Nicole Clark

Culture Writer and Critic

The Borders Issue 2019

The Hidden Stress of Growing Up a Child of Immigrants

Though immigrants come from a variety of backgrounds, there are certain stressors that U.S.-born children of immigrants have in common.
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These Memes Highlight the Absurdity of ScarJo's Comments About Playing 'Any Person'

The actress is getting roasted for saying she should be able to play "any person, or any tree, or any animal."
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'The Farewell' Makes the Asian American Immigrant Experience Feel Universal

Awkwafina's Billi is a Chinese American woman who struggles with her family's secrets, but she's also all of us and our inherited burdens.
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Games Reviews

‘Sea of Solitude’ Is a Beautiful but Imperfect Exploration of Loneliness

A stunningly atmospheric world is held back by an inconsistent story.
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11 Things to Stream on Netflix If You Refuse to Go Out on July 4th

Eat hot dogs alone, but with 'Taxi Driver' or a new season of 'Stranger Things' for company.
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Viral Video Shows a Japanese Zoo's Polar Bear 'Escape Drill' and, Uh, It's Incredible

At Tobe Zoo, people dress in animal costumes and wreak havoc, "mauling" everything in their path.
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The Real Reason Ravelry’s Ban on White Supremacy Is Surprising

Knitting has long been a form of political resistance—but one heavily coded white.
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Timothée Chalamet and Saoirse Ronan Make Us Thirsty for Love in 'Little Women' First-Look Images

The two deliver lovelorn gazes in the upcoming Greta Gerwig-directed remake of the 1868 Louisa May Alcott novel.
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Objectively Correct Lists

33 Essential Albums You Probably Missed So Far in 2019

There's been so much good music in 2019. Here's the best of what you haven't heard.
Colin Joyce
Josh Terry
Kristin Corry
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Taylor Hosking
Games Opinion

Black Mirror's 'Striking Vipers' is a Skin-Deep Exploration of VR Sex

Netflix's fifth season of 'Black Mirror' follows two best friends who find their relationship complicated by a virtual reality game.
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Miley Cyrus's 'Black Mirror' Episode Is a Creepy Dive Into How We Ruin Pop Stars

The episode starts off very 'Hannah Montana' before veering into a dystopian nightmare, as usual.
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games review

'Oxygen Not Included' Is a Darkly Comic Fight for Survival

Watch "dupes" high five and stress vomit as they mine resources, fabricate machines, sleep on ladders, and, uh, bury their fallen friends
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