Off the Record

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This is a callout post for the Curry-Queen-With-Flowers-In-Her-Hair brand of brown girls that flood Instagram and Twitter timelines everywhere.

 

If you don’t know what I’m talking about:

Grant (left) and whiterose (right) converse.

(Fair warning: I’ll be including spoilers for previous seasons of Mr. Robot from here on out.)

 

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When the trailer for the movie “Us” came out on Christmas Day, it seemed to shake up the nation. Not only did the film itself just look horrifyingly good, but it was also very refreshing for Black people around the country.

 

“In the Mood for Love” (2001)

“He remembers those vanished years. As though looking through a dusty window pane, the past is something he could see, but not touch. And everything he sees is blurred and indistinct.”

—— Wong Kar-Wai “In the Mood for Love” (2001)

Our oppression isn't your creative tool

Almost a week ago, in an assignment for my screenwriting class, each student had to post two ideas and two comments on the class Canvas page for a short script that we hoped to write.

Angela and family

The first time I visited the Philippines, I was 12 years old — a pretentious, insufferable seventh grader leaving the country for the very first time.

One of Ciara Havishya's tattoos

Ciara Havishya

One of Ciara Havishya's tattoos

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On feet and on court, sneaker culture has been intertwined with the game of basketball since its very inception. With a new NBA season underway, I wanted to take a quick look at the state of the NBA sneaker landscape. PJ Tucker seal of approval pending.

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I don’t like Taylor Swift.

GOT7

“Sweet talk to me, babe

It’s magical

Sweet lullaby.”