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REVIEW: 'Parklife' Shows Contemporary Art in a Cosy Setting
This collection of mostly Taiwanese artists touches on subjects from food waste to psychedelics.
2017/12/09 | Darice D. Chang
MOVIE REVIEW: 'Tshiong' – Unabashedly Taiwanese Hyper Metal Madness
The long-awaited Chthonic movie will be released December at Kaohsiung Film Festival, but considering the band’s political stance and esoteric music, will it be too much for a Taiwanese – much less an international – audience?
2017/12/07 | Darice D. Chang
INTERVIEW: Heavy Punk Bank ChicKNUP – When Hunter Becomes Hunted
A striking music video featuring a lesbian couple by self-described ‘heavy punk’ band ChiKNUP puts viewers in a minority’s shoes.
2017/12/06 | Nadira Mulyandari
A Lifetime of Tolerance and Love Illuminates Indonesia
Amid growing intolerance in Indonesia, an elder example highlights the joy of friendship across racial and religious lines.
Can Golden Pin Award Raise Taiwan's Profile in the Design World?
The Golden Pin Design Award has some interesting stuff to show but stretches the point of design in asking for connections to Chinese culture.
2017/12/04 | Ed Jones
REVIEW: The Chinese Typewriter: A History
Thomas S. Mullaney’ argues that the creation of a Chinese typewriter therefore became a civilizational trial for a country that feared functioning in slow motion in the face of global acceleration.
2017/11/27 | David Frazier
Hong Kong's Clockenflap Is Taking Off
Hong Kong's rock festival scene is catching up with Japan but is becoming predictably commercialized.
Daring to Drone in Myanmar
There are many reasons to worry about the rights of journalists in Myanmar, but last week’s drone arrests are not among them.
2017/11/15 | Camely Arta
Indonesia Opens its First Modern and Contemporary Art Museum
Indonesia’s first museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art has opened its doors for public, giving art enthusiasts the chance to view the works of Indonesian and international artists.
2017/11/13 | Leora Joy
REVIEW: Spectrosynthesis Exhibition: Is this LGBTQ Rainbow Fragmented?
The exhibition in Taipei aimed to improve the condition of human rights in Taiwan and other Asian societies through dialogue about diverse gender issues, but opened questions about equal representation within minority groups.
2017/11/11 | David Green
Q&A: Reflecting Taiwan's LGBTQ Progress in 'taipeilove' Documentary
Flush with the success of shooting footage at the Pride parade in Taipei, The News Lens sat down with young German filmmaker Lucie Liu to discuss her vision for 'taipeilove*', a documentary asking how it feels to be gay in Taiwan, both for her protagonists and the people closest to them.