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Skeletons and scares at Portugal’s dino park

Eyes popping in astonishment, his mouth hanging mutely open, seven-year-old Joel approaches the four-meter-high monster and stands nose-to-nose with one of the deadliest killing machines the world has ever known. The full-scale Tyrannosaurus rex is just one of the prehistoric highlights on display at Portugal’sFULL STORY

Free bus rides driving safer births for Nepali women

By Paavan Mathema

As a teenager Meera Nepali was terrified as she went into labor with her first child at home in a remote village, miles from a hospital with nobody but her mother-in-law to help. “I was a scared, but that was the norm. We didn’t have doctorsFULL STORY

Taiwan in Time: Sedition or a groundless verdict?2018-07-22

By Han Cheung

July 23 to July 29 Koo Chen-fu (辜振甫) only discussed the incident once in public. It was May 1993, and firebrand Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) had been criticizing him publicly for months in a bid toFULL STORY

Ian’s Table: Bottling it up2018-07-21

By Ian Bartholomew

Summer is always a hard time for those who enjoy local vegetables as the hot, humid weather makes “natural” cultivation of those delicate plants that are the mainstay of supermarket fresh produce aisles difficult and buyers instinctively reach for foreign imports, hothouse cultivation and worstFULL STORY

Off the Beaten Track: Paradise (not quite) Lost: Linmei Shihpan Trail2018-07-20

By Richard Saunders

It’s 8:30am as I and two friends visiting from England drive our hired car through the pancakes-flat paddies of Yilan County’s Lanyang Plain (蘭陽平原), heading towards the precipitous, looming barrier of the lush green mountains that abruptly rise from the coastal belt, just a kilometerFULL STORY

Art exhibition listings2018-07-20

By Sheryl Cheung

The Taipei Museum of Fine Arts tomorrow opens Cross-Domain Reading & Writing: A Biblio-ecology in Art (跨域讀寫:藝術中的圖書生態學), a group exhibition that interprets the relationship between contemporary art and books. The show is the winning proposal submitted by curators Jian Li-ting (簡麗庭) and Po Ya-ting (柏雅婷)FULL STORY

Highlight: Dog adoption workshop at Ooh Cha Cha2018-07-20

By George Lee

Ooh Cha Cha, a popular plant-based cafe, and the PACK Sanctuary (社團法人臺灣巴克動物懷善救援協會) will on Sunday co-host an event promoting shelter dog adoption. People For Animal Care and Kindness (PACK) is a key contributor of animal welfare awareness based in northern Taiwan, notable for their careFULL STORY

Autistic artists at Songshan2018-07-20

By Vanessa Tsao

A Blank Piece of Drawing Paper (一張空白圖畫紙 就擁有全世界) presents the work of five autistic artists. The exhibition is a collaboration between Songshan Cultural and Creative Park (松山文創園區), where it is held, and Taiwan Curio (多寶藝術學堂), a school that enables autistic students to pursue art. ArtworksFULL STORY

Begrudging service2018-07-19

By Philip Tsien

Chou Chien-yu (周建宇) was looking forward to enlisting in the military. Buoyed by a love of Taiwan, Chou saw his mandatory four-month military service as a noble civic duty, one he was eager to fulfill. Since completing his service with the Republic of China (ROC)FULL STORY

Celebrating the indescribable2018-07-19

By Diane Baker

Sometimes the best birthday parties are the ones you throw yourself. Taipei-based Riverbed Theatre (河床劇團) is celebrating its 20th anniversary, with a gallery exhibition at the Eslite Bookstore in Taipei’s Xinyi District (信義), which opened earlier this month, and three days of a new production, DreamFULL STORY

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