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Latin groove

By Dana Ter

Last month, Taipei Artist Village (TAV) hosted a taco festival and the lines were so long that people were even groveling for the vegan tacos. One can only imagine how the turn out will be at the Latin American Food and Music Festival scheduled, toFULL STORY

Film Festival: Pushing the envelope

By Ho Yi

After its successful reinvention in 2014, the Taiwan International Documentary Festival (台灣國際紀錄片影展, TIDF) has quickly become one of the most intellectually ambitious film festivals in the country, with the aim to highlight works that challenge the existing ideas about documentary cinema. Kidlat Tahimik’s Balikbayan #1 MemoriesFULL STORY

Walking to Mars

By Han Cheung

The Walking Spondies have walked around the world, walked to the moon and now they are walking to Mars — all in the name of ankylosing spondylitis, a type of progressive arthritis due to chronic inflammation of the joints and spine that eventually fuses theFULL STORY

Events and entertainment listings

By Ho Yi

Contemporary Legacy Taipei hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight’s spotlight is on indie rock band Mary See the Future (先知瑪莉). Thursday’s lineup features electronic rockers Flux, Brit-rock group Decadent (廢結合) and R&B/funk combo Space Cake (史貝絲考克). ■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center FiveFULL STORY

Film: Coriolanus, King Lear, Othello and Hamlet

By Diane Baker

The world this year is marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death on April 23, 1616. The works of the Bard of Stratford upon Avon have more than stood the test of time and proven immensely popular with audiences and readers around the globe. However,FULL STORY

Invention: Maker Faire Taipei

By Han Cheung

Maker Faire Taipei is not just a place where people go and gawk at the latest gadgets, contraptions and ideas by some of the country’s most creative minds — though some of the offerings seem pretty cool, including a Tesla Coil demonstration, a homemade IronFULL STORY

Hike: Sunday’s Walk In Hope

By Dana Ter

On Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday, dozens of people will be hiking up Elephant Mountain Hiking Trail (象山步道) at the crack of dawn to raise awareness of mental health issues and suicide in Taiwan. According to the Taiwan Suicide Prevention Center, about 1.25 millionFULL STORY

Art exhibition listings

By Dana Ter

Ou Jing-yun’s (歐靜雲) colorful, neon paintings of upside-down palm trees, prancing deer and horse carousel coming to life show the absurdity of life. There is a morbid beauty to the chaos of his upturned world though. Even when he draws soldiers stripped to their underwearFULL STORY

No pesticides, guaranteed2016-05-05

By Han Cheung

Brian Lee (李俊樺) arrives at his plot of land in New Taipei City’s Shulin District (樹林) in the morning just like any other professional farmer — but instead of tending to the vegetables, the first thing he does is feed the Taiwanese tilapia and otherFULL STORY

CD reviews2016-05-05

Interventions, Horse Lords, Northern Spy, Cash Money Records The music of Horse Lords can partly be explained as a result of musical information leveling itself out over the last 20 years, through scholarship and Internet power, so that nothing is much less accessible than anything else. InFULL STORY

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