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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.