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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.
2019/07/04 | Taiwan Insight
How Can Taiwan's Pop Music Enter the Global Market?
How can Taiwan step up its game in promoting local pop music overseas?
2019/07/23 | Cat Thomas
Taiwan's Journey to Same-Sex Marriage Inspires 24-Year-Old to Film Her First Documentary
Taiwan's same-sex marriage documentary taipeilove* was screened in Berlin during Pride month to a packed-out cinema – now, audiences will have the opportunity to catch it in Taipei and Kaohsiung.
2019/07/24 | CJ Sheu
FILM REVIEW: 'Nina Wu' Brings Taiwan into the #MeToo Era
Nina Wu (灼人秘密) is the first Taiwanese film to stir conversations around the #MeToo movement.
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.
2019/06/18 | Jay Lin
Taking Taiwan's Progress to the Global Stage
Organizations in other Asian countries are looking to Taiwan to show the way forward for LGBT rights.
2019/08/05 | TNL Staff
A Visual Review of Hong Kong's Artful Protest
Protest art has been the creative backbone of Hong Kong's anti-extradition movement.
2019/05/16 | Cat Thomas
FILM REVIEW: 'A Bread Factory' Gears Up for Urban Nomad Premiere
Patrick Wang’s epic two-parter 'A Bread Factory' has its Taiwan premiere at 2019 Urban Nomad Film Festival and is a compelling story for our times.
2019/08/20 | CJ Sheu
FILM REVIEW: 'The Blond One' Crafts a Fleshed-Out Romance With Subtle Moments
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.
2019/05/16 | Cat Thomas
INTERVIEW: Hao Wu, Director of 'The People’s Republic of Desire'
SXSW Grand Jury Prize winning film 'The People’s Republic of Desire' will open this year’s Urban Nomad with its disturbing Black Mirror-esque look at the world of live streaming in China.
2019/08/27 | Taiwan Insight
Teresa Teng, Taiwan's Legendary Singer and Sweetheart
Teresa Teng's angelic voice defied censorship and continues to reverberate through time.
2019/09/03 | Brandon Kemp
2019 TIQFF Shorts Explore Queer Life In Straight Spaces
The 2019 Taiwan International Queer Film Festival runs from 8/28 to 9/8 in Kaohsiung. Here's a review of this year's short film selections.
2019/09/25 | TNL Staff
What's Coming to Netflix Taiwan in October 2019
Here's a sneak peek of what's coming to Netflix Taiwan in October 2019.
2019/07/16 | CJ Sheu
FILM REVIEW: 'The Missing Body Episode 1' and the Future of Taiwanese VR Cinema
A review of the VR film The Missing Body Episode 1, featured in the 2019 Taipei Film Festival.
2019/02/18 | 破土 New Bloom
Authors Jimmy Liao and Tian Er Swap Stories at the 2019 Taipei Book Fair
Taiwanese author Jimmy Liao and Chinese author Tian Er discussed their origins at Taipei's recently wrapped 2019 book fair.