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2019/10/02 | CJ Sheu

'Vai' Explores a Pacific Islander Woman’s Life to Yield Multifaceted Rewards

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.

2018/09/25 | Jennifer Yang

INTERVIEW: Taiwanese Fashion Designer Sami Chen Charms New York Fashion Week

The concert pianist turned fashion designer introduces us to her new collection, and Miffy the adorable bunny.

2018/12/14 | Jules Quartly

PHOTO STORY: Bling, Bling, Who’s Calling at Taipei Fashion Week?

Taipei Fashion Week dialed up the excitement with four days of runway shows and the hope is, this is the start of something big.

2019/11/15 | CJ Sheu

'The Gangs, the Oscars, and the Walking Dead' Runs on Queerphobic Jokes

Perhaps "The Gangs, the Oscars, and the Walking Dead" shouldn't have been produced in the first place.

2018/12/21 | Atlas Obscura

How Exiled Chinese Muslims Gave Kyrgyzstan Its Culinary Crown Jewel

The Dungan people brought their signature noodles to Kyrgyzstan, much to the delight of Kyrgyz people.

2018/09/14 | Global Voices

PHILIPPINES: Celebrating Chabanaco: Asia's Only Spanish Creole

Join the campaign to preserve a unique language of the southern Philippines.

2018/10/02 | Asia Dialogue

An Ode to Lo Ta-yu, a Taiwanese Cultural Icon & Mandopop Legend

Lo Ta-yu rose to superstardom in the 1980s and continues to influence Mandopop and Taiwanese music to this day.

2019/03/26 | TIME

China Cuts Nearly 2 Minutes of LGBT Content From Bohemian Rhapsody

Moviegoers were left confused by censorship in the Chinese release of Bohemian Rhapsody.

2021/04/27 | The Conversation

‘Minari’: Part of a Wave of Second Generation Storytelling About What It Means To Participate in America

Beyond Lee Isaac Chung, who directed Minari, second generation Asian American storytellers are are being candid about the challenges and benefits of pursuing their creative work, in the face of family hopes or fears, or a wider societal resistance to hearing marginalized narratives.

2018/11/02 | Atlas Obscura

Frozen in Time: Solving the Mystery of China's Most Remarkable Fossils

Unravel the series of cataclysmic events that resulted in a treasure trove of Cretaceous period fossils in northeast China.