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Ornanong Thaisriwong, 34, caused a massive stir last month when the restaging of her solo theater performance Bang-La-Merd, part of which detailed her ordeal registering her play with the army, attracted a nightly audience of plainclothes soldiers who recorded each show. Here, she tells BK about the thrill of performing live and the duty artists owe to society.

 Close to Khao San, this quaint part of Bangkok’s old town couldn’t be any more different.

From his humble beginnings as a street-peddler of antiques, Pairod “Rod” Roikaew, 41, is now the millionaire-owner of the Rod Fai Market, one of Thailand’s most popular night markets. Having just opened a new branch of the market at Ratchada, BK visits him at the Srinakarin location, where he shares with us his success story, as well as his perspectives on business and life.
Famed celebrity traveler and actor Ray MacDonald, 37, stars in a new collaboration film between Thailand and Cambodia, Bong Srolanh Oun, which also features two of Cambodia’s most prominent actresses, Saray Sakana and Dy Saveth. With the horror film about a graphic designer experiencing unexplained phenomena opening this weekend, BK met up with Ray to discuss his views on religion, taxis and ghosts.

All Thai Taxi's fleet of Toyota Prius aims to compete with both Uber and Bangkok's old taxi firms.

Just Eat It

Five films aimed at stimulating positive social change, screened for free.

Jakrawal Nilthamrong

At this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Thai indie film director Jakrawal Nilthamrong, 38, scooped one of the festival’s three top prizes, the Tiger Award, for his first feature-length movie, Vanishing Point. Here, the Thammasat University film lecturer discusses the car crash that nearly killed his parents and inspired the movie, and what he's working on next.  

Bangkok’s running scene is booming. With three more confirmed races in February alone and a stacked calendar right through the year, there’s plenty of motivation to join the leagues of enthusiasts pounding our pavements.
Jirassaya “Claire” Wongsutin, 23, rocked Thailand’s indie film industry when her first production, Welcome Home, won first place in the 16th Chang Phuak (White Elephant) college-level film awards in 2012. Her ponderous films exploring lesbian relationships went on to win the award a further two times in a row, and have featured at prominent film events such as the International Women Film Festival in Seoul (where she won 1st prize). We chat with her ahead of her appearance at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival 2015 in France (starting Jan 30).

The good folks over at Speedy Grandma will be hosting a special screening of five short films by Brazil-based filmmakers Lara Jacoski and Patrick Belem.

Nontawat “Mhoo” Charoenchasri, 40, is the founder and lead designer of Ductstore, the acclaimed studio which introduced to Thailand the idea of multi-disciplinary design practices. At the end of last year, Mhoo launched The Jam Factory Magazine, a beautifully-produced free art and design mag aligned with architect Duangrit Bunnag’s multi-function space in Thonburi. Here, he discusses why designers shouldn’t limit themselves to one discipline and offers some big advice.