June 20, 2022
‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’ is a Familiar Story, with a Refreshing Twist (Review)
The latest British period drama is the rare film whose romantic leads, Freida Pinto and Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, are both people of color — but is it enough?
June 14, 2022
The Many Magical Lives of Kumar Pallana
The one-man variety show was born to be a star — but it took perfecting death-defying stunts, a chance encounter with Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson, and seven decades before Hollywood took notice.
June 6, 2022
Iman Vellani: ‘Ms. Marvel’ Made Me Feel Seen for the First Time
The Pakistani Canadian actor talks about going from Marvel superfan to star, the line that meant a lot to her personally, and acting alongside Fawad Khan and Farhan Akhtar.
May 20, 2022
The Complicated Love of ‘Love on the Spectrum’
The new season of Netflix’s docuseries includes a charming South Asian participant — but also a familiar and frustrating trope.
May 3, 2022
Met Gala 2022: New South Asian Looks, Familiar Problems
Celebrities including Simone Ashley, Riz Ahmed, Mindy Kaling, and Prabal Gurung walked the red carpet. But industry insiders say that the annual fundraiser isn’t as glamorous as it might seem.
April 29, 2022
Kevin G. Was Ahead of His Time
‘Mean Girls’ used the mathlete and badass M.C. for comedic relief, but ultimately he gets the last laugh.
April 15, 2022
‘Roar’ Uses Outrageous Plots to Highlight Outrageous Truths
In Apple TV+’s new series, Meera Syal of ‘Goodness Gracious Me’ brings laugh-out-loud comedy to thought-provoking satire as the “woman who returned her husband.”
March 20, 2022
Bridgerton Season 2 Will Leave You Breathless and Screaming for More
Netflix’s highly anticipated Regency-era romance is back with new South Asian characters, but a familiar problem.
December 8, 2021
Amrit Kaur of ‘Sex Lives’ Has Arrived, and She’s Not “Playing Around”
“I don't take it for granted that I'm lucky. But I have also worked a s*** ton.”
November 2, 2021
The Rise of Sexy South Asians on Screen
Brown actors like Simone Ashley in "Sex Education," Raymond Ablack in "Maid," and Punam Patel in "Special" are finally getting the sexy storylines they deserve.
July 12, 2021
Never Have I Ever Season 2 Lets Itself Down
The show’s second season struggles to shine as bright as its first. The writing does a disservice to the actors’ hard work.
February 16, 2021
What I Loved — and Loathed — About “The Big Day”
Turns out watching rich Indians talk about their “modern” multi-million-dollar weddings is less satisfying than you’d think.
January 5, 2021
The Incredible Roar of 'The White Tiger'
Netflix's powerful and unflinching film lives up to its title — and Aravind Adiga's award-winning book.
October 12, 2020
“Evil Eye” is Predictable, Yet Worth Watching
It’s easy to see what’s coming in Amazon’s new thriller, but it also spotlights an issue that deserves more attention.
August 26, 2020
The “Modern” Matchmaker
As the arranged marriage industry “modernizes,” there remains debate over who is responsible for shifting the values of this age-old business.
July 16, 2020
The Multiple Dealbreakers of Netflix’s “Indian Matchmaking”
Netflix’s latest attempt to corner an Indian market is entertaining but overlooks crucial issues in the arranged marriage industry.
April 17, 2020
Never Have I Ever Seen A Show Like This
Yes, Mindy Kaling’s highly-anticipated Netflix series was worth the wait.
March 23, 2020
The High Stakes of 'Family Karma'
This isn’t just another 'Real Housewives' franchise. There’s a lot on the line with Bravo’s latest series.
January 8, 2020
The Morning Show Needs More Mindy Kaling
Newsrooms on-screen and in real life are still too white — so is The Morning Show.