Turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce are some of the most iconic Thanksgiving foods, but for many families and individuals in the Asian-American community, they are not the only dishes on the table during the holiday.
As the K-pop world continues to gain mainstream popularity in American media, fans old and new are paying close attention to the internationally acclaimed South Korean boy band BTS. Following in the footsteps of fellow members, Jungkook made his solo debut with the release of his highly anticipated album “Golden” on Nov. 3.
The way we, as members of the Filipino diaspora, engage with our Filipino Christmas traditions is key to understanding our history of surviving colonial and imperial oppression as well as the current structural issues we continue to face. These customs can act as vehicles for meaningful conversations and tools for our cultural autonomy and self-determination.
Know My Name by Chanel Miller is a painfully moving memoir written by the survivor of the infamous 2016 Brock Turner case. The case broke national headlines when the judge levied an outrageously lenient sentence on 19 year-old rapist Turner, and has since sparked important discourse on the flawed American justice system and its favoring of white male narratives. In her book, Miller broke her silence by shining light on the injustices that women face in modern courts. Her heartbreaking story is truly worth the read, as she reclaims her identity after being demeaned and marginalized by the media and press coverage of the case.
“Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” by Gabrielle Zevin is a poignant coming-of-age story that explores themes of creativity, collaboration, love and identity, while also…