Welcome to the first 2021 edition of A-pop! I have some reheated leftovers from the end of 2020 for you (mmm, I love leftovers!) as well as some shiny new items to share. Let’s get to it!
Man, I can’t wait for 2020 to be over, too! Writing this roundup was kind of hard because the high points were hard to come by, the low points were plentiful, and everything—when it comes to Asian popular culture, constantly revolved around the pandemic and how every white person thinks that Asians are the problem. (Instead of white people’s pervasive racism being the problem.)
“The Pack” is a reality show featuring dogs and their owners (or as I like to say, their human mommies and daddies). Each team goes around the world competing in athletic challenges for a chance to win $500,000.
In this column, there’s a lot of white nonsense. You have been forewarned!
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Hey, everyone. I know that it feels a little bit weird to consume pop culture news this week when most of our news focus should be on the George Floyd protests and furthering the conversation about why, above all, Black Lives Matter —as well as the hard work that […]
In a video, she said, “Yeah, till July sounds like a bunch of bullshit. I’m sorry. It’s a virus, I get it. I respect it. But at the same time, like, even if everyone gets it — like, yeah, people are gonna die. Which is terrible. But inevitable?”
2019 saw Asians get more visibility in popular culture than ever before — some of it good, some of it not so good.
This column, I feel like, is largely about how Asian people fall prey to things out of their control.
This month, we learn that it’s pretty difficult being a really smart man who has a lot of answers—but no one will listen to all the smart things you are saying! WTF!
While the “Crazy Rich Asians” fever pitch was happening last summer, I was very withholding in my appreciation, very careful and moderated. I like to think it was because a part of me intuited that nearly a year later, we would be watching Constance Wu try to torch the show that first gave her a shot at mainstream success. Ha!