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  • Celebrating International Movies: India

    The perception of Indian cinema is often associated with the insanity that is Bollywood. Us Bollywood fans have fun singing and dancing along to the songs, making memes out of classic scenes, and getting together to turn our brains off and just watch it. The Facebook group Subtle Curry Traits' very existence is dependent on everyone making fun of Bollywood movies.

    Pillbox | March 2, 2020
  • Celebrating International Movies: Japan

    Last week in this series I started with Korean cinema, since Parasite had just won best picture, and I praised Korean films for being over-the-top in a way that’s believable and really entertaining. Then I realized that statement also describes a lot of Japanese films, so it made sense to explore Japanese films for the next installment of this series. The Japanese film industry has been thriving...

    Pillbox | February 24, 2020
  • A way too intricate ranking of CMU buildings

    I’m not an architecture student, but I do have eyes and opinions on what looks good. I also like buildings and maximizing the utility of a space. So I thought it would be a fun, relaxing, and harmless exercise to spend a little bit of time ranking the various buildings on the main part of campus. This is all my personal opinion, and honestly, my opinions on this are not serious.

    Pillbox | February 24, 2020
  • Celebrating International Movies: Korea

    Since Parasite won best picture, I couldn’t write my usual rant about how bad the Oscars are again. But it did show that international, non-English language films, are gaining recognition in the U.S., and there is a whole world of film across the globe offering stories that people here can connect with. The one-inch barrier of subtitles is starting to be broken down, so I thought it would be fun...

    Pillbox | February 17, 2020
  • Progressives call for change

    I have tried to stay away from talking about the elections and the Democratic nominees as much as I could. Then Andrew Yang dropped out, and I remembered that he was the only non-Bernie candidate I thought was okay, at best. Since then, Yang’s supporters, known as "Yang Gang," have taken on a slogan similar to “Bernie or Bust”, albeit on a way smaller scale.

    Forum | February 17, 2020

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