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The Year of Asian 2.0: Hallyu and More

It’s been nearly 11 years since I wrote the small piece on The Year of Asian, celebrating Yojiro Takita’s Okuribito snatching the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and Slumdog Millionaire sweeping award season...

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Diandra’s 2019 Music Highlights

2019 ended the decade with a vast range of fresh music; from protest anthems to fierce tracks from rappers like Lil Simz and Rico Nasty, to pop gems and oddities like, and even a breathtaking new arrangement for Mothra’s theme.

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Top30 Film Discoveries of 2018

This year I bested myself. From the 384 movies that I saw, I’ll make my customary list of favorite films discoveries from year 2014 downward.

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Diandra’s 2017 in New Music

Though the years seem to take away more and more of my energy and ability to write, I still want to share the new music I encountered in 2017. Whether you want a new dance rhythm or something to sing along to, or just want to forget life and become sound, I hope you find something new to like!

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Top30 Favorite Film Discoveries of 2017

Happy new year, everyone! Here’s to a 2018 with more writing and more movies. Looking back at my movie-watching last year, I don’t think I watched too many films from the West, so this list seems incredibly unbalanced.