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2017/01/19 | Matthew Blitz
Where Wax US Presidents Go to Retire
In Gettysburg, it’s the end of an era for the Hall of Presidents and First Ladies Museum.
Indonesia, We Need to Talk About our Toxic Soap Opera Culture
Verbal and physical abuse in family dynamics, sexism and classism are just a few of the issues deeply rooted in this genre.
2017/01/19 | Hew Wai Weng
Reclaiming Halal and the Commercialization of Islam
Hew Wai Weng takes a look at what constitutes halal in contemporary Malaysia — a certification that today is less about faith and more about the commercialisation of Islam.
2017/01/18 | Sarah Laskow
A Scientist Invented the Cyanometer Just to Measure the Blueness of the Sky
Horace-Bénédict de Saussure wanted to climb a mountain and mark the sky's hue accurately.
2017/01/17 | Mark Caltonhill
The Hunt for Chou Doufu and other Taiwanese Food in London
After spending two decades in Taiwan, three years ago TOPICS contributor Mark Caltonhill returned to live in the UK. Within weeks, he was missing “three-cups” slow cooking, kongxin cai (空心菜), and perhaps most of all, stinky tofu (臭豆腐). Here is his report.
2017/01/15 | Matthew Fulco
Taiwan’s Growing Appetite for Beef
Taiwan’s steakhouse market has moved upmarket with the arrival of some new restaurants.
2017/01/12 | Shen Hexi
Why Spiritualism is China’s Newest Celebrity Fad
Expensive healing treatments are an obsession for the rich, but perplex internet users and attract scammers.
2017/01/12 | Yuan-ling Liang
Taiwan's Van Wilder Startup
Ten questions with the chief executive of a new dating and meet-up app.
2017/01/11 | Michael Waters
The Story Behind Gay Bob, the World's First Out-And-Proud Doll
He debuted in the '70s, to both acclaim and outrage.
2017/01/11 | Timothy Ferry
Craft Beer in Taiwan: A Passion, Not a Fashion
The number of breweries, and pubs offering their products, has been growing rapidly.
2017/01/10 | Sarah Laskow
Visiting Disney World is the Modern Version of Making a Medieval Pilgrimage
Most Disney patrons would probably call their trip a vacation, but that is not the case to some anthropologists, religious studies experts, and art historians.
2017/01/09 | James Baron
Chelsea Bringing the Football Blues to Taiwan
'They need to build a whole system...That includes creating footballing parents, who know how to take care of their kids and help their talent.'
2017/01/07 | Hsu Chia-yu
What's on in Taiwan this Weekend (1/6-8)
What's on this weekend in Taiwan.
2017/01/04 | Yuan-ling Liang
CHOCOLABS, a Taiwan Startup Success Story
Ten questions with the co-founder of Taiwan's successful app developer CHOCOLABS.
2017/01/03 | Yuan-ling Liang
Startup Rethinking Bicycles in Taiwan
Ten questions with the co-founder of College Bikes.
2017/01/01 | Mariana Zapata
Happy New Year! You Are Now a Year Older in Korea
In the Korean peninsula, every person turns a year older on the Lunar New Year.
2016/12/31 | Hsu Chia-yu
Here’s How Not To Get Stuck in Taipei’s Xinyi District On New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve is a big event in Taiwan, capped off by the fireworks display at Taipei 101. Unfortunately, big events lead to big crowds that end up clogging the streets and messing up your schedule.