My Favorite Podcasts Hosted by Asian Americans

We all know that cover photo is a lie, I never listen to podcasts in such an aesthetically pleasing manner. I’m normally listening while stuck in LA’s unbearable traffic or on the toilet. Anyway…. while I am a podcast fiend, I’ve only recently noticed the lack of diversity in my own podcast library. So for the…

Joe Biden’s Recent Comments Show He Doesn’t Understand Rape Culture

Former Vice President Joe Biden gave an impassioned speech on Tuesday, saying he would have “beat the hell out” of President Donald Trump in high school for bragging about groping women. Biden has long raised awareness about sexual violence, chairing the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. He has worked to break…

Art References in Bojack Horseman Only an Art History Major Would Get

A large source of the show’s comedy is its background jokes, which include parodies of LA landmarks, caricatures of celebrity culture, and a fair amount of animal puns. But oft overlooked are the works of art throughout the show. The paintings hung around Bojack’s home heavily reflect his inner turmoil and are representative of his character….

Documentary Review: Dealt

What do you do with the hand you were dealt? If you’re Richard Turner, you make magic. Dealt, a recent documentary by director Luke Korem, follows the life and career of Richard Turner, one of the world’s most famous close-up magicians. If you ask Turner, he’s not a magician but a “card mechanic,” someone who…

Milano? Como no?

With an extra day before we returned stateside, Linda and I decided to take a quick afternoon day trip to Milan, squeezing in some shopping and pastries along the way. Stop 1: Prada Foundation & Bar Luce First stop was the Prada Foundation, a new art center which just opened two years ago. There wasn’t much…

Instead of “Me Too” We Need to Ask “Have You?”

Inspired by the movement started by activist Tarana Burke who founded the “Me Too” movement over a decade ago, a tweet by actress Alyssa Milano inspired millions of survivors of sexual violence to post “me too” hoping that “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “Me too” as a status, we might…

La Biennale di Venezia: Arsenale

Woke up bright and early to get through the entire Arsenale at the Art Biennale. Woke up bright and early to get through the entire Arsenale at the Art Biennale. “The Horse Problem” from Argentina was one of the most captivating, and the Italian Pavilion, while conceptually intriguing, was rather…unappetizing. The pavilion that struck me…

La Biennale di Venezia: Giardini

Took a strong through the garden, but not to enjoy the nature. I hopped between pavilions at the Venice Biennale’s Giardini, traveling around the international art world all in an afternoon. Obviously I couldn’t fit all the pavilions we saw that day into this article, so I just picked out a few of my favorites….

Venezia: 4 Days of Art and Carbs

Ciao da Venezia! Over my fall break, I was able to escape for four days to Northern Italy. It was four days of perfect weather, art and pasta, so, much, pasta. Lucky for us, the first day there was 22nd birthday one badass feminist art aficionada, Linda Lin, the founder of the Women in Art…

How We Misrepresent Sexual Violence On Screen

Trigger warning: This article discusses sexual assault. Spoiler alert: This articles contains spoilers for Jessica Jones, House of Cards, Kimmy Schmidt, Downton Abbey, Gone Girland Game of Thrones. Over the past few years I’ve noticed an increase in the number of television shows and films that center around characters who are survivors of sexual assault, and initially I hailed this as…

Even After Wonder Woman, Studios Aren’t Choosing Female Directors

Fanboys and feminists cheered in unison as Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins officially signed on to direct the film’s sequel. Much of the summer, fans have been cheering on the success of Wonder Woman, the highest grossing film directed by a female director to date. Variety and other news outlets ran headlines like “Success of…