Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories Ep. 9 "Ham Cutlets"

It was Mr. Nakatsuka, an elderly attorney’s first time visiting the Midnight Diner. He orders ham cutlets and eats them fondly causing other customers to salivate around him. The attorney starts to talk about a childhood memory to the chef of the restaurant, whom everyone calls 'the Master'. The memory is of him playing Othello with his little brother, the son of Mr. Nakatsuka’s father’s second wife.

Deathly White: On Death Note and Whitewashing

These days, animes are becoming more and more mainstream. From Netflix producing their own to big budget movie adaptations, Japanese content is up for grabs. Anime is a rich pocket of literature that has done some of the most ground-breaking work. From the art to the writing, Japanese creators have been pushing the envelope to give us great narratives, incredible story arcs, and fully-realized characters. Why wouldn’t Hollywood want in on this? And they should. However, with recent adaptations like Ghost in a Shell and Death Note, it is obvious that Hollywood just doesn’t get it.

Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories Ep. 3 "Tonteki"

A diner opens at midnight where a chef called "Master" will whip up anything as long as he has the ingredients for it. In Ep. 3, a woman named Suzuki knits clothing such as sweaters and scarves for men she is attracted to. The knitting is therapeutic for her; she puts forth all of her emotions into each thread as a way to express love. Most of the time, unfortunately, it is an unrequited love.

Movie Review: Train To Busan

Train To Busan is a zombie apocalyptic film where an unknown virus has turned nearly everyone in South Korea into the undead. Seok-woo (played by Gong Yoo), a divorced fund manager, and his daughter along with a group of other passengers on a train must fight to survive the ride to Busan.

Nicki Minaj vs. Whiteness

The “beef”, as the media quickly labelled it, between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, and now between Nicki and Miley Cyrus is interesting to consider because while it is new and happening inside our space of pop culture and entertainment, it is also old and familiar, especially to women of colour, and that’s why I think we should talk about it; it needs to be put plainly without all the false embellishments that the entertainment media adds.