Costa Brava Lebanon

Film Review: Costa Brava, Lebanon

Mounia Akl's film tackles an important and underdiscussed aspect of an important subject. How do you persist as people, as a family, when the world seems to be falling apart around…
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Karmalink movie poster

Film Review: Karmalink

Billed as a “Buddhist sci-fi mystery,” Jake Wachtel’s film follows two working-class Cambodian kids who, driven by dreams of a missing golden Buddha statue and a temple they’ve nev…
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The cover of All For Love by Matt Kahn

Book Review: All For Love

Matt Kahn’s new book, All for Love, is both poetic and practical. The poetic part appears in definitions and descriptions. For example, conversation is defined as “a dance of shari…
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Cover of Worth The Risk by Kristen Lee

Book Review: Worth the Risk

During the past two years, the never-ending news cycle focusing on the dangers of the world led many to hunker down in their desire to remain “safe.” Kristen Lee observes in her ne…
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Cover art for Les Racines by Vieux Farka Touré

Music Review: Les Racines

Vieux Farka Toure's new album, Les Racines, was recorded in Bamako, Mali, in his home studio, which is named after his father, the eminent African blues guitarist Ali Farka Touré. …
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Poster for Meat the Future directed by Liz Marshall

Film Review: Meat the Future

“Lab-grown meat” may not sound particularly appetizing, but Meat the Future, directed by Liz Marshall and narrated by the legendary Jane Goodall, seeks to help us understand the vi…
Poster for Flint: Who Can You Trust? by director Anthony Baxter

Film Review: Flint

The people of Flint have had to endure the tortures of the damned for nearly a decade. First, in 2014, in response to an economic crisis, the state of Michigan forced them to sourc…
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Poster for Bad Axe directed by David Siev

Film Review: Bad Axe

2020 wasn’t a great year for Asian-Americans in the hospitality trade. Forced to adapt their businesses to ever-changing pandemic rules, restaurateurs struggled to keep their heads…
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Kevin MacLeod playing music, a still from the movie Royalty Free by director Ryan Camarda

Film Review: Royalty Free

Kevin MacLeod is a composer with more IMDB credits than John Williams, Ennio Morricone, and Jerry Goldsmith combined. You may not have heard his name but you’ve almost certainly he…
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