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The opposition party that never happened

By Han Cheung

Taiwan in Time: Oct. 5 to Oct. 11 In March of 1960, former president Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) was nearing the end of his second term, the maximum allowed under the Republic of China (ROC) constitution. In order to allow Chiang to runFULL STORY

A red room to call their own

By Han Cheung

The Red Room was never a room in the literal sense. Since its inception six years ago, the nonprofit organization, which aims to provide a platform that brings together Taiwan’s creative community, took form through its array of events, held in various locations around Taipei. “PeopleFULL STORY

Mid-Autumn Fruit2015-10-03

By Ian Bartholomew

The pomelo is traditionally associated with the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節), which took place earlier this week. Although the festival has passed, the pomelo season is still in full swing, and it is a happy fact that if you have an excess of pomelos stacked aroundFULL STORY

Life stories2015-10-02

By Ho Yi

This year’s Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival (2015台灣國際民族誌影展) is the eighth incarnation since its inception in 2001 by professor Hu Tai-li (胡台麗) of the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica. Over the years, the biennial event has dedicated itself to introducing the public to communities andFULL STORY

All that and a bag of 1990s2015-10-02

By Marcus Aurelius

For some people, reminiscing about the1990s brings back memories of slap bracelets, Beverly Hills 90210, Beanie Babies, Chris Farley crushing coffee tables and gettin’ jiggy with it. For others, thoughts of the 1990s hark back to Bill Clinton and Monica Lewiniski’s extracurricular activities, Michael Jordan’sFULL STORY

A taste of Bavaria in Taiwan2015-10-02

By Dana Ter

As millions of lederhosen-wearing, dirndl-totting beer lovers descended upon the great German state of Bavaria last month for the annual festival of boozing, sausage eating and drunk carnival rides, Wendel’s German Bakery & Bistro in Taipei has been busy planning their own version of Oktoberfest.FULL STORY

Live Wire: Hooray! The MoL legalizes open mic night for foreigners — well, kind of2015-10-02

By David Frazier

On Sept. 18, the Ministry of Labor revised regulations covering public performances by most of Taiwan’s foreign residents, legalizing several new categories of public performances. The good news is that foreigners no longer need a special work visa — commonly referred to as a “performanceFULL STORY

Events and entertainment listings2015-10-02

By Ho Yi

Legacy Taipei hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight’s spotlight is on pop musician Hush, while emo/screamo outfit Faded Moment (凋零瞬間) takes the stage on Sunday, supported by Constant & Change (康士坦的變化球) and 70% (柒拾趴樂團). ■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Five HallFULL STORY

Highlight: Come and Sit At Our Balcony (陽台,來坐坐)2015-10-02

By Diane Baker

Century Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC, 世紀當代舞團) presents Come and Sit At Our Balcony (陽台,來坐坐) at the Nanhai Gallery (南海藝廊) this weekend, the first of two programs in the company’s Dream Hatched Theater II (孵夢劇場II) project. The show features three artists — theater director Sun Wei-chen (孫唯真),FULL STORY

Highlight: As If To Nothing (那一年‧ 這一天)2015-10-02

By Diane Baker

While Tibetan dancer/choreographer Sang Jijia (桑吉加) is no stranger to Taipei dance lovers, we do not get to see enough of him, considering that he is based in Hong Kong at the City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC, 城市當代舞蹈團), where he has been resident choreographer sinceFULL STORY

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