Fresh Off The Boat

The problem of representation By Tia Lewis A few weeks after Fresh off the Boat’s February premiere, amid endless praise on Tumblr and a slew of B+ ratings from the formal review circuit, I asked my Chinese mother what she thought of the show. She paused. “I don’t know… It’s okay.” Disappointed by her brevity, I pried for more of an answer. “What about the mom character? … Continue reading Fresh Off The Boat

THE DAWN OF THE FEMALE SUPERHERO

By TYLER BREITFELLER

Who decided that Batman was the cinematic superhero icon of our time? Whose choice was it that Wolverine should be the face of the X-Men or that Iron Man should have three movies before Black Widow has one? Since the first Superman film in 1951, over 70 movies based on DC and Marvel comics have been made. Of those, only three have been female-led. Three. Between DC and Marvel, there are over 350 female superheroes in mainstream comics, but for some reason I can count the ones who have led their own movies on one hand.  Continue reading “THE DAWN OF THE FEMALE SUPERHERO”

KRIS KIDD

21st century america’s piece de resistance

By KIRA ROYBAL

Katana-cut cheekbones, glazed hollow eyes, shimmering purple-gray under eye bags — no, I’m not talking about Johnny Depp circa the Winona Ryder days. I’m talking about Kris Kidd, the “Wi-Fi obsessed wild child always on the hunt for his next fix,” as put by the LA Canvas. He is the 21st-century American pièce de résistance, or at least a really good appetizer — not that he would eat anything anyway.

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LADIES LOVE PORN

By ARIELLE CRUZ

“I finally signed up for a PornHub premium account today. It kept asking me, so I just did it. I don’t know how I feel about it,” he laughed. “I mean I don’t care, it’s not like I won’t use it. Cameron already has one.”

“No I don’t.”

“Yes you do, don’t even lie.”

Everyone laughed. They continued joking about whether Cameron really had a premium account or not.

This was part of about a five-minute segment of conversation at a friend’s house the other night. Nine guys live in the house, so there is an unspoken, well, sometimes spoken, understanding that some, if not all, of them watch porn. This is a fact that surprises no one. Guys watch porn. It’s a thing.

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THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MOON-CHILD

By ALEJANDRA ALVAREZ

Though few will let her off the hook for the time she spent as the star of ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Shailene Woodley has made quite the name for herself as one of Hollywood’s most coveted female leads. From her role as Alexandra King in The Descendants to that of Tris in Divergent and Hazel Grace in The Fault in Our Stars, Woodley’s characters are known for their strong willed, outspoken qualities — qualities Woodley excels at embodying both on and off screen.

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