Dana Ter
Dana Ter

Dana is a journalist and former expat kid who grew up in 10 countries on 4 continents. She writes about art and culture with a focus on Taiwan, Korea and NYC. Her stories have been published in the Taipei Times, Contently and Untapped Cities, among others. She also has a Dual MA/MSc in International and World History from Columbia University and the London School of Economics. Email: danayter@gmail.com Twitter: @danayter.

March 10, 2014

7 Reasons Why 'Resurrection' Has Nothing on 'The Returned'

Sorry America, the French did this better.

Jan. 29, 2014

6 Young Asian-American Filmmakers Who Are Shattering America's Asian Film Bias

A new generation is challenging Hollywood's Asian stereotypes — and we need to pay attention.
Jan. 9, 2014

The Twitter Feed Every Book Lover Needs to See

This might be the most creative use of Twitter yet. Take that Jonathan Franzen.
Jan. 6, 2014

The Korean Clothing Trend Breaking Down Dating Barriers

Who needs PDA when you have matching outfits?
Dec. 30, 2013

Taipei: The World's Newest Indie Music Capital

East Asian music is about much more than glam, materialism, and plastic surgery.

Dec. 18, 2013
Dec. 11, 2013

The Viral Photo From Ukraine That Proves Music Really Can Change the World

This brave pianist took on a wall of police — armed only with some Chopin.
Dec. 9, 2013

Why Young Asian-Americans Are Fleeing Hollywood

Asian-American actors and singers are finally getting a chance to pursue their American dreams, but ironically, it's Asia that's making it possible.
Dec. 2, 2013

Cultural Appropriation Isn't an American Problem

Asian pop stars look to the West for inspiration, too.
Nov. 29, 2013

5 New Asian Rom-Coms That Every Romantic Comedy Lover Needs to See

Contrary to popular belief, Asian cinema is about far more than kung fu and horror.

Nov. 21, 2013

What YA Literature Can Teach Readers About Race

These novels seek to bring historically marginalized groups to the forefront of American literature by speaking to the young and young-at-heart.
Nov. 21, 2013

This Feminist Toy Company Still Thinks There's Only One Way For Girls to Be Smart

GoldieBlox's 'empowering' ad only perpetuates negative stereotypes.
Nov. 15, 2013

How to Talk About the Atomic Bomb

The Japanese documentary 'Things Left Behind' from artist Ishiuchi Miyako explores Hiroshima, but only from one side of the story.
News
Nov. 14, 2013

Japanese Fast Food Company Release Prim Liberation Wrappers, Everyone Freaks Out

Yeah, they're weird to Westerners. But the media has missed the most crucial part of the story.
Nov. 6, 2013

'So Young' Is A Beautiful Love Story for Chinese-Americans

So Young's message of lost youth is a must-see for Chinese-American millennials.

Oct. 31, 2013

'Pakistan Idol' is Bringing Muslim Cultural Controversy Into the Spotlight

The debut of 'Pakistan Idol' has brought rampant tensions in Pakistan to the surface.
Oct. 29, 2013

The Korean DMZ is Home to Tragedy, Sadness, and an Amusement Park

An amusement park in the Korean DMZ shows how even in the saddest place on Earth, it's possible to find happiness.
Oct. 23, 2013

Angel Haze's "Same Love" Remix is Honest, Painful, and Powerful

Angel Haze's freestyle version of Macklemore's "Same Love" rips apart the idyllic picture of same sex lovers and shows their struggle in its rawest form.
Oct. 23, 2013

If You Die in Taiwan, There Will Be Strippers At Your Funeral

Funeral strippers in Taiwan are integral to the healing process for bereaved families and their performance is part of a larger culture that places emphasis on happiness.