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Shirley Wu

Shirley Wu

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Hot takes and cool viz that will light the fire for endless NBA debates.

Media Diversity

Explore gender and racial diversity in a number of domains, from comic books to newsrooms.


Learn about complex topics with these accessible and visual explainers.

Breaking It Down

Take a deep-dive into what makes pop-culture and media awesome.


How deconstructing language reveals new perspectives on familiar topics.

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