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2021/02/20 | CJ Sheu

‘Recipe for Happiness’ Shows How Muddling Through Life Can Keep Us Sane

Following the everyday life of openly unambitious and mediocre civil servant Namgoong Jin-Soo, 'Recipe for Happiness' captures what it’s like to be a young adult in the age of precarious neoliberal ecotastrophe.

2020/12/17 | Bryan Chou

GOG Backtracks on Releasing ‘Devotion,’ Gamers Up in Arms

GOG announced yesterday that Devotion, first removed in February, will return to the platform, but it is no longer the case.

2019/05/16 | Cat Thomas

INTERVIEW: Hao Wu, Director of 'The People’s Republic of Desire'

SXSW Grand Jury Prize winning film 'The People’s Republic of Desire' will open this year’s Urban Nomad with its disturbing Black Mirror-esque look at the world of live streaming in China.

2018/12/07 | Kate Nicholson

Golden Pin 2018: Global Influencers Say Sustainable Design Is Key to Success

At Taiwan's annual Golden Pin Design Award forum, four renowned designers offered a checklist for using design to build sustainable societies.

2018/10/21 | Taiwan Insight

Taiwan Cinema Through the Lens of Wei Te-sheng

A new book charts the blossoming of Taiwan's cinema from the dawn of the democratic era to the present day.

2021/06/10 | Xiaochen Su

A Yutori Dystopia: Izumi Suzuki’s ‘Terminal Boredom’

In exploring life in distinct science fictionalized futures, Izumi Suzuki’s stories take on a dystopian tinge, one that presages an entire generation of Japan’s youth.

2018/12/27 | CJ Sheu

REVIEW: 'Shadow' Presents a Wuxia Tale in Staggeringly Beautiful Monochrome

This ink wash painting come to life carries thematic complexity and a veiled political message.

2021/01/17 | every little d

Art Book Publisher nos:books Opens Space in Taipei

nos:books in Taipei has finally realized its long held wish of having its own space for exhibitions.

2019/10/03 | CJ Sheu

‘Romantic Comedy’ Makes a Case for Higher Quality Rom-Coms

The 2019 Women Make Waves Film Festival takes place from 10/4 to 10/13 at SPOT Huashan Cinema in Taipei. This review is based on a complimentary media screener.

2018/12/20 | Nick Aspinwall

Unpacking the Swift Chinese Netizen Clapback to Lil Pump's Racist Song

When Chinese netizens slide past censors to air their grievances, they're key cogs in a massive and well-oiled outrage machine.

2020/11/26 | Luke Hein

Melbourne Meets Taipei in a New Music Collaboration

Yeo, a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer whose heritage winds back from Australia to Malaysia to Southern China, makes a foray into Mandopop with Taiwanese-Australian artist Chendy.

2020/10/09 | TAIPEI

Blue Note Taipei: Hallowed Ground for Lovers of Jazz

The 2020 Taipei Jazz Festival is happening right now — and Blue Note Taipei is the place to start.

2020/02/09 | TNL Staff

Oscars 2020 Predictions: 1917, Parasite, Joker

Who will be the biggest winner at the 2020 Academy Awards?

2019/11/26 | New Bloom

REVIEW: Interminable Prescriptions for the Plague

HIV/AIDS has been treated like the plague, a punishment sent by god. A group exhibition at Taipei's Museum of Contemporary Art has attempted to provide various "prescriptions" for this epidemic.

2019/02/04 | Saigoneer

Vietnamese Ditch Fake Money to Burn Paper Bikinis for Deceased Ancestors

One professor slammed the flashy new fad as 'offensive, against traditions and wasteful.'