Phenomenal Woman: Lee Tai-young

Lee Tai-young, Lawyer & Judge: Born on 10 August 1914 in Pukhin, Unsan County, Korea (currently North Korea), she attended Ewha Women’s University with the intentions to become a lawyer. But was unable to because her husband was imprisoned for sedition in 1940s, by the Japanese Colonial Government, forcing her to abandon law to find…

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‘Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey’ — A Delightful Mash-up of All Things Horrific and Girly

DCEU introduced their newest supervillain installment, this time for the female-led standalone Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey—directed by DC's third female director Cathy Yan. The film is a delightful mash-up of everything glamorous and violent about being a woman, a thoroughly enjoyable ride that delivers colorful action at a near pitch-perfect pacing that allowed all…

‘P.S. I Still Love You’: Shallow but Sweet

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’

2019 was a major win for progressive film. In just one year, American cinema released The Irishman, Just Mercy, When they See Us—the list goes on. All of these works received critical acclaim for their emotional depictions of issues ranging from police brutality to union busting. Perhaps most notable is how honestly they contend with…

HSM: The Musical: The Series – The Start of Something New

In 2006, a Disney Channel movie called High School Musical debuted on the small screens across the United States. An athletic boy named Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) meets a brainiac girl named Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens) while singing karaoke in a ski lodge, and they coincidentally go to the same school. They audition for the…