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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

The E-Racing of Meghan Markle

by Autumn Hayes | Sep 13, 2018 | Culture, Race

On May 19, 2018, more than 50 million Americans and Britons turned on their televisions to watch Meghan Markle, a freckled, brunette American previously best known for co-starring in the basic-cable legal drama Suits, marry Henry Charles Albert David No-Last-Name, also known as the Duke of Sussex, an equally freckled, very ginger English veteran who […]

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Guadagnino and Ivory Stir Passions and Create Pure Relationship Magic

by Cyrus Cassells | Jun 9, 2018 | Culture, Movies

Nobody writes better about the obsessive nature of desire, about head-over-heels infatuation, than Egyptian expat André Aciman. I savored his latest book, Enigma Variations—about a bisexual man’s history of amorous escapades—happily absorbed through a mid-March blizzard. It seemed against the odds that a movie could do justice to Aciman’s gorgeous, neo-Proustian prose, but director Luca […]

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John Ridley

On John Ridley’s American Crime and the #MeToo Movement

by Cyrus Cassells | Apr 17, 2018 | Culture, Media, Politics

The more I’ve been following the #MeToo movement, with its dismaying, even shocking revelations about the ubiquity of harassment, sexual coercion in the workplace, and even rape, the more I’ve been longing to revisit the incredibly pertinent second season of ABC’s American Crime. The show focuses, with unremitting power, on the alleged sexual assault of […]

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Black Panther’s Courageous Take On Basic Truths

by Autumn Hayes | Apr 16, 2018 | Culture

The water in my eyes didn’t rise for Erik Stevens, aka Killmonger, a fictional character played by Michael B. Jordan in director Ryan Coogler’s blockbuster superhero film, Black Panther. The water in my eyes didn’t fall for the ancestors that Erik evokes in his final speech, either. The tears on my face as—spoiler alert—the only […]

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Mirai Nagasu, 2012

Counting Asians

by Setsuko Winchester | Apr 16, 2018 | Culture, Immigration, Politics

The Olympics have come to a close, and in their wake I’ve been thinking about a stubborn phenomenon that was illustrated most recently by the flak a New York Times columnist named Bari Weiss received after tweeting: “Immigrants get the job done,” together with a picture of Mirai Nagasu, the U.S. ice skater who won […]

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