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2020/05/27 | TNL Staff

Terrace House Star Hana Kimura Could Not Escape Cyberbullying

Terrace House star Hana Kimura, 22, committed suicide on May 23. Like many reality show stars, her reputation may have been smeared by what South Koreans have dubbed “devil’s editing,” leading to an outpouring of abusive comments.

2020/05/14 | every little d

The Design Concepts Behind Taiwan's Inaugural Beer and Stamps

Taiwan's presidential inauguration is traditionally celebrated with commemorative stamps and a special design of Taiwan Beer. This practice into groundbreaking territory, showing appreciation for contemporary design and representing Taiwan's democratic pluralism.

2020/05/06 | Daphne K. Lee

6 Taiwanese Drama Series Available on Netflix Now

Taiwan's TV dramas seem to gone through a relative dry spell. Here are some exceptions.

2020/04/28 | Nicholas Haggerty

‘A Stormy Petrel’: Hong Kong Governor John Pope Hennessy

P. Kevin MacKeown's biography 'A Stormy Petrel' (City University of Hong Kong, 2020) argues for John Pope Hennessy as a character full of contradictions, bridling against his historical circumstances but never quite transcending them.

2020/04/26 | Luke Hein

Roots of Life and Music in Yilan

Jipo, a sheng player from Yilan County in Taiwan, forsook a career in the capital to make music with his community.

2020/04/22 | every little d

‘Good Eye City Guide’ Is the Ultimate Travel Guide to Taiwan

Good Eye City Guide is a gorgeous, comprehensive guide to Taiwan. First time visitors and seasoned locals will take much away from reading.

2020/04/21 | Milo Hsieh

‘Tigertail’ Missed These Opportunities to Tell Taiwan’s History

A brief guide to the language issues and glossed over history in 'Tigertail'.

2020/04/14 | Daphne K. Lee

‘Tigertail’: A Stillborn Romantic Idea

Alan Yang's feature debut explores a slew of important themes but fails to tell a coherent story.

2020/03/24 | TNL Staff

Netflix to Unveil More Korean Dramas for Quarantine Entertainment

Netflix will roll out more Korean drama series and films to keep people entertained during coronavirus quarantine.

2020/03/12 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Taipei’s Pay Phones: A Relic of the Past?

Taipei's pay phones are slowly disappearing from the street view.

2020/03/02 | The Conversation

Korean Drama 'Crash Landing on You' Bridges the North-South Divide

"Crash Landing on You" tells a rare love story across the inter-Korean division and humanizes life in North Korea.

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.

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.

2020/02/12 | 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.

2020/02/10 | 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.

2020/02/09 | TNL Staff

Oscars 2020 Predictions: 1917, Parasite, Joker

Who will be the biggest winner at the 2020 Academy Awards?

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.