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A Look at #OscarsSoWhite from an Asian Perspective

A lot of great conversation has been generated around April Reign’s #OscarsSoWhite hashtag these past few weeks. Let’s address one question that’s been brought up a number of times: why aren’t Asia…...

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Lara Croft and the Reimagining of a Strong Female Character

Lara Croft is one of the original action heroines. Fifteen years after her first film debut, there’s talk that we’re going to meet her again — so how does she stand against the female protago…...

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“Harry Potter” and the Issues of a Global Imagining

Like many kids, JK Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series was an integral part of my childhood. I pre-ordered the books and went to the midnight premieres of the films. I own a Gryffindor tie, scarf, and …...

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Ten TV Asian or Pacific Islander Characters to Tune in For

So, it’s the tail end of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM). Earlier this month there was the Twitter hashtag movement #whitewashedOUT, started by comedian Margaret Cho, author Ellen Oh,…...

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7 Superheroines Who Deserve Their Own Series

Warner Bros. recently announced that Harley Quinn (and possibly the Birds of Prey) would be getting her own film. We have the “Wonder Woman” film coming out next year and “Captain Marvel” debuting …...


Comic Con Survival Guide: Runner’s Mode

Attending a comic con is a lot like running a marathon: you’re on your feet for hours, surrounded by throngs of people — some who might not smell all that geat — and after a while you s…...

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Updates I'd Like to See in Pokemon Go

Pokémon Shuffle: every day I'm Shufflin'!