“Burmese Shadows,” by veteran photojournalist Thierry Falise, will soon be available in Burma, giving the country an unvarnished portrait of its own recent history.
Khin Nyunt, once one of the most feared men in Burma, cuts a very different figure these days, particularly when he meets former enemies.
Tourism may be booming by the famed Golden Rock of Kyaikto Township in Mon State but the benefits are not yet trickling down very far.
The deep-seated enmity between Buddhists and Muslims in western Burma’s Arakan State shows no sign of abating and segregation only seems to exacerbate tensions.
US President Obama’s arrival in Burma on Monday brought welcome signs of a new beginning for a country long trapped by its past.
Burma may be Asia’s rising star, but serious doubts remains whether it can battle through the chaos of past mismanagement to swiftly realize this potential.
Jesper Bengtsson’s Aung San Suu Kyi: a Biography is an interesting if slightly clumsy account of the Nobel Laureate which never delves very deep.
Burma may be undergoing a transition to democracy but there are many contrasting messages to take out of President Thein Sein’s current program of reform.
The dilapidated palace of late Shan Prince Sao Kya Seng is the best place to learn the history of Hsipaw and its tragic royal family.
An award-winning documentary shot in the Irrawaddy delta in the wake of Cyclone Nargis will finally be screened in Burma for the first time.
While multinational companies wait patiently for the opportunity to do business in Burma, young revolutionary music from this once Orwellian state has already gone international.
Former Red Flag communist Chit Hlaing recalls working alongside infamous figures from Burma’s past including the brutal dictators Gen Ne Win and Snr-Gen Than Shwe.
The King in Exile by debutant writer Sudha Shah is an enlightening read which covers the lives of the last Burmese royal family and its descendents.
August 8, 1988, was watershed in Burmese history, marking the beginning of a struggle to restore democracy that continues to this day.
Two photographers have embarked on a Burmese book project documenting the crumbling British colonial-era architecture for which Rangoon is rightfully renowned.
Selected works by a famed Burmese cartoonist who was inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s “Mowgli” are being exhibited in Rangoon some seven years after his death.
Peter Popham’s biopic of Aung San Suu Kyi is well crafted with new insights from her trusted aide but fails to deliver any dramatic revelations.
Burmese people take full advantage of finally being allowed to mark this long-oppressed memorial day in honor of Burmese independence hero Gen Aung San.
A film school in Rangoon aspires to create a new generation of documentary filmmakers and an audience for this neglected cinematic genre.
The British Council Library in Rangoon is Burma’s leading authority on history, and that’s largely thanks to Monica Mya Maung.