October is Fillipino American Heritage Month! Unfortunately, this article is a little late.
For the occasion, I did a deep dive into Facebook’s abyss to find Arianna “Lady B” Basco’s (Dante Basco’s [“Avatar: the Last Airbender”] sister) mini poetry series, “A Story of Worth.” I had initially wanted to write about Basco’s directorial debut with her upcoming short film, “Glimmer,” but the festival’s viewing access was restricted to California. My next best alternative is Basco’s spoken word series “A Story of Worth.”
My friend, in rebellious anti-structural taps of her thumb, zealously decapitates all proper nouns. Either out of habit or aesthetic compulsion, she has every single contact in her phone written in all lower-case. Very intentionally, she softens Chris to chris. I am not Elizabeth, I am elizabeth or liz.
Joe Wong transforms earth and reality in his September 2020 album Nite Creatures, creating a sprawling epic in 10 tracks. From your bedroom, he swirls you up into a dreamy odyssey, one part forest-fantasy and two parts concert-kaleidoscope.
Hailing from the nutmeg state, there is nothing I appreciate more than a brisk autumn morning. Early morning hikes with crisp air and crunchy leaves. A travel mug of apple cider with flannel lined boots. New pencils and freshly taken notes. Halloween is just around the corner; witches and ghouls prepped to go in the wings.There’s an unmistakable sense of possibility riding the chilly breeze as everything prepares to die. It is my solemn belief that fall, more so than any other season, has an emotional scent. Possibility, pumpkin-spice and excitement.
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In the fall of 1992, D.C. comics aggressively promoted the death of their star superhero Superman. “The Death of Superman” was a three-arc crossover series that spanned all the then-running Superman comics. Laid low by the villain Doomsday, a bloody Superman dies in the arms of his lady lover, Lois Lane.
Ah, to be Asian and second-generation American. What a wonderful and vexing experience. This week on Hyphenated, we take a closer look at three movies on Netflix and how they normalize “second generation” APIA experiences.
To clarify, second generation or “second gen” refers to Americans born within the bounds of these United States to immigrant, “first gen” parents.
Seven days without electricity last August delivered me shaking and stimulus-starved on the steps of Viet Thanh Nguyen's “The Sympathizer.” Hurricane Isaias had taken out most of Connecticut’s electrical infrastructure, along with all contact with the outside world. Only when removed from 21st century comforts could I approach Nguyen’s award-encrusted novel.
Let it be known that Hozier, Irish singer-songwriter extraordinaire, receives poetry books as Christmas gifts. Yes, The man behind our favorite sleepy Sunday morning tunes with his poignant, dreamy voice reads poetry. And, most importantly: If you tune in to Instagram Live at the right time on Fridays, Hozier will read a selection of poetryto you. For the past four weeks, Hozier presented a kinder, gentler side of the internet.