Movie theaters chains have replaced most of the independent cinemas once found in almost every city of the Northeast. But in the region’s smaller towns, stand-alone movie parlors continue to draw a loyal audience.
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.
How Isaan men navigate the pitfalls of Thainess in the television show The Face Men Thailand.
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.