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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.

2017/05/31 | Rebecca Catching

Mute Museums: Why China’s Institutions Fail to Connect with Visitors

The country’s exhibition halls burst with world-class artifacts but fail to weave engaging stories around them, leaving visitors confused and alienated.

2019/11/29 | The Interpreter

Brilliant Time: Bridging the Cultural Gap Between Taiwan and Southeast Asia

A bookstore in New Taipei City is creating a community for Southeast Asian migrant workers in Taiwan and encouraging local Taiwanese to learn about Southeast Asian cultures.

2020/10/28 | Nicholas Haggerty

A Small Press That Seeks To Bring Taiwan To the World

Camphor Press is on a quixotic mission to bring Taiwan to the world through English-language publications.

2020/12/03 | Daphne K. Lee

Desire for Perfection: Asia’s First iPhone Feature Film ‘I WeirDO’

Touted as Asia’s first feature film to be entirely shot on an iPhone, 'I WeirDO' examines human affection through a relationship built upon obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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.

2019/12/13 | New Bloom

Q&A With KEFF, Director of 'The Secret Lives of Asians at Night'

"The Secret Lives of Asians at Night" is a short film featured in the 2019 Taipei Film Festival. Taiwanese-American director KEFF talks about his upbringing and the inspiration for the film.

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.

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.

2020/10/28 | James X. Morris

“Your Trend, My Normal”: A Review of ‘Black in Asia’

Through a series of 23 vignettes, 'Black in Asia' examines personal accounts of navigating Asia’s social spaces that lack the lived experience of what it means to be Black.

2019/12/24 | CJ Sheu

'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' Defies the Male Gaze in Cinema

"Portrait of a Lady on Fire," which won Best Screenplay at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, is a passionate film that explores the female gaze and female desire with various art forms.

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.

2019/01/25 | Jules Quartly

Taipei Dangdai Art Fair: After the Famine, the Art Feast

The inaugural Taipei Dangdai contemporary art show brought out big spending art collectors while entertaining the masses.

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.'

2019/08/15 | CJ Sheu

FILM REVIEW: 'Postcards From London' Puts a Spin on the Prostitution of Art

The 2019 Taiwan International Queer Film Festival runs from 8/15 to 8/25 in Taipei and from 8/28 to 9/8 in Kaohsiung. This film review is based on a complimentary media screening.