Samantha Grasso is a former IRL staff writer for the Daily Dot with a reporting emphasis on immigration. Her work has appeared on AJ+, Vox, Splinter, Los Angeles Magazine, and Austin Monthly.
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It delivers audiences a two-dimensional understanding of the early life of the Queen of Tejano music.
On Dec 4, 2020 by Samantha Grasso
The series, created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, follows an Indian-American teen coping after her father's death.
On Apr 27, 2020 by Samantha Grasso
In Alan Yang's moving film, a Taiwanese man looks back on his life.
On Apr 10, 2020 by Samantha Grasso
The series stars Canadian comedian Mae Martin.
On Mar 19, 2020 by Samantha Grasso
This doc explores the torture and death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez, and the systems that failed him.
On Mar 2, 2020 by Samantha Grasso
It's from the producers of 'Stranger Things'
On Feb 26, 2020 by Samantha Grasso
The series explores a family's challenges with gentrification in a changing L.A. neighborhood.
On Feb 24, 2020 by Samantha Grasso
People with disabilities deserve greater representation and stories in film and TV. '37 Seconds' is, at the least, a start.
On Feb 2, 2020 by Samantha Grasso
The corniest of corny posts from the 2020 Democrats.
On Jan 22, 2020 by Samantha Grasso
It's all part of an obscure scheme.
On Jan 17, 2020 by Samantha Grasso
A haunted house of comedians try to outwit one another, but muster little more than background entertainment.
On Jan 13, 2020 by Samantha Grasso
Is Tabitha from Netflix's 'Singapore Social' still with Louie? What happened to Vinny and Cristina? Are Sukki and Tim still together?
On Nov 26, 2019 by Samantha Grasso
A thrilling plot can't invigorate the sparkless relationship that leads to the disappearance of a rival flame.
On Nov 18, 2019 by Samantha Grasso
These young people are rebranding immigration in the name of change and visibility.
On Jan 11, 2019 by Samantha Grasso
Police are now looking into his arrest.
On Nov 28, 2018 by Samantha Grasso