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Monthly Archives: December 2015

This is why Donald Trump is winning: Paranoia brings out the worst in us — and minorities always suffer

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” It would be trite to say that George Takei’s passion project “Allegiance,” a Broadway musical telling the story of the Japanese-American internment during World War II, can be read as being “about” the War on Terror. 2015 is not 1941. The terrorist organization we know as ISIS… Continue Reading

We need Asian indie films, too: While Hollywood struggles to catch up, let’s praise these stand-out Asian-American movies

We’re coming up on Oscar season, which I usually sit out because I’m the kind of jerk who likes to mouth off about how meaningless and arbitrary and unimportant awards are–generally because when I do find out about the awards I almost always become irrationally angry at how wrong the judgment of the Academy is.… Continue Reading

Privacy is for white people: The San Bernardino shooters’ apartment, Robert Dear’s trailer and the media spectacle of black and brown victims

The media feeding frenzy after the San Bernardino shooting on December 2 is far from the first time the news media have embarrassed themselves for the sake of ratings, but it’s hard to think of a demonstration of the toxic news cycle as elegant and compact as watching reporters shove their way into the shooters’… Continue Reading