The Observer

Zhu: Sacrificing personal identity for the sake of filial piety

Caroline Zhu, Staff Columnist

November 9, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

With the holidays coming up fast, suddenly more and more questions arise regarding identity and how to define that outside of the home. One of the most significant is how to bridge the LGBT identity and the Asian-American culture when going home this season. Most identity crises in Asian-American house...

Venom’s critical failure from an expectation of hypermasculinity

Caroline Zhu, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

After seeing “Venom” and recommending it to everyone I know, the question I get back the most often is: “then why do the critics hate it?” It’s a good question, and the gap between audience rave reviews and critics’ disapprovals lies in Eddie Brock’s characterization. For those who have yet to hit the theaters, ...

Awkwafina, “Crazy Rich Asians” and minority misrepresentation

Awkwafina, “Crazy Rich Asians” and minority misrepresentation

Caroline Zhu

August 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

“Crazy Rich Asians” has brought attention to the lack of people of color (POC) representation in Hollywood and also raised issues of misrepresentation and appropriation over actress and singer Nora Lum’s character, Goh Peik Lin. Lum, better known by her stage name “Awkwafina,” has recentl...

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