ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Silent French-directed film "The Artist" hopes to make a lot of noise at the Golden Globes on Sunday, aiming to add to a string of awards and nominations ahead of the all-important Oscars.
New York Post 13.01.2012
Lang Reid Pattaya Mail 11.01.2012
There must be something in the water in the notorious “Bangkok Hilton” prison which brings out the literary side of the inmates. The latest is American Jon Cole, with his book Bangkok Hard Time (ISBN 978-981-4358-32-3, Monsoon Books, 2011), with another true story from the exercise yards of Klong Prem Central Prison (AKA the Bangkok Hilton).
Sky News 10.01.2012
Maher Sattar CNNGo.com 10.01.2012
Khao San Road’s bars and clubs might paint a different picture, but the most popular form of music in Thailand is actually Luk Thung, or Thai country music. You’re most likely to come across it in Bangkok during a taxi ride as many drivers -- who typically come from up-country –- keep their radio stations set to listen to a steady stream of Luk Thung and its folk music cousin, Mor Lam. Here's a guide to the history of Thai country music and where to experience it in Bangkok, proving that a night of loud, rowdy entertainment does not have to preclude new cultural experiences.
Clay Hemmerich CNNGo.com 05.01.2012
There's always an excuse for shelving your artistic ambitions. Too much work, too many family obligations, too many happy hours to hit. But if one of your New Year's resolutions was to get more in touch with your creative side, here are five Bangkok venues where you can hone your skills. Tourists can take part as well, as they all offer drop-in classes or short-term courses.
DAVID GERMAIN AP 16.12.2011
Ah, Paris. City of Light. Land of romance. Gobbler of all the best Golden Globe nominations. Presented by overseas reporters based in Hollywood, the Globes may be a worldwide affair, but this time, they have a real French flair. The silent film "The Artist," from French filmmaker Michel Havanavicius, led with six nominations Thursday, while the field includes Woody Allen's French romance "Midnight in Paris" and Martin Scorsese's Paris adventure "Hugo."
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