In mother tongues

American Pie?

My mother strings words together more eloquently than I, both despite her lack of familiarity with English and because of it.
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Television’s new golden age

Breaking down the highlights and snubs from this year’s Emmy Awards

The Emmy Awards, much like their film, theater and music counterparts, are annually greeted with both excited buzz and exhausted indifference.
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Media chains POC artists to cultural narratives

Cutting Room Floor

Spotting the few POC artists in the relatively homogenous pool of American media may be the easiest “Where’s Waldo?” yet. We tokenize them, celebrating their successes as if they singlehandedly solve the lack of diversity plaguing the entertainment industry. We force their cultural narratives upon them, demanding their roots to
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Emmy awards analysis and predictions

It’s the Golden Age of television. The Primetime Emmy Awards (and its governing bodies) is finally starting to realize that TV is more than the traditional, safe picks we’ve come to expect from award shows. When “Breaking Bad” started its unprecedented run as TV’s darkest, best-written and best-acted show and
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The daily grind

Off the Beat

What do I do, with a bachelor’s of arts in physics? What is my life going to be? I’ve been asked and have asked this question so many times lately it feels like my recent life is encompassed by this rendition of Avenue Q.
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