STAR WARS RESISTANCE Begins on a Dodgy but Optimistic Note

Originally published October 8, 2018 STAR WARS RESISTANCE at last had its series premiere last night on the Disney Channel. The third animated series set in the galaxy far, far away is set six months before the events of the sequel trilogy, as it follows New Republic pilot-turned-Resistance spy Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono, who’s assigned by …

Judith Hill Shares Her Mom’s Immigration Story

Originally released September 3, 2018 As many people in the Asian American community can likely agree, learning about those who came before can do a lot in not only understanding one’s family history, but also coming to terms with oneself. Singer-songwriter Judith Hill provided insight into her family history through a short video she released …

Director Alex Bocchieri on Commemorating the 442nd Infantry Regiment in New Feature Film

Originally published on May 22, 2018 “Go for broke” is a phrase in Hawaiian Pidgin that means “to wager everything.” The phrase became the motto for the 442nd Infantry Regiment; the most decorated unit in the United States Army comprised almost entirely of Japanese Americans. The story of how it got started is the core …

A Question Regarding the Casting for EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING

Originally published on May 17, 2017 This Friday will see the release of the film, EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING. Directed by Stella Meghie, it is an adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s 2015 young adult novel of the same name. Maddy Whittier (Amandla Stenberg) has lived a majority of her life at home due to an incredibly rare illness …

(Accidentally) Emerging and Breaking From Old Attitudes

I get why my family members would hold such anger. To have your country invaded like that is a scar marked in your memory. At the same time, it’s not right that they held such prejudices as that. You can’t blame a whole race and/or ethnicity for what certain individuals did. I wouldn’t be able to live with myself with such a narrow outlook on the world.

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