• Creativity,  Culture and Society,  Intention

    Asian Representation in Popular Culture

    I recently wrote a post about the dominance of White people and culture in every facet of society here in America (you can read the post HERE.), and I have been thinking a lot lately about Asian representation in popular culture. Surely there are more than just classic martial art films? (Cue the sound of crickets endlessly chirping away.) I look over at the African-American community. They have come such a long way. Last year, the film Moonlight won best picture. They have won Oscars in all of the major acting categories. They have formidable pop stars. (Beyonce and Rihanna anyone?) Rap, R&B, and Hip hop have become mainstream mainstays.…

  • Playlists

    Roqué’s Winter Music Playlist

    There are certain songs and pieces of music that seem to be perfect for the winter time. The cold winds that blow and make you feel colder, the barren and dormant trees looming everywhere, and the never-ending gray clouds all create a mood of thoughtfulness and longing. As an introvert, this has become my favorite time of year. There are no bright colors and rays from the sun to distract you from yourself. This is the time for me to fold inward and pursue contemplation. The feeling of warmth under a blanket is the most comforting experience. Warm coffee was designed for winter.  Music of a specific mood and timbre…