Off the Record

Painting by Meleko Mokgosi, Acts of Resistance exhibit

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the Pan-African Pulp exhibition at the University of Michigan Museum of Arts. This part of the museum showcases art by Meleko Mogosi, a South African painter. Now, his art was nowhere near mediocre.

Yongsan-gu, Hannam-dong, Korea

When everyday pieces are gathered

They show a series of sameness without any intention.

Irregular arrays are perfect because they are incomplete.

 Billi (Awkwafina) and her grandmother (Zhao Shuzhen) exercise together.

Last year, the singular Asian movie in the U.S. was Crazy Rich Asians, a fact agreed upon by public consensus. This year, the choice hasn’t been so easy.


In the opening scenes of “Always Be My Maybe,” Sasha Tran (Ali Wong) makes herself a lonely dinner. But soon, she leaves for her best friend Marcus’s (Randall Park) house, where his mom makes kimchi jjigae, the classic, spicy stew brimming with kimchi, tofu and more.


Recently, Jordan Peele, director of the hit movies “Get Out” and “Us,” got a lot of attention for saying that he plans on continuing his pattern of casting Black people for his leads.




Every community has its lost of taboo topics. Some in the black community include mental health (sadly) and therapy. But one that is not often realized is country music. It’s ok if someone doesn’t like the stereotypical things like rap music or Kool-aid.


This article contains spoilers for the movie “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga.”

Raza Shar (played by Nabhaan Rizwan) in the episode “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”.

Breaking away from mainstream Hollywood portrayals of counter-terrorism and Muslim immigrant communities, Informer succeeds precisely because it doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not.