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Racebending, My Dear Watson!  Our review of “Elementary”

Racebending, My Dear Watson! Our review of “Elementary”

At ComicCon 2012, I was able to get into and attend the preview panel for CBS’s new TV show, Elementary, which premieres this Thursday on September 27th, 2012. We were screened the full pilot, and near the end of the panel the stars and producers were brought onto the stage for a Q&A session. [Image: A clip from a promotional poster of "Elementary", depicting the show's two stars, John...
“The Promise” Ends and “The Search” Begins!

“The Promise” Ends and “The Search” Begins!

This year, Dark Horse Comics began publishing a new series of Avatar: The Last Airbender sequel comics, The Promise, written by Gene Yang (American Born Chinese) and illustrated by Gurihiru. Racebending.com was given the opportunity to preview the entire series. Here is our review and commentary. (NOTE: Our review does not contain major spoilers from part 3, but does contain info that might b...
170 in 7: A Bone Marrow Cyberdrive in Memory of Janet Liang

170 in 7: A Bone Marrow Cyberdrive in Memory of Janet Liang

On September 5th, 2012, Asian American stem cell and marrow donor registry advocate Janet Liang received her first transplant from a volunteer donor. It was a last ditch effort in her three year battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. On September 11th, just a week after the transplant, Janet passed away due to complications from leukemia, before the new stem cells could engraft. Janet learne...
Jim Sturgess is a Tool

Jim Sturgess is a Tool

Image: Verified twitter post from actor Jim Sturgess, who is white and appears in yellowface in the upcoming film Cloud Atlas. Sturgess writes: “Yellowface? Blackface? Pinkface? Pinkberry? Blackberry? Crackberry? Blueberry? Strawberry? Bananas? Frozen Yogurt? All the toppings?.Lovely! After Phil Yu posted this, I spent a couple hours stewing in a pit of rage. I’m still angry. And I...

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