Eva Noblezada: The Broadway for Gen Z & 5 Places to See Her

When I first witnessed Two-time Tony nominee Eva Noblezada in Hadestown, I became Orpherus—smitten with her portrayal of Eurydice. Her mezzo-soprano voice is enchanting, filling the room with light and warmth. Her artistic prowess, Mexican-Filipina American roots and trademark chin length brunette-turned-blonde hair also add to the iconic image that is Noblezada. Born in San […]

Everything, Everywhere, All At Once:  11 Movie Quotes

Warning: the following contains spoilers If you haven’t seen the incomparable absurdist film Everything Everywhere All At Once, it is high time you did. Made by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert–a filmmaking duo collectively known as Daniels–the new action-sci-fi-dramedy is out of this world. In the age of reboots, the film comes as a fresh […]

Steve Aoki Makes a Bop for Cowboy Bebop

Disclaimer: Although Netflix has since canceled the show, we really enjoyed watching it and working on this piece.  “3, 2, 1… Let’s Jam!” Influential and ahead of its time, the anime series Cowboy Bebop received global acclaim in the early 2000s and became a gateway into other animes—now it’s back as a live-action Netflix series. […]

Naomi Osaka Docuseries Review: Redefining The Definition of a Tennis Champ

Tennis superstar, activist, sister, designer, badass: Haitain-Japanese American Naomi Osaka has expanded what it means to be a tennis pro. Osaka serves intentionally into her public and private lives which is what makes her a wonderful activist. Every choice 23-year-old Osaka makes seems to revolutionize tennis. Her eponymous three part Netflix docuseries gave more insight […]

“Where Are You From?”: Investigating the Psychological Origins of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Please donate to https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate if you are financially able. As I read each anti-Asain hate crime, I can’t help but ask myself “why?”–each one adding to the stack of violence against people with my skin tone. Comprehending why these hate crimes are happening is just as important as taking action. I know I have been […]

There’s A Disconnect: Unsolicited Advice About Navigating The Uptick in Screen Time

Like many, my whole life became pixelated once COVID-19 took over the globe. As the virus marches on to the beat of “I’m sorry, can you hear me?,” it is imperative we address our collective online etiquette. With extreme platforms on the rise like Parler, it seems like the miscommunication chasm of the internet increases […]

Indie Pop Singer-Songwriter Annie Scherer Drops New Single “After Rain”

photo credit: Sherry Kocienski Up-and-coming indie pop musician Annie Scherer is definitely one to watch. Her voice is velvety smooth and full of depth and character. She wrote and produced her single After Rain, with help from Aidan Sloppy on mixing and mastering. After Rain is an indie pop power ballad about embracing the vulnerability […]

Asian-American Pop Production Duo Goldlove releases new single, “Drug”

Goldlove is a pop production duo made up of twin sisters based in New York City. With over 10 years of musical experience spanning from classical composition to production, they have developed an eclectic sound inspired by pop, alternative, and country/folk genres. Since starting their careers producing for other recording artists, Goldlove has worked with […]

The ‘QUEENS’ Web Series Proves to be a Hilarious Portrait of Asian American Millennials

As a Queens, New York native, I jumped at the chance to review the comedy series QUEENS for the YLWRNGR blog. Directed by Nicole Gomez Fisher and created by Cindy Chu, QUEENS is a fresh, hilarious show that pays homage to my favorite borough with vibrancy and care. Following the Asian American best friend trio […]

Woman covering her mouth with a bandana staring out the window during the coronavirus lockdown

Pandemic Viewpoints: How Asian Women Around the World Have Been Dealing with Their Mental Health

by Marj Ostani and Isa Almazan As of writing, the death toll for COVID-19 has hit over 200,000. It’s the cold hard truth among many that the pandemic has had our world facing. With most nations on shut down, we find many economies deteriorating and government institutions struggling to aid the gaps in the medical […]