Articles tagged immigration

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Embraces the Humor of Clashing Cultures

The unfamiliar can be frightening, but the Huang family deals with cultural difference by taking the confusing and making it amusing in a highly relatable way.

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‘In Jackson Heights’ Depicts Modern Immigration and Life in the Crosshairs of Gentrification

Frederick Wiseman’s immersive portrait of this immigrant neighborhood doesn’t just celebrate the melting pot, it shows that the dream is vulnerable, too.

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To Embody a Darker Ideal in ‘Justice League Gods and Monsters - Superman #1’

Taking a different path to become an icon with Hernan Guerra and not Clark Kent.

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‘Cesar Chavez’ Deifies Instead of Humanizes Its Hero

Too reverential for its own good, this film feels like a social studies class instead of a work of art.

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16 Oct 2013 // 6:10 AM

Latino Americans

This documentary’s largest focus, cultural identity, is examined from perspectives as varied as Mexicans in Texas, Central Americans in California, Cubans in Miami, and Puerto Ricans in New York.

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‘The Magic of Saida’ Takes Us Inside the Mind of the Double Immigrant

M.G. Vassanji’s style is neither stream of conscious nor a collection of terse and pithy statements; rather this book is more like a well-woven collection of narratives that are all connected through one person.

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‘Immigrant Nations’ Is Told from the Vantage Point of Those Receiving the Influx of Migrants

Paul Scheffer takes an unemotional look at a present day issue with lots of historical precedents, reminding us that we are not tasked to reinvent the wheel.

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‘The Singer’s Gun’ Is Part Suspense and Part Love Story Mixed With Political Thinking

The questions of who we lie to, and why, are not entirely answered in this excellent novel.

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Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won’t Do by Gabriel Thompson

Reading about drudgery isn't as laborious as you'd expect.

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8 Jun 2007 // 12:57 AM

WASHINGTON - President Bush suffered a devastating setback on his top domestic priority on Thursday as a broad immigration bill collapsed in the Senate amid

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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