Arthur Chu

Twitter’s Toxic Party: Anything Goes, Everyone’s Invited and the Host Won't Set Any Rules

Ever feel like you’re the person at the party whose only means of communication is yelling over the music “I hate this place!” to other people who likewise hate this place?

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The "Star Wars" Kids Aren't Alright: The Movie Gets Millennials Right - Our Fight Isn't With "The Man," but With Each Other

A lot has already been written about “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” and its meteoric ascent into the pop-culture canon after the mixed reaction to the prequels. One of the takes I liked best was how the very idea of doing a sequel to “Return of the Jedi” and its splashy happy ending turns the Star Wars saga from fairy tale to something bleaker and more realistic, facing the hard truth that war never really ends and evil is never really defeated. “One Death Star is a horror; two Death Stars and one Starkiller Base… is something more like the inexorable logic of history, grinding us all to dust.”

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How Tamir Rice Made It Impossible to Joke About Cleveland Anymore

I think I might be done with Cleveland jokes.

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Celebrity Killer Culture: When Grandiosity, Privilege And Entitlement Turn Attention-Seeking Into Violence

Let me tell you a story. It’s a story inspired by the tragic events of Wednesday morning, of yet another shooting in which two innocent people were killed followed by the gunman shooting himself, all grotesquely documented on social media.

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Even 'Sesame Street' Is Gentrified Now: TV Show Drops Its Radical Notion That the Urban Working Class Are People Too

Well, it’s been a long time coming, but it’s time to admit that like every other trendy NYC neighborhood that gets spotlighted on a TV show, “Sesame Street” has succumbed to gentrification.

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The Movie Every Screwed Millennial Should Watch

Jennifer Phang’s indie science fiction film “Advantageous,” a darling of 2015’s Sundance, came to Netflix Instant Streaming earlier this week. If you’re a millennial, you have Netflix. If you’re an un- or underemployed millennial, you have time. Every un- or underemployed millennial needs to see this movie.

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It’s Not About Mental Illness: The Big Lie That Always Follows Mass Shootings By White Males

I get really, really tired of hearing the phrase “mental illness” thrown around as a way to avoid saying other terms like “toxic masculinity,” “white supremacy,” “misogyny” or “racism.”

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Dear Eddie Huang: You Don't Get to Tell Black People, or Other Asian People, How They Should Feel or Who They Should Be

Last week, the sitcom-watching portion of Asian America finally got the news they’d been waiting for with bated breath: Fresh Off the Boat survived.

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Sci-Fi’s Right-Wing Backlash: How a Small Group of Deranged Trolls Can Ruin Any Event

One of the false promises we’ve been made that people keep buying into is that the Internet is a “democratizing” force, that the digital world gives us instant access to the real vox populi, that the simple fact that anyone can leave a comment, or answer a poll, or submit an entry to a contest means that everyone does, and therefore opinion of “the Internet” is everyone’s opinion.

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