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The Good Woman of Bangkok
"...forty-three and his marriage had ended. He came to Bangkok, the mecca for Western men with fantasies of exotic..."

Sept. 4, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Explosions in the Sky Debuts in Bangkok
Thailand’s capital is not a cold dead place
"...Even on her best behavior, Bangkok remains a hectic, gritty, tropical sauna of 15 million..."

May 6, 2014 Music Post by Marc Savlov

Bangkok Dangerous
The Pang brothers' remake of their own film is all cock and no bang.
"...Eye 2, have already been helmed, badly, by others. Bangkok Dangerous is the siblings' own remake of their lively,..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bangkok to Dubai 'Chronicle'?
"...Dear Editor, Last month, while flying from Bangkok to Dubai on Cathay Pacific Airlines, we were amused..."

March 24, 2006 Postmarks

Thai Air
John Burdett on Bangkok Haunts
"...John Burdett has done with his trio of novels (Bangkok 8, Bangkok Tattoo, Bangkok Haunts) featuring Det. Sonchai Jitpleecheep,..."

June 15, 2007 Books Feature by Marc Savlov

A Cook's Tour
You just had to be there: The Chronicle's Mick Vann compasses the cuisine of Thailand, in Bangkok and beyond.
"...hostess while she put me up at her sumptuous Bangkok home. I knew that she would provide access to..."

June 28, 2002 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Only God Forgives
Drive's Nicolas Winding Refn reunites again with Ryan Gosling and adds Kristin Scott Thomas to the mix for this descent into heartlessness.
"...and he operates a Muay Thai boxing gym in Bangkok (where the entire film is set), which is really..."

July 19, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
The director of Doom takes on another video-game franchise, this time one about a female martial artist seeking justice.
"...1994's Jean-Claude Van Damme-meets-Kylie Minogue kick-fest is set in Bangkok – one of the few cities in the world..."

March 6, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Brokedown Palace
"...adventure when she hears tell of cheap tickets to Bangkok, that Thai jewel of underage sex tours and illicit..."

Aug. 13, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

DVD Watch
Thai director Pen-ek Ratanruang goes bang with a 'Headshot'
"...I first encountered Bangkok-based bullet fetishist and "Thai new wave" director Pen-ek Ratanaruang..."

Oct. 9, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

The Hangover: Part II
The action moves from Vegas to Thailand – but someone forgot to send along a new script.
"...Thai hotel surrounded by party debris after an all-nighter: Bangkok has them. Ken Jeong's flashy drug-running motormouth Mr. Chow..."

May 27, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ong Bak 2: The Beginning
Martial artist Tony Jaa directs himself in this follow-up film that still delivers the moves but lacks a coherent story.
"...Nobody who's seen the original Ong Bak can deny Bangkok-born superstar Jaa's martial arts prowess. Jaa, wiry and intense..."

Nov. 6, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Rush Hour Two
"...part gleefully racist jokes (“I'll bitch-slap you back to Bangkok!”), and one part martial-arts actioner, with dashes of fast..."

Aug. 10, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Beach
"...Richard, the young backpacker who wanders into Sinville, aka Bangkok, Thailand, and never quite makes it back, DiCaprio oozes..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Full Contact
"...Jeff is almost killed, hides away in beautiful downtown Bangkok, then reappears, to Sam's dismay. Judge tries to seduce..."

May 7, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Here's a Brief Platter of Tasty Pop-Fiction Palaver
With a side of kaeng la-tey, farang
"...of Kathmandu, the fourth in his series of vivid Bangkok-set crime novels featuring Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep; I've already read..."

May 17, 2011 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Thai Me Up, Thai Me Down
A Sampling of Thai Restaurants Around Austin
"...last five years; together with vanguards Little Thailand, Satay, Bangkok Cuisine, and Thai Kitchen, these new eateries pepper the..."

March 27, 1998 Food Feature

Drag Nirvana
A new world-class restaurant on Guadalupe
"...had first met in high school in 1968 in Bangkok when Mam transferred to Sap's school. She was a..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Food Feature by Mick Vann

No Escape
Owen Wilson heads an American family swept up in a Southeast Asian coup
" 2010 ended up reducing parts of the central Bangkok shopping district into smoldering ash. May 22, 2014, saw..."

Aug. 26, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Adventures in Backpacking
While traversing the globe in search of enlightenment, writer Mary Fitzgerald finds something altogether different: the steadily growing tribe of the full-time traveler. Outfitted to the teeth with Stussy, batik, Birkenstock, and the latest John Grisham novel, these nomadic wanderers have an entire culture all their own.
"...tattoos and multi-pierced orifices done on the street in Bangkok; Stussy T-shirts; ubiquitous tie-dyed sarongs; Bo Derek-style braids woven..."

March 24, 2000 Features Feature by Mary Fitzgerald

Thai One On
"...Bangkok Cuisine 9041 Research, 832-9722 Mon-Fri, 11am-2pm, 5-10pm; Sat-Sun, 5-10:30pm..."

June 25, 1999 Food Feature

Adding to Pile: SXSW’s Fifth Artist List
Kirin J. Callinan, Heart Bones, Texas Gentlemen, and 97 more
"...Chanudom (Bangkok, Thailand)..."

Jan. 24, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Luv Doc: Drunk Booty Call
Wherein the Luv Doc tries to explain a dine-and-dash scenario
"...Do not ask for whom the bell tolls, it..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Column by The Luv Doc

To Forgive, Divine
Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling reunite in 'Only God Forgives'
"...Set in the criminal underworld surrounding Bangkok's Thai boxing rings, Only God Forgives charts the burning..."

July 19, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

This spicy Thai actioner comes from the director of Ong Bak.
"...not entirely sure if it's that country's sodden humidity, Bangkok's fevered dreamscape, the pragmatic Buddhism, or simply the Thailanders'..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Natural Science
"...sweet Jamaican pipe dreams of 2112’s “A Passage to Bangkok,” and closing failsafe “YYZ” left an ecstatic audience anything..."

April 24, 2008 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior
The mass release of this top-notch Thai action film should havee American audiences grinning ear to ear and shore to shore.
" boy, is dispatched to the festering city of Bangkok to retrieve the severed head of his remote village’s..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

", and, more to the point, a trip to Bangkok, where he can be rid of the hordes of..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Books Review by Marc Savlov

Readers Poll
"...HONORABLE MENTIONSatay, Bangkok Cuisine, Lemongrass Asian CuisineOther Oriental/AsianJava NoodleRUNNERS-UPCoco's Cafe, Korea House..."

May 25, 2001 Food Feature

The Jesus Lizard Bang (Touch & Go)
National Records
" testament, Bang: "First Show: July 1, 1989 at Bangkok Bangkok, Chicago, Illinois. Last Show: March 25, 1999 at..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

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