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10 Feel-Good Shows on Netflix to Distract You from Life

These shows are the equivalent of Vick's VapoRub, when you have a nasty cold. It won't cure you, but it does make you feel better.

by Binky Bee September 18, 2018
Culture // Screen Raves
Crazy Rich Asians and the Gulf Between Asians and Asian-Americans

While hailed by Asian-Americans the movie Crazy Rich Asians were panned by many in Asia.

by Mario Rustan, Columnist August 28, 2018
Culture
Kindness is Sexy: Why 'Queer Eye' is the Show Your Soul Needs

The newly rebooted series Queer Eye shows what the world can look like if we can just be kind to ourselves and each other.

by Binky Bee April 19, 2018
Culture
Wanted: Better Representation of Indonesians on Films and TV

When 11 per cent of the population gets majority of screen time, it indicates a serious problem of inequity in media representation that contributes to the perpetuation of systemic oppression and injustice towards marginalized people in the country.

by Michelle Winowatan March 14, 2018
Culture
Living in Fandom

When public figures' speech or action may complicate his admiration, (feminist) superheroes restore his trust in fandom.

by Mario Rustan, Columnist July 5, 2017
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Culture
We Need to Talk About the Toxic Culture of Sinetron

Why aren't we talking about the way 'sinetrons' have been normalizing toxic culture like abuse, sexism and classism for decades?

by Ariane Anantaputri January 18, 2017
Culture
Before Tina Fey, There was Mary Tyler Moore, A Pioneer in TV Feminism

Touching on issues like equal pay for women, divorce and pre-marital sex, back when it was still controversial in 1970s' America, the legacy of 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' lived on to this decade.

by Mario Rustan, Columnist October 25, 2016
Culture
Hypocrisy and Blurring Women's Bodies on TV

Why are women's bodies blurred on television?

by Mario Rustan, Columnist September 27, 2016
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For the Love of Movies

Joko Anwar discusses in earnest about his new movie, his plans and why he now prefers to talk about movies to politics to our Managing Editor Hera Diani, one of his closest friends.

by Hera Diani, Managing Editor January 22, 2016