Eason Chan, Aliens, and Music

I know music plays a big part in my life but it isn’t until I sat down to write down this piece of news that I really saw it. Two pieces of mine have been published recently. Neither deal with music but both feature it. ‘Eason Chan In My Room‘ is a memoiristic essay about […]

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Chinese rap, bubbles, and political everything

“Asian” Hip-hop I watched VICE’s first episode of their second season of Minority Reports. Titled ‘Hip Hop’s Reckoning with Asian Rappers,’ the half-hour show in my opinion tackled the easy, or at least obvious, questions. Easy in the sense that cultural appropriation (which VICE angled as appreciation through their choice of footage), Rich Brian’s first […]

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On Solutions

Fraser Anning’s ‘Final Solution’ The full quote is as follows: “The final solution to the immigration problem is, of course, a popular vote.” Media and politicians on both benches have focused on and derided Anning’s poor choice of words. Indeed, we don’t even need to refer to the dark connotations of his choice of vocabulary […]

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I Live(d) In Montreal

The worst thing about The Decision, eight years on, wasn’t that LeBron James decided to take his talents to South Beach in 2010. Nor was it that Cleveland fans had to watch him on national television, hiding an upward curl of his lips, justifying why he was leaving the Cavaliers. Or even the welcome party […]

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