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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

October 2nd, 2012 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

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]

Twitter user (and friend of Jen) @joshbearman found Jen’s car! Those vanity plates give you away every time. [Twitter]

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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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

August 31st, 2012 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

Comic artist Laura Park was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. After having surgery in June, she drew this panel to commemorate opening the $67,373.81 bill she received in July. [boingboing]

DISGRASIAN™ co-founder and editor Jen moderated the fashion blogging panel at V3Con last week. Panelist Tommy Lei of MY BELONGING blog recapped the session. [MYBELONGING]

Software engineer and long time Google employee Chade-Meng Tan talked to The Economist about Search Inside Yourself, a meditation program he has been running at the company since 2007. [The Economist]

First Lady Michelle Obama visited with Sikh American families affected by the tragic shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on August 24. In addition to offering her condolences, the First Lady “underscored how strong those who died were, and how strong the Sikh community continues to be.” [WhiteHouse.gov]

The man known as Kenji Fujimoto, who wrote a tell-all about the lavish lifestyle enjoyed by the late Kim Jong-il, was surprised to be welcomed back so warmly by Kim Jong-un on a recent trip to North Korea. [New York Times]

While Psy’s “Gangnam Style” continues to amaze and delight here in the US, people back in Korea are confused by its success. [WSJ]

Congratulations are in order for Lydia Ko, who became the youngest winner in LPGA tour history last weekend. [Yahoo! Sports]

If you want to be down with Asian American culture, you need to be in the San Gabriel Valley in Southern California. It’s an exciting time for those Chinese-Americans who are coming of age in ‘the 626.’ [Los Angeles Times]

Tiaras! Infected makeup! An amorous emcee! The Miss Hong Kong 2012 pageant had Continue reading Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

June 15th, 2012 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

Can't read my, can't read my, no you can't read my yellowface

Racialicious talked to burlesque expert Chicava HoneyChild and burlesque performers Shanghai Pearl, ExHOTic Other, and Essence Revealed about Dita Von Teese’s “Opium Den Show.” Aw, Dita — I don’t think we’ve seen yellowface this good since Mickey Rooney in Breakfast At Tiffany’s! [Racialicious]

Journalist (and undocumented immigrant from the Philippines) José Antonio Vargas poses on the cover of TIME this week and pens the much-discussed story behind it, “We Are Americans, Just Not Legally,” about the plight of the U.S.’s 12 million undocumented immigrants. [TIME]

Keeping the DREAM alive: The Obama administration will stop deporting younger undocumented immigrants and begin issuing them work permits. [Huffington Post]

Barack Obama: The Story traces “the young Obama’s arc toward black identity.” The book, which will be published on June 19, is excerpted in the Washington Post. [Washington Post]

New America Media finds that “media depictions of Asian-Americans lack important depth,” and got a few quotes from DISGRASIAN™ editor/founder Jen on the myth of the model minority and how it’s still used in the mainstream. [New America Media]

To be a female taikonaut in China, you’d better have perfect skin, teeth, and be odor-free. Even at the expense of having much less training than their male counterparts. Thanks, China, but if I need a ride to space, I’ll wait until Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is ready to go. [The Globe and Mail]

Worst show-and-tell ever: A Montreal teacher is suspended after he showed a video of Luka Rocco Magnotta allegedly killing Chinese student Lin Jun. [The Star]

A creationist group in South Korea lobbied the government to have the theory of evolution removed from high school textbooks, and guess what? They actually won. [Huffington Post]

Listen in: San Francisco public radio station KALW has begun a series focusing on Asian American mental health. [KALW]

Blogger and friend Jim “Busy Dad” Lin reflects on the recent passing of “Goodfella” Henry Hill and the life lessons of the movie that immortalized him. [MamaPop]

The folks who made Shanghai Calling, which stars my fantasy celebrity boyfriend Daniel Henney, are asking for videos about your best story from living or traveling overseas. The prize? Oh nothing, just a little trip for two to see the movie at an upcoming film festival. [Angry Asian Man]

Our pals at You Offend Me, You Offend My Family, just launched their new YouTube network YOMYOMF. We are especially digging the trailer for their high school girl webseries “BFFs.” [YOMYOMF]

We know summer’s only just begun, but can it be fall already so we can already start watching (and loving) Mindy Kaling’s Fox comedy “The Mindy Project,” which is already being touted as one of fall’s “most exciting” new series-es? [Reuters]

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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

October 3rd, 2011 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

DISCRIMINASIAN alert! A karaoke bar in LA’s Koreatown is looking for hostesses, and only “FRAGILE” lady candidates need apply. How do you say “This is some tall bullshit!” in Korean? [Jezebel]

Occupy Wall Street: now with more zombies! [AJC]

You down with OFC? A restaurant called “Obama Fried Chicken” has been spotted in Beijing. [Shanghaiist]

The next designer to collaborate with Target is Jason Wu (hurray!). The collection of clothing and accessories will be available next February, leaving plenty of time for Target to figure out how to avoid the shit show that happened with their Missoni collection. [New York Magazine]

Margaret Cho writes candidly (and humorously, of course) about her queer identity. [HuffPo]

Mindy Kaling’s awesome blog is back! [The Concerns Of Mindy Kaling]

Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney were able to “Come Together” (requisite Beatles reference!) for a friendly photo at the premiere of George Harrison: Living in the Material World. [HuffPo]

What’s the bigger scandal concerning Kim Jong-Il’s grandson’s Facebook profile? That there’s a photo with him with a cute girl who may or may not be his girlfriend, or that he’s apparently a fan of democracy? [Gawker]

Rachel Lee, leader of the “bling ring” that stole jewelry and luxury goods from Hollywood celebrities like Brian Austin Green, Paris Hilton, and Audrina Partridge, pleads “no contest.” [LAT]

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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

September 27th, 2011 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

Forever 21 bounces back from that “Allergic to Algebra” misstep by debuting a darling collaboration with Hello Kitty! The super-cute collection goes on sale November 18. [Racked]

Alexa Chung dishes with Refinery 29 on being a style icon and, in her words, “a cookie-cutter hipster.” [Refinery 29]

NYC is sweet on Mindy Kaling. This week both The New Yorker and New York Times Magazine showed love for her new book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). [New Yorker, NYTM]

Beware, female travelers to South Korea! Studies show that lady passengers are subjected to full body scans in numbers much greater than male travelers at several South Korean airports. [Korea Times]

A recent Philippines Airlines flight to the US found itself with an extra passenger on board when a pregnant flyer gave birth. The new mother, a Philippine citizen, had her baby while the plane was over international waters. No word yet on the baby’s nationality. [Jaunted]

Before Feng Luoyu was a Brooklyn manicurist, she was the “Most Hated Woman in China.” [NYM]

The College Republican “pay-by-race” bake sale at UC Berkeley sounds unappetizing. Not to mention racist. [CNN]

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The Subtlety Of Subtle Sexuality

October 29th, 2009 | 2 comments | Posted by Diana

Subtle Sexuality

Subtle Sexuality

The Office has launched a new 3-part web series featuring Subtle Sexuality, the girl band project of Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling) and Erin Hannon (Ellie Kemper). The band’s debut track, as you learn in webisode 1, documents Kapoor’s feelings about colleague Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak): ““You know when you love a guy, but he’s giving you mixed signals, but you know he really likes you, and you’re sleeping together?”–and is (naturally) called “Male Prima Donna.”

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Kaling-y Chicks

May 6th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


Intern Jasmine frequently reminds us here at DISGRASIAN HQ that writer/actress Mindy Kaling is a comedic fuckin’ genius. That’s all well and good–Asians love a genius!

But it was only today, after reading about Kaling’s freshly inked overall deal with NBC, via the Peacock and Universal Media Studios (Asians especially love a successful genius), that we realized just how much we have in common with the funnywoman.

Kaling spilled the details of her mission to Variety, saying:

“This is my first step in a Transformers-style way to take over the whole world.”

WORLD DOMINASIAN? Now that’s something we understand. Jasmine’s right: Mindy Kaling, you are most definitely our kind of woman.

[Variety: Mindy Kaling Cues NBC Deal]

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BIRTHDAY CELEBRASIAN!

June 26th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


The Office‘s Mindy Kaling turned 29 this week, and we like to imagine her celebrating the big event with multiple rounds of Sake Bombs and a cupcake-cake. Even if she didn’t, we wish her nothing but the best for her last twenty-something year–may she bone many dudes and make tons of folks smile. After all, what more could a girl ask for?

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