Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture | Movies
Making the Grand Romantic Gesture

In our seven years together, we’ve thrived on routine. We’ve done long-distance before, but never quite like this.

Feb 16, 2023
Arts & Culture | Language
How to Say I Love You in Bangla

At the kitchen table, Jason reminded me, “It’s our wedding. I think you can say whatever you want, in any language.”

Feb 14, 2023
Arts & Culture | Movies
Who Deserves Love In the Nineties Rom-Com?

Somewhere between the one-dimensional BIPOC sidekick and the final, showstopping kiss, I forgot that I was consuming love stories built on exclusion.

Feb 13, 2023
Columns | Arts & Culture | Women Watching Horror Films
In Horror Films, the Newest Nightmare Is Getting Canceled

Men around me speak about cancel culture with such hyperbole and terror, you’d think it was a supernatural force.

Feb 9, 2023
People | Arts & Culture | Comic
When Food is the Only Narrative We Consume

Chinese culture can’t be made bite-sized for mass consumption.

Feb 8, 2023
Family | Arts & Culture | Grief
Wearing My Grief On My Sleeve

And somewhere in there, as my hands ached from the work, I began to grieve

Feb 7, 2023
People | Arts & Culture | Relationships
Bad Friend Art

Colin Farrell’s friend breakup in ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ is eerily similar to my own. His is just more cinematic.

Feb 2, 2023
Arts & Culture | Television
Even the TV Characters Know It’s Time to Riot

The rise of radical politics in shows like “Andor” offer me a surprising source of hope.

Feb 1, 2023
Arts & Culture | Style
All Clothing Is “Handmade,” Even When You Can’t See It

Factory-produced clothing still requires human hands. When we pay less for our clothing, it is the cost of labor at play.

Jan 31, 2023
Arts & Culture | Queer Life
Making Connections Through the “Trans Trade”

The act of the trans trade, and its ritualization, came readily to hand for me, but it’s a distant possibility for so many of us.

Jan 30, 2023