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

"Li Lan provides a modern and liberal perspective. She refuses to be a ghost bride, openly disagrees with the restrictive rules of marriage and dreams of travelling"

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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…

MoC: Mermaids of Colour

When you think Disney you probably think of their animated princess films or the Marvel heroes recently added to their rosters. Disney’s cultural impact is undeniable many of our first idea of love and beauty. Disney has been making headlines as they move into the pre-production stages of their next Live-action adaptation. Most recently Aladdin…

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,…