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Americans can learn a thing or two about protests from the city of Hong Kong. We’re witnessing a beautiful culture, a resilient people clinging on to democracy as its final miracle to save them from a cultural extinction event, inevitably coming in 2047. For those not in the know, Hong Kong is unique among Chinese cities because it was British-owned until 1997, when Communist China took over. Hong Kong was spoiled by democracy, often sporting...

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I am Asian. Your reaction was probably one of disbelief. You may have rolled your eyes, or maybe even squinted at the screen. Let’s try again. I am Black. Yep, that’s more like it. You’re nodding your head. You’re thinking, “That makes much more sense.” Okay, so what if I told you I’m both? Ah, yes, there it is. In the 20 years I’ve been walking on this earth, I have to say that the second...

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Comedies are the hardest things to pull off. People either laugh or they don’t. Nobody cares if the pace is right, the cinematography is good or the characters have full arcs, etc. because if it isn’t funny, it fails. Always Be My Maybe is a movie I’ve seen hundreds of times in their black, Latin, white and international forms. It’s an often used rom-com formula, two characters grow up, had a crush with each other...

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