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CAAAV has been working tirelessly to help Chinatown residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. If you are in New York, they could sure use donations of food, water, batteries, flashlights, and blankets. If you’re not in New York but would like to help, consider an online donation. [CAAAV.org, @caaav]
BuzzFeed outed twitter user @ComfortablySmug, who tweeted false and scary information about conditions in New York City during Hurricane Sandy, as Shashank Tripathi, a former banker and current campaign manager for Republican congressional candidate from New York Christopher R. Wright. [BuzzFeed]
If you’re in New York City and without power or water due to the hurricane, stop by any New York Sports Club location. They are open and free to anyone who needs to take a shower, charge their cell phone, or just get in some stress-busting exercise. [well+good]
Open City discusses the impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York City’s Asian immigrants. [Open City]
A picture of New Jersey governor Chris Christie and President Barack Obama comforting a woman devastated by the aftermath of of Hurricane Sandy has gone viral on Twitter after journalist Jeff Yang captioned it with “If enough people see it, this is the photo that singlehandedly re-elects @BarackObama.” [Twitter]
Anti-China sentiment has been so pervasive in this election cycle that the Ohio Republican Party used images of Chinese food containers and chopsticks in their mailers. [Huffington Post]
The New York Times takes a look at affirmative action and its impact on Asian Americans… [New York Times]
… and the importance of admissions tests to elite New York City high schools for Asian immigrant students. [New York Times]
I was down with the wenqing, or Chinese hipsters, before they were cool. [The Atlantic]
Honda made a car FOR THE LADIES, y’all! It’s called the “SHE’S”, it’s pink (obvs), and it’s the official car of DISGRASIAN™ interns. [BuzzFeed]
A man won $120,000 in damages when he successfully sued his wife for giving birth to what he considered an ugly baby. It seems that before they were wed, the mother had undergone extensive cosmetic surgery to change her facial appearance. [Irish Examiner]
In honor of LGBT History Month, which just ended, The Huffington Post put together a slideshow of their most influential Asian LGBT icons. [The Huffington Post]
Taipei’s tenth annual gay pride event was colorful and awesome and looked like a lot of fun. [The Huffington Post]
If you speak Korean, there is a Korean-speaking elephant who’d like to talk to you. [New Scientist]
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day!
- Depending on what state you call home, you may still be able to vote early! [National Association of State Secretaries]
- President Barack Obama has a page dedicated to AAPI voters and issues [BarackObama.com]
- So does Mitt Romney [MittRomney.com]
- 18 Million Rising wants to see more Asian Americans voting [18MR]
- If you’re voting in New Hampshire, Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) made a video to help with any questions you may have [BarackObama.com]
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So apparently John Cho (before he was famous) met Morrissey (who has been famous for a long time, and is still famous now) once in a pool hall frequented by Filipino gangsters. There is nothing about this story that is not awesome. [Vulture]
Telev-Asian? Here is a list of Asian actors featured on new fall shows on broadcast networks. [Hollywood Invasian]
Hari Kondabolu of “Totally Biased” considers the visibility and successes of Indians on television: “You can’t just make up random racist shit and pretend it’s true!” [YouTube]
“The Mindy Project” has only just debuted this week on Fox, and there is already a backlash from bloggers and TV writers against the show’s creator and star, Mindy Kaling. Nisha Chittal weighs in for Racialicious. [Racialicious]
Hong Kong billionaire Cecil Chao is offering $65 million to the man who can get his Continue reading Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian
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Oh look, it’s just my top two celebrity boyfriends, Kal Penn and John Cho, hanging out and taking calls from the President. [YouTube]
Did you know a white Harvard dropout from the Upper East Side of NYC started one of the first Asian American studies programs in the country? Alexander Saxton, who helped establish UCLA’s Asian American studies program in the 1970s, died last week at the age of 93. [NYT]
Here are some stills and a teaser for Chink, a movie about an Asian American serial killer Continue reading Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian
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We’re having trouble deciding who’s cuter in this photo: John Cho or his Amazian Jr. son?
Calling our Canadiasian peeps! For those of you in the Toronto area: Michael Kang’s (The Motel) West 32nd will be screening at the Reel Asian International Film Festival this coming Saturday, November 15. West 32nd tells the story of a bright young lawyer who becomes ensnared in a Korean organized crime syndicate in Manhattan while investigating a murder. The film is filled with delicious eye-candy–like (our boyfriend) John Cho, Jun Kim, and Grace Park–that will make you want to lick the screen, and it hasn’t been released in Canadian or U.S. theaters yet, so you can see it first and feel a whole fucking lot cooler than your friends because of it. Director Michael Kang will also be in attendance, so you’ll get the chance to pick his brain, and it is an awesome brain, I assure you, one that is currently kicking my ass in online Scrabble. (Hi Michael! Please let me win this time, okay?!)
Click here for schedule and ticket information.
View the West 32nd trailer below:
Hails from: Los Angeles, CA (via Seoul, Korea)
Known for: Being one half (the “Harold” of “Harold and Kumar…”) of our favorite stoner flick duo of all time, the only worthy reign-taker of the Hikaru Sulu role in J.J. Abrams’ s forthcoming Star Trek flick, Jen’s and my long-long-longstanding crush.
Cho recently spoke out against Proposition 8–as a new father, an immigrant, a proud American, an Asian-American, a person who believes in the ideals of equality, and as a voter. Most importantly, as you will see in the video, Cho speaks about this issue as a man–a real man in every sense of the word (especially if the word is in our book).
If only everyone had the balls to be real men.
Show you do, Californians, by Voting No on Proposition 8 tomorrow.
What: They’re Having a Baby!
Why the Little Cho’s Going to Be a Babe: Because, well, just look at his parents. And, also, we all know that Asian babies are too freakin’ cute.
Baby Name Pitches:
3) Neil Patrick Cho
Hails from: Hong Kong and South Korea
Why He’s a Babe: Cuz Jun speaks four languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and English) and makes the rest of us look like lazy douchebags. Cuz he rocks the facial hair. And cuz he’s smokin’ AND goofball.
Here are some excerpts from our Q&A with Jun:
“i used to be stockbroker and started acting about 5-6 years ago in korea. u wanna see bad acting look at my reels back then. no, don’t.
first acting gig was rocky horror show. i was broken into acting via garter belts, feather boa, and kissing a gay dancer every show.“
Get more of Jun Kim and our boyfriend John Cho in West 32nd, a film directed by Michael Kang about the underbelly of NYC’s K-Town, slated for domestic release later this year:
Known for: putting the “Harold” in Harold and Kumar go to White Castle, spending 10 years in TV and film without ever playing a neutered Asian loser dork, garnering lead roles without doing kung fu, being unreasonably handsome/cute/funny/cool all at the same time.
“Penn, 29, will teach two undergraduate courses, tentatively titled, “Images of Asian Americans in the Media” and “Contemporary American Teen Films,” the school announced Monday.
Kumar as a college professor? Hubba Hubba. Any chance I can audit this thing?
Source: Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle