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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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