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Being stalked? There’s no law for that

By Enru Lin

Cheng Yi-shin (鄭意馨), 26, curates a Facebook page that has garnered fans from all over Taiwan, including a young admirer who tracked her down in real life last November while she was vacationing in Greater Tainan. The young man, surnamed Wang, located her homestay using aFULL STORY

Let’s mingle2014-04-20

By Ho Yi

Polymer Art Space (空場藝術聚落) is funded, operated and managed by a group of artists, filmmakers, musicians and other creative types. Opened to the public last weekend, the factory in Beitou (北投) featured a group exhibition of photography, installation and video art. Curious visitors exchanged ideasFULL STORY

With a camera, she wrote2014-04-19

By Enru Lin

For three years, the Taipei Literature Film Festival (臺北文學‧閱影展) has sold well on a formula of seeking out hit titles like The Help and Merchant of Venice and projecting them onscreen. But this year, film as a medium could be coming out on its own. “WeFULL STORY

Filmmaker at new frontier as Myanmar slowly opens up2014-04-19

By Sam Sky Wild

It is a cold, grey and sleety February afternoon in Berlin, but Burmese-Taiwanese filmmaker Midi Z (趙德胤) appears to be bursting at the seams with a tropical enthusiasm. It is not surprising — the 31-year-old’s third feature film Ice Poison (冰毒) had been selected forFULL STORY

It’s tough competing with a doll2014-04-18

By Diane Baker

The Kaohsiung City Ballet (KCB, 高雄城市芭蕾舞團) has produced some of its most challenging works in recent years for the Kaohsiung Spring Art Festival since its inception five years ago. Its ballets have been inspired by tales from both Taiwan and the West, including Peter andFULL STORY

A kind of homecoming2014-04-18

By Lucy Gunn

Dirty Beaches will perform one-off concerts in Taipei and Greater Kaohsiung next week. For the band’s frontman Alex Zhang (張洪泰), however, playing Taiwan is more than just the usual gig. “I’m really excited to be back and play my first concert in theFULL STORY

The ‘unplayable’ concerto2014-04-18

By Enru Lin

Tonight the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO, 國家交響樂團) presents Legends from Eastern Europe (東歐經典): three works from the Romantic era including Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, Op. 104 in B minor. Peaking in the early 19th century, Romantic music is known for rhapsodic melodies and deep dissonance used inFULL STORY

Living the dream2014-04-18

By Joe Henley

We music fans like to think that music has this otherworldly, mystical, undefinable depth to it. But let’s face it, 90 percent of us never get past the album cover or the band promo photo. You check out the t-shirts the band is wearing inFULL STORY

Events and entertainment listings2014-04-18

By Ho Yi

Legacy Taipei hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight’s spotlight is on veteran rocker Shih Band (信樂團), and it is pop jazz singer and songwriter Yen-j’s (嚴爵) birthday concert tomorrow. ■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Five Hall (中五館), 1, Bade RdFULL STORY

Highlight: UK’s Royal Ballet to perform ‘Romeo and Juliet’2014-04-18

By Diane Baker

UK’s Royal Ballet to perform ‘Romeo and Juliet’ The National Theater Concert Hall has invited Britain’s Royal Ballet back for second visit. Given the success of the company’s first appearance in the National Theater in July 2011, it is no surprise that tickets for the fourFULL STORY

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