The ‘Heights’ of Anxiety and the Color Line: Racial Ambiguity in a Culture of Absolutes

I once heard the great political philosopher and activist Angela Davis argue that Americans are so obsessed with race as an identifying feature that when we meet racially ambiguous people, we are anxious until we know on which side of the color line they fall. Upon hearing this, I was relieved by the articulation of something I had suspected was at the heart of my experience. It was like experiencing great art, that rush of adrenaline that comes with recognizing what we’ve known all along presented as fantastically new.

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Anime Expo Lite’s ‘Trese’ Panel Talks Origin Story, International Release, and Anime Adaptation

A panel all about the Filipino horror comic series, Trese, is one of many available for VOD through this year’s Anime Expo Lite. Moderated by Megan Peters of Comicbook.com, the conversation brought together comic writer Budjette Tan, artist KaJO Baldisimo, Ablaze Publishing co-founder Rich Young, and executive producer and showrunner of Netflix’s anime adaptation, Jay Oliva, to discuss everything about this beloved story of a badass investigator and her adventures surrounding the supernatural creatures of Filipino folklore.

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Netflix’s ‘Trese’ Spotlights Filipino Folklore Through Binge-able Storytelling

The highly anticipated anime adaptation of Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo’s comic book series, Trese, is at last available to stream on Netflix. The adventures of hardcore investigator Alexandra Trese spring from the black-and-white comic illustrations into this beautifully animated, heavily detailed world, filled with tons of action, Filipino folklore, and a destiny cemented by circumstances but defined by respectable character.

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ShoPowSho Episode 041: Producer/Actor, Christopher T. Wood

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Episode 041: We welcome Producer/Actor, Christopher T. Wood! Our first Non-Filipino guest, Christopher comes on to tell us his personal story and one of the earliest stories of Black-Asian solidarity in the story of David Fagen, an African-American soldier who defected during the Philippine-American War to fight alongside the Filipino army. Fagen became a successful guerrilla leader and his capture became an obsession to the U.S. military and American public.

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ShoPowSho Episode 040: Actor, Derek Basco

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Episode 040: We welcome Actor, Derek Basco of The Fabulous Filipino Brothers! From dancing with his brothers to building up Filipino representation in Hollywood with films like The Debut and the latest project, The Fabulous Filipino Brothers, Derek shares his FilipinX journey thus far! Come thru and check out the video interview and stay all the way until after the credits for a sneak appearance of another amazing Basco family member who is tearing up Hollywood!

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ShoPowSho Episode 039: Comics Creator/Writer, Budjette Tan

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Episode 039: We welcome Comics Creator/Writer, Budjette Tan of Trese! Find out how being possessed, exorcised, animated cartoons, big robots, photo-copied comics and the support of an amazing artist friend in Kajo Baldisimo, helped pave the way to an animated series at Netflix for Budjette Tan!

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NOC Exclusive Interview: ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’ Actor, Andrea Andrade

Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with Actor, Andrea Andrade to discuss her role in the upcoming film, ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It‘!

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ShoPowSho Episode 038: Kuya P’s Childhood Friend, Myke Agojo

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Episode 038: We welcome Host Kuya P’s childhood friend, Myke Agojo! As we search and explore our Filipinx identity, we have invited our friends and family to share in their experiences and give insight on us. First up, Kuya P’s childhood friend, Myke Agojo!

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ShoPowSho Episode 037: Actor/Writer/Producer, Cori Dioquino

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Episode 037: We welcome Actor/Writer/Producer, Cori Dioquino! “Unapologetically Asian”, Cori tells her us her unique journey as a Filipino immigrant, finding her passion with arts and entertainment, being a Teaching Artist and the 90s X-men animated series.

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Netflix Gives First Look at ‘Trese’ Anime Series

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The trailer for Trese is here and it looks so good! The highly anticipated anime adaptation of Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo’s popular comic book series of the same name brings the black-and-white illustrations to life in color and with animation that looks so beautiful, it makes even the gory parts a stunning sight.

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ShoPowSho Episode 036: Author/Writer, Lauren Lola

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Episode 036: We welcome Author/Writer and fellow member of The Nerds of Color, Lauren Lola! The Author of “A Moment’s Worth” and “An Absolute Mind” shares her unique journey of exploring her mixed FilipinX ancestry.

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ShoPowSho Episode 035: ‘Lumpia with a Vengeance’ Comic Creators!

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Episode 035: We welcome back the Comics Creators behind Lumpia with a Vengeance: Interlude #2 comic book: Patricio Ginelsa, Lawrence Iriarte, Whilce Portacio, Rey Cuerdo, Chris Gallevo, Kristoffer Tolentino, Dante Fernandez and Varinder Singh!

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ShoPowSho Episode 034: Singer/Musician, OG Moose

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Episode 034: We welcome Singer/Musician/DJ, OG Moose! OG Moose is an amazing performer out of Las Vegas! Whether he is getting the party started as a DJ, producing tracks with other performers or performing his songs that get the party vibing, music is the reflection of his soul that he is always sharing with the world!

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NOC Exclusive Interview: ‘Army of the Dead’ Star, Dave Bautista

Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with the star of Army of the DeadDave BautistaArmy of the Dead hits Select Theaters May 14 and will be on Netflix May 21!

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ShoPowSho Episode 032: Actor, Alain Uy of ‘The Paper Tigers’

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Episode 032: We welcome Actor, Alain Uy, star of The Paper Tigers that premieres today in Theaters and On Demand! Alain is a multi-talented Filipino actor, writer, producer, and director with credits on Helstrom, True Detective, The Passage, ER, Veronica Mars, Parenthood, Monk, and more!

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ShoPowSho Episode 031: Artist, Destiny Snyder of Adobowasabi Studio!

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Episode 031: We welcome Artist, Destiny Snyder of Adobowasabi Studio! Destiny is an amazing artist that pursues her love for the arts while also serving in the U.S. military! Salute!

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ShoPowSho Episode 030: Photographer/Actor, Rollence Patugan!

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Episode 030: We welcome Photographer/Actor, Rollence Patugan! Whether in front of the camera or behind it, Rollence Patugan is a star! Join us a we learn how this actor turned photographer uses his art to reflect the ethnic diversity that has always been a part of his experience and uses his voice through his art to allow people to be “seen”!

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ShoPowSho Episode 029: Writer, Ryan Thomas Riddle!

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Episode 029: We welcome Writer, Ryan Thomas Riddle! Join us a we learn more about this award-winning journalist & writer, as we discuss his life growing up Filipino, being a Pre-WGA screenwriter, proud nerd (Star Trek & Superman), and Filipinx queer!

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ShoPowSho Episode 028: Actor, Tisha Custodio!

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Episode 028: We welcome Actor, Tisha Custodio! What?! Yes! We ARE giving you two episodes this week because we are celebrating the launch of the new Disney+ series, Big Shot featuring emerging talent and our Special Guest: Actor, Tisha Custodio! Join us as we learn and discuss Tisha Custodio’s rising star in Hollywood and of course… growing up Filipino!

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ShoPowSho Episode 027: Actor, Zedrick Restauro!

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Episode 027: We welcome Actor, Zedrick Restauro! With credits in How To Get Away With Murder, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, G.L.O.W., Powerless, Modern Family, Teen Wolf and many more, join us as we learn and discuss Zedrick Restauro’s journey as an Actor in Hollywood and growing up Filipino!

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ShoPowSho Episode 026: Artist, Tammy Vince Cruz AKA Ninang NuNu!

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Episode 026: We welcome Artist, Tammy Vince Cruz AKA Ninang NuNu! Join us as we learn and discuss the Artist known as a ‘Ninang NuNu’ from her own artistic endeavors to her work with Pokemon!

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ShoPowSho Episode 025: Actor, Abe Pagtama

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Episode 025: We welcome Actor, Abe Pagtama! Join us as we learn and discuss Abe’s life and career from Military Service to Acting and then back again; which spans over 5 decades in Hollywood and Philippines Cinema!

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