Upcoming Events in Taipei, May 17-26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Summer is well on its way, and there are plenty of activities across Taipei this month for you to enjoy. Here are some recommended events happening between May 17 and May ...

Koon's 'Rabbit' fetches record $91 million at NY auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A stainless steel sculpture of a rabbit by Jeff Koons has set an auction record in New York, fetching over $91 million. The sale of Koons' 1986 "Rabbit" at Christie's...

The Shed brings art to NYC's new Hudson Yards complex

NEW YORK (AP) — Critics have generally not been kind to the new Hudson Yards complex. The new neighborhood, built atop a platform over train yards on the west side of Manhattan, feat...

Popular Taiwan YouTuber apologizes for supporting Han Kuo-yu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One of Taiwan’s well-known social commentators and online celebrities, Holger Chen (陳之漢), also known as Kuan Chang (館長), made a public apology on May 14 for his prev...

Claude Monet haystack painting fetches $110.7M at NY auction

NEW YORK (AP) — One of Claude Monet's iconic paintings of haystacks has fetched a record $110.7 million at an auction in New York. Monet's "Meules" sold at Sotheby's sale of Impressi...

Female nominees rule top category at Americana Music Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In contrast to other country music award shows, the artist of the year nominees at this year's Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards are all female, including Brandi ...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending May 12, 2019: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Mission: Impossible - Fallout 2. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second ...

Taiwan pavilion opens at Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition

The Taiwan pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale opened May 11, showcasing works by local talent Cheang Shu-lea that explore such themes as gender, sexuality and sur...

Doris Day, actress who honed wholesome image, dies at 97

Doris Day, the sunny blond actress and singer whose frothy comedic roles opposite the likes of Rock Hudson and Cary Grant made her one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the 1950s and '60s and a ...

Woodstock 50 organizers-vs-investor clash heads to court

NEW YORK (AP) — Accusations and counterclaims have piled up as lawyers for organizers of the Woodstock 50 festival and their onetime financial partner head toward a court hearing Monday. ...

Immersive art installation "Zero Gravity Universe" opens at Taipei's Songshan Cultural Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — “Zero Gravity Universe” (無重力星空), a collaboration between British and Taiwanese artists, is the latest exhibition to showcase at Songshan Cultural Park in Taipe...

Artist's estate wants to stop "LOVE," "HOPE" reproductions

VINALHAVEN, Maine (AP) — The estate of the artist behind the famous "LOVE" and "HOPE" images is attempting to stop reproduction of his works. The effort is the latest development in ...

Sentenced for scams, fake heiress not sorry 'for anything'

NEW YORK (AP) — A con artist who was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison for swindling banks, hotels and wealthy New Yorkers says she's not sorry for anything she did. Anna Sorok...

Venice Biennale invites heavy thinking on political issues

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Political issues that excite newsprint, airwaves and social media are getting a very open airing at the 58th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair. They include fake news, migrati...

Triangle promoter says tattoo artist plotted murder of Canadian English teacher in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the trial for the murder and dismemberment of a Canadian English teacher in New Taipei City continued on Wednesday (May 8), Taiwanese-Canadian Wu Hsuan (吳宣), 21, also known ...