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2018/12/28 | Coco Dollanganger
OPINION: 'Not Filipino Enough'? Catriona Gray Is as Filipino as They Come
Light skin, pointed nose... the appearance of Miss Universe 2018 has sparked rancorous debate in the Philippines. While it's generally well-intentioned, it misses the mark.
2018/10/22 | Justin Hugo
SINGAPORE: Millionaire Ministers and Systemic Inequality
Singapore has excellent healthcare and education, but only a fraction of the population can afford it due to a systemically repressive regime that saps economic vitality at every turn.
2018/10/02 | Jules Quartly
OPINION: Taiwan Welcomes Islam with Open Arms
Taiwan's religious tolerance, especially towards Islam is, sadly, exceptional.
2018/11/16 | Cat Thomas
INTERVIEW: Ellery & Yolanda on Dragging Taiwan Towards LGBT Acceptance
As Taiwan gears up for referendum questions covering marriage equality and gender equity education in schools, Taipei’s only out drag couple to talk about their experiences growing up in New Taipei and Wisconsin.
2018/09/30 | Cat Thomas
INTERVIEW: Down and Dirty with Taipei Drag Star Magnolia La Manga
We talk to a Taiwan drag icon about 15 years at the heart of a vibrant scene, LGBT rights, performing with Jolin Tsai, and spreading the word to the next generation.
2018/10/26 | Madeleine Work
OPINION: Taipei Should Have a Car Free Day
Taipei and Taiwan's other cities would benefit enormously from a few days break from the tyranny of the gas-guzzling automobile.
2018/10/23 | David Evans
OPINION: Kaohsiung's Skyline Is Dotted with Expensive White Elephants
Longtime Kaohsiung mayor Chen Chu leaves a legacy of expensive vanity projects alongside failing public services and infrastructure.