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Intern Jasmine’s Links of the Daysian

September 15th, 2010 | 1 comment | Posted by jasmine

This commercial for Nissan’s electric car (and former BABEWATCH), the LEAF, is strange and affecting. Effective. [HuffPo]

Cathy Horyn of The New York Times wrote that designer Alexander Wang “is not a great designer” when reviewing his spring/summer 2011 collection. That is so wrong!  [NYT]

Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of New York has been hearing reports of the queer API community being kept out of certain clubs in New York City. If this bullshit has happened to you, report it to GAPIMNY online. [GAPIMNY]

Party people! Hyphen Magazine‘s release party for issue #21, The New Legacy issue, is this Friday night at Mighty in San Francisco. [Hyphen]

Asian-American students continue to outperform other SAT test takers, the only group to see gains in scores since last year. So does the A in “SAT” stand for “Amazian”? [WSJ]

Thanks, Jason!

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BABEWATCH: The Nissan LEAF

July 20th, 2010 | 5 comments | Posted by Diana

Funny story: I’ve fallen in love with Nissan’s breakthrough, 100% electric car, the LEAF, after seeing Lance Armstrong’s gentle-toned commercial during every other break of the Tour De France thus far (also appreciated  the LEAF-sponsored commercial-free hour during yesterday’s Stage 15 climb through the Pyrenees, which allowed the world to witness the jaw-dropping moment of Alberto Contador yanking the yellow jersey by taking questionable advantage of Andy Schleck’s mechanical error).

A few miles (and months) away (and ago), Jen also fell for the zero-emissions LEAF after watching this adorable stop-motion spot from Nissan that illustrates the experience of driving around town with your buddies with a zip-zero-nada carbon footprint:

But why wouldn’t we be down with the LEAF? After all… Continue reading BABEWATCH: The Nissan LEAF

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