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SEVENTEEN concert review: Idols bring the heat for ‘BE THE SUN’ tour

  • K-pop boy group SEVENTEEN are currently on their “BE THE SUN” world tour, with a total of 27 shows in over 20 cities around the world.
  • The PLEDIS Entertainment 13-member act stopped at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle on Aug. 12 for a nearly two-and-a-half-hour concert with a setlist of over 20 songs. 
  • “BE THE SUN” was inspired by the group’s album “Face the Sun,” which charted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 after its May release. 
  • SEVENTEEN debuted in 2015 with members S.coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, Vernon, Woozi, Jeonghan, Joshua, DK, Seungkwan, Hoshi, Jun, The8 and Dino.

SEVENTEEN’s fourth album “Face the Sun” uses said star in the solar system to represent the career heights that the K-pop boy group’s members want to reach. During their Seattle show at Climate Pledge Arena, they were nothing short of iridescent with a spectrum of a showman’s spark.

The nearly two-and-a-half-hour show began in a literal blaze. All 13 members – S.coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, Vernon, Woozi, Jeonghan, Joshua, DK, Seungkwan, Hoshi, Jun, The8 and Dino – strode onto the stage with an intensity that matched the pyrotechnic pillars around them. Included in their first set of songs was a favorite of mine: “Face the Sun”’s EDM-spiked title track “HOT.”

‘Ms. Marvel’ is a refreshing take on the superhero origin story

  • Kamala Khan’s MCU debut strikes a perfect balance between a superhero origin story and a coming-of-age tale, focusing more heavily on Kamala’s relationships with her friends and family than her newfound powers.
  • “Ms. Marvel” provides an intriguing glimpse into Kamala’s life as a South Asian teenage girl grappling with her identity as an underrepresented minority in America — more so than what a typical MCU show might care to explore.
  • Kamala struggles to situate her identity as a Pakistani American, torn between the pressures from her overbearing parents and her aspirations to become a hero in a country where, as Kamala puts it, “It’s not really the brown girls from Jersey City who save the world.”
  • Visually, “Ms. Marvel” is incredibly stylized and colorful, making use of Kamala’s creative personality to demonstrate her powerful imagination.
  • “Ms. Marvel” will be available to stream on Disney Plus starting on June 8.

Kamala Khan’s MCU debut strikes a perfect balance between a superhero origin story and a coming-of-age tale, focusing more heavily on Kamala’s relationships with her friends and family than her newfound powers.

Every member of the Disney Plus miniseries’ cast is natural and believable in their roles. Iman Vellani’s performance as Pakistani American teenager Kamala Khan perfectly encapsulates the image of a geeky, creative young Avengers fan constantly distracted by fantasies of following in the superpowered footsteps of her idol Captain Marvel.

Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’ is ‘Fresh’ on Rotten Tomatoes, Here’s What Critics Are Saying

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The much-awaited live-action adaptation of Disney’s “Mulan” is finally out, receiving a “fresh” 78% rating on the review aggregation website for films and television, Rotten Tomatoes.

Positive reviews: The film, directed by Niki Caro and stars Liu Yifei as the titular character, received positive reviews from many movie critics, Boston reported.

Gordon Ramsay Upset After Asian Critic Basically Calls His ‘Authentic Asian’ Restaurant Trash

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has recently taken to Instagram to berate an Asian critic who described his “authentic Asian” restaurant as a “kitchen nightmare.”

Food columnist Angela Hui attended the preview night for Ramsay’s “Asian Eating House” concept called the Lucky Cat and dished out some unflattering remarks about the event in her article on Eater.

Toronto Taiwanese Hot Spot is the Product of an Asian Mom Who Sacrificed All For Her Sons

When gleaming photos of a new dumpling shop started popping up in the explore feed of my anonymous food Instagram account, I knew I had to double tap and investigate myself. Growing up on your mother’s Taiwanese home cooking, you’ll always want to challenge any authenticity claims.

After reading that Chop Chop TO is a family run restaurant, I instinctively knew it was more than just about food. Keeping it all in the family is fairly typical of a Chinese business, but this pointed to the universal love language of Asian parents who don’t show physical affection: I love you so I will help you and give you everything I can. The sacrifices and endless support replace those out the door pecks on the cheek and the audible “I Love You” phrase.

Acclaimed Chef Roy Choi Hits Back at NY Times’ Scathing Zero-Star Review With Absolute Class

Restaurant critic Pete Wells of the New York Times is currently on the receiving end of backlash after he gave a zero-star review (a first outside New York) on Locol, a promising health-conscious fast food chain built on a model of “giving back to communities” from chefs Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi.

The review in question was Wells’ assessment of the chain’s Oakland outlet, titled: “Fast Food for Needy Neighborhoods, at Locol in California”, in which he gave a scathing criticism of its food, calling it bland, dry, and unappealing.

Tasting the World’s FIRST Michelin-Starred Ramen

Ever since Tsuta became the world’s first ramen restaurant to get a Michelin Star last year, I’ve been dying to visit Tokyo, Japan to try it for myself.

Unfortunately, the lines were just too insane last year and they ended up closing for the holidays during our stay. We even tried calling them to see whether they’d grant an interview with us because we’re NextShark.com, but we ain’t that big yet and the chef had no idea who we were. They ended up hanging up on us mid sentence. GG OWNED!

Food Reviewers Get Fired After Writing Mean Review of Family-Owned Restaurant They Didn’t Even Go To

An Australian magazine dumped its food reviewers after a family-owned restaurant called out what appeared to be a vengeful review as a fake.

Kelly Ramsay and Chloe James, former food reviewers for the Sunday Times weekend magazine STM in Western Australia, published a harsh review of the West End Deli on Sunday about a mediocre dinner they had at the restaurant.

Angry Reviewer Gets Shut Down By Cafe Owner After Complaining Over $2.88 Bill

A U.K. cafe owner is being applauded after responding to one TripAdvisor reviewer who was on a “tight budget” and left a not-so-nice review after she was charged £2, about $2.88, for a slice of lemon and some hot water.

The woman, known as Hannah C., went out for tea with some friends at Bennett’s Cafe & Bistro in York. As Hannah was on a tight budget, she ordered a hot water and a lemon while her friends ordered tea and cake. When the check came, she was shocked to see she was charged at all and complained to the staff, who she alleges became rude over the matter.