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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.

2019/07/24 | CJ Sheu

'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.

2019/07/23 | 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.

2019/07/18 | Saigoneer

Connecting With Cities Through Urban Sketching

Louis Barnard no longer takes photos to share with his family, opting instead to share intimate urban sketches to document Vietnamese culture.

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.

2019/07/04 | 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?

2019/06/27 | 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 | 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.