What does is mean to be championing the revindication of Lao ethnicity when one is not in fact Lao, asks Peera Songkünnatham in this personal essay on identity and belonging.
The junta’s “Thailand 4.0” policy might turn out to be a poisoned arrow for the people in the Northeast.
The age-old trope of Isaan women as domestic servants in Thai media has not gone away just yet.
From the prime minister’s warning to molam listeners to UNESCO’s praise of khaen music.
Esania Sector 9 The Lost City is a post-apocalyptic science-fiction online novel imagining Isaan after total ecological collapse.
A new book on Thai art seeks to historicize contemporary art in the transition from modernity to contemporaneity.
Art historian Dr. Bonnie Brereton talks about Buddhist murals as a “democratic vision of society,” and a growing recognition of the shared culture in a region stretching from central Isaan to Laos.
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.