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2019/10/22 | Cat Thomas
Celebrate 2019 Taiwan Pride: Parade Route, Seminars, and Parties!
2019 Taiwan Pride is kicking off this weekend with a wide range of festivities — follow our comprehensive guide and find something for your and your friends!
2020/02/15 | Op-Ed
‘Parasite’ Symbolism Explained: Instant Noodles, Language, Basement
Bong Joon Ho's daunting observations of capitalism in "Parasite" are apparent. The Oscar-winning picture goes much further in exploring the depths of South Korean society.
2019/10/08 | Daphne K. Lee
‘Weathering With You’ Is a Boring, Repetitive Cinematic Delight
Makoto Shinkai's 'Weathering With You' is a cinematic delight that also disappoints.
2019/12/16 | Daphne K. Lee
Film Review: 'The Garden of Evening Mists'
The Garden of Evening Mists is a film we can watch and rewatch, and still can’t stop savoring the beauty of it like the Chopin record that never leaves the record player.
2019/10/21 | Darice D. Chang
Reshaping Queer Culture: Meet Taiwan’s First Drag Kings
As Taiwan’s drag queen scene flourishes, propelled by the global success of Drag Race, the king scene is growing as well, providing much needed space and platform for lesbians and AFAB-people.
2018/10/25 | Cat Thomas
Out in Taiwan: Standing for Equality with Fashion Photographer Leslie Kee
As Pride approaches, world-famous fashion photographer Leslie Kee is casting Taiwan's LGBT community in its very best light.
2018/12/13 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: China Gets Carried 'Huawei' in Tit-for-Tat Canadian Retaliation
In the words of Bob Dylan, the story of tit-for-tat retaliation 'Couldn't help, but make me feel ashamed to live in a land where justice is a game.'
2019/11/15 | Toh Jin Xuan
China's Absence From Golden Horse Underscores Taiwan's Cultural Diversity
China has withdrawn from the Golden Horse Awards to undermine Taiwan's film industry, but it has only accentuated the diversity of participation this year.
2018/09/13 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Stretching the Truth
A viral firestorm over a Japanese man's leg movements has engulfed Taiwan.
2020/01/27 | Daphne K. Lee
'Parasite' Makes Another Leap for South Korea's Cultural Economy
The viral success of "Parasite" marks another one of South Korea's successful cultural exports. Many critics credit the film's popularity to its universal story of urban poverty, but it goes far beyond the plot twists.
2019/07/04 | Taiwan Insight
How Can Taiwan's Pop Music Enter the Global Market?
How can Taiwan step up its game in promoting local pop music overseas?
2019/08/05 | TNL Staff
A Visual Review of Hong Kong's Artful Protest
Protest art has been the creative backbone of Hong Kong's anti-extradition movement.
2019/10/28 | Ryan Drillsma
Spectrum Formosus Reclaims Electronic Music for Taiwan’s Queer Community
Queer music festival Spectrum Formosus will take place this weekend just outside of Taipei City, featuring a roster of top international DJs, drag queens and kings, as well as performance artists.
2019/07/24 | CJ Sheu
'Nina Wu' Brings Taiwan into the #MeToo Era
Nina Wu (灼人秘密) is the first Taiwanese film to stir conversations around the #MeToo movement.
2018/09/07 | Stuart Heaver
China's One Belt, One Road Is One Dimensional Compared with the Maritime Original
Exploring the breadth and diversity of cultural and economic exchange enabled by the Maritime Silk Road reveals the comparative paucity of its modern-day counterpart.
2019/07/23 | Cat Thomas
Taiwan's Journey to Same-Sex Marriage Inspires 24-Year-Old to Film Her First Documentary
Taiwan's same-sex marriage documentary taipeilove* was screened in Berlin during Pride month to a packed-out cinema – now, audiences will have the opportunity to catch it in Taipei and Kaohsiung.