Arts & Entertainment

Catch 22

Friday, 16 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 20 By Lang Reid
There are not too many books that have provided new phrases for the English language.  Joseph Heller’s Catch 22 (ISBN 0-09-947731-9, 1961, Random House) is one of the foremost.
The Pattaya Mail paid its respects to the company elders in the company’s annual Songkran ceremony.

The Republic of Pirates

Friday, 09 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 19 By Lang Reid
Pirates have flourished in our society for thousands of years.  From the Pirates of Penzance, to Pirates of the Caribbean to Somali Pirates and now some in the Straits of…

Rally 1479

Friday, 11 May 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 19 By Derek Franklin
A group of wheelchair users from a school in Pattaya are traveling overland to Nong Khai, and hoping to inspire others along the way.

The Real Great Escape

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18 By Lang Reid
The Great Escape is one of those movies that has attained ‘cult’ status.  With a star-studded cast including Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence,…
Tiffany’s Theater, Pattaya – 4 May 2012 – Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2012 by Tiffany Show Theater Pattaya is the 15th anniversary of the beauty pageant. This year, under the concept…

Fear and Loathing in Bangkok

Friday, 25 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 17 By Lang Reid
There was almost no book review this week. The week I was due to pick one up from Bookazine was during the extended Pattaya Songkran, and I had this mental…
A Brazilian party at Zico’s Brazilian Grill and Bar was held to celebrate the 9th anniversary of Zico’s Thailand, and the second anniversary of Zico’s Pattaya.


Friday, 18 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 16 By Lang Reid
One piece of advice that I give to new writers is that they should write about things that they know.  The result is books that have the thread of realism…

DJ Greffazia whips up the fun at Foam X Party

Friday, 04 May 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 18
Guest DJ Greffazia had the house rocking for the Foam X Party, held at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya on Saturday, April 7.

The Way of the Knife

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15 By Lang Reid
The American CIA has become everyone’s bête noir.  Even recently I read that one writer proclaimed that the CIA took control over the missing Malaysian Airlines plane and landed in…

Pattaya Players to present “Play On!”

Friday, 04 May 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 18
The Pattaya Players have announced that tickets are now on sale for their full length, laugh-a-minute production of “Play On!” by Rick Abbot.  This production will run for two nights…

I Am Malala

Friday, 04 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 14 By Lang Reid
“I Am Malala” (ISBN 978-0-316-40346-7, Little, Brown and Company, 2013) is the biography of the Pakistani teenage girl who was shot in the head point blank by the Taliban. Yet…

Pattaya International Music Festival Hits Town This Weekend

Friday, 27 April 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 17
Pattaya gears up for another music extravaganza The 2012 Pattaya International Music Festival, considered to be one of the largest beach music festivals in Asia, will take place from Friday,…

This Explains Everything

Friday, 28 March 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 13 By Lang Reid
Editor John Brockman’s compilation, This Explains Everything (ISBN 978-0-06-223017-1, Harper Collins, 2013) has tackled what would seem an impossibility - explaining the inexplicable!  He proposes discussion on “What is your…
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