Exclusive: Yara Sits with Model Alton Mason in This Week’s ‘Yara Shahidi’s Day Off’

Last week, we were thrilled to debut a new clip from Yara Shahidi’s new docu-series on Facebook Watch called Yara Shahidi’s Day Off. In last Thursday’s episode, she was able to meet with 15x chess champion Elsa Majimbo. And this week Shahidi sits down with inspirational trailblazer, model and actor Alton Mason.

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Exclusive: The Value of Prioritizing Mental Health from ‘Yara Shahidi’s Day Off’

Followers of The Nerds of Color know how much we really adore Black-ish/Grown-ish star, Yara Shahidi. She’s not only an incredibly talented actress, but also a wonderfully intelligent, hard-working individual and all around kind human being. Shahidi has recently launched her new docu-series on Facebook Watch called Yara Shahidi’s Day Off, in which she meets with her celebrity peers for fun adventures, wherein they discuss matters like culture and cuisine, to hobbies, and talents.

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Madelaine Petsch Discusses ‘Jane’ and Portraying Mental Health Accurately

Madelaine Petsch both stars in and produces Jane. The new psychological thriller will premiere in select theaters on August 26 and begin streaming on September 16, exclusively on Creator+.

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An Additional Notable Little Detail from ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’

WARNING: The following contains spoilers from the Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series.

There are so many little moments and details from the Star Wars limited series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, that deepened character dynamics, character development, or the overall story. In sharing a list of the ones that caught my attention last Friday, somehow, there was one that I had left off by accident, and found it wise to share on its own:

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Notable Little Moments and Details from ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’

WARNING: The following contains spoilers from the Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series.

The third live-action Star Wars series and first limited series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, has come to an end. Set a decade after the events of Revenge of the Sith, the Jedi master has lost his way as he lives in exile on Tatooine, watching out over a young Luke Skywalker. However, when a call summons for him to leave his post, he must find balance within the Force and himself, in order to become the headstrong Jedi he was once more.

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Nick Creegan on Becoming the New Joker of ‘Batwoman’

It’s been a tough time for Batwoman, AKA Ryan Wilder. Not only has she lost her best friend Mary the Plant Side of Poison Ivy, but her newly discovered brother Marquis has turned out to be a maniac who wants to ruin her life and cause chaos. Ironically due to an incident with the original Joker in his childhood, he has become the new Joker threatening Gotham City. But is there more to Marquis beneath the surface? And is there a chance for Ryan to save him?

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Spider-Man Day with Jordan Chiles, Simone Biles, and Their Amazing Olympic Friends

August 1 is Spider-Man Day, celebrating Marvel Comics’ best-known character in all his myriad incarnations. This year, August 1 also happens to be the first day of gymnastics individual event finals at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. If you are in Japan, where it is already tomorrow (relative to the United States): ハッピー スパイダーマン デー! Team USA gymnast Jordan Chiles, an avid Spider-Fan, performs her floor exercise accompanied by a suite of music from the Spider-Man films, including the quote from the classic theme song for the 1960’s animated TV show.

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Danielle Nicolet Takes Center Stage on ‘The Flash’

The Flash has, since its inception, put a large focus on its supporting cast, many of whom have become part of “Team Flash,” aiding Barry Allen in his various adventures. Cecile Horton, played by the talented Danielle Nicolet, has increasingly become part of Team Flash, stepping far up from when she was on the outside looking in. In perhaps one of the most marked changes for a character on the show, it was eventually revealed that Cecile was also a metahuman, gifted with empathic powers and making her a strong asset to the team.

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‘Waikiki’ Doesn’t Pull Any Punches about the Realities of Tourist Hot Spot

The Hawai’i International Film Festival is capping off its 40th rendition with Christopher Kahunahana’s feature film debut, Waikiki. The story follows a woman, Kea (Danielle Zalopany), as she works multiple jobs in order to break away from her abusive relationship and get herself a place to call home. When she accidentally hits a homeless man, Wo (Peter Shinkoda), with the van she’s living out of and later finds her van missing altogether, the two sporadically travel and connect with each other, all the while Kea confronts the traumas of her past.

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Southern Fried Asian: Edward Hong

This month’s guest on Southern Fried Asian, Edward Hong, has been tapped to deliver the commencement address for the APIA students of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. A fitting tribute to the college’s first ever Asian American Studies graduate in the 300-year-old institution’s history.

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William Jackson Harper is Taking ‘The Good Place’ With Him

At some point within the Jeremy Bearimy, I eventually lost count of how many people I told about The Good Place after the first season aired. I caught it over the hiatus before season two and couldn’t stop telling people about it. That season one twist and (subsequent) cliffhanger were my bread and butter. Just three years later, one of the best shows on TV is coming to a speedy end (reveling in brevity like Deirdre and Margaret but with fewer years and far more episodes). 

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An Ode to Anthony Bourdain

When I was eleven years old, I bought Kitchen Confidential from the tiny bookstore in my tiny hometown. At that moment in time, I was a picky eater, not well-traveled, and in desperate need of a Mother’s Day present. My mother had mentioned a man named Anthony Bourdain and a book he had written. So that was her gift for that year; she still has it to this day.

At some point after I bought the book, my mother and I started watching No Reservations on the Travel Channel. I always appreciated Anthony Bourdain as a storyteller, a host, and as a critic. Over the years, I grew out of my selective eating habits, I traveled extensively, and I began acting. Now, I live in New York City, I’ll eat almost anything, and I write for blogs.

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Southern Fried Asian: Susie Reynolds Reece

Since May is both Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and National Mental Health Awareness month, Keith speaks with Susie Reynolds Reece, the founder of Suicide Prevention Allies, the author of Children’s Guide to Parenting, and the original “Southern Fried Asian.”

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