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Priyanka Bose
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Priyanka Bose is an Indian American writer & photographer based in Chicago. A Fulbright Scholar born and brought up in the Midwest, she loves writing about all things food, fashion, film, and fiction.
Sep 18
14

This show is a cultural touchstone for me, to the point where I still buy Sailor Moon merchandise as a 36 year old man. Read more

Sep 18
24

While series creator Rebecca Sugar credits the anime Revolutionary Girl Utena as a more direct influence upon Steven Universe, Sailor Moon’s inspiration can still be seen in subtler ways Read more

Sep 18
40

I remember being an 8 year old little gay boy and having so much anger because I knew I was different, then I met Sailor Mars in one of the early episodes who also was filled with so much rage and I remember feeling very seen and heard, and watched her overcome that anger with friends. It’s strange that recognition Read more

Jul 28
31

If anything, the piece was criticizing the show for filtering its Indian-ness through an American lens that tends to focus on one type of story, hence the comments about the lack of South Asians on the production team, the issues raised by South Asian critics, and the feedback from South Asian audiences. 

May 14
7

An excellent selection of episodes from what I think is the most perfect show ever created. I only discovered it last year but it’s basically taken over my entire life (I even got a tattoo of Appa, the best boy TM). The list of what makes it so special is endless, but my favourite thing is just the sheer depth and Read more

May 14
21

Sokka’s Master is a real highlight for me, I think he might have the best character arc of the series, he becomes a master strategist and warrior gradually while never stopping being the comic relief, which is a really unique combo. 

Apr 8
2

Thank you! I binged this show so quickly, it’ll be good to rewatch and take all the time in the world this time.

Apr 7
14

Alexis breaking the bathroom sink in Rose Apothecary having sex with Ted while she was supposed to be watching the store, and then trying to cover it up.

Mar 19
1

I’m a total suburbanite now but had friends in the city and went all the time for about 10 years after college. We were foodie nerds and loved to hunt for the weird places all but ALWAYS ended up at that Jewel at some point in the night.

Mar 18
2

Other people here know I went to college in NM, and some of them know that it wasn’t anywhere on my list of colleges I wanted to go to, due to various life circumstances.

But that said, this far after graduation, I can say that I am truly grateful that I went to school where I did. Entirely because the local Alumni Read more

Mar 18
2

Thank you for this story! It reminds me of my late grandmother, who came to the U.S. as a child from far northern Italy, and her mom tried to keep her cooking going forward in a place (rural Vermont) that had basic staples and what you could grow yourself. My grandmother did her best to do the same, and we have a Read more

Mar 18
2

Your story brought back similar memories for me, growing up in the border area in TX. My family would make the 6hr + to Houston to stock up on Asian groceries every couple of months or so. We had a few local Asian stores but nothing compared to places like the Hong Markets in Houston. It was usually a weekend trip and Read more