Hi, guys! This month in pop culture news, we have it all. We have research that flies in the face of decades of racist conventional wisdom. We have an Asian dream team coming together to make what will hopefully be the best romantic comedy there ever has been. We have sex cult stuff. And we also have a Vietnamese American actor who was driven off of social media because — guess why! — people were racist dicks to her.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This month, I’m tackling two shows that I used to love very much, but the passage of time have ravaged their faces a bit — much like how wrinkles have started to overtake mine. But, it’s never too late to put on a bit of sunscreen and just take […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This month, we learn that social media is powerful. Because of social media, a college professor in charge of molding young minds cannot say what is in her heart without people getting it twisted. Because of social media, we don’t need to be in Vegas to see a beautiful […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Top 5 A-pop hall of famers I bet you’re wondering how I picked the Hall of Famers. Really scientifically and through a rigorous point system. No, I’m just playing. It’s very biased and based on faulty intuition and logic. I chose people who I thought made a big and […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Yo, guys, how do we feel about the word “Oriental”? I know we’ve mostly decided to stop calling human beings this, unless you are like, over 60 years old — then you get a pass, I guess. But are we still okay with calling rugs and Top Ramen Oriental? […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This month, I write a lot of stuff about pro athletes, even though my understanding of sports is like how it feels when you’re lactose intolerant and splurge on an ice cream binge because it’s your birthday! Jeremy Lin sports controversial hair, appropriation or appreciation? It’s a tale as […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Haikus With Hotties, a website and Twitter feed that brings you poetry you can read in two seconds from scorching Asian men, declared August as Hot Asian Men Awareness Month. Please keep that in mind as you read this column. And also, now you know why your summer was […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly This month, Asians continue doing what they’re good at, such as getting signed by Jay-Z and saying no thanks to more money. Jay-Z signs Jay Park Jay-Z’s label, Roc Nation, has signed Korean pop artist Jay Park, a record producer and rapper himself, as well as dancer and former […]
Brian Imanuel is a 17-year-old Indonesian of Chinese descent who happens to be really, really talented at rapping.
This month, we learn that Asians can do other things besides engineering and doctoring. Like, Asians can be underwear models and they can make stop-motion films and they can get really, really mad when their K-pop gets co-opted.