Superheroes and Modern Masculinity
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Superheroes and Modern Masculinity

Super-hero movies are our modern mythologies, noted a friend who had gone to see the movie with me. It doesn’t require any particular convincing to see that she’s right in many ways, especially since the last several years have seen an endless torrent of makes and re-makes. What was it, four big-budget Spider-Man films in ten years? … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading [post-Jeremy Lin]

Originally posted on Threads:
The Asian American diaspora is uniquely diverse. While the Jeremy Lin phenomenon has sparked mainstream media attention and created popular discussion around Asian American identity, there are still many unheard voices and perspectives. Jay Caspian Kang writes, “We still haven’t figured out how to talk about Asian Americans.” The Asian American community struggles to navigate…

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The Beauty of Snail Mail

Some of my most treasured possessions are the letters and cards I have received over the years. Nothing quelled the homesickness I felt my freshman year quite like the notes and trinkets I received in the mail from friends, like pressed flowers from Ohio (welcome in a city basically without plants) or a hokey little … Continue reading