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Lucky or Chucky?

By Jerome Taylor

Driving to a Buddhist temple on the northern fringes of Bangkok, beauty salon owner Natsuda Jantaptim is running through her youngest daughter’s likes and dislikes. “We sleep in the same bed together, she has her own pillow and blankets,” she told AFP, her daughter sitting quietlyFULL STORY

Barking up the human-canine tree2016-02-11

By James Gorman

Before humans milked cows, herded goats or raised hogs, before they invented agriculture, or written language, before they had permanent homes, and most certainly before they had cats, they had dogs. Or dogs had them, depending on how you view the human-canine arrangement. But scientists areFULL STORY

Inside Hanoi’s gated communities2016-02-10

By Claire Provost and Matt Kennard

The multi-billion dollar Ciputra International City complex, in northwest Hanoi, covers 300 hectares of former farmland with mansions, private schools, a clubhouse and fine wine store. Surrounded by thick concrete walls and guarded gates, it is a private enclave of ostentatious wealth — a paradiseFULL STORY

Plastic now pollutes every corner of earth2016-02-09

By Robin McKie

Humans have made enough plastic since World War II to coat the Earth entirely in clingfilm, an international study has revealed. This ability to plaster the planet in plastic is alarming, say scientists — for it confirms that human activities are now having a perniciousFULL STORY

How to avoid disaster in a grim Year of the Monkey2016-02-08

By Han Cheung

The venerable fortune teller Wisdom Tsai (蔡上機) correctly predicted last month’s decimation of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) — but really, anybody could tell you that the end was coming for the blue camp. Nevertheless, Tsai, who was born with white hair and is possiblyFULL STORY

From Lee to Iwasato back to Lee2016-02-07

By Han Cheung

Taiwan in Time: Feb. 8 to Feb. 14 If the Japanese hadn’t lost World War II, it is likely that Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) surname would be Aoyama. And former president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) would still be officially known as Iwasato Masao. Historian Shih-shan Henry TsaiFULL STORY

More than just good for you2016-02-06

By Ian Bartholomew

Spinach has long been promoted for its healthful benefits. So much so that its flavor, so delightfully bittersweet, is often forgotten about. My youth was dominated by spinach-popping Popeye the Sailor Man and boxes of frozen spinach, a green mush that seemed to have moreFULL STORY

Taiwan International Arts Festival tickets going fast2016-02-05

By Diane Baker

Since the initial Taiwan International Arts Festival (TIFA) in 2009, the National Theater Concert Hall (NTCH) programmers have kept raising the bar, bringing some of the best and most innovative artists from around the world and Taiwan to fill up the weekends over five toFULL STORY

May your wishes soar2016-02-05

By Han Cheung

The international honors for the Pingsi Sky Lantern Festival continue to pile on — just recently, it was named one of National Geographic’s top 10 winter trips for this year. Meanwhile in Taiwan, the festival continues to expand and become more elaborate. Despite the expected massiveFULL STORY

Movie reviews: Rookie Chef and David Loman 22016-02-05

By Ho Yi

The Lunar New Year is upon us and Taiwan’s film studios are releasing a few family-oriented comedies to draw in the holiday crowds. Foul-mouthed gagman Chu Ko Liang (豬哥亮) reprises his role of mob boss in David Loman 2, while television director Fung Kai’s (馮凱)FULL STORY

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