‘The Ghost Bride’: A Mixed Effort To Bring Peranakan And Chinese Cultures To Life

Netflix ushered in a spooky Lunar New Year with the release of its first Mandarin original series from Malaysia on January 23. The Ghost Bride is an adaptation from a 2013 novel of the same name by Malaysian author Yangsze Choo. Since the teaser trailer dropped, the six-episode series has been generating some buzz online,…

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‘Charlie’s Angels’: Fun, Fierce, But Ultimately Forgettable

The legacy of the Charlie’s Angels franchise is marked by a glaring contradiction. The iconic pose of three women standing back to back and pointing finger guns oozes girl power and badassery. Other images the name typically conjures, however, are of the same women scantily clad and shaking their butts in tight underwear right in…

Review: ‘Spin The Dawn’ by Elizabeth Lim

‪“Project Runway meets Mulan.”‬ ‪That is not only an attractive pitch for the young adult fantasy novel Spin The Dawn; it is also an accurate comparison. Still, it just scratches the surface of the novel, which abounds with magic, palace intrigue, adventure and romance.‬ ‪Written by Elizabeth Lim, Spin The Dawn is the first book…

So Here’s What We Learned From Glee: A 10-Year Retrospective

“Being part of something special makes you special, right?” When 14-year-old me first heard Rachel Berry say that on Glee’s pilot episode, I sat up and listened. “Right,” I said back to my TV screen, because I, too, wanted to belong to a community of like-minded people who would support me as I discover myself.…

Review: Always Be My Maybe

Always Be My Maybe: A Delightful Rom-Com That Revels In Its Cultural Specificity The romantic comedy movie that Ali Wong and Randall Park had been wanting to make for years, and which Wong described as “[their] version of When Harry Met Sally,” is finally here. And it was worth the wait. Always Be My Maybe,…