Inkoo Kang
Inkoo Kang Inkoo Kang

Inkoo Kang writes about technology and culture for Slate.

Brow Beat
Oct. 19 2018 12:53 PMWho Is The Hate U Give For?Three Slate critics discuss in spoiler-filled detail.
Movies
Oct. 12 2018 5:06 PMBeautiful Boy Can’t Free Itself From the Cycle of Addiction MoviesAt least it provides another showcase for Timothée Chalamet and for Steve Carell.
Wide Angle
Oct. 5 2018 5:09 PMIn Defense of the New MoralizersWesley Morris’ broadside against representation-first criticism misses how vibrant that critical discourse is.
Movies
Sept. 26 2018 4:43 PMNappily Ever After Is Smarter About Womanhood Than It Is About Black HairFor some viewers, of course, there’s no separating the two.
Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2018 7:33 AMA Road Map to A Simple Favor’s Dizzying Plot TwistsThree Slate critics spoil the thriller’s many surprises and revelations.
Movies
Sept. 18 2018 1:45 PMThe New Movie From the Creator of This Is Us Is Bad Enough to Make You Question Life ItselfDan Fogelman’s latest spans continents, generations, and all boundaries of good taste.
Movies
Sept. 13 2018 2:18 PMA Simple Favor Announces the Arrival of Blake Lively, Character ActressPart Hitchcock pastiche, part mommy vlog, Paul Feig’s latest belongs entirely to its co-star.
Brow Beat
Sept. 12 2018 7:30 AMBoJack Horseman’s Raphael Bob-Waksberg Talks About Coming to Terms With the “Original Sin” of the Show’s All-White CastAlison Brie still voices Vietnamese-American Diane Nguyen, but BoJack’s creator says he wouldn’t make the same choice now.
Brow Beat
Sept. 6 2018 7:30 AMPlaying a Conservative Woman of Color, Mindy Kaling Brought It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Toxic Subtext to the SurfaceThe goal posts are moving, and Sunny is moving with them.
Movies
Aug. 24 2018 5:27 PMThe Happytime Murders Is Part Muppet Spoof, Part Racial Allegory, All DullThat ejaculating puppet is far from the most offensive thing in the new Melissa McCarthy movie.
Movies
Aug. 22 2018 7:07 PMSearching Is a Bizarro Black Mirror Where Technology Is GoodThe new thriller portrays a world where Silicon Valley is the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.
Movies
Aug. 17 2018 5:45 AMIt’s Time to Forgive The Joy Luck ClubThe landmark film beautifully portrayed the Asian American experience. Then Asian Americans turned on it.
Movies
Aug. 15 2018 12:00 PMThis Week’s Other Asian American Rom-Com Is Streaming on NetflixTo All the Boys I’ve Loved Before may wish to be left out of any comparisons to Crazy Rich Asians.
Movies
Aug. 9 2018 1:16 PMBlacKkKlansman Finds a Way to Make Even White Supremacists EntertainingSpike Lee’s sometimes brilliant new movie explores a moment when history repeated itself as farce.
Brow Beat
Aug. 7 2018 8:30 AMA New Podcast Tries to Make the Stories Behind Horror Classics As Spooky As the Movies ThemselvesInside Jaws follows the hits Inside The Exorcist and Inside Psycho.
Movies
Oct. 17 2018 11:02 AMThe Most Unpredictable Thing in Wildlife Is Carey MulliganEven across from Jake Gyllenhaal, she steals Paul Dano’s directorial debut.
Movies
Oct. 11 2018 10:34 AMRoyale With CheeseDrew Goddard’s new movie is a Tarantino-esque genre trip with one twist too many.
Movies
Oct. 2 2018 5:50 AMThe New Movie From the Writer-Director of The Savages Is No Less, Well, SavageNetflix’s fertility drama Private Life dissects its Manhattanite subjects with surgical precision.
Movies
Sept. 21 2018 6:07 PMIn The Sisters Brothers, the Only Thing Wilder Than the Frontier Is Joaquin PhoenixThe darkly comic Western is Jacques Audiard’s English-language debut, but he already has a feel for the territory.
Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2018 7:30 AMSorry for Your Loss Moves at the Slow Pace of MourningThere’s too much telling and too little showing.
Television
Sept. 18 2018 1:10 PMTom Arnold, #Resistance AmbassadorArnold is the perfect #Resistance ambassador for people who are attracted to volume and chest-thumping confidence.
Brow Beat
Sept. 13 2018 5:50 AMAlan Yang Talks #AsianAugust and His Mysterious New Show, Forever
Television
Sept. 11 2018 5:55 AMNetflix Has Made Kim’s Convenience a Word-of-Mouth SensationBut what’s lost when you translate Korean immigrant life into sitcom tropes?
Brow Beat
Aug. 28 2018 12:13 PMWhy the Sharp Objects Finale Felt So Unsatisfying
Brow Beat
Aug. 24 2018 7:33 AMCan Crazy Rich Asians Capture the Entirety of the Asian Experience? Spoiler Alert: No.Three Slate critics discuss the hit rom-com in spoiler-filled detail.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 22 2018 2:10 PMThe Culture Gabfest “You Will Never Be Enough” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Crazy Rich Asians, Younger, and Elon Musk.
Brow Beat
Aug. 15 2018 7:22 PMA Guide to Crazy Rich Asians’ Many Cameos, Homages, and Easter EggsHow to spot author Kevin Kwan and more.
Brow Beat
Aug. 10 2018 7:33 AMWhat Should We Make of the Ending of BlacKkKlansman?Three critics discuss Spike Lee’s latest in spoiler-filled detail.
Movies
Aug. 8 2018 11:00 PMCrazy Rich Asians Is Crazy, Rich, and Actually Very AmericanThe groundbreaking movie adaptation of the best-selling novel is a transportive delight.
Brow Beat
Aug. 2 2018 8:09 PMIn Latest Concession to Conservative Trolls, New York Times Blames Bigotry on Many SidesSarah Jeong is not “the real racist.”

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