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Cambodia’s ‘Krom’ Submitted for Two Grammys

Krom, a bluesy five-piece that formed in Phnom Penh in 2010, has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year, founder Christopher Minko confirmed on Friday.

Kem Ley’s Final Fables

In the two weeks before political analyst Kem Ley was shot dead in a gas station convenience store last weekend, he posted 19 political “jokes” to his Facebook page, having announced plans to write 99 and then publish them in a book at the end of this year.

Fields & Fresh Blood—The Songs of Angkar

The songs of the Khmer Rouge served as the inescapable soundtrack to the regime's brutal reign, but also acted as a failed attempt to inculcate the proper revolutionary mindset, according to new research.

Children—A New Defense Against Looting?

A program by Heritage Watch trains children to appreciate their archeological heritage in hopes of inspiring their efforts to prevent it from disappearing.

Film Festival to Tackle Trafficking, Migration

Organizers of this year’s Chaktomuk Short Film Festival are encouraging the submission of films addressing human trafficking and migration.

Risqué Business

On a street lined with girlie bars, Phnom Penh’s first Hooters stands apart in orange hot pants.

With Unusual Format, Young Directors Debut First Feature

Kon Khmer Koun Khmer, an association of young Cambodian filmmakers, is taking a major gamble this week: presenting its first feature-length film in a commercial cinema, and trusting that the Phnom Penh public will support a movie with an unusual format.

Cambodia’s Art Stars Align in Exhibit at National Museum

An all-star lineup of Cambodian artists and photographers will open next week in Phnom Penh at an uncommon venue for modern art: the National Museum.

Indian Film Festival Brings Bollywood Back to Phnom Penh

While Indian film is synonymous with Bollywood for many casual moviegoers, the second edition of Indian Cinema Week in Phnom Penh seeks to highlight the diversity of productions from a country that makes more than 1,600 movies every year.

Metal Findings Give New Perspective on Angkorian History

New archeological dating is helping to settle two old mysteries: the story behind Baphuon monument, and why King Suryavarman I does not appear to have built his own temple.

Cambodian Artist Expresses Social Ills Through Paintings

Artist Hour Seyha's latest exhibition depicts the ravages of heavy alcohol consumption on Cambodian society.

In US, Cambodian Artists Reflect on Refugee Pasts

“Interlace,” an exhibition that opened in New York City on Friday night, features the work of three Cambodian artists who grew up in the U.S. after fleeing the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s and early ’80s.

With New Book, Quest to Recover Stolen Battambang Statues Begins

The Ministry of Culture released a book on Monday about 68 Khmer sculptures that were stolen from museums in Battambang City during decades of war and conflict, and intends to use the publication in a global search to recover the artifacts.

War Widows’ Husbands Remembered by Tools of Their Trade

Artwork and documents representing the memories of women who lost their husbands during the Khmer Rouge era or fighting during the early 1970s and ’80s will be exhibited on Sunday at the Sangker Art Space and Gallery in Battambang City.

Through Modern Dance, the Hopes and Fears of Refugees

In 1978, Neth Phoumary fled a Khmer Rouge work camp in Svay Rieng province on foot, with her infant son and handicapped daughter in a basket on her back and her 2-year-old daughter clutching her hand at her side.

Old Form Express Modern Issues Through Dance

In a departure from the themes that have long defined Khmer classical dances—love, hate and jealousy—proteges of renowned choreographer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro are steering the form to focus on more grounded issues in their latest works.

Via Art, Franco-German Lessons for Cambodia and Vietnam

For nearly a century, France and Germany were sworn enemies, their hatred swelling during the 20th century’s two biggest wars. But today the countries are the E.U.’s backbone and have become allies, joining forces to handle the crisis that Europe now faces.

Davy Chou Wins Screenwriter’s Prize at Cannes

Davy Chou’s feature film “Diamond Island,” shot mostly in Phnom Penh and featuring an all Cambodian cast, was awarded the French Screenwriter and Author Society’s SACD prize on Thursday during the Cannes Film Festival.

Choeung Ek Dig Unearths Angkor-Era Kiln

In the cluttered backyard of an unassuming stilted house just down the road from the Killing Fields on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, archaeologists are digging up a relic of the country’s historical high point: a kiln that once furnished stoneware pottery across the Angkorian empire.

Rithy Panh Premiers New Film ‘Exile’ at Cannes

French-Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh, who has become a familiar figure at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, premiered his latest documentary on Friday during the festival’s Special Screenings.