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Aizuchi Trouble

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Not Wholly Whole: Hafu Film Review

//By Keith Ikoma// On May 31st, I attended a showing of the film Hafu in Akita City. Some background about me: I am half-Japanese, and Hafu is about half-Japanese people and their experience in Japan. However, I am from Vancouver, one of the most multicultural cities in the world. There is a significant Asian influence … Continue reading

The Top Ten Things the Internet Does Wrong: Part Five

This is the fourth part of a five-part series. The first part can be found here, the second here, the third here, and the fourth here. //By Andrew Lewis// Top Ten Lists This got rather serious rather quickly.  But what good is a top ten list if it doesn’t escalate? Nice segue, right? Yeah, top ten lists seem like … Continue reading

The Top Ten Things the Internet Does Wrong: Part Four

This is the fourth part of a five-part series. The first part can be found here, the second here, and the third here. //By Andrew Lewis// 4. Interface Changes Every few months, some massively used website changes its look, and everybody and their dog starts complaining about it. We’ve all seen it—your Facebook feed full of … Continue reading

The Top Ten Things the Internet Does Wrong: Part Three

This is the third part of a five-part series. The first part can be found here, and the second here. //By Andrew Lewis// 6. Public Discourse The best thing about the internet is you can find anything you want, whenever you want it. The worst thing about the internet is that you can find anything … Continue reading

The Top Ten Things the Internet Does Wrong: Part Two

This is the second part in a five part series. The first part can be found here. //By Andrew Lewis// 8.  News It was not so long ago that news anchors were wringing their hands about this new “web-log” thing, where irresponsible people without journalistic integrity could write and post an article about something in … Continue reading

The Top Ten Things the Internet Does Wrong: Part One

This post is the first of a five part series. //By Andrew Lewis// Houston, Texas. Oil derricks.  NASA.  Failed sports franchises.  Harbor.  Mesquite barbeque.  Rodeo.  East Coast comedians’ punchlines.  Yes, my hometown is well known for many things.  It’s not just the city all the big nationwide tours skip over.  It’s also the city trying to … Continue reading

Too Tall for Japan

// By Christina Gunning // Thursday started out like all the other days this week. It’s my first official week of class at the junior high so every lesson centers on, well, me. I have my fancy powerpoint with all the pictures of my family and my hometown. By now, I’ve got my confidence up, … Continue reading

Disregard Megapickles

// by Andrew Lewis // Just what is a bit?  I’m fairly certain no one who ventures outside their mother’s basement knows the answer, but back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, that’s what mattered most to the elementary and middle-school console gamers of the day.  More bits mean better graphics—that’s all we understood.  And for … Continue reading

Life in the Left Lane: Route 107

// by Andrew Lewis // Goddamn it, another car.  Give me a break! I’m not upset at a traffic jam. Nor am I frustrated at a right turn I can’t take because somehow the opposing flow of vehicles is evenly spaced in just the right way to keep the thought in my head that if … Continue reading