Ho, why is you here?, Snowpiercer, The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House

A featured article by Elaina Weakliem and a podcast interviewing director Sasie Sealy.

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Featured Article

The Encircled Prince by Elaina Weakliem

Now that my legs have turned to stone, you lead me to the beach like a child— holding my hand at the crosswalks, helping me to push the chair when the hillside gets too steep. It’s never been like this before. This body is a burden, the legs a poorly-hewn block of black marble. I wish that were a metaphor.

I used to make you come with me almost weekly during the summer months. We’d reach the pier just after midnight after the families had gathered up their things and driven back inland, children piled like sleeping puppies in the backseat. The teenagers came and went, too, leaving the hills studded with their beer cans like dull constellations. We were the only ones out, and that was how we liked it.

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Album

Ho, why is you here? by Flo Milli

Flo Milli knows how to make a hit. She became a star even before her debut album Ho, why is you here? when the two singles, “In the Party” and “Beef (FloMix)” blew up to a startling degree, becoming staples on Tik Tok and Twitter this summer. Both songs had so many quotable lines that it was nearly impossible to keep them out of your head. It’s hard to forget opening lines like “I like cash in my hair to my ass” or “dicks up when I step in the party,” but on Flo Milli’s debut project she moves past the quotable lyrics to create a cohesive album full of fun bangers.

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Film

Driveways directed by Andrew Ahn

Driveways is subtle; it slowly introduces you to the intertwined lives of an Asian-American single mother (Hong Chau), her 8-year old son (Lucas Jaye), a Korean War veteran next door neighbor (Brian Dennehy), and close ones who have passed away but remnants of their spirit are still felt.

Directed by Korean-American director Andrew Ahn, Driveways tells the story of a single mom named Kathy and her 8-year old son named Cody. Kathy brings Cody to a lively, yet peaceful suburban neighborhood to clean out her late sister’s home. Although it appears that Kathy was never really close with her sister, who was 12 years her senior, she becomes deeply affected by the house and its space. However, the real gem of the story is the relationship that forms between Cody and an old Korean War veteran named Del who lives next door.

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Book

The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House by Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde’s The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House challenges rampant racism and homophobia that exists within feminism. By recognizing our differences and acting on that recognition, rather than simply acknowledging it, liberation becomes much more attainable. Lorde proposes an intersectional approach against systems of power and oppression that white feminism claims it is undoing.

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Playlist

Margie’s come thru, i got the aux dw features Frank Ocean, Tyler the Creator, and Childish Gambino.

Margie’s favorite track“3005” by Childish Gambino

Description: “This playlist was created for the moments I knew that memories would be made. It’s something to blast when the wind is hitting you as you speed forward in your car, skateboard, or run with your favorite people. It’s the perfect soundtrack for going on adventures.”

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Podcast

Two Virgins Episode #10:  Apple Cider Vinegar and an Interview with Sasie Sealy

On this week's episode, Sam and Teresa interview director Sasie Sealy, over a cup of apple cider vinegar. Sasie Sealy is an award-winning filmmaker based in New York City. She first made her mark in the commercial world of fashion and beauty with clients such as Maybelline, Tory Burch, Suave, and Sally Hansen, and her work has been featured in Glamour, Refinery29, Teen Vogue, Variety, and Style.com. She recently directed her debut film, Lucky Grandma, which revolves around a Chinese grandma (Tsai Chin) who goes all in at the casino, but lands herself on the wrong side of luck.

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