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I sat down with my mother in early September and had a long conversation about the movie “Crazy Rich Asians”.

Dev Patel

Well, well, well friends, it’s that time of year again. That's right — we’re down to the last 40 days before the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Film Award submission deadline (Oct. 23, for any of you enterprising British filmmakers out there).

I’m shook: millennials, cultural Identity, and privilege

Apart from soberly functioning every day, introspecting into the quirks and the charms that we hold informs how we respond to the pressure campus culture puts on defining who we are.

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Somewhere in China, a little girl talks to her father on the phone. He is in the United States. She tells him he is a bad person and that the Chinese police are good people. That’s the last he hears from her for six months.

Santa Monica Beach

Boat People

After Ocean Vuong

 

Don’t ask why we came.

Ask why we left.

Some say the story ends in liberation,

but there was no end,

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Second-class citizens

We cut and cut

And cut

Pieces of our dirty red flesh off

Sawing off the parts they don’t like —

 

Becoming enigmas

To ourselves

But familiar friends to them

We toil and toil,

Halimat Olaniyan and Efe Osagie

I’ve never really cared about or followed the latest trends. Instead, I’ve always thought of myself as a trendsetter.

Hollywood vs Bollywood

“Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,” “Dil Chahta Hai,” “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham,” “Mujhse Dosti Karoge!”, “Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai” - I grew up watching the sappiest romance movies ever.

Viet Thanh Nguyen

“When I was your age, I was very conscious of myself as a Vietnamese American and Asian American, and I knew I was a refugee but I didnt like go around calling myself that because I knew that there weren't a lot of stories about any of these populations that I was a part of.”

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When I first watched Netflix’s original film “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”, my mom was there, and we hesitantly clicked on the trending movie. Obviously no longer in our teenage years, we were sure our enthusiasm wasn’t going to match the hype.