Arts & Entertainment

Vow - A Memoire of Marriage (and other affairs)

Friday, 25 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 43 By Lang Reid
A very different book this week.  Vow - A Memoire of Marriage (and other affairs) (ISBN 978-1-4088-2780-2, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013) was written by Wendy Plump and is a first person…

Sweet Song of the Siren (and other stories)

Friday, 18 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 42 By Lang Reid
William Peskett is a prolific writer these days, with several books of poetry, essays and short fiction offerings, and Sweet Song of the Siren (and others) (978-149123-488-1, Durian Books, 2013)…

The Jackal’s Share

Friday, 11 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 41 By Lang Reid
When I saw this book on the Bookazine shelves I initially presumed it was about the infamous Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez also known as Carlos the Jackal.  But no,…

dusitD2 baraquda Pattaya rooftop German film festival 2012

Friday, 17 February 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 7
The dusitD2 baraquda pattaya — in collaboration with the Goethe-Institute and the Embassy of Germany is currently hosting the “Pattaya Rooftop Film Fest 2012” in honour of the 150th anniversary…

Red-Light Nights, Bangkok Daze

Friday, 04 October 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By Lang Reid
Despite the long title to this book Red-Light Nights, Bangkok Daze (ISBN 978-981-08-1076-4, Monsoon Books, 4th edition, 2013), being the 4th edition, it must have been selling well for a…
Innovative non-profit arts organisation Wai Art has joined hands with leading hotel Banyan Tree Bangkok to launch a series of exhibitions aimed at promoting young and up and coming artists…

The Mammoth Book of Gangs

Friday, 27 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 39 By Lang Reid
If reincarnation is really what’s ahead, then I am sure my past included a spell as a gangster.  Why?  Because for some unknown reason, I am attracted to the folklore…

American electronica star hitting the beat at Silverlake

Friday, 17 February 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 7 By Sue K
Pattaya Mail holds an exclusive interview with Owl City’s Adam Young Among the very well known superstars performing at the Silver Lake Music Festival 2012 was Adam Young of Owl…

The Religions Book

Friday, 20 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 38 By Lang Reid
At a very early stage of my adult life I was advised there were two topics to avoid in discussions.  One was politics and the other?  Religion! I rather took…

dusitD2 baraquda Pattaya rooftop German film festival 2012

Friday, 10 February 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 6
The dusitD2 baraquda pattaya — in collaboration with the Goethe-Institute and the Embassy of Germany is currently hosting the “Pattaya Rooftop Film Fest 2012” in honour of the 150th anniversary…

To Live Outside the Law

Friday, 13 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 37 By Lang Reid
I was attracted to this week’s review book by a remark on the front cover attributed to famous drug smuggler Howard Marks, whose book Mr. Nice (ISBN 978-0-749-39569-8, Vintage UK,…

Mild headlines at Tavern by the Sea

Friday, 10 February 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 6 By Vittaya Yoondorn
Thai pop band Mild headlined the January concert at the Tavern by the Sea at the Amari Orchid Resort.

Is It Just Me?

Friday, 06 September 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 36 By Lang Reid
I think I just failed ChickLit 101.  I recall that I failed it once before, many years ago, and ended up having a deluge of women accusing me of everything…

Benefit concert for Pop

Friday, 10 February 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 6 By Rick & Harpic Bryant
Whether you are a long term Pattaya resident or just visit here for your holidays every year, it is highly likely that at some stage you would have either been…

Super Freakonomics

Friday, 30 August 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 35 By Lang Reid
This week’s book is a follow-on from Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner’s book Freakonomics.  Super Freakonomics (ISBN 978-0-141-04832-1, Penguin Books, 2011) promises on the cover to tell the reader all…
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