How ‘The Farewell’ Portrays Home In All Its Abstract Glory

Something about Lulu Wang's The Farewell feels familiar to me. This strikes me early on in the film, when we find ourselves in Changchun, the Chinese city in which much of the film takes place, via a series of wide-angle shots of various apartment buildings, endlessly tall and taking up much of the city's landscape.…

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All That’s Black: Robert Smalls

Robert Smalls, politician, pilot and captain: “My race needs no special defence, for the past history of them in this country proves them to be equal of anyone. All they need is an equal chance in the battle of life.” Politician, pilot and captain: Robert Smalls was an African-American born into slavery in Beaufort, S.C.…

All That’s Black: William H. Hastie

William H. Hastie, Attorney and Judge: Photo Credit: Google Arts and Culture Born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1904, William showed precocious intelligence and an early determination to succeed. His parents, a government clerk and a teacher were in a better position than most to help their son excel, and he attended Amherst College in Massachusetts,…

Daughters Of Nri: An Enlightening Intro To Igbo Culture

‪This might get my Bookworm Card revoked, but I'm an avid eBook reader, and I struggle with finishing physical books the way I did when I was younger.‬ ‪But when Onwe Press sent us a review copy of Daughters of Nri, for the first time in a while, I binged a physical book. I started…

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…