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Arts & Culture

The Black Matriarch as Villain

The Black Matriarch as Villain

by Juell Stewart on October 29 2009, 12:00PM

“Precious” is a haunting film that stays silent on how the political realities of 1980s Harlem shaped women.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gabourey Sidibe

Film Review: Barking Water

by Roya Rastegar on October 28 2009, 12:00PM

Director Sterlin Harjo tells the story of true loves who are always leaving each other.

Topics: Arts & Culture

CNN’s Focus on Latino Bootstraps

by Daisy Hernandez on October 22 2009, 12:00PM

The new documentary highlights the mythology of the good immigrant who can make it on their own.

Topics: Arts & Culture

South Korea’s Children and Landscapes

by Roya Rastegar on October 22 2009, 12:00PM

The new film “Treeless Mountain” shows the spirit of two girls and their country.

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Joy of Patti Austin

by Juba Kalamka on October 22 2009, 12:00PM

After more than 50 years of making music, the R&B singer still sounds excited about the possibilities.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Book Review: Asian-American Prisoners

by Hans Bennett on October 22 2009, 12:00PM

Eddy Zheng and Ben Wang gather the stories of those who disappear behind bars and statistics.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Your Movie Guide

by Roya Rastegar on October 13 2009, 12:00PM

Set in Fairbanks, Alaska, Dear Lemon Limon is a bittersweet tale of a tween’s bubble and angst.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Your Movie Guide

by Roya Rastegar on October 6 2009, 12:00PM

Chutney Popcorn’s skillfully drawn characters create family in diaspora, pushing the romantic comedy genre.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Book Review: Leaving India

by Sunita Dhurandhar on October 6 2009, 12:00PM

Minal Hajratwala traces family history across the global Indian diaspora.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Flipping the Script on Poverty

by Jessica Hoffmann on October 2 2009, 12:00PM

welfareQueens put real-life struggles on center stage.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Music: Darius Rucker

by Juba Kalamka on September 23 2009, 12:00PM

Learn to Live reflects on reaching middle-age with a raw and honest vulnerability.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Music: Asobi Seksu

by Juba Kalamka on September 9 2009, 12:00PM

The duo’s new album Hush is sprawling and ethereal in one moment and intensely focused in others.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Tim Wise on Racism 2.0

by Michelle Chen on September 9 2009, 12:00PM

The author and activist chats about his new book, white denial and gay rights.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Your Movie Guide

by Roya Rastegar on September 9 2009, 12:00PM

I’m Through With White Girls is a lighthearted tour of the race, class and gender stereotypes that permeate American culture.

Topics: Arts & Culture

District 9: Loved It? Hated It?

by Daisy Hernandez on September 2 2009, 12:00PM

The new film has been attacked for racist stereotypes, but it’s still worth watching.

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Real Cost of Prisons Comix

by Jenna M. Loyd on September 2 2009, 12:00PM

Vivid comics show the impacts of mass incarceration on communities of color.

Topics: Arts & Culture

A Love/Hate Relationship with District 9—bad

by Daisy Hernandez on September 2 2009, 12:00PM

The new film has been attacked for racist stereotypes, but it’s still worth watching.

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Zine for Black Misfits

by Jamilah King on August 13 2009, 12:00PM

Artist Osa Atoe on why punk culture is good for people of color.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Darwin’s Race Politics

by Alec Dubro on August 13 2009, 12:00PM

A new book puts the famous man and his theory of evolution in the context of white supremacy.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Leaving India

by Minal Hajratwala on August 5 2009, 12:00PM

The media celebrated the arrival of South Asian engineers, but underneath this model minority community was another, a working class one.

Topics: Arts & Culture