The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 03 September 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Warning: This movie is not for the paranoid

Ever get that feeling that you’re being watched? If so, you might want to give this month’s Rangoon Tea House movie a miss. The more compos mentis among you, however, should make haste and book a table for the August 30 screening of creepy 1998 hidden-camera classic The Truman Show

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Tradition meets pride at festival of the nat spirits

Moved by the violent whirlwind of Wargaung, the Ayeyarwady River comes alive with waves. During this August season, gloomy Taungbyone – just off the Mandalay-Madaya highway – also comes alive with colourful people and vehicles from across Myanmar.

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Local rapper X-Box faces drugs charge

Well-known Myanmar rap artist X-Box is among four people to be charged after police discovered drugs in their vehicle during a routine inspection on August 18.

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Healing trauma with art

An eight-year-old boy from the delta town of Laputta where Cyclone Nargis hit was mute after his mother was killed by Nargis.

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When words fail, art speaks

A new collection of refugee children’s art gives a victim’s-eye view of the decades of terror inflicted on ethnic families by Myanmar’s military

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Drenched in creativity, Monsoon Art Festival returns to Yangon

Mark your calendars: The Monsoon Art Festival 2015 will be held at Yangon Gallery from August 28 to October 28, featuring a wide range of exhibitions and other events aimed at exposing local audiences to the work of talented artists.

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From souvenir to investment

Myanmar’s art market is transforming, but real support must come from within the culture for it to thrive

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Nailing it: finger-nail art on the rise

Any fashionista worth their Monolos will tell you that a good manicure is as important as your shoes when it comes to creating a look, and with nail art popping up everywhere from Singapore to Lashio, this is one style phenomenon that isn’t going anywhere

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Losing the stigma of public snoozing

The challenge of staying awake has only risen with the growth of long workdays, but few places in the world have found a way to incorporate napping into the culture. Could ‘sleeperies’ and ‘EnergyPods’ make nap breaks the new coffee breaks?

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Neither burn out nor fade away

New elderly home to let aged artists keep their passions alive

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