Why this ‘American Sikh’ Cosplays as Captain America

Animator and cosplayer Vishavjit Singh has experienced tremendous trauma in his life. He survived a genocide against Sikh people in India as a young boy, and after he and his family fled to the US, he’s constantly experienced racism and Islamophobia (despite not being Muslim) in the pre- and post-9/11 era. Despite all of this, he remains an optimist for people to treat each other better, and found through his regular cosplaying as Captain America that he could somehow achieve that. But what drew him to this initially?

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Jennifer Aniston Previews Season 2 of ‘The Morning Show’

Jennifer Aniston stars as Alex Levy in the acclaimed and award-winning Apple Original drama The Morning Show. The actress serves as an executive producer for the series as well. The second season will be a total of ten episodes and debut Friday, September 17 on Apple TV+ with the first episode. New episodes will then be released weekly, every Friday.

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‘Titans’ Star Jay Lycurgo on Representing and That Major Moment For Tim Drake

Jay Lycurgo is ready to represent mixed kids everywhere as Tim Drake in HBO Max’s Titans

The 23-year-old British actor, who is himself a fanboy of comic books and pop culture, never saw someone who looked like him on television or in film. Prior to his casting, Lycurgo tweeted about needing more people of color as superheroes because these kids need more role models. After he was cast as Tim Drake, the biracial actor recalled seeing a mixed race kid wearing a Robin suit and feeling proud about it. 

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Reese Witherspoon Talks All Things ‘The Morning Show’

Reese Witherspoon stars as Bradley Jackson in the acclaimed and award-winning Apple Original drama The Morning Show. The actress also serves as an executive producer for the series. The second season will be a total of ten episodes and debut Friday, September 17 on Apple TV+ with the first episode. New episodes will then be released weekly, every Friday.

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NOC Interview: Aaron Dominguez on Hulu’s ‘Only Murders in the Building’

Aaron Dominguez portrays Oscar in Hulu’s new series, Only Murders in the Building. The first three episodes premiered on August 31. New episodes of the comedic murder-mystery continue to be released Tuesdays on the streaming platform. The show has also been renewed for a second season!

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DevTalks: Olivia Dunlap of ‘To The Rescue!’ — a Sweet and Charming Dog Shelter Simulator

This past summer, video game showcases and conferences revealed some of the most unique indie titles to hit consoles, and To The Rescue! had fans and gamers talking the moment it was revealed. Little Rock Games is the modest studio behind the thoughtful dog shelter simulator that tasks players with nearly all the responsibilities of running a shelter, while providing charming visuals and immersive mechanics throughout.

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DevTalks: Jason Parks of ‘Rhythm of the Universe: Ionia’ on Breathtaking New VR Experience

Jason Parks, CEO at ROTU Entertainment, wants his new game Rhythm of the Universe: Ionia to resonate on a level that most VR experiences have not. The game, coming September 23 to PS4, PS5, and PC, is an adventure series about preserving the environment that incorporates music from ROTU Entertainment. Parks is a musician first and a multitalented game designer second, but his passion for this project to reach a new audience is palpable.

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NOC Interview: Ben Hardy and Natasha Liu Bordizzo Discuss Their New Film, ‘The Voyeurs’

Ben Hardy and Natasha Liu Bordizzo star in the new Amazon Original movie, The Voyeurs. The erotic thriller began streaming September 10 on Prime Video. Audiences will be left with the intriguing question, “Is it okay to watch?”

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NOC Interview: Tye Sheridan on His New Film, ‘The Card Counter’

Tye Sheridan portrays Cirk in Focus Features’ The Card Counter. The film is a new dark thriller that comes from Paul Schrader and deals with both the idea of redemption and revenge. The Card Counter will be released in theaters on September 10.

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NOC Interview: Tiffany Haddish Discusses Her New Film, ‘The Card Counter’

Tiffany Haddish stars as La Linda in Focus Features’ The Card Counter. The film is a new dark thriller that comes from Paul Schrader and deals with both the idea of redemption and revenge. The Card Counter hits theaters on September 10.

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‘Twenty Something’ Director Aphton Corbin Inspired By Her Youth for SparksShort

Director Aphton Corbin is excited and surprised to see her Disney-Pixar SparksShort Twenty Something come to life on Disney+.

“My inspiration was my own 20s journey through life where I just feel like a new director — the panic and stress of ‘oh my gosh, did they pick the wrong person?’ I’m just barely figuring out how to be a functional adult in life,” said Corbin during a Zoom interview with The Nerds of Color. It was a fun insecurity to dig into of what was making me feel this way.”

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NOC Interview: Asha Bromfield Discusses the Return of The Pussycats on ‘Riverdale’

Asha Bromfield returns as Melody Valentine in this week’s new Riverdale episode 5×15, “Chapter Ninety-One: The Return of the Pussycats.” The show is based on the characters from the Archie Comics and already on its fifth season. New episodes will continue airing on Wednesdays at 8PM ET and are available to stream next day on The CW.

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NOC Interview: Sydney Sweeney and Justice Smith Talk All Things ‘The Voyeurs’

Sydney Sweeney and Justice Smith star as Pippa and Thomas in the Amazon Original movie, The Voyeurs. The new erotic thriller will be released September 10 on Prime Video. Audiences will be left with the question, “Is it okay to watch?”

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A Beautiful Presidential Conversation w/ Whitney Skauge and Terence Smith

In The Beauty President, Terence Smith retells his ’92 presidential campaign as his drag queen persona Ms. Joan Black in a conversational documentary short film by Whitney Skauge. Smith didn’t realize at the time it would be such a historic moment in political art, and this film captures his surprise and delight at being a part of history. 

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NOC Interview: Ashleigh Murray Previews Josie and The Pussycats’ Big ‘Riverdale’ Episode

Ashleigh Murray is making her comeback as Josie McCoy in this week’s new Riverdale episode, “Chapter Ninety-One: The Return of the Pussycats.” The show is based on the characters from the Archie Comics and already on its fifth season. New episodes will continue airing on Wednesdays at 8PM ET and are available to stream next day on The CW. Murray also starred as Josie in Katy Keene.

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NOC Interview: Quintin Smith of People Make Games on “Roblox Exploitation”

Like many games finding a surge in popularity at the height of the pandemic, Roblox has amassed a following that could rival the likes of Fortnite with its appeal to younger audiences. However, after weeks of careful research, Quintin Smith, journalist and presenter at People Make Games, discovered that Roblox frequently, and unflinchingly, exploits young video game developers on its platform.

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NOC Interview: Hayley Law on Bringing The Pussycats Back to ‘Riverdale’

Hayley Law is back as Valerie Brown on this week’s new Riverdale episode 5×15, “Chapter Ninety-One: The Return of the Pussycats.” The show is based on the characters from the Archie Comics and already on its fifth season. New episodes will continue airing on Wednesdays at 8PM ET and are available to stream next day on The CW.

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NOC Interview: Heather Hemmens on Directing an Episode of ‘Roswell, New Mexico’

Heather Hemmens stars as Maria DeLuca on the hit series Roswell, New Mexico. For this week’s new episode, “Goodnight Elizabeth,” the actress will also serve as director. The show first premiered back in 2019 and is now in its third season. New episodes of season three air Mondays at 8:00PM on The CW. Roswell, New Mexico was already renewed for a fourth season as well.

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Finding ‘Courage’ Again: An Interview with Marty Grabstein

If you’re anything like me, you grew up watching Cartoon Network cartoons in the late ’90s and early ’00s. There were a ton to enjoy, from Powerpuff Girls to Dexter’s Lab, and even classics like Samurai Jack. However one of the best and most underrated was a little cartoon called Courage the Cowardly Dog.

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Is ‘Dune’ Truly a White-Savior Story?

Not according to Denis Villeneuve.

Recently, members of the press, including The Nerds of Color, were given the privilege of speaking directly with the visionary director behind Dune. During the conversation, Villeneuve was asked about Dune being an example of the White Savior trope, among many other questions, and he wanted to make it specifically clear that while many have taken the surface-level concept of the story and expressed condemnations for it based on that, interpreting the story as such would actually be missing the true point of it.

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NOC Interview: Midori Francis Talks Netflix’s ‘Afterlife of the Party’

Midori Francis stars as Lisa in Netflix’s Afterlife of the Party. The new film is about second chances and the value of relationships with our loved ones. Afterlife of the Party premiered September 2 on Netflix and is now streaming.

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‘Shang-Chi’ Screenwriter Dave Callaham on Keeping it Authentically Asian American

Marvel’s Shang-Chi premieres this week. As the first Asian-led Marvel film, there’s a lot of pressure to get this character and story right, given the comic book’s problematic history being rooted in stereotypical Asian tropes. Director Destin Daniel Cretton and screenwriter Dave Callaham did a lot of research on Shang-Chi’s comic book origins and knew what they wanted to do with him. 

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NOC Interview: Idina Menzel Discusses Her New Film, ‘Cinderella’

The talented Idina Menzel plays the role of Vivian in the Amazon Original movie Cinderella. The new film is a musically-driven bold version of the traditional story you grew up with, following an ambitious young woman whose dreams are bigger than the world will allow. Cinderella is coming to Prime Video on September 3.

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