JoinedNovember 4, 2020
Although most discussion of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to Taiwan has been about the geopolitical implications, a bizarre undertext to the visit was the frequent times that food came up as part of political attacks Read More
Pingtung County recently began offering cash rewards for local residents that bring in an invasive vine, as part of an effort to prevent its spread. The vine, Mikania micrantha, is among the world’s 100 most invasive species, and is known for its ability to rapidly spread, even from branchlings, and it smothers native species by blocking access to sunlight Read More
Incantation is the latest Taiwanese film to try bridging traditionally Taiwanese elements with contemporary horror (other recent examples include 2019 hit Detention). The film has been highly successful at the box office, becoming the highest-grossing Taiwanese movie of 2022 thus far. In fact, the film’s distributors tout it as being the highest-grossing Taiwanese horror movie of all time; the film made 23 million NT in its first three days in theaters. It may not be surprising, then, that Netflix will soon distribute Incantation internationally. Read More