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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.
2019/01/04 | Global Voices
Dutch Photographer Armando Ello Explores Indo Identity
The photographer profiles the oft-forgotten identity of over two million Indos, or people with both Indonesian and European roots.
2018/12/27 | CJ Sheu
REVIEW: 'Shadow' Presents a Wuxia Tale in Staggeringly Beautiful Monochrome
This ink wash painting come to life carries thematic complexity and a veiled political message.
2018/12/26 | David Green
FILM REVIEW: ‘10 Years Taiwan’ Peers Pessimistically Into an Unsettling Future
Taiwan’s foray into the future-gazing '10-year' franchise is poignant, ponderous and overwhelmingly bleak.
2018/12/25 | TIME
Why Are Red and Green the Colors of Christmas?
Turns out Coca-Cola has a lot to do with modern Christmas decor.
2018/12/21 | Atlas Obscura
How Exiled Chinese Muslims Gave Kyrgyzstan Its Culinary Crown Jewel
The Dungan people brought their signature noodles to Kyrgyzstan, much to the delight of Kyrgyz people.
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.
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.
2018/12/13 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: China Gets Carried 'Huawei' in Tit-for-Tat Canadian Retaliation
In the words of Bob Dylan, the story of tit-for-tat retaliation 'Couldn't help, but make me feel ashamed to live in a land where justice is a game.'
2018/12/12 | Kate Nicholson
REVIEW: ‘The Misused’ Highlights Taiwan’s Special Knack for Upcycling
Two young Taiwanese designers plundered hardware stores to create contemporary homewares inspired by the predilection for grass-roots improvisation abundant in rural Taiwan.