I Made These Comics To Compare Chinese Culture With Western Culture Through Everyday Life

January 17, 2018

I started “tiny eyes” comics a year ago in the hope of sharing Chinese culture through everyday life, To me, learning about other cultures has always been a fun experience, and I want to pass this feeling to people who are curious about China. In lots of my comics, I compare Chinese culture to western culture. Through comparison, we realise how differently we act in front of the same situation…


3 racial microaggressions that teachers commit every day and how to avoid them.

January 12, 2018

Whether private, public, or charter, everyone is familiar with the idea of the “strict” school. Even if you didn’t attend one yourself, you probably had a friend or two who complained of the inflexible rules, rigid uniform codes, and discipline for even the slightest infraction. There’s a word for schools like that. Photo by AFS-USA Intercultural Program/Flickr. It’s called “paternalistic,” and according to David Whitman (who coined the term in…


These 2017 box office stats are a sign of times changing for the better.

January 8, 2018

The final box office numbers are in from 2017, and there’s one clear takeaway from the top earners. Women killed it. For the first time in nearly six decades, the three highest-grossest films in North America all featured women in lead roles, according to The Wrap. Daisy Ridley starred as Rey in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which has raked in a whopping $530 million domestically to date. Emma Watson…


Logan Paul’s suicide video is dangerous and exposes a bigger problem on the internet

January 7, 2018

Image: Screenshot/YouTube Logan Paul was right about one thing: This definitely marks a moment in YouTube history.  Backlash spread quickly on New Year’s Day after YouTuber Logan Paul uploaded a video titled “We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest.” In the clip, which has since been pulled from the site, Paul and a few of his buddies discover a man who died by suicide in Aokigahara, at…


Michael Jackson Estate May Avoid Penalties in IRS Dispute

January 1, 2018

The estate of Michael Jackson looks to have escaped a possibly hefty penalty for allegedly undervaluing the late singer’s assets. A U.S. Tax Court judge denied the Internal Revenue Service’s bid to provide additional evidence in a case that was tried in Los Angeles in February. Because the agency didn’t show that it complied with certain procedural requirements, it’s barred from seeking as much as 40 percent of the allegedly…


Try not to tear up reading this fan letter from a Mexican-American about ‘Coco.’

December 11, 2017

People are  loving Pixar’s latest film, “Coco.” The animated movie follows Miguel Rivera, a guitar-playing 12-year-old who accidentally winds up in the land of the dead — an otherworldly dimension based on the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images. Since its release on Nov. 22, “Coco” has raked in over $100 million domestically in ticket sales and has garnered rave reviews…


Check out Time magazine’s Person of the Year cover: ‘The Silence Breakers.’

December 9, 2017

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, Time magazine revealed its Person of the Year. Toward the end of each year, the distinction draws curiosity and intrigue for weeks, but 2017 maybe brought on more speculation than usual. On Nov. 24, Trump falsely claimed he turned down the possibility of becoming the Person of the Year on Twitter, fueling speculation about who’d receive the honor. Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images. This year, like…


11 photos that answer the burning question: What if nature, but also robots?

December 4, 2017

If popular culture is to be believed, there are a few great divides that are immutable. Yankees versus the Red Sox. Android versus iPhone. Technology versus nature. Never the two shall meet. But that last one? Maybe we should stop taking it for granted. A new Dutch exhibition called Robotanica is exploring how technology and robotics in particular might play a collaborative role with the natural world. The curators have…


Heartbroken this holiday season? These rom-coms will cheer you up.

December 3, 2017

There’s nothing quite like getting dumped during the holidays. Everyone else is rushing to meet under the mistletoe, and there you are, all alone. SEE ALSO: Upside down Christmas trees are trending, and the internet is outraged Well, you’re not the only one and you won’t be the last, so don’t lose hope. Grab your favorite ice cream, binge watch on some rom-coms, and let them remind you that romance…


Netflix Knows Some Very Strange Things About Public Viewing Habits

November 19, 2017

"Netflixing in Public"—the act of watching Netflix out in the world, not to be confused with "Netflix and chill"—is officially a thing. Ever since smartphones got fast enough to stream on-the-go, folks have gotten more and more used to watching TV and movies almost anywhere. Don’t believe us? Go watch the line at Whole Foods for an hour, or ride the New York City subway. Or check out the latest…


McDowell’s from ‘Coming to America’ reappears for Halloween

November 7, 2017

McDowell's is back.Image: Buyenlarge/Getty Images You wouldn’t want to dine at a McDonald’s knock-off, except for McDowell’s. The mock restaurant which featured in the 1988 classic Coming to America reappeared in Los Angeles for Halloween, and yes, people went wild for it. SEE ALSO: Celebrities who nailed it this Halloween Hollywood restaurant Fat Sal’s turned itself into a McDowell’s for the occasion, which you might recall where Eddie Murphy and…


Netflix Boots Kevin Spacey From House of Cards, Axes His Movie

November 6, 2017

halted earlier this week, just as it was getting underway in Baltimore. Its 58-year-old star had yet to arrive. The studio that owns the series, Media Rights Capital, said in a statement it has suspended the Oscar winner while it continues its investigation into the allegations. Both companies said they would work together to evaluate the future of the show. Netflix is also axing a movie starring and produced by…


Regal Cinemas Plans to Test New Pricing to Fill Empty Seats

October 26, 2017

Netflix Inc. Studios, also hurting, have been pushing to make new movies available in homes sooner — cutting the window of exclusivity that theaters enjoy. Regal, the second-largest chain in the U.S., has slumped 21 percent this year in New York trading. AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., No. 1, has tumbled 58 percent. Industry executives are debating whether dynamic pricing will increase attendance. Some object to a system that would involve…


Amazon Studio Boss Price Resigns After Harassment Scandal

October 20, 2017

Roy Price resigned as the head of Amazon hasn’t explained why it acted against Price now when Hackett first filed a complain in 2015. The company investigated the allegation at the time and said it addressed the issue, according to an August report in The Information. Amazon suspended Price last week. Emily Martin, vice president of workplace justice at the National Women’s Law Center, said secrecy around sexual harassment investigations…


Kylo Ren is sporting a new scar treatment and fans are freaking out

October 15, 2017

I’m sorry, the old Kylo Ren can’t come into the light right now, oh why? Because he’s sporting a new look for the dark side.  Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer came out on Monday night and the movie begins right where The Force Awakens ended. The trailer features familiar faces like Rey, Leia Organa and even Luke Skywalker himself.  But despite returning (and new) faces, everyone couldn’t stop talking…


Harvey Weinstein Takes Leave Amid Sex-Harassment Allegations

October 6, 2017

Harvey Weinstein, the movie mogul famous for releasing Oscar winners such as “The English Patient” and “Shakespeare in Love,” took a leave of absence from his production company following allegations of sexual harassment raised in a New York Times article Thursday. Actress Ashley Judd was among the people claiming to have been harassed by the producer, who has been a fixture in Hollywood power circles for more than four decades….


`It’ Leads Theaters Back From Dismal Summer With Latest Haul

October 3, 2017

“It,” the successful horror film from Warner Bros., returned to lead the box office in its fourth weekend, part of a stellar run that pushed domestic theaters’ September ticket sales to a record. Based on a Stephen King horror story, the film from Sony Corp. was fifth with $6.7 million. After the worst summer in a decade, theater and studio executives are basking in a recovery, with several big pictures…