Watchmaker Who Saved Vienna’s Ankeruhr • Kalivoda

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Ankeruhr stands high at the Hohe Markt in Vienna, Austria. The clock was designed to make time stand still, in a way. It seems that human beings…

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Poetry from Thailand • Rossanee Nurfarida • Video

Monday, December 25, 2017

INTRODUCING ROSSANEE NURFARIDA (โรสนี นูรฟารีดา) Rossanee Nurfarida was born in Thailand’s so-called “Deep South”. Her first collection of poetry Far Away From Our Own Homes was a Finalist…

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Carpets of Kerman فرش‎‎ • Traditional Artisans Weaving in Iran

Friday, December 22, 2017

INTERVIEW EXCERPTS MORE INFORMATION & LINKS The art of weaving carpets still survives in Iran, but the tradition is struggling. Four interviews with artisans from Kerman ( کرمان) illuminate the…

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The Painter • Songkhla’s Reclusive Portrait Artist • สงขลา • THAILAND

Monday, July 17, 2017

Mr. Saenee is a old-school painter. He creates portraits of people with a brush and oil. He is hidden on a side street in Songkhla, Thailand. His style…

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Naga Peace Statue from AK-47s • CAMBODIA • Battambang • ក្រុងបាត់ដំបង

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Naga For Peace Statue in Battambang, Cambodia was designed by Mr. Ou Vaandy. He teaches art at Cambodia’s National Institute of Education in Phenom Phen. “The teeth…

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Battambang’s Historic “Golden Temple” Movie Theater

Friday, June 9, 2017

Mrs. Phallay Chey lives in Battambang. She remembers going to the movies after Cambodia’s genocide. The Khmer Rouge destroyed almost every reel of film in the country. After…

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Circus School • How the Arts Boosts Cambodian Kids to the Big Top

Monday, May 29, 2017

Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in the entire world, but one school has it’s own circus. Phare Ponleu Selpak is a non-profit school in Battambang that exposes kids…

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SPIRITS • Bring Back the Dead • Animism in Southern Thailand

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mr. Thumsuan reunites families with the ghosts of their dead relatives. He’s one of southern Thailand’s last spirit mediums. During the three-day ritual called Limon, he invites spirits…

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God made man from dust. That’s why this Muslim man loves mud.

Friday, April 14, 2017

After years of working in Paris, the artist Emsophian Benjametha (เอ็มโซเฟียน เบญจเมธา) moved back home. He’s originally from the countryside, in the southern-most part of Thailand where the large…

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Siriworn Kaewkan • Thailand’s ‘Southern’ Voice • ศิริวร แก้วกาญจน์

Monday, March 6, 2017

Far, far away from Bangkok is Thailand’s southern-most bookstore. It’s in Satun, right on Thailand’s southern border with Malaysia. The “Low Pressure Area” cafe is a small, one room…

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