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My God, It's Full of Burgers: 6 Joints That Won't Disappoint

By Lisnaree Vichitsorasatra Staff Reporter BANGKOK - Yeah, we know you're still waiting for the opening of In-N-Out Burger, but for now bite into the bounty of burgers new and hold to hit Bangkok. From guilt-free veggie and cruelty-fed foie gras to good old beef, Bangkok has become lousy with burgers to satisfy every expectation.

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From Rock to Noise, Stone Free Festival Sounds Notes of Authenticity

By Lisnaree Vichitsorasatra Staff Reporter BANGKOK - Though it remains to be seen whether it will go off as planned, the return of the Stone Free Music Festival this weekend after a year's hiatus promises a dose of community and catharsis for independent music fans.

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Indie Music Fest Ordered to Seek Junta OK

By Lisnaree Vichitsorasatra Staff Reporter BANGKOK - The fourth outing of an indie music festival popular with Bangkok music lovers is up in the air after authorities intervened at the last minute to demand organizers seek permission from the ruling junta, an organizer said today.

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Trashing the Tiara: There's Nothing Beautiful About Pageants

By Lisnaree Vichitsorasatra Staff Reporter BANGKOK - Oh, beauty pageants. Times change; they don't. Some commercial interest trots out a teenager in a tight gown and bikini to answer questions on the state of world affairs, banking on a sparkling display of wit under pressure.

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Pichet Klunchun's 'Dancing With Death' Comes to Life

By Lisnaree Vichitsorasatra Staff Reporter "What do you think that looks like?" Pichet Klunchun, the contemporary khon artist and provocateur asks the audience, pointing to a large yellow object. "It's a toilet seat." The long, yellow oval stage stood in the center of the theater.