People’s Republic of Desire: A powerful peek inside China’s livestreaming frenzy

Review: The provocative and heartfelt documentary shows how Chinese youth, having tasted wealth, are lost in the digital world. https://www.cnet.com/news/peoples-republic-of-desire-documentary-review-inside-china-livestreaming-frenzy/#ftag=CAD590a51e In China, young people are making a ton of cash broadcasting themselves online. But at what cost? The provocative and heartfelt documentary People’s Republic of Desire explores Chinese millennials’ current obsession with livestreaming on a digital platform called YY. Livestreaming is so popular with Chinese youth that … Continue reading People’s Republic of Desire: A powerful peek inside China’s livestreaming frenzy

Anna and the Apocalypse: A Christmas zombie movie, with song and dance

Spoiler-free review: The undead, high school outcasts, the holidays, musical?! If you’re tired of jolly holiday films, this one may be worth watching. https://www.cnet.com/news/anna-and-the-apocalypse-review-a-cliche-zombie-movie-with-a-touch-of-heart/ Anna and the Apocalypse is a Christmas musical featuring zombies and high school drama. Yes, you read that right. A movie about the undead, with song and dance. If that premise isn’t weird to you, I don’t know would be. I couldn’t … Continue reading Anna and the Apocalypse: A Christmas zombie movie, with song and dance

Operation Red Sea is China’s take on the gung-ho Hollywood military epic

Director Dante Lam spotlights Chinese special forces in a film that draws comparisons to Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down. https://www.cnet.com/news/operation-red-sea-is-chinas-take-on-the-gung-ho-hollywood-military-epic/ Soldiers stuck in a foreign land. Terrorists roaming the country. Hostages who need saving. Gory wounds and tears. Tank battles. Dramatic sweeping action shots. Nope, this isn’t the latest bombastic Michael Bay or Ridley Scott production. This is China taking its shot at the patriotic … Continue reading Operation Red Sea is China’s take on the gung-ho Hollywood military epic

A Trip Down Memory Lane to Mesoamerica and Colonial Mexico

Cal State LA hosts 2017 Mesoamerican Symposium in partnership with LACMA The Golden Eagle Ballroom was crowded with students, scholars, and community members this past Saturday, April 22. A true collaboration among Cal State LA students and top-notch scholars in the field of Mesoamerican studies made the symposium and exhibition happen. The Art History Society at Cal State LA partnered with the Los Angeles County … Continue reading A Trip Down Memory Lane to Mesoamerica and Colonial Mexico

Imagine a Future We Are Building Together

TEDxLA comes to Dolby Theatre on December 3rd https://csulauniversitytimes.com/8484/news/imagine-a-future-we-are-building-together/ Finals week is only a few days away, but many of us have already been drained in the transition of semester conversion, especially in need of inspirations for those final papers. Perhaps only a brainstorm led by innovative professionals would charge our batteries. Some would say that Ted Talk always helps, now what if you could … Continue reading Imagine a Future We Are Building Together

October, October, Beware of Witchcraft

Gender anxiety conveyed through witch trials in the 1600s https://csulauniversitytimes.com/7667/blogs/october-october-beware-of-witchcraft/ “A man was walking along one day and looking for a witch, he believed his penis was used for Maleficien and it was stolen. When he found the witch, he asked, ‘Please, please, can I have my penis back?’ And she said, ‘Alright, keep walking ahead and you will see a bird nest. Take any … Continue reading October, October, Beware of Witchcraft

What Does It Take to Be an Internet Celebrity?

https://beijingtoday.com.cn/2016/07/take-internet-celebrity/ A millennial explores the world of internet fame A young woman from the Central Academy of Drama made headlines in May by attracting 12 million yuan in investment funds. By the end of the month, everyone had heard of Papi Jiang. Papi Jiang started uploading original humorous videos to the Internet in October. She posted new videos every Monday to discuss social issues and … Continue reading What Does It Take to Be an Internet Celebrity?