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2018/12/26 | David Green

FILM REVIEW: ‘10 Years Taiwan’ Peers Pessimistically Into an Unsettling Future

Taiwan’s foray into the future-gazing '10-year' franchise is poignant, ponderous and overwhelmingly bleak.

2021/01/28 | Janine Sun Rogers

“Heaven on Fourth” Arrives in Taiwan Amid Controversy and Tragedy

Taiwanese artist Huang Po-Chih’s installation comes to Taipei’s Double Square Gallery as the latest contribution to the mythicization of Chinese American sex worker Song Yang.

2020/10/01 | Cat Thomas

Urban Nomad Fall Freakout Promises the Weird and the Wonderful

The Urban Nomad Fall Freakout, held Saturday, October 3 at Tiger Mountain, promises music, performance art, and arts and crafts.

2018/10/27 | David Green

INTERVIEW: Filmmaker Valerie Soe on Life Aboard the Taiwan Love Boat

Filmmaker Valerie Soe shares her experience of tracing Taiwan's history through the eyes of thousands of hormone-heightened college kids.

2018/10/06 | Taiwan Insight

Inside Taiwan's Indie Music Scene: Is It Truly 'Independent'?

Taiwan's indie scene has coalesced with the mainstream, sometimes muddying the distinction between 'indie' and 'independent.'

2018/11/24 | Leora Joy Jones & John Stephenson

ART REVIEW: Loaded Guns in 'The Flying Land'

'Vase of an Anti-Aircraft Gun' is Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi’s first large-scale installation in Taiwan. Juxtaposing an ordinary living room with a weapon of war, the work speaks to issues of displacement, curatorial conflict of interest, and power.

2019/04/11 | Cat Thomas

The Ultimate Guide to Taipei's Urban Nomad Opening Freakout

Get your dancing shoes on for Taipei’s best-loved festival of all that is weird and wonderful: The Urban Nomad Opening Freakout. Here's all the info on the festival including the timetable, music clips and top tips.

2019/11/19 |

Tom Lin Searches for History and Humanity at 'The Garden of Evening Mists'

We sat down for an interview with Taiwanese director Tom Lin Shu-yu (林書宇) on his latest film, "The Garden of Evening Mists," a co-production between HBO Asia and Malaysia-based Astro Shaw.

2019/10/01 | Brandon Kemp

Long Live Love: Approaching the Films of Tsai Ming-liang

Where should one begin to understand Tsai Ming-liang? From the beginning.

2020/09/28 | Daphne K. Lee

Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’: An Oscar-Deserving Ode To the American West

Arriving at major film festivals during a time of heightened alienation, 'Nomadland' offers a quiet salute to human connection.

2018/08/29 | 鄺健銘

Malaysian Singer's 'Motherland' Comments Stir Chinese Introspection

When Malaysian singer Priscilla Abby referred to China as her 'motherland' on a Chinese TV show, it whipped the overseas Chinese community into a frenzy.

2019/06/27 | Taiwan Insight

Rap for the Machine: How the CCP Co-Opted Chinese Rap

Chinese Rap artists, such as CD Rev, are aligning their songs with the views of the CCP in terms of their Taiwan and Xinjiang narratives in return for access to the tools that will bring their groups wild success within the PRC.

2018/10/27 | Cat Thomas

INTERVIEW: Steven Crook & Katy Hui-wen Hung on ‘A Culinary History of Taipei’

Catch up with the authors of a seminal book introducing the surprisingly diverse culinary history of Taipei and Taiwan to a global audience.

2019/11/21 | Daphne K. Lee

‘Detention’: A Clichéd Salute to Freedom

“Detention” is a bold attempt to explore a sensitive topic but fails to achieve much beyond scratching the surface with its clichéd plot and didactic screenplay.

2019/10/23 | TNL Staff

Stroll Around Yilan for a Weekend Getaway From Taipei

Yilan is only a two-hour drive from Taipei but provides a completely different experience from the bustling capital city.