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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.

2019/10/16 | CJ Sheu

‘Queering Voices’ Shorts Highlight Variety in Gender Experience

As Taiwan celebrates same-sex marriage legalization this year, the 2019 Women Make Waves Film Festival continues to voice the LGBT community’s concerns through its ‘Queering Voices’ series.

2018/10/07 | Global Voices

INDONESIA: Indie Film Festival Acts as a Lens Into Indigenous Papua

A new indie film festival gives a deeper look into the hardships and triumphs of Papua's indigenous amid ongoing land disputes and conflict with Jakarta.

2019/01/04 | Global Voices

Dutch Photographer Armando Ello Explores Indo Identity

The photographer profiles the oft-forgotten identity of over two million Indos, or people with both Indonesian and European roots.

2018/11/09 | Saigoneer

VIETNAM: Pham Anh's Viral Oil Paintings Portray Hanoi's Inimitable Serenity

Journey through Hanoi's meandering, tranquil alleys courtesy of Vietnamese artist Pham Anh.

2019/10/04 | TNL Feature

'Midnight Tod' Portrays an Inner Rebellion Between Flashes of Light

The 2019 Women Make Waves Film Festival takes place from 10/4 to 10/13 at SPOT Huashan Cinema in Taipei.

2021/08/30 | CJ Sheu

The Unexplored Existential Angst of ‘Night Drive’

Between the trendy conceits of time travel and taxi drivers taken hostage, ‘Night Drive’ is an original and weird tale.

2018/11/17 | The Third Pole

REVIEW: The Himalayan Arc, Journeys East of South-east

Analysts, diplomats, journalists and authors give voice to a region that is growing in importance on the world stage.

2018/10/24 | New Bloom

INTERVIEW: Taiwan Labor Film Festival Screens Stories of Struggle and Solidarity

A chat with Catta Chou, curator of the 2018 Taiwan International Labor Film Festival – which is now underway in Taipei.

2017/05/11 | Roy Ngerng

School’s Out: How Singapore Keeps University Reserved for the Elites

[OPINION] The Singapore government is shutting out most Singaporeans from universities while keeping the door wide open to foreigners.

2017/08/04 | Shannon Lin

INTERVIEW: Filipino Artists The General Strike and BLKD Intertwine Music and Politics in Taipei

'Music is an extension of the self. It’s an extension of our activism which is why our music is so overtly political. We wouldn’t be able to write the songs that we write without being activists,' says the drummer of The General Strike.

2018/10/06 | Atlas Obscura

This Japanese Candy Artist Is Taking Her Sugar Stardom Worldwide

'Candy5,' who practices traditional Japanese amezaiku candy art, has performed at the Epcot Center and art exhibitions around the world.

2017/08/28 | Olivia Yang

Taiwanese Fashion Designer on Disrupting Fashion, Eastern Traditions, Soft Power

'Every place in the world is looking for its own unique feature now,' says fashion designer Justin Chou. 'You need to go back to your roots to create something different.'

2017/10/14 | Jennifer Creery

A Guide to LGBT Hotspots in Taipei

Jennifer Creery takes a look at some iconic LGBT community spaces in Taipei.