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‘The Farewell’ introduces second-generation American storytelling to Hollywood

Courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

August 28, 2019

The cultural practice of second-generation Americans is in a forever-fluctuating state, deliberating between an adherence to the customs of their motherland and an assimilation into American lifestyle. As more and more children of immigrants enter the sphere of American adulthood, the dichotomy of co...

“Crazy Rich Asians” provides necessary, though limited, platform for Asian-American voices through Hollywood

A still from the film featuring Constance Wu (left) and Sonoya Mizuno (right).

Hugo Fajardo, Intersections Editor

September 6, 2018

Based on recent trends and tastes, there seems to be a rising representation of marginalized identities in the American film industry. Marvel’s “Black Panther,” along with its predominantly black cast, became the highest-grossing superhero film of all time in the United States. Pixar’s “Co...

Netflix’s ‘On My Block’ glimpses into the lives of teenagers in urban communities of color

Netflix’s ‘On My Block’ glimpses into the lives of teenagers in urban communities of color

Hugo Fajardo, Associate Intersections Editor

April 25, 2018

Netflix is no stranger to releasing high-quality content that displays the perspectives of marginalized communities. From "Dear White People" to "Queer Eye", there are multiple shows available through the streaming service that share the stories and struggles of people of color, LGBTQ+ people and ot...

Trump’s 2020 census proposals threaten to underrepresent LGBTQ+, minority groups

Jonathan Krantz, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

The U.S. census is administered every 10 years as a means of measuring the population of the country and the demographics of the people who live here. It has generally been apolitical, and politicians typically try to update it every few years to better represent the country as a whole and improve its...

Intersections says thank you: our success does not exist in a vacuum

Intersections says thank you: our success does not exist in a vacuum

March 14, 2018

Past editor of Intersections, one current editor and associate editor join together to give gratitude those before them, and look toward the future.

Representation in Hollywood is on the rise

Representation in Hollywood is on the rise

Hugo Fajardo, Associate Intersections Editor

March 12, 2018

"Art can change and connect the world," Darla K. Anderson, producer of the Pixar animated film Coco, said. "And this can only be done when we have a place for everyone and anyone who feels like an ‘other’ to be heard." The film industry is generally glorified for its glamour, visually-appealing...

‘Love, Simon’ provides LGBTQ+ representation on the silver screen

'Love, Simon' provides LGBTQ+ representation on the silver screen

Jordan Hall, Associate Views Editor

March 7, 2018

"Love, Simon" may seem like your average coming-of-age love story, but it is so much more. In one of the most progressive eras Hollywood has ever seen, "Love, Simon" is the sign of yet another change: the normalization of LGBTQ+ love stories on the big screen.   Within the past year, we have seen ...

A superhero of our own: What “Black Panther” means to us

A superhero of our own: What

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

February 22, 2018

Last Friday, Marvel Studios released "Black Panther," the 18th film in the expanding Marvel cinematic universe. Marvel's newest hero is a regal monarch protecting a prosperous nation. Possessing a fierce intellect and formidable physical abilities, he is a warrior and a chieftain, a statesman and ...

Black Panther reimagines liberation through afrofuturism

Black Panther reimagines liberation through afrofuturism

Nile Pierre, Intersections Editor

February 21, 2018

Blending black cultural identity with the supernatural, "Black Panther," which grossed $426 million worldwide in its opening week, challenges the popular tropes of science fiction films and proposes a new narrative of inclusion. "Black Panther" introduces millions of moviegoers to a reimagined futuristic...

2018 midterms signal wave of female political representation

2018 midterms signal wave of female political representation

Daniel Horowitz, Views Editor

January 24, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections are what political junkies have been waiting for since the general election in 2016. The main significance that people see in the midterms is that they are going to gauge how voters feel about their government since Donald Trump took office. There is another notable milest...