Very Superstitious

Fall 2021

Decolonizing, delving into, and dismantling the things that go “bump” in the night. Explore taboos and challenge your (dis)belief in ghost stories, traditions, and the afterlife. We’re dying to hear your spookiest tales.

Obake Stories: The Clash Between Superstition and Religion

I am ten, curled up on a stool in the kitchen, watching my mother. She works...

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Death Anniversaries & Good Fortune: A Korean American Ghost Story

My father has always said I was born with bok. When I was a kid, teachers would...

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The Vietnamese Creation Myth: Looking to Southeast Asia for Inspiration

Growing up, I looked to Western mythology as inspiration for fantasy and...

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“I was entirely wrong — not only do we walk among them, we walk among much scarier and more pervasive phantoms as Asian Americans. Through the years, I came to learn that the most treacherous things in life are not what lurk beyond the shadows but often what is right in front of you.”

Giannina Ong, Editor in Chief

Dressing James Bond: Interview With 007 Costume Designer, Suttirat Anne Lalarb

“No Time To Die,” the 25th film in the James Bond series premieres October 8th. In anticipation of the glamorous film, we...

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Netflix Anime Takes Filipino Horror Worldwide Through “Trese” But Downplays the Lived Horrors of Filipino Citizens

In Manila, dark supernatural forces pervade the criminal underworld and it’s up to Alexandra Trese to keep the peace. Catch...

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The Creativity and Influence of Nonbinary and Gender-Nonconforming Digital Influencers

Question: Male or Female? Answer: Neither Why should our understanding of gender be confined to only the categories of male and...

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Ashly Burch Brings Heart and Soul to “The Ghost and Molly McGee”

Ashly Burch talks to Mochi about being the voice of Molly, a peppy Thai American tween who stars in Disney's new animated show...

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