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Paul Huang and NSO's intoxicating recital rocks TSMC art festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Award-winning violinist Paul Huang (黃俊文) performed with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), and conductor Lu Shao-chia (呂紹嘉), for the first time in Hsinchu on Friday (J...

Religious critics of south Taiwan zombie exhibition spark debate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following recent comments criticizing and calling for the cancelation of the Tainan Art Museum’s upcoming “Ghosts and Hells: The Underworld in Asian Art”...

In Colorado, a GOP rarity: An abortion rights candidate

DENVER (AP) — Joe O'Dea stood before hundreds of social conservatives and uttered words they were unaccustomed to hearing from a Republican U.S. Senate candidate: “I know my position on abortion isn't...

The diary of Anne Frank – on the 75th anniversary of the first edition

Bear witness, shape the futureBASIL, SWITZERLAND - EQS Newswire - 22 June 2022 - “People should stop teaching history lessons and start teaching the lessons of history,” is what Otto Frank wrote s...

Russian journalist sells Nobel Prize for Ukrainian children

NEW YORK (AP) — What's the price of peace? That question could be partially answered Monday night when Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov auctions off his Nobel Peace Prize medal. The...

George Lamming, a giant of modern Caribbean writing, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — George Lamming, a giant of post-colonial literature whose novels, essays and speeches influenced readers and peers in his native Barbados and around the world, has died at age 94. ...

Taiwan's Stan Lai adapts 'Dream of the Red Chamber' for US stage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan director Stan Lai's (賴聲川) English opera, adapted from the Chinese classic novel “Dream of the Red Chamber,” will be performed at the San Francisco ...

Letters sent to García Márquez to be shown in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) — While reviewing the photo archives left by Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, one of his granddaughters came across a mysterious plastic box with the word ...

James Patterson sorry for saying white writers face racism

NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson is apologizing for saying that white male writers are being subjected to “just another of form of racism,” comments the best-selling author had made during an interview...

Report: Fires, heat waves cause 'climate anxiety' in youth

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health officials say the impacts of climate change, including more devastating wildfires, heat waves, drought and poor air quality, are fueling “climate anxiety” among you...

A.B. Yehoshua, Israeli author and peace activist, dies at 85

JERUSALEM (AP) — A.B. Yehoshua, a prominent Israeli author celebrated for his mastery of the Hebrew language and a leading peace activist, died on Tuesday. He was 85. His death was c...

First Taiwan encyclopedia published internationally to come in November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dutch Brill Academic Publishers will be the first international publishing house to issue a Taiwan encyclopedia, with a digital version issued this November and a paper on...

Far from home, Middle Eastern band finds rhythm in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — When Eden Cami closes her eyes and starts singing ancient tunes in Arabic and Hebrew, Jewish-Israeli bassist Or Rozenfeld plays the contrabass, and Syrian band member Wassim Mukdad creat...

Spanish dramatist Juan Mayorga wins Asturias prize

MADRID (AP) — Juan Mayorga, one of Spain's most popular and respected playwrights, has won this year’s Princess of Asturias Award for literature, the Spanish foundation that organizes the prizes said ...

Indian novel 'Tomb of Sand' wins International Booker Prize

LONDON (AP) — Indian writer Geetanjali Shree and American translator Daisy Rockwell won the International Booker Prize on Thursday for “Tomb of Sand,” a vibrant novel with a boundary-crossing 80-year-...