Apichatpong Weerasethakul talks about the role of Khon Kaen City in his films, political issues in Isaan, and his current project in Colombia.
In the wake of Yingluck Shinawatra’s departure from Thailand, Peera Songkünnatham explores the failure of political poetry to conceive of a future beyond the current political gridlock.
Peera Songkünnatham reviews the short stories of Isaan-born author Pira Sudham.
Preecha Phinthong’s “Isan-Thai-English Dictionary” is like a very long love letter to the Isaan literature and language. But almost 30 years after its first publication, it is time for a more modern version, writes Peera Songkünnatham.
Pop Aye is about a middle-aged man facing a midlife crisis. It is a road movie about coming to terms with living and dying. It isn’t really about elephants, yet everywhere you look around here, there’s an elephant.
Peera Songkünnatham explores perceptions of Isaan cuisine as “unclean” and foreigners’ food preferences through a dialogue with their significant other, interspersed with public health posters in a cancer hospital.
Isaan in the 1960s through the eyes of Kermit Krueger, a United States Peace Corps Volunteer working at Maha Sarakham Teachers’ Training College from 1963 to 1965.
The Isaan Record01/06/2016
A photo essay about life in Maha Sarakham 50 years ago from Kermit Krueger, a United States Peace Corps Volunteer working at Maha Sarakham Teachers’ Training College from 1963 to 1965.
The Isaan Record29/05/2016
Rocket festivals, haircuts under the wing of a plane and dog population control in the 1960s in Isaan. Read the final part of the essay “A day at the races” by Kermit Krueger, who was a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Maha Sarakham from 1963 to 1965.