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2020/01/27 | Daphne K. Lee
'Parasite' Makes Another Leap for South Korea's Cultural Economy
The viral success of "Parasite" marks another one of South Korea's successful cultural exports. Many critics credit the film's popularity to its universal story of urban poverty, but it goes far beyond the plot twists.
2020/02/19 | TNL Feature
Explore Old Taipei With These 10 Hidden Gems in Dadaocheng
Dadaocheng is historic neighborhood that's being revived by a new breed of creatives and trendy shops. Here's our selection of secret hot spots for you.
'The Misused 2.0' Reinvents Taiwanese and Dutch Hardware Design
Taiwan was often referred to as the “world’s hardware store," and two Taiwanese industrial designers are retaining this part of history with an annual exhibition that provokes viewers to reimagine daily objects.
2020/02/10 | Voice of America
Parasite Makes History at Oscars
In a historic victory, Parasite is the first non-English film to win best picture, the Academy's most prestigious award.
2020/02/15 | Op-Ed
‘Parasite’ Symbolism Explained: Instant Noodles, Language, Basement
Bong Joon Ho's daunting observations of capitalism in "Parasite" are apparent. The Oscar-winning picture goes much further in exploring the depths of South Korean society.
2020/02/09 | TNL Staff
Oscars 2020 Predictions: 1917, Parasite, Joker
Who will be the biggest winner at the 2020 Academy Awards?
2020/02/12 | The Conversation
Chinese Movie Studio Upturned Its Business Model Due to Coronavirus
The coronavirus outbreak has shut down movie theaters during Lunar New Year, causing movie studios with New Year screenings to lose billions of dollars. But one of them thought of a brilliant alternative.
2020/02/27 | Daphne K. Lee
Coronavirus Outbreak Unsettles China's Cinema Ambition
The untimely coronavirus epidemic has delayed China’s hopeful dream to dominate the global film market.