Revisiting A Wrinkle in Time, the Book That Defined My Own Beautiful Girlhood

It’s been about 15 to 20 years since I’ve read Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. I’ve carried the 1962 novel with me throughout my entire life. It’s traveled across four state moves, from coast to coast, forever a reminder of the girl I once was and the person I became. Now, as director Ava DuVernay defines her…

Why an Asian-American Iron Fist Would Have Genuinely Made for a Better Show

Before Iron Fist was made, there were calls to make the character an Asian-American (including from us). A lot of arguments about the character revolved around his ’70s backstory being kind of, well, racist in the 21st century. But, having seen the show, something else is clear: the character of Danny Rand would have…

Finn Jones' Latest Dumb Defense of Iron Fist: It's Trump's Fault

Finn Jones, star of Marvel and Netflix’s Iron Fist, keeps blaming outside factors for the poor reviews of his show. He’s already trotted out the old and rotted “this is for the fans not critics” argument, but now he’s added an argument as baffling as it is new: Danny Rand is too much like Trump and that is why people…

Marvel’s Got an Asian Problem and It’s Not Getting Any Better

One of the latest Marvel casting rumors making the rounds is that Michael Barbieri’s Spider-Man: Homecoming character is based on Ganke Lee, who, in the comics, is the best friend of Miles Morales. Not regular Spider-Man, better known as Peter Parker. In the comics, Ganke Lee is a pudgy Korean-American who looks like…