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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Films: Black Nations/Queer Nations?

by Roya Rastegar on August 5 2009, 12:00PM

In this 1995 documentary, director Shari Frilot highlighted the need to bust open static concepts of race, sexuality, and even nation states.

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Book Review

by Diana Jou on August 5 2009, 12:00PM

Asian American superheroes? A new collection shows how comic books can tear up—and uphold—the stereotypes.

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Your Movie Guide

by Roya Rastegar on August 5 2009, 12:00PM

Slingshot Hip Hop follows the Palestinian artists that have adopted hip hop as a form of resistance.

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Portraits of Black Trans Men

by Jorge Antonio Vallejos on July 29 2009, 12:00PM

Kortney Ryan Ziegler’s new documentary examines the degree to which gender is fluid but race isn’t.

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Spotlight: Jay Smooth

by Quince Mountain on July 21 2009, 12:00PM

Why his vlogs on race hit more than 200,000 views on YouTube.

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Books: Chicana Political Power

by Leticia Miranda on July 16 2009, 12:00PM

Yolanda M. López’s most famous reinterpretations of la Virgen de Guadalupe will no doubt spark discussions around Chicanisma, sexuality and tradition.

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Your Movie Guide

by Roya Rastegar on July 16 2009, 12:00PM

Natalia Almada’s documentary delves into one of the most influential and controversial presidents in Mexico’s history.

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Music: TV on the Radio

by Juba Kalamka on July 16 2009, 12:00PM

TV on the Radio’s third album, Dear Science, is flecked with Obama-esque hope.

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Spotlight: Mia Nakano

by Julianne Hing on July 1 2009, 12:00PM

Redefining Queer/Asian/Female

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Book Review

by Jamilah King on July 1 2009, 12:00PM

Lil’ Wayne Meets John Donne

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My Kitsch is Their Cool

by Sandip Roy on June 30 2009, 12:00PM

From masala to Bollywood films, Indian culture has made its mark on American life. But what really crosses over?

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