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!
Happy March! This month, we learn about the lengths an Asian parent will go to, to ensure that their beloved child gets the bestest leg up in the world. There’s just nothing that compares to an Asian parent’s love, you know?
Sometimes I like to be my own worst critic and read my column through the lens of a conservative white YouTube video commenter.
By Stacy NguyenNorthwest Asian Weekly I think because we Americans are all a little self-centered, we don’t realize that if we got caught in a knife fight with China, we would lose so hard and bleed all over the ground as we die slowly, because for every one American with a knife, there are 4.3 […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In this month’s column, I pretty much rip into stuff that many people really, really love. I’m pre-emptively sorry for trying to taint your childhood memories. Dear Abby thinks kids should have white people names Some white guy recently wrote to Abigail Van Buren, better known as the author […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Hey, guys! Here’s a really manly edition of A-pop! Because it just happened like that! Dave Bautista threatens to bow out of future “Guardian” installments because he is over Disney Dave Bautista is half Filipino and plays Drax in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise. The Marvel Cinematic Universe […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly It’s been real hot! Right? I love it. In honor the beautiful weather, here’s some fire with your pop culture. Sandra Oh first Asian woman to be nominated for lead actress Emmy I don’t want to creep you out or waste your time with all of my Sandra Oh-specific […]