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The craft of the laugh

As the city bids farewell to much-loved open mic founder Scotty Muldoon, he and his fellow comic pioneers reflect on their early days, future challenges, and the difference between stand up comedy and a drunken ramble.

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Carnivore’s delight

Barbecued chicken wings, grilled pork ribs and bacon – it’s all about meat at Tinfy Chicken Rice, one of the capital’s burgeoning “street meat” joints turned up-styled eatery. A long, narrow strip of a place, Tinfy’s looks like a roadside pit stop on a West Texas highway. The...
Posted On May 21, 2015
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What the phớ?

There’s nothing quite like it when mum makes you a bowl of her homemade chicken noodle soup for whatever ailment with which you’ve come down – broken heart or burning fever. It doesn’t have to be the best soup – although you’ll fight to the death if anyone says otherwise – it...

The craft of the laugh

As the city bids farewell to much-loved open mic founder Scotty Muldoon, he and his fellow comic pioneers reflect on their early days, future challenges, and the difference between stand up comedy and a drunken ramble.

Carnivore’s delight

Barbecued chicken wings, grilled pork ribs and bacon – it’s all about meat at Tinfy Chicken Rice, one of the capital’s burgeoning “street meat” joints turned up-styled eatery. A long, narrow strip of a place, Tinfy’s looks like a roadside pit stop on a West Texas highway. The...
Posted On May 21, 2015
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The Mor, the hairier

Born into a circus family, Martin Mor didn’t really get a chance to decline a mediocre existence. If anything, the knife-throwing-pyrotechnic-cum-comic has done nothing if not fully embrace a life so far left of centre that, at times, it’s not entirely clear which planet he’s...

Let words & wine flow

THU 22 | The Penh’s lovable bard Scott Bywater is now selling his fourth volume of poems, Fog on the Loire. For those who don’t consider themselves poetry-readers, you’ll find Bywater’s works concise, light and beautiful in their simplicity. Fellow poets would probably prefer to...
Posted On May 21, 2015
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Raw sight

FRI 22 | According to numerous studies, when humans are deprived of one of our five major senses, others become more finely tuned to compensate. Banter about the scientific technicalities as much as you like, this exhibition by the photography students of the Deaf Community...
Posted On May 21, 2015
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The Advisor goes retro

FRI 22 | You know that sexy, shiny gold card you’ve been carrying around that’s been scoring you sweet deals on products and services for all the best bars, eateries and services about town? Well, it ain’t just a pocket-saver with a pretty face. The Advisor VIP card represents...
Posted On May 21, 2015
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Addicted to reggae

SAT 23 | Addicted to reggae SAT 23 If you missed them a few weeks back, you still have a chance to catch Dub Addiction lay down the rhythms at Sharky Bar this Saturday. If you’re not already a fan, it won’t take you long to be converted by their mellow fusion of ragga, dub and...
Posted On May 21, 2015
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Slam, Jam, Thank You Ma’am

SAT 23 | After having fostered a warm, welcoming environment for open mic writers and musicians, the ever-progressive team at Java, with the help of Scott Bywater, recognised a need for a distinctly youth-orientated platform for expression. With a quick flick of their innovative...
Posted On May 21, 2015
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War, chaos & destruction

MON 25 | Rithy Panh’s latest, unscreened documentary “La France est Nostre Patrie” (“France is Our Homeland”) is the story of a failed encounter between two cultures with different sensitivities and fantasies. The film centres on colonisation marked by brutality, in which chaos...
Posted On May 21, 2015
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Dancing to a new tune

TUE 26 | Ballet is fast becoming a popular fixture in contemporary dance culture. On Tuesday night, the students of Dance World Cambodia will demonstrate this relatively new trend, showcasing a Western ballet piece that will be performed by both local and expat students, as well...
Posted On May 21, 2015
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Real lives reflected

WED 27 | Once again, Show Box puts their upstairs exhibition and performance space to excellent use this week, with Californian artist Greg Balster’s Contemporary Portraits of Asian Life exhibition. Using rich, vibrant oils and acrylics and balanced contrast between light and...
Posted On May 21, 2015
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Guilty Pleasures

There are 38 holes in my favourite black t-shirt. I wore it the other day to a hipster thingy because the alternatives were a fuchsia chiffon babydoll or a daffodil yellow soccer strip that Hubster likes to play boules in. In my zeal to declutter I have accidentally donated...
Posted On May 20, 2015
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Show, don’t tell

Memories can be transmitted through a variety of forms; most commonly, through language. But what if such an atrocity in history exists whereby language is too painful to use, nor could ever do justice, to the memories of its survivors? Through various artworks, Transmissions...

Che Culo: What’s in a name?

Lunch, for many of us, means a Styrofoam takeaway box with some miscellaneous assortment of meat and rice, quickly chugged down before getting back to the grind. Italians would scoff at this notion; they treat lunch as an almost sacred ritual, drawing it out as long as possible...

Finding the tattoo warrior

Two dodgy motos. One perilous, night-time drive on an infamously dangerous road. Four traditional tattooists. This is the story of man’s mission to unravel the pre-Angkorian warrior tradition of Sak Yant.

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