A Reflection on “Norwegian Wood” by Haruki Murakami

Growing up in a predominantly Caucasian community, I was often fed Eurocentric literature in school and consumed media mainly centered around white narratives. Works by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck and Ernest Hemingway dominated my English classes. I was always hearing about what the white man had to say, what friendship and love…

AAPI Expressions of Power in Film: How Shang-Chi, Bridgerton and Other Recent Motion Pictures Have Altered the Narrative

From romantic love stories to animated films, expressions of APIDA (Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American) power in film have become far more centered around the value of the character over anything else. In the past, we have been given characters that fall within a limited scope of stereotypes. Now, across a variety of genres, the…