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Alysia Harris – “Cab Rides and the Morning After”

“I plan to be a sinner tonight, could have been something else but looked way to good in my red dress to be anything Christian.” – Alysia Harris In this emotional, introspection poem, Alysia Harris explores faith, womanhood, and sexuality during a trip to Turkey. She forces the listeners to reexamine her multi-layered experience. Stivers Row originally published…

Snootie Wild Shares His Experience Performing in Seoul, South Korea

Snootie Wild made his way to the Asian metropolitan city of Seoul, South Korea to perform his ever growing catalogue of hits at Club Lux, located in the Hongdae district. The “Yayo” rapper has transitioned from “that guy with a song on the radio” to a certified international superstar with flocks of fans reciting the…

Americans Try The Super Spicy Korean Ramen Challenge

The word has been spreading about these noodles and the spice level of BoolDak Bokeum Myun is now almost a thing of legend. When we at OogeeWoogee got wind of this Korean treat(?), we had to see what all the fuss was about. Wilkine, Rone, and myself from the OogeeWoogee staff tried the fire chicken…

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Taiye Selasi: Don’t Ask Where I’m from, Ask Where I’m a Local

“All experience is local,” he said. “All identity is experience,” I thought. “I’m not a national,” I proclaimed onstage. “I’m a local. I’m multi-local.” -Taiye Selasi  When I claim “Haitian-American,” it is a subconscious attempt to introduce my multi-localness, a constant attempt to simplify the complexities of self-identity. I am from my experience, not from the…

Life in Korea: The Expat Experience Ep. 1

[click video above] We’ve all tried to explain an insider joke to another friend that just doesn’t translate well. Countries develop a unique set of cultural idiosyncrasies, subtle and overt nuances that, at times, can only be best explained by saying, “you just gotta see for yourself.” But if your friend doesn’t have that luxury to fly to…

6 Questions with Ladies of the 6ix

We continue our coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival by interviewing “Ladies of the 6ix,” a few young Canadian professionals navigating Toronto’s diverse cultural environment: Abeer, Natasha, Yolanda, and Sharob. We explored the differences between American and Canadian social perceptions, the mental process of race and nationality, Toronto slang, regional differences, dating, and the…

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