Lawrence Osborne is the author of Bangkok Days (a travelogue), The Forgiven (a novel), and, most recently, The Wet and the Dry (a drinker’s chronicle of bars around the world).

Following an award-winning run in London, War Horse arrives stateside this week. Lawrence Osborne talks to the co-director about bringing the soon-to-be Steven Spielberg movie to life.

As the chaos on Bangkok's streets deepens, the Thai king is appealing for calm. Lawrence Osborne on the tragedy and surreal beauty of the political battle between the opposing Yellows and Reds.