The PoC Politic Of Getting Into Formation

February 9, 2016

  Last week, I published a frustrated piece on Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend,” exhausted that I have to reiterate what South Asians and other people of color have been saying for generations — the co-option, then ridiculing, then romanticizing of our struggles and cultures by white people for entertainment isn’t cute anymore. And yet, here we are. … Read More

Orientalist Fantasy: Coldplay’s “Hymn For The Weekend”

January 30, 2016

By Hybrid Hues X C360 If Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend” is the theme music for your upcoming weekend, let us stop you right there. Let’s rewind and think about this. What about the video excites you? Is it the music? The lyrics get you pumped. Or maybe it’s the idea of Coldplay and Beyoncé collaborating … Read More

How to Party to Poverty, ‘Hymn for the Weekend’

January 29, 2016

Coldplay’s new music video for “Hymn for the Weekend” evokes images of India all NRIs have at some point described to their white friends in an attempt to convince them to visit India. It is an Incredible India ad, but made by a British band that attempted to highlight India’s beauty in a way that … Read More