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Sour never tasted so sweet

By Ian Bartholomew

In Taiwan, for the most part, lemons are green, not yellow. This causes a good deal of confusion for foreigners, for whom green is the color of limes, not lemons. This confusion is not helped by the fact that most limes are sold under theFULL STORY

A league of their own

B y Beh Lih Yi

Racing from one end of the football pitch to another, the players in bright yellow and pink jerseys pass the ball, weaving around their opponents, tackling each other and occasionally, committing a foul. As a small crowd cheers them on, it looks like any other amateurFULL STORY

Book review: Economic policy through the lens of national identity

By Han Cheung

The premise of Syaru Shirley Lin’s (林夏如) book, Taiwan’s China Dilemma, is that given Taiwan’s complex political, social and economic landscape and its equally complex relationship with China, most existing academic work is not comprehensive enough to fully examine Taiwan’s “inconsistent and irrational” economic policiesFULL STORY

Events and entertainment listings2016-09-30

By Noah Buchan

Theater Acclaimed dramaturge Vladimir Pankov will put on a version of The War beginning in Taipei next week. Based on the novel Death of a Hero, Notes of a Cavalry Officer and The Iliad, the play is a collaboration between the Chekhov International Theatre FestivalFULL STORY

Animals: Taipei World Animal Day2016-09-30

By Han Cheung

If you have pets, you might want to bring them to 44 South Village (四四南村) tomorrow as there will be free checkups and a limited amount of free rabies shots and microchip implantations. If you want a pet, there will also be adoption stations forFULL STORY

Circus: Keeping everybody on their toes2016-09-30

By Diane Baker

Jugglers must be on their toes at all times to keep their balls, hoops or whatever they are juggling moving. Ballet dancers spend a lot of time on their toes. That would seem to be the most they have in common. However, it turns out thereFULL STORY

Dance: The poetry of flowers2016-09-30

By Diane Baker

Fresh from their widely praised performances of Nushu (女書) at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the 15-year-old Water Reflection Dance Ensemble (水影舞集) will give two performances tomorrow of choreographer Tan Hui-chen’s (譚惠貞) latest work, Flower of Life (繁花). Tan, whose choreography fuses ballet and modern dance techniques,FULL STORY

Art exhibition listings2016-09-30

By Dana Ter

Currently on view at Frees Art Space is Feng Chi 2016 Hantoo Art Group Exhibition (?起2016悍圖社聯展) a joint exhibition of paintings by members of art collective, Hantoo Art Group (悍圖社). The collective was founded in 1998 to examine Taiwan’s history and folk culture and promoteFULL STORY

Voyage to Kuandu and beyond2016-09-29

By Diane Baker

This year’s Kuandu Arts Festival, the annual October celebration of the performing arts hosted by the Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA), officially opens on Saturday with the promise of something for everyone. The theme of this year’s festival is “Voyage,” an apt title forFULL STORY

Movie Review: Battle of Hip Hopera2016-09-29

By Han Cheung

Although Battle of Hip Hopera (終極舞班) showed all signs of being another one of those teen movies about chasing your dreams with cliched lines like “I’m going to keep dancing no matter what because it’s the only thing I know how to do,” the mainFULL STORY

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