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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.
2019/05/16 | 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.
2019/05/16 | 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.
2019/04/11 | 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.
2019/03/26 | TIME
China Cuts Nearly 2 Minutes of LGBT Content From Bohemian Rhapsody
Moviegoers were left confused by censorship in the Chinese release of Bohemian Rhapsody.
2019/02/26 | Taiwan Insight
'Dear Ex' Brings Taiwanese Cinema Back to Family Melodrama
The film 'Dear Ex' arrived in Taiwan along with the apparent rise of seemingly anachronistic values, writes Chan Shao-yi.
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.
2019/02/18 | Global Voices
Searching for the True South Asian Origins of Biryani
Its true birthplace is a topic of hot debate, but everyone agrees that biryani is delicious.
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.'
2019/01/26 | Nick Aspinwall
INTERVIEW: '10 Years Taiwan' Directors Dish on Taiwan's Future and Its Present
The News Lens caught up with '10 Years Taiwan' directors Lekal Sumi and Rina Tsou, who discussed what inspired them as directors and how Taiwan can avoid the film's dismal vision of the future.
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.