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2019/10/29 | Taiwan Insight
How Did Fire EX Become a Symbol of Taiwan’s Youth Activism?
Fire EX, a Taiwanese band that rose to popularity during the Sunflower Movement, is forging a Taiwanese identity for the progressive, democratic generation.
2019/10/28 | Ryan Drillsma
Spectrum Formosus Reclaims Electronic Music for Taiwan’s Queer Community
Queer music festival Spectrum Formosus will take place this weekend just outside of Taipei City, featuring a roster of top international DJs, drag queens and kings, as well as performance artists.
2019/10/24 | The Conversation
Nezha Rises as the New Superhero and Role Model in China
“Nezha: Birth of the Demon Child” has set box-office records and it’s ultimately about how to raise a “good” child.
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.
2019/10/22 | Cat Thomas
Celebrate 2019 Taiwan Pride: Parade Route, Seminars, and Parties!
2019 Taiwan Pride is kicking off this weekend with a wide range of festivities — follow our comprehensive guide and find something for your and your friends!
2019/10/21 | Darice D. Chang
Reshaping Queer Culture: Meet Taiwan’s First Drag Kings
As Taiwan’s drag queen scene flourishes, propelled by the global success of Drag Race, the king scene is growing as well, providing much needed space and platform for lesbians and AFAB-people.
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.
2019/10/08 | Daphne K. Lee
‘Weathering With You’ Is a Boring, Repetitive Cinematic Delight
Makoto Shinkai's 'Weathering With You' is a cinematic delight that also disappoints.
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.
2019/10/03 | CJ Sheu
‘Romantic Comedy’ Makes a Case for Higher Quality Rom-Coms
The 2019 Women Make Waves Film Festival takes place from 10/4 to 10/13 at SPOT Huashan Cinema in Taipei. This review is based on a complimentary media screener.
2019/10/02 | CJ Sheu
'Vai' Explores a Pacific Islander Woman’s Life to Yield Multifaceted Rewards
The 2019 Women Make Waves film festival takes place from 10/4 to 10/13 at SPOT Huashan Cinema in Taipei. This review is based on a complimentary media screener.
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.
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.
2019/09/16 | The Conversation
Joker Represents the Absurdity and Horror of Our Times
Clownish figures have surged in popularity both in cinema and in politics. What does this imply for our society?
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.
2019/08/27 | Taiwan Insight
Teresa Teng, Taiwan's Legendary Singer and Sweetheart
Teresa Teng's angelic voice defied censorship and continues to reverberate through time.
2019/08/20 | 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.
2019/08/15 | 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.