American Culture professor John Cheney-Lippold of the University of Michigan has been receiving backlash from students, community members and administrators alike, with University Regent Denise Ilitch (D) going so far as to accuse the professor of


I travel back home to Hong Kong every summer to visit my family and it always feels uneasy leaving my dad and his family when summer ends. However, it feels a little more uneasy and heavier this year as I walk into the security gates to leave my dad.


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.


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,


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.