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The Rise of Korean Music in America

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Caption: BTS, a K-Pop group with a multitude of US fans, performed for the first time in the American Music Awards in 2017.

Photo Credit: Ajeong JM, via Wikimedia Commons

Korean pop culture has quickly risen to popularity not only in America, but worldwide. Not too long ago, it was an interest that not many could not relate to. In fact, those who liked the genre were often pegged as “koreaboos,” a term used for someone who wants to drop their own culture to be […]

A Quiet Place

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A Quiet Place is a science fiction horror film that stars Millicent Simmonds. This is the first movie in recent years that starred a actor who is deaf. This sheds light on to a part of the entertainment industry and the deaf community that is generally not seen. Angelica Beharry who is also disabled said, […]

eSports: Everything “Real” Sports Are

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Olof "Olofmeister" Kajbjer, professional CSGO player who sustained a hand injury that had him out of play for months. 
Photo Credit: HLTV.org

The spectacle that eSports has becomes continues to go strong, pulling tens of millions of spectators annually. Games like League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), and Overwatch, have all given amazing players a platform to be recognized as athletes, with what has been referred to as “professional gaming.” This definition is rudimentary, and […]

Cuphead – One Hell of A Time

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Photo Caption: Cuphead's hand drawn art style serves as a throwback to 1930s animation.
Photo Credit: Studio MDHR

Released on September 29, 2017, Studio MDHR’s Cuphead was released to massive critical appraise, and rightfully so. A combination of arguably the best music, animation, and gameplay ever seen in a video game, Cuphead is set to be remembered as one of the greatest video games of the decade. The game features a simple story […]

Golden Globes is Black for The Night

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The Time’s Up initiative is dedicated in helping women dealing with sexual harassment in the workforce and raised awareness for the issue by asking everyone attending the Golden Globes to dress in all-black. Actresses were asking their stylists to recreate their original outfits in black and some even wore specially made pins and looked for […]

Hollywood Decides That Time’s Up for Sexual Harassment

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Time's Up Movement takes center stage at Golden Globe awards
Credit:CBS News

  A letter of solidarity was sent by 700,000 female farmworkers to a legion of Hollywood actors, including Anne Hathaway, Cara Delevingne, Emma Watson, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lawrence, and several others. Their mission addresses the harassment women that work for television go through. Activists have said, “change from women in entertainment [is] for women everywhere. […]

Smoke and Black Mirror

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Ever since Black Mirror released its fourth season, it’s been the talk for weeks. Black Mirror is a show based on advanced technology and the outcome it has, whether it’s good or bad. What’s so unique about this show, is how unexpected it is. It contains many twists and each episode is different, and confusing […]

Grammy’s 2018

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Caption-  60th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Photo Credit- Recording Academy

This years Grammy nominees and winners were controversial. People are in disbelief that many singers, rappers, and songwriters were not represented at the Grammys and many did not get a chance to perform. Songs like Migos and Lil Uzi Vert’s “Bad and Boujee,” Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow,” Gucci Mane’s “Black Beatles,” Post Malone and 21 […]

Diversity in Hollywood

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Caption: Priyanka Chopra in the new season of Quantico that is yet to be released.
Photo Credit: www.timesnownews.com

Hollywood has become more diverse over the past years by incorporating different cultures and ethnicities in their TV shows and movies. Diversity is important because our country, workplaces, and schools increasingly consist of various cultural, racial, and ethnic groups.  There were not as many indian actors and actresses acting in Hollywood until very recently. One […]

Black Panther Prevails

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  Marvel’s Black Panther takes place in the secluded, yet technologically advanced nation, Wakanda. The film showcases strong woman leads, equal intelligence between both genders, and cultural appreciation throughout the film. The cast and director of this film out-did themselves, making this movie a must-see. This movie has earned over $520 million globally in its first […]