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Why Isle of Dogs is Problematic for Asian-Americans in Movies

A few days ago I posted an article about the new Wes Anderson movie “Isle of Dogs” to my Facebook account. It was an article about how some reviewers noticed that the movie was marginalizing Japanese culture. I expected the usual, a few friends like it, a few friends post some comments that agree with […]

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Colored Pencils: Finding Diversity and Representation in Comics

“But I can see you- Your brown skin shinin’ in the sun. You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby. And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong, after the boys of summer have gone. ” -Don Henley, Boys of the Summer Flashback: circa Summer 2004 — the beginning […]

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Does Ghost in the Shell Require an Asian Lead? A Roundtable Discussion

If you haven’t heard, Ghost in the Shell–a classic anime–is now in theaters in a re-imagined American adaptation. The movie had a disappointing opening weekend with a take of only $19 million, behind Beauty and the Beast and Boss Baby. Not the best news for a movie with a $110 million budget. One possible reason is the […]