Art / Culture

Romeo Oriogun Earnestly Converses With Time And History

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Romeo Oriogun has always regarded his life as some form of “protest”, and in many ways, he’s not far from the truth.

From Olongo Africa
On October 6, 2022
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Fake It Real Examines the Relation Between Truth and Fiction in the Age of Disinformation

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The exhibition concerns itself with the spread of fake news and disinformation globally, featuring works reflecting both Taiwanese and international artists.

From No Man Is an Island
On October 5, 2022
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Jiufen Old Street: A 2022 Pandemic Profile from a Taiwanese American Tourist

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If you've heard of Jiufen, you might know it is the site of filming for many Taiwanese movies, most notably City of Sadness. You might have heard it has wonderful teahouses, and maybe from a friend you heard to try the taro balls there. But you probably first and foremost know it as where Hayao Miyazaki allegedly drew inspiration from in Spirited Away.I

From No Man Is an Island
On September 21, 2022
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MELODRAMA-RAMA: ABSORBING DELIGHT

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The Telugu film RRR is an incredible mixture of genres, influences, and ideas: a historical epic with obvious ahistorical qualities, a combat-heavy actioner with exuberant song-and-dance numbers, a homosocial friendship drama with recognizably romantic montages. Strong notes of melodrama accent its potent blend.

From Tasteful Rude
On September 20, 2022
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Hope Is The Anthem That Runs Through No U-Turn

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In 1997, a young Ike Nnaebue, along with free of his friends, left Lagos, Nigeria for a journey across West Africa, hoping to get into Europe by road (and ultimately) by sea, but a fortuitous encounter at Mali’s capital city caused him to make a detour, one that would change the trajectory of his life forever.

From Olongo Africa
On September 13, 2022
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“Demigod: The Legend Begins” Breathes New Life Into Taiwanese Puppetry

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Pili Puppetry is a well-known Taiwanese glove puppet series, which transposes wuxia tales of martial arts chivalry to a fantasy setting.

From No Man Is an Island
On August 22, 2022
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Own Music! Own Books!

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Owning media is now an act of countercultural defiance

From Popula
On August 11, 2022
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Biyi Bándélé: The Storyteller Departs

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The writer-director, author of Burma Boy, Biyi Bandélé, has passed.

From Olongo Africa
On August 9, 2022
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Are God’s Children Little Broken Things?

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Ifeakandu, in his debut, reveals the mundane and daring lives of gay men in Nigeria, conveying their everyday experiences with compassion.

From Olongo Africa
On August 5, 2022
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Idza Luhumyo’s Hair Politics

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A piece of intrusion fantasy, its prose carefully measured, tied to a Black woman’s hair.

From Olongo Africa
On July 27, 2022
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The Happiest People on Earth

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I come from the country / Of the Happiest People on earth, / Where death sells at ten for one kobo / And the Living envy the peace

From Olongo Africa
On July 18, 2022
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“Before Next Spring” Humanizes the Lives of Chinese Students in Japan

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Part of coverage of the 2022 New York Asian Film Festival.

From No Man Is an Island
On July 16, 2022
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What Would “Cultural Sovereignty” Mean for Taiwan in an Age of Digital Media?

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Minister of Culture Lee Yung-te made comments at the recent National Culture Congress earlier this month that might strike as somewhat unusual.

From No Man Is an Island
On June 22, 2022
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