Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

The art of the pitch

Ever think you could write a hit movie script?

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Photos show why drug punishment is not the best option

A photo exhibition at Myanmar Deitta Gallery in Yangon seeks to portray the reality of drug users and opium farmers whose lives are threatened by the consequences of repressive drug policies.

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Communicating creative ideas with everyday objects

Who needs paint? Who needs brushes? The true artist needs only imagination, plus whatever bits and pieces come to hand.

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Artist sticks necks out for the sake of family

Aritst Tun T Lin takes an unusual approach to painting portraits of his family members: He depicts them with whimsically elongated necks – a metaphor, he says, for living in hopes of a change for the better in Myanmar.

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‘Crossing Borders 2’

An exhibition featuring the work of 16 contemporary artists at Yangon’s Lokanat Gallery seeks to highlight ways in which creative ideas can span international boundaries.

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Classic Japanese tale takes centre stage in Yangon

Last week Japanese theatre director Hiroshi Koike came to Yangon to bring to life one of the most well-known stories written by his countryman Kenji Miyazawa, an early 20th-century author and poet.

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Black Orchid Red Line

One of Myanmar’s rarest species faces extinction – and a new art exhibition explores what that means.

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WrApp-up: Three of our favourites

A run-down of some of our favourite new mobile apps. This week, Naing Lin Tun focuses on apps to up your music game.

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Facebook funny-men

Having fun with social media A-listers Kelvin and Yell.

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BRT FAQ

Expert commuter Myo Satt takes a firsthand look at Yangon’s newest form of public transport, the Bus Rapid Transit system.

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