Dissident blogger burns Chinese passport, calls on Taiwanese to vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former Chinese citizen and dissident blogger burned his Chinese passport in Hualien on Wednesday (Jan. 8) and appealed to Taiwanese to cherish their hard-won democracy a...

Berlin police stop removal of urn that angered Jewish groups

BERLIN (AP) — Activists said Sunday that Berlin police prevented them from dismantling an art installation that angered Jewish groups after those who erected it claimed it contained Holocaust victims'...

Hong Kong protests mark 6-month mark with massive rally

HONG KONG (AP) — Almost hidden among the throngs of demonstrators who marched in Hong Kong on Sunday was one woman who crawled, literally on hands and knees on the rough road surface — an ...

LaBeouf thought he was finished, then he wrote 'Honey Boy'

NEW YORK (AP) — While in court-mandated rehab following his viral-videoed, racist-ranting 2017 arrest for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct, Shia LaBeouf put his childhood reflections into scr...

Taiwan Season returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Season 2019 paraded through the Royal Mile in Edinburgh on Aug. 5 to seek publicity and take part in the festive ambiance of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Taiwa...

Mermaid to swim into Museum of Marine Science and Technology

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Mermaid diving performances will be held at the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology (NMMST) at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Aug. 3, 10, and 17. The performances wi...

Huge NY show honors Brazilian Modern landscape architect

NEW YORK (AP) — Through flowers, foliage and works of art, a big botanical garden show distills the genius of influential Brazilian artist and landscape designer Roberto Burle Marx. ...

Taipei, Perth ink art MOU to mark 20-year sister city bond

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei and Perth on Thursday (July 25) inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation on culture and art, including visual and performance art and cinema, to mar...

Museum of Taiwan sculptor Ju Ming marks 20th anniversary with night show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The museum housing the works of Taiwan’s most famous sculptor, Ju Ming (朱銘), is celebrating its 20th anniversary by opening up its grounds in the distant hills of Ne...

2019 Creative Expo Taiwan to open at five spots in Taipei on April 24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Creative Expo Taiwan explores the dynamic intersection of tradition and innovation via a series of free events at five cultural hubs across Taipei. This year&r...

Taiwanese volunteer campaigns in China for LGBT rights

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A Taiwanese volunteer who went to China recently to campaign against its sexual orientation therapies sees the LGBT communities on both sides of the Taiwan Strait as facing similar cha...

Stand-up world shaken up in 2018 by a pair of comedians

NEW YORK (AP) — Two comedians who caused a stir this year took very different approaches: One stood in a sold-out Australian opera house, speaking into a traditional microphone on a stand. The other p...

2018 Breakthrough: Hannah Gadsby may change stand-up game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hannah Gadsby says she knows it's meant as a compliment to be chosen as one of the year's Breakthrough Entertainers by The Associated Press. But, as with many things, the Australian...

Mayoral candidate in southern Taiwan recites Gettysburg Address in campaign speech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Returning to electoral politics, for yet another attempt to become Mayor of Chiayi City in southern Taiwan, is Huang Hung Cheng (黃宏成), who is known for his absurdist antic...

Taiwan bartender named world champion in global Glenfiddich cocktail competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Bartender Johnny Tsai (蔡懷之) of Tainan’s TCRC and chef Yu Lee (李豫) of NINAO Gelato have been crowned World’s Most Experimental Bartenders in an annual competiti...