grindcore house

Heavy metal softly played in the background. It’s the same vibe as Blackbird Pizzeria, another Philadelphian, vegan, heavy metal restaurant without, of course, the pizza. I couldn’t possibly imagine myself spending significant amounts of time here; it seemed like an interesting tourist destination, but throughout my short stay, I felt a constant disconnect between the […]

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not enough

I looked at myself in the mirror of my friend’s apartment, listening to the pulsating beat of Pretty Girl playing at the darty happening next door — an event that I would probably never be allowed into throughout my entire life. I’m not particularly bothered by my lack of access; I have, after all, come to terms […]

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‘crazy rich asians’ is a refreshing sip of bubble tea

As the only high-budget Hollywood film in the past 25 years with a majority Asian cast, Crazy Rich Asians offers a much-needed reprise to an industry dominated by — to put it delicately — not, not white people. And because the movie holds such historical significance, it also inadvertently takes on the role as the […]

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