I just watched The Big Sick and I now understand why the film received backlash on its representation of South Asian women.

The week when this film was released, opinion articles and reviews began to pop up on my social media timelines.   I try not to read up on movies I plan to watch in the theatre so I can go in with as few murmurs and judgments as possible, but I recall headlines specifically criticizing the way South Asian women were portrayed in the rom-com.

It sounds odd to say that I have been thinking about feminism lately, but it's true. I feel like it is too massive of an ideology to casually have on your mind the same way other random, fleeting thoughts pass through. Like when I seriously consider going out to get BBQ every time I watch House of Cards.

Issa Rae is one of those talents that currently has a niche following, but is on the cusp of being a full-blown celebrity. As someone who is constantly browsing various videos, articles and miscellaneous links sent my way, I am always telling anyone who will listen that there are so many interesting web series online—you just need to look!

Noah Shebib has been on my mind lately.

Canadian rapper Drake's newest album Nothing Was the Same has been on heavy rotation in my car for the past two weeks. Noah Shebib a.k.a "40" is the engineer and producer behind the album that hit number one on both US and Canadian charts when it was released on September 24. Since then, Drake has been doing the media circuit and I have been catching a few interviews with the artist who has not been shy about doling out praise to Shebib who he not only refers to as a rare talent, but his partner that he relies on to churn out hits.

I am 30-years-old. I know, this is far from breaking news. In fact, it’s not even like I recently turned 30 (my birthday was in March). I bring this to your attention because I just came back from a vacation in New York where I travelled to with five girlfriends who are also turning 30 this year. 

Titilope Sonuga is the perfect person to kick-off our series of profiles. This woman is a work of art: a poet who is also an engineer, a traveler with a thirst for adventure who has chosen Edmonton as a home base, and a woman who lights up the stage with confidence (even though she insists she was incredibly shy at one point).

I really wanted to love the movie 42.

From the first preview I saw, it was decided that this would be a film I must watch and I was confident that it would be a winner. But, like many other times in life, I have been duped! The story of Major League Baseball’s first African-American player (in modern times) is one that resonates with several people for a variety of reasons.