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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 […]

Centre A – Goonj! Being Brown in Chinatown

November 25th, 2015  |  by  |  published in FEATURE, SOCIAL SCIENCES | Comments Off on Centre A – Goonj! Being Brown in Chinatown

Centre A – Goonj! Being Brown in Chinatown

| Last summer, a friend invited me to an event at Centre A, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. I had seen Centre A years ago and thought it was a great idea, an excellent addition to Vancouver’s cultural landscape. It existed in the bottom suite of the old Interurban Railway building now the […]

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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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