Eluding censors, Mekong Review covers Southeast Asia’s literary scene
HONG KONG — At Monument Books, a bookstore in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the magazine racks are stacked with copies of The Economist and other titles from Britain, Australia, France and the US.
Publication date 08 December 2017 | 08:10 | ICT
In the playground of the Krousar Thmey school in Boeung Keng Kang II on Wednesday afternoon, artist Simon Morda-Cotel, or Wose, sat on the second level of some makeshift scaffolding, methodically painting a wall.
Publication date 08 December 2017 | 08:27 | ICT
The longest-running photo festival in Southeast Asia is back in Temple Town with free workshops and exhibitions to showcase and develop photographic talent in Cambodia and abroad.
Publication date 07 December 2017 | 07:24 | ICT
Family history and identity lie at the heart of a new exhibition opening tonight by Erik van Kemenade, an exploration of the homecoming of second generation Cambodians whose parents fled the Khmer Rouge.
Publication date 06 December 2017 | 08:52 | ICT
On Wednesday afternoons in Kandal village, a green van arrives in front of a house and is immediately swarmed by children – from toddlers to teenagers – shouting “Here comes the library! Here comes the library!”
Publication date 01 December 2017 | 07:47 | ICT
It's already nearly 8 in the evening, and Soung Sokunthy, 47, is applying make-up to her face as she prepares for a performance at Wat Koh Andet, about 50 kilometres from the capital of Takeo.
Publication date 24 November 2017 | 07:15 | ICT
With a line-up of local and international artists, and a massive outdoor venue booked on Koh Pich, or Diamond Island, Saturday’s Diamond Moon Festival is aiming to showcase contemporary musical and artistic talents at a scale rarely
Publication date 23 November 2017 | 08:24 | ICT
Hannah Pittard Hannah Pittard reviews recent collections by Emily Geminder, Bennett Sims, Emily Fridlund and Josh Weil. Dead Girls: And Other Stories By Emily Geminder 176 pages. $17.
Publication date 17 November 2017 | 07:54 | ICT
Wearing a pink hijab, Eng Aisha works away at a newly commissioned painting inside her bamboo home in Sambuor commune, on the outskirts of Siem Reap.
Publication date 17 November 2017 | 07:59 | ICT
For well over a century, Battambang has stood out in Cambodia as a cradle of culture, producing renowned artists, writers, poets, musicians and thinkers.
Publication date 16 November 2017 | 07:49 | ICT
“You can call me the crazy man of Cambodia,” laughs Lee Peng Heng, sitting among around 100 of his vintage coffee grinders, dozens of teapots and a phonograph from 1888, at a table fashioned from a recycled garment factory sewing ma
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