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  • After coup and slayings, Thai authorities ponder tourist-tracking

    After coup and slayings, Thai authorities ponder tourist-tracking
    Yearlong political unrest followed by a military coup has cut deeply into Thailand's vital tourist trade, and a grisly double slaying of British backpackers in mid-September has spurred fear of an even sharper plummet in foreign visits. But a proposal...
  • Film Review: 'So Be It'

    A fascinating documentary about the role of Buddhism in Thai society, "So Be It" follows the experiences of two young boys learning about life through close contact with the faith. Made by the high-profile indie team of helmer Kongdej Jaturanrasmee ("P-...
  • 'All You Need Is Love' -- and context

    'All You Need Is Love' -- and context
    Having nothing to do with the Beatles tune, "All You Need Is Love" is a heartfelt if limited documentary portrait of the staff and students of the Good Morning School in the Mae Sot district of Thailand. Narrated by Sigourney Weaver and executive...
  • Veterans encouraged to tap into benefits, services

    It's been 45 years since Bob's deployment in the Vietnam War. He didn't fight the Viet Cong, but served instead as an Army mechanic in Thailand, working on trucks that patrolled the perimeter of the U. S. Army installation at Camp Samea Sam. In the...
  • Pirate Bay Co-Founder Arrested in Thailand

    Fredrik Neij, one of the founders of the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay who was convicted of abetting massive copyright infringement on the site, was arrested in Thailand as he was crossing into the country from Laos, according to local media and the...
  • PEN condemns slaying of Thai poet Mainueng K. Kunthee

    PEN condemns slaying of Thai poet Mainueng K. Kunthee
    PEN International has condemned the slaying of Thai poet Mainueng K. Kunthee, the pen name of activist Kamol Duangphasuk. The 45-year-old writer was in a car in a parking lot when he was shot by an assailant who fled on a motorcycle; the poet and activist...
  • Juck Somsaman: Why the Asian Pacific Animation Scene Is Booming

    One of the key narratives at the Annecy festival's International Animation Film Market (MIFA) is the burgeoning attendance of participants from Asia. Variety spoke to Juck Somsaman from Thailand's The Monk Studios, whose "Duck Fight: Fist of the Feather"...
  • Alan Weisman on 'Countdown'

    Alan Weisman on 'Countdown'
    In his best-selling "The World Without Us" (2007), the veteran journalist Alan Weisman painted a startling portrait of what might happen on Earth if human beings suddenly vanished from the planet. In Weisman's exhaustively researched vision of a...
  • When State Department alerts put travel plans in doubt

    Question: What if you have airline tickets to a country and near the departure date the State Department says this is a dangerous area to travel to? What are the chances of getting a change of destination? Refund? Credit to use tickets later? I'm speaking...
  • ABC's 'Rising Star US' to Shine in Asia

    HONG KONG -- A trio of broadcasters in Asia are to air ABC's music show "Rising Star US." The 10-episode series, produced by Israel's Keshet International, will be broadcast from this weekend (Sunday, June 22). It will be hosted by international singer/...
  • Shanghai Festival: 'Little England' Wins Golden Goblet

    Greek film "Little England" claimed the top prizes, including the Golden Goblet, at the 17th edition of the Shanghai International Film Festival. The awards were handed out on Sunday (June 22) evening at a red carpet ceremony at the Shanghai Grand...