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A #GrantRose Valentine’s Day: A meditation on “Mr. Robot” power couple Whiterose and Grant

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It’s Valentine’s Day, everybody. Everyone’s got their obligatory Valentine’s Day post, but I’m going to do things a little differently. You might say, I’m going to hack Cupid’s Day and inject a conversation about one of the breakout couples from Mr. Robot, Whiterose (BD Wong) and her loyal assistant/lover Grant (Grant Chang). I finally had a chance…

3 of the most jaw-dropping moments from the “All the Stars” music video

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It took me a full day, but I’ve finally seen the music video for SZA and Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther song, “All the Stars.” As someone who saw Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time” music video when it premiered during primetime television back in the ’90s, I thought I’d never see a music video rival it as the…

Exclusive interview: Miki Jinno (“Beerland”) infuses her Japanese roots into her unique home brews

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(Miki Jinno in Beerland. Photo credit: Vice/Screencap) As regular readers might know, I’m a resident of Birmingham, AL, so I’m quite stoked to finally feature someone from my neck of the woods who’s changing perceptions and challenging stereotypes. This time though, the playing field isn’t entertainment–it’s the world of beer. Last month, I highlighted Viceland’s Beerland and its…

Meet the theologian who helped MLK see the value of nonviolence

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(Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , chats with African-Americans during a door-to-door campaign in 1964. AP Photo/JAB) Paul Harvey, University of Colorado After this last tumultuous year of political rancor and racial animus, many people could well be asking what can sustain them over the next coming days: How do they make the space for…

The messy reality of religious liberty in America

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The wedding cake on display at Masterpiece Cakeshop. AP Photo/Brennan Linsley David Mislin, Temple University On Tuesday, Dec. 5, a visibly divided U.S. Supreme Court tackled the contentious issue of religious freedom when it heard oral arguments in “Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.” The arguments appeared to evenly split the four conservative…

“Magic: The Gathering” celebrates WOC players with these 5 characters

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Disclosure: These are my opinions as a free agent and separate entity from Magic: The Gathering.  As you might know, I acted as as consultant for Magic: The Gathering for the development of their first black Planeswalker character, Kaya, Ghost Assassin. (For info on what a Planeswalker is and what Kaya does, check this post.)…

New webseries “Munkey in the City” puts fresh spin on making it in the big city

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Official synopsis (courtesy website): Munkey in The City is a whimsically poignant dramedy series about a delusional young novelist in search of a dream–of fame, of fortune, and the pursuit of happiness. But he also brings the one thing standing in his way: himself. His name is MUNKEY, and he’s learning that The City is one big…