An Interview with a Black Female Cosplayer

As we enter #29daysofblackcosplay I am immensely excited to begin this interview, since in the United States it is currently Black History Month. While in the UK we don’t celebrate Black History Month until October, it felt extremely pertinent that this be my first article of the new decade.  When I first pitched this idea…

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The Netflix adaptation of Jenny Han's bestselling YA book To All The Boys I've Loved Before premiered in the summer of 2018 to warm reviews and enthusiastic support from fans online. It was the first in a mainstream awakening of Asian-led romcoms, followed closely by critical and commercial successes Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and fellow…

Dirtbag Leftism: What White People Ignore in Their Love for ‘Parasite’

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