Tiger King: Are We Much Different From Joe Exotic?

By: Sam Chan

While, in isolation, plenty of people binged Netflix’s crime documentary, “Tiger King” (2020). Read more

Negative Response to a Viral Celebrity Cover of John’s Lennon’s ‘Imagine’, Highlights Our Desire to Be Truly Understood

By: Sam Chan

Recently, Gal Gadot and her celebrity friends got together to sing a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” It was a well-intentioned gesture to do something nice. Something to help us get through the COVID-19 crisis. Read more

Taylor Swift’s Pop Civil War Shows Why We Need a God

By: Sam Chan

Just in time for the USA summer holidays (and her pre-album Lover launch), we have Taylor Swift vs. Scooter Braun in the Pop Civil War of 2019.
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Why It’s Great to Be Irish on St Patrick’s Day

By: Sam Chan

St Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday. But even if we’re not Irish, we can pretend to be Irish on St Patrick’s Day by having a good time and sharing a drink. Read more

Crazy Rich Asians: Why You Will Never Be Good Enough for Your Tiger Mother-in-law

By: Sam Chan

Crazy Rich Asians (2018) is currently #1 in box offices all over the world.

At a simple level, this delightful rom-com is an Asian version of My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). Read more

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Would Jesus Be a Laurel or Yanny?

By: Sam Chan

Laurel or Yanny?

I hear Laurel but you might hear Yanny. And, if you must know, my wife hears Yearly. Read more

Australian Cricket – All Balls but No Brain – What Were You Thinking?

By: Sam Chan

So … the Australian cricket team has been caught cheating. Tampering with the ball – with yellow (what were you thinking?) sandpaper – so that the ball swings in the air, making it unplayable for the South African batsmen. Read more

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What Black Panther Says About Humans Will Shock You

By: Sam Chan

Black Panther is the latest instalment in the Marvel franchise. Scoring 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, it is the #1 movie at the box office right now. But what makes this movie so special? Read more

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Bebe Rexha – What It's Meant to Be?

By: Sam Chan

Meant to Be” is Bebe Rexha’s highest-charting single. Released in October 2017, it has had approx. 500 million views on YouTube, and peaked at #2 on the ARIA charts in Australia. Read more

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Is It Wrong to Dream of Hugh Jackman?

By: Sam Chan

The dreamy Hugh Jackman dreamingly chases his dreams – as he plays P. T. Barnum in ‘The Greatest Showman’. So why can’t I? Read more