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michelle ng defend it like beckham oct 26

20 Years of Arsène

October might as well be Arsène Wenger month. This past weekend, he celebrated his 67th birthday and two weeks ago, his 20th anniversary of managing my beloved Arsenal Football Club—an English soccer team (technically, he was appointed in September, but his first match was October 12, so you get the idea). Us fans showered him…

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On American Born Chinese

Graphic novel tackles growing up Asian in America

It’s been a frustrating past few weeks for Asian Americans in the media. The #whitewashedOUT hashtag, which gained traction last summer after major American movies set in Asia featured all-white leads, came to a boil again when a leaked script for Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan revealed a white love interest. Last week, the O’Reilly…

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Why I Don’t Hate Math

in defense of everyone’s least favorite subject

What is an article about math doing in Arts & Culture? Math is terrible and I don’t want to read about it. My geometry teacher was so mean. She made us write stupid proofs about triangles. I hate triangles. I’ll never use math in my life. I’m bad at it anyway. If you’ve thought, said…

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kingdom come

in praise of the new black panther comic series

When I was younger, I loved reading comic books. However, I stopped reading them a long time ago since keeping up was getting difficult. I’m therefore thankful that I recently came across the wonderful world of digital comics and grateful that my return has occurred in time to read the new series “Black Panther: A…

Michelle Ng dengerous theme parks sep 28

“Nothing Can Go Wrong”

Our Love Affair With Theme Park Disaster Films

I’ve never been a thrill-seeker. I’ve gone skiing the same number of times I’ve gone on a loop-de-loop rollercoaster: a white-knuckled once. But our culture has a fascination with being thrilled. We tiptoe through haunted houses, peer through our fingers at scary movies, and strap ourselves onto parachutes and jump out of airplanes.   We…