakorn (soap opera) บาปอยุติธรรม (An Unjust Sin) about the...

Wrong Place, Wrong Time, Right Movement

A 21 year old Thai activist faces life in prison for threatening the queen, here is his story:Bunkuenen ‘Francis’ Paothong found himself caught in the perfect storm of unfortunate events. He was stuck between a dozens of protesters and...

Podcast: Talking constitution with Jade Donavanik

For this podcast, I am joined by Professor Jade Donavanik who was an advisor to the previous Constitutional Drafting Committee. Jade joins us to talk about the challenges of drafting the constitution, the problems of the 1997 charter, and...

Opinion: The Thai conservative rhetoric on Myanmar refugees has been eye opening

Over the last five days, the Myanmar junta has launched military offensive in ethnic regions and against ethnic militias. The operations has caused a humanitarian crisis with refugees fleeing the violence and coming into Thailand.Thailand's government has had...

Multimedia Story: The culinary heritage of Tom Yam Goong

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Revisiting Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Tropical Malady” a decade and a half later

Knees touch in the dark of the cinema. Shoulders grazing when perched on the sala. Flittering glances exchanged over dinner. In a small rural town in Northern Thailand, love blossoms. Keng, a soldier stationed just outside of town, meets Tong, a...

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