Thai "Ladyboy" Romance Music Video Will Pull At Your Heartstrings

The video chronicles the reunion of a woman with her best friend, with whom she was in love when they were teenagers. However, there's a twist, as her best friend knew her as a "boy." She is, in fact, a "ladyboy," which is the preferred term for many individuals in Thailand we might label as trans women in a Western… » 4/10/14 3:39pm 4/10/14 3:39pm

Rihanna's New 'What Now' Video Is Definitely Lacking Something…

Rihanna's video for the latest single off her album Unapologetic, "What Now" is pretty sans plot but very heavy on dramatic head tosses. It's certainly attempting to elicit some sort of emotion in the viewer, considering Rihanna's body jolts are interspersed with choppy black and white footage of lions fighting,… » 11/15/13 1:20pm 11/15/13 1:20pm

Hormones, Thailand's Answer to Skins, Incites Controversy and Praise

Hormones is a drama of daily life set in a Bangkok high school. It has the same basic structure as the UK (and now, sigh, the U.S.)'s sexy teen melodrama Skins — it follows 9 teenagers as they go about their everyday lives. As such, it covers a variety of scandalous teen-related topics, including premarital sex,… » 8/19/13 6:00pm 8/19/13 6:00pm

Thai University Apologizes for Commending Grads with Hitler Mural

Thailand's leading university has come under fire for displaying a heinously distasteful banner as a tribute to its graduating class. How heinous are we talking here? Um, well: the giant billboard depicts a host of popular American superheroes flanking Adolf Hitler. Photos taken at the graduation show that Hitler… » 7/15/13 6:40pm 7/15/13 6:40pm

Congrats, New Grads! By the Way, You Don't Know Anything

It's the time of year when the internet is deluged with condescending lists of "advice for graduates"—stuff like "experience Paris" and "learn to wear purple until you laugh until you cry until you laugh"—and since all of that shit is just literal barf smeared on a laptop screen, I decided I might as well take a stab… » 5/16/12 1:50pm 5/16/12 1:50pm