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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.
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.