'The Lighthouse,' with Robert Pattinson, illuminates Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Robert Pattinson says that making the turn-of-the-century nautical psychodrama "The Lighthouse" involved some of the most terrifying work he's ever done. "The L...

Alongside Cannes mainstays, fresh faces try to stand out

Mati Diop only realized long after her Dakar-set "Atlantics" had been selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival that she had made history. Diop, the 36-year-old French-born filmmaker of Senegal...

Film at Lincoln Center fetes 50th with a gala and a makeover

NEW YORK (AP) — On its 50th birthday, Film at Lincoln Center has a new name but an unchanging mission. The uptown institution formerly known as the Film Society of Lincoln Center cel...

Review: Josh Ritter's 'Fever Breaks' is especially engaging

Josh Ritter, "Fever Breaks" (Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers) Josh Ritter's "Fever Breaks" is a work of stacked marvels, the result of an auspicious collaboration with Jason Isbell ...

Lowry holds 1-stroke lead halfway through rainy RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Shane Lowry parred his final two holes Saturday to hold on to a one-stroke lead through two rounds in the rain-delayed RBC Heritage. Lowry was among 5...

Taiwan’s magnificent Eluanbi Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Eluanbi Park at the southernmost tip of Taiwan in Kenting National Park is famous internationally for its landmark lighthouse. Selected as one of “Taiwan’s Eight...

25 years later, TCM still abides (so movie lovers pray)

NEW YORK (AP) — There is always an asteroid, real or imagined, bearing down on Turner Classic Movies . Fears that something might befall the commercial-less bastion of classic Hollyw...

NYC announces 4 new female statues including Billie Holiday

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is announcing plans to create four new statues of women in an effort to address the gender imbalance in public monuments. The statues will honor jazz si...

The Shoushan National Nature Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Shoushan National Nature Park (壽山國家自然公園), located in Taiwan’s southern port city of Kaohsiung, is the first national nature park in Taiwan. Rich in historic and na...

600,000 visitors watch opening of Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 600,000 visitors attended the opening night of the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival (台灣燈會) in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County yesterday evening (Feb. 19). At 7 p.m. l...

Taiwan Lantern Festival lights up tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The annual Taiwan Lantern Festival (台灣燈會) kicks off tonight (Feb. 19) and will last until March. 3 in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County. At 7 p.m. tonight Taiwan Preside...

Meg Medina wins Newbery medal, Sophie Blackall the Caldecott

NEW YORK (AP) — Meg Medina's "Merci Suarez Changes Gears" has won the prestigious John Newbery Medal for "outstanding contribution to children's literature." Sophie Blackall's "Hello Lighthouse" recei...

Former military outpost Matsu emerges as Taiwan tourist hotspot

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- When Taiwan’s outlying Matsu islands were under military administration, they were closed to outsiders and 90 percent of their residents were soldiers. The rugged archip...

Southernmost Taiwan cape named one of most welcoming places in the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan) — Eluanbi Cape (鵝鑾鼻) in Pingtung County (屏東縣) was named one of the friendliest travel destinations in 2018 by Booking.com. Digital travel platform Booking.com released its ann...

Exclusive Interview with Indonesian co-founders of Universal Volunteer in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - On weekends, a group of people in green shirts can be sighted at parks, mountains, and beaches in Taiwan, carrying garbage bags filled with glass and plastic bottles, aluminum c...