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About wmckenzie95

I am passionate about travel and learning about other cultures. On my free time, I love to listen to music and watch movies. Some countries that I really want to visit are Japan and France.

Chinese Actress Achieves Success in Brazil’s Film Industry

Born to Chinese parents, Lian Tai moved to Brazil in her pursuit of an acting and writing career.  She found success in the Brazilian film industry.  Modeling gave her an advantage that provided Brazil with a unique look never seen … Continue reading

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Typecasting in Hollywood

Typecasting is when the audience strongly identifies an actor with playing a certain role.  It continues to become an ongoing issue in Hollywood among actors from different ethnicities.  It is harder for black, Hispanic, Asian, and Middle Eastern actors to … Continue reading

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The Value of Academic Achievement Over Fame

Korean actress Lee Se Young made a smart decision in putting her career on hold to pursue an education.  Many people assume that all celebrities are rich and should remain satisfied with their status in society.  However, we forget that … Continue reading

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Japanese Pop Idol Group Me-gumi Restores Local Economy

I read an interesting article about Japanese pop idol group Me-gumi contributes to growth of the local economy in the city of Hino, located in western Tokyo.  The group was initially formed by a group of students at Meisei University’s … Continue reading

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The Get Down Celebrates Hip Hop Origins

In my opinion, The Get Down has become one of my most favorite series to watch online.  It really captured the origins of hip hop culture in the South Bronx during the 1970s, specifically in 1977.  Despite the social, economic, … Continue reading

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Plus Size Love in J-POP

  Michiko Ohashi (C), wearing a costume decorated with snacks, performs with other members of pop group Pottya at a fan meeting celebrating her birthday in Tokyo, Japan, October 16, 2016. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters) Recently, I came across an … Continue reading

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Luke Cage Represents The Quintessential Superhero For Today’s Younger Generation of Black Men Across the World

I have a question for all the die-hard comic book fans out there:  What is the most popular TV series on Netflix based off a popular comic book character created in the early 1970s?  If you guessed Luke Cage, then … Continue reading

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