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Priyanka Yoshikawa / Ariana Miyamoto: Japanese Beauty Queens, ハーフ, and Pop-Culture Disconnect

September 11th, 2016  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, SOCIAL SCIENCES | Comments Off on Priyanka Yoshikawa / Ariana Miyamoto: Japanese Beauty Queens, ハーフ, and Pop-Culture Disconnect

Priyanka Yoshikawa / Ariana Miyamoto: Japanese Beauty Queens, ハーフ, and Pop-Culture Disconnect

  | This week, one of our readers tipped us off on a story about beauty in Japan. For the second straight year, Japan will be represented in one of the Big 4 beauty pageants by a poised, intelligent, strong woman who happens to be racially mixed and unwaveringly proud of who she is. Last […]

Role Models – Dr. Subodh Kumar Singh

May 2nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, SOCIAL SCIENCES | Comments Off on Role Models – Dr. Subodh Kumar Singh

Role Models – Dr. Subodh Kumar Singh

| “This is a different kind of currency much more valuable than money.” — Dr. Subodh Kumar Singh | A lot of us associate plastic surgery with frivolous stories from the entertainment industry. At times, we find it in useful tales like that of nine year old burn victim Ragini. In a 5 minute instalment […]

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gallimaufry \gal-uh-MAW-free\ - noun

a heterogeneous mixture : jumble

The essay collection covers a gallimaufry of subjects, from stamp collecting to Portuguese cooking.

"Upon entering the gallery, one of the first things that catches my eye is a gallimaufry of vibrant, oversized collages."
— Rosalie Spear, The Las Vegas Weekly, 29 Mar. 2016

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