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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Reading With Company

There’s an invisible man in my room watching me. I assume he’s leaning against the wall in the corner, next to the unplugged dehumidifier. Of course, he could be standing right over me, his breath infinitesimally dampening the pages of my library book, The Visible Man. Speaking of which, the invisible man, according to the […]

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Everything Universal

Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned reminds me of the language in which we use to describe UFC cards. Nine short stories, blander at the bottom, stories with lots of jabs and one-two combos.Broken American families plagued by divorce, children and adults left to navigate the underground tunnels dug or left behind by other loved ones, people […]

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