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Constance Wu: America’s Asian Mom Stays Winnin’

While she is known and praised for her role as a feisty first generation mother in the comedy TV series Fresh Off The Boat, actress Constance Wu is capable of much more. She is not a mediocre actress of color who is casted as an extra character for the sake of diversity. On

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Date Night With Sparks

Written by Jess Bautista & Alexandria Ng For young adults who are living in a college town and in a time where traditional dinner dating isn’t as appreciated, it’s essential to know where to munch if you decide to take your potential boyfriend or girlfriend out on a date. Sparks Magazine put

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Dr. Ken – “Kevin O’Connell” Shows The “American” In Asian-American Families

It’s easy to see why “Dr. Ken” got a full season order. The ABC program continues to soar above other sitcoms, which tend to feel stale quick. In a change of pace from last week, instead of revealing how great Ken is and how he can change over the course of an

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Dr. Ken – Dr. Ken Shows Character Development Potential In “Ken Helps Pat”

Dr. Ken – Dr. Ken Shows Character Development Potential In “Ken Helps Pat”

Continuing their winning streak, “Dr. Ken” created another episode that wins over viewers with its consistent level of humor and character depth. This episode relied more on a funny storyline than individual jokes, which are both aspects that a comedy needs to balance out. It’s very promising that in only three short episodes, Dr.

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Dr. Ken – Fresh Take On The Asian-American Family in “The Seminar”

Dr. Ken – Fresh Take On The Asian-American Family in “The Seminar”

This week’s episode was a big improvement for “Dr. Ken.” It starts with Ken offending a patient, again – seemingly resulting in his third complaint, which means he has to go to sensitivity training.  Unlike the last episode, where the jokes felt forced and the awareness of the family’s cultural

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Dr. Ken – The Show Struggles To Find Its Place In The Pilot

Dr. Ken – The Show Struggles To Find Its Place In The Pilot

ABC’s Dr. Ken features the doctor turned actor Ken Jeong as Ken Park, who ironically plays a doctor. For those familiar with the recently departed sitcom “Community,” Jeong is a familiar face. He’s an experienced comedic actor, so this series has a lot of potential with a ton of marketing prior

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Opinion: Playing The Name Game – Yellowface In American Literature

Opinion: Playing The Name Game – Yellowface In American Literature

By Celina Philip The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the position of Sparks Magazine as an organization. When most writers submit their work under a pseudonym, they don’t necessarily take on a completely new identity to do so, except

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Quantico – The Cringeworthy Pilot Still Shows Potential In A Great Run

Quantico – The Cringeworthy Pilot Still Shows Potential In A Great Run

For those even remotely familiar with “Bollywood,” a very familiar face graced the small screen on Monday night. Priyanka Chopra, a near-household name for Indians ’round the world, stars in ABC’S Quantico. As the lead in over 50 Indian-language movies, as well as a recipient of the esteemed National Film Award

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Kung-Fu Hustle – Movie Breakdown

Kung-Fu Hustle – Movie Breakdown

Even in a world of killer musicians and axe-wielding gangs, in Kung-Fu Hustle, there are heroes in everyone: the everyday townspeople, their landlords and the troublemaking losers. Grade: B+ Walking the fine line of absurdity and parody, Kung-Fu Hustle just manages to dodge both, with grace. What some might argue as Stephen

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Book Review: Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey

Book Review: Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey

The Vietnam War ended 39 year ago. However, its influences are still being explored by Vietnamese American writers today, such as in G.B. Tran’s 2001 nonfictional graphic novel “Vietnamerica.” This novel is about his family. He is the main character, who goes to Vietnam after the death of his maternal

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