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Standing up for Taiwan

By Chris Fuchs

As the UN General Assembly convenes in New York, supporters of Taiwan hit the streets of Manhattan Saturday to protest the country’s exclusion from the UN amid China’s ramped-up efforts to shrink Taiwan’s space on the international stage. The annual march, which began near theFULL STORY

Will flying cars take off?2018-09-24

By Yuri Kageyama

Electric drones booked through smartphones pick people up from office rooftops, shortening travel time by hours, reducing the need for parking and clearing smog from the air. This vision of the future is driving the Japanese government’s “flying car” project. Major carrier All Nippon Airways, electronicsFULL STORY

Taiwan in Time: The admiral’s secret plan2018-09-23

By Han Cheung

Sept. 24 to Sept. 30 Qing Dynasty admiral Shih Lang (施琅) is not only known for destroying the Tainan-based Kingdom of Tungning (東寧) in 1683, he is also remembered as the man who, despite fierce opposition, convinced China’s Kangxi Emperor to incorporate Taiwan into theFULL STORY

Bangkok street vendors: from Michelin star to fighting eviction2018-09-22

By Rina Chandran

When Jay Fai, a 70-year-old street food seller in Bangkok known for her crab omelets, won a Michelin star last year at the launch of the city’s first restaurant guide, few locals were surprised. “Auntie Fai” is as renowned for the ski goggles she wears toFULL STORY

Get ready for ‘Bongzilla,’ selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum2018-09-22

By Regina Garcia Cano

A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets. Las Vegas’ newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a museum celebrating all things cannabis. Nobody will be allowed to light up at Cannabition when it opensFULL STORY

Highways and Byways: The sweet little town of Shanhua2018-09-21

By Steven Crook

Like many places in Taiwan, Shanhua (善化) has had more than one name in its history. The first recorded was Bakaloan, a toponym used by the local Siraya indigenous people, and written 目加溜灣 by Holo-speaking Han settlers. The Dutch East India Company in 1635 seizedFULL STORY

Art exhibition listings2018-09-21

By Sheryl Cheung

Breaking the Rules (顯影。破格而出:台北電影節20印記特展) is a retrospective that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Taipei Film Festival. The show includes over a hundred manuscripts and memorabilia from Taiwanese filmmakers, as well as film excerpts from past participating works of the festival. It has been aFULL STORY

Highlight: Making music out of technology2018-09-21

By Diane Baker

The National Theater Concert Hall’s (NTCH) Innovation Series Music this year is a three-part program focusing on the integration of music and technology, and inspired by the idea of “from human to machine.” The first two shows — The Battle of XYZ and A Playground ofFULL STORY

A focus on folk — and songwriters2018-09-20

By Diane Baker

This year’s edition of the Migration Music Festival is a “mini festival,” but its two concerts at Taipei’s Zhongshan Hall on Saturday are still likely to pack quite a punch. Since the independent record label Trees Music and Art (大大樹音樂圖像) launched the festival in 2001, itFULL STORY

Southbound rock policy2018-09-20

By Han Cheung

With his bandmates either back in Indonesia or working long hours in Taiwanese factories, Haris doesn’t have many opportunities to perform these days. In his heyday between 2009 and 2011 as the lead singer of the rock band Relix, comprised of Indonesian migrant workers, HarisFULL STORY

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