British Council confirms arrest of its Iranian staffer

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The British Council is confirming that a woman who Iran sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of spying for Britain is an Iranian national employed by the group. ...

Urban Nomad Freakout Music Festival returns to Taipei on April 13, 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following four successful, consecutive years of otherworldly art and music performances, the fervid fun carnival Urban Nomad Freakout returns to Taipei’s Tiger Mount...

In a spin: Brexit spells trouble for UK vinyl industry

"I see you've sent my letters back, And my LP records and they're all scratched." So sang The Police on their track "Can't stand losing you" — or should that be...

Granddaughter works to save Barry Goldwater photo collection

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — In Alison Goldwater Ross' earliest memories of her grandfather Barry Goldwater, there's always a 35mm camera hanging from his neck. The senator photographed ...

Taipei and Taichung to jointly hold arts carnival in Spring 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 11th Taiwan International Festival of Arts (TIFA) will kick off in February and last until June 2019 in the two cities of Taipei and Taichung with assorted programs pr...

Brexit diaries 48: Abandon all hope

The Sunday Times really got our hopes up over the weekend. A Brexit deal was imminent, the paper wrote. The European Union had given in to Prime Minister Theresa May's demands and was letting her ...

Japanese spinning tops tell stories, aim for playfulness

It once was thought that the Japanese tradition of carving Edo-style spinning tops had been lost. It turned out it had just gone on the road to northern Japan — and some of it ended up in America as w...

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

SEATTLE (AP) — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture an...

Grand opening for Kaohsiung arts center on Saturday

Taipei, Oct. 12 (CNA) The sleek, wave-shaped National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), the first national theater in southern Taiwan, will open to high public expectations Saturday 18 years ...

Free performances scheduled for opening of Taiwan’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts on Oct 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwan’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) will be officially open to the public on Saturday, Oct 13 with multiple activities, including a performance even...

Tainan launches cultural and art programs for Taiwan's new immigrants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The New Immigrants Culture and International Art Tour Exhibition was launched on Sept. 7, at the National Tainan Living Art Center. A representative of the Ministry of Cultur...

Taiwan Nobel laureate throws first pitch at New York Mets game

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner Yuan T. Lee (李遠哲) threw the ceremonial first pitch, kicking off the MBL baseball match between the New York Mets and Washington N...

NGO Living Arts International opens art space and branch in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S.-based culture and arts NGO, Living Arts International opened a branch, as well as a renovated art space in Taipei earlier this month. Living Arts International wil...

3D zebra crossings sprouting up across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- New Taipei's Tamsui District, joins Taipei City, Taoyuan and Tainan as the latest urban area in Taiwan to start painting 3D crosswalks in an effort to improve safety for pe...

Music Executive Jay Brown Joins MedMen’s Board

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 31, 2018--MedMen Enterprises Inc. (“MedMen” or the “Company”) (CSE: MMEN) (OTCQB: MMNFF) is pleased to announce that RocNation Co-founder and CEO Jay Brown has joined...