• These Comics Will Make You Queer: Short Reviews from CAKE 2017

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    It’s been about a month since I attended CAKE 2017, but, as always, the work that I picked up at the expo stays with me. One of the most exciting and intimidating experiences of such an event is meeting dozens of talented artists. It’s impossible to walk out the doors without feeling that you’ve just

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  • NYAFF 2017 Short Reviews: Southeast Asian Films

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    Town in a Lake (Matangtubig) Director: Jet Leyco Cast: Amante Pulido, Dylan Talon, Miles Kanapi North American premiere: July 6, 2017 We meet Matangtubig in the darkness, shadows swallowing up what little light peeks through the windows of a moving car. Inside the car, two schoolgirls cower beside each other, bookended by two imposing men in dark

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  • Monument Valley 2 is a Delightful, But Too Safe Sequel

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    To open, Monument Valley 2 is to enter a pastel world of strange, wonderful landscapes, where everything is M. C. Escher and physics aren’t real. There’s nothing quite like the satisfying mental click when you finally crack its nonsense puzzles by sliding a set of stairs into an unlikely place or rotating a wheel just so

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