Dear patrons & supporters, friends & family, Bobwundaye is closing its doors. It’s an emotional moment. To all those who stumbled across Bob’s in the dark in an out-of-the-way back alley and stumbled out again much later, we remain eternally grateful. We would never have made it this far withoutRead more
Thoughts on Taiwan's new 'smoking ban'
Smoking bans have been instigated all over the world. How are they affecting life in the Wild East?Read more
Taking over Bliss: Interview with Travis Bannert
annert, 29, is from Edmonton, Canada. He came to Taiwan two years ago, “to get away, see Asia, similar to the situation of a lot of people here,” he says. In Canada, he was an investment banker, and “didn’t want to push paper anymore,” and managed promotion for a nightclub. In Taiwan, he taught English in Taipei County for a year. Three months ago, he and a friend took over the lease for Bliss, a popular pub and live music venue in Taipei.Read more
‘One Year at Sappho’ defines the musical moment
By Trista di Genova The China Post The entrance stairwell at Sappho’s is thrown into black and white relief, a woman tarries there, listening to a man gesturing below her; perhaps she has just arrived or is being welcomed. Another half-figure is more transient, mounting the stairs. It’s one ofRead more