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Thai Manga about Northern Food Wins Silver at Japan Manga Awards

TOKYO — A Thai comic book about a family cooking northern cuisine featuring northern dialect placed second in Japan’s prestigious manga competition, the Embassy...

Gov’t Gifts Thai-Designed Holy Vestment to Pope Francis

BANGKOK — Four papal outfits made by a Thai designer were delivered to Pope Francis by the Thai government as a gift to mark...

Why Thai Muslims Don’t Celebrate Loy Krathong (But Christians Do)

As revelers around the country are gearing up for Monday’s Loy Krathong festival, the day means nothing to about five million Thais who would...

Turn Into Kafka’s Giant Bug as Biennale Returns to Bangkok, Chiang Mai

BANGKOK — Franz Kafka’s seminal work “The Metamorphosis” is famous for its theme of animalism, alienation, and absurdity – where a man turns into...

Movies About King, Katoey, Bad Monk Added to National Film Heritage

BANGKOK — Banned controversial movies, rare footage of early 20th century Siam, and the first-ever known film about katoey are some of the works...

Art Enthusiasts Demand Answers Behind BACC Director Sacking

BANGKOK — Fans of the city’s largest downtown art center submitted a petition Wednesday demanding a clear explanation behind the recent expulsion of the...

Anti-Junta Art Exhibit Pulls No Punches – or Subtlety

BANGKOK — A new political art exhibition in Bangkok’s Thong Lo neighborhood is a collection of 50 something paintings, and nearly all of them...

BACC Director Says He Was Fired for Speaking Out Against City Hall

BANGKOK — The former director of the city’s largest downtown art center said Tuesday that he was fired for standing up against city hall...

Read All About It: Bangkok Literature Fest This Nov.

BANGKOK — Renowned Thai and international authors will gather in Bangkok for public talks to celebrate the 150th anniversary of a historic library in...

Terracotta Warriors To March into Bangkok This Sept.

BANGKOK — Envoys of the first Emperor of China’s ghost army will march into Bangkok next month. The Ministry of Culture announced on Thursday that...

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