Monday, October 8, 2018

Libra mantra

Illustration by Mari Andrew.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

I like you, I love you

Ladies, amiright?!

Illustration by Carissa Potter Carlson

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The best part of the Meg

The best part of The Meg?
No, it wasn't the shark or Jason Statham or the special effects and action sequences (though all of that was fun and good). It was Li Bingbing's character, Suyin. God, it was refreshing to see an Asian actress playing the female lead in a Hollywood summer blockbuster who wasn’t the sexy Kung Fu sidekick or the war bride "damsel in distress" or the cold, calculating Dragon Lady bitch.

Last night reminded me that there’s something profoundly excitinghappening in media, entertainment and pop culture right now (#MeToo, diversity, inclusion). Something that’s been brewing for quite some time and finally bubbling up in mainstream American cinema, TV, digital content, publishing, social media, marketing, music and sports.

Growing up, my only Asian/Asian American cultural reference points were minor characters that played to tired stereotypes (read: Long Duk Dong in Sixteen Candles, the Me-Love-You-Long-Time Da Nang hooker in Full Metal Jacket and even Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid - I love you, Mr. Miyagi, but I swear if I ever have to hear another wax on-wax off reference I’m seriously gonna lose my shit).

Thankfully, today we have John Cho, Ali Wong, Ken Jeong, Awkwafina, Mindy Kaling, Randall Park, Constance Wu, Eddie Huang, Bobby Lee, Dev Patel, Kelly Marie Tran, Daniel Wu, Elodie Yung, Priyanka Chopra, Li Bingbing (and the list is growing!) starring in Fresh Off the Boat, Ocean’s 8, Star Trek, Quantico, The Mindy Project, Into the Badlands, Daredevil, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Lion, Baby Cobra, Hard Knock Wife, Love, and yes, The Meg (and many others!).

And what’s opening this weekend? CRAZY RICH ASIANS!!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

It's about time (Beyonce/Vogue cover)

Tyler Mitchell, 23, makes history by becoming the first African American photographer to shoot a Vogue cover (and Beyoncé for the coveted September issue, to boot!). 

He's also one of the youngest ever to land the cover. 


Everyone is talking about the Beyoncé cover. (Man Repeller)

Monday, May 7, 2018

This is America

A graphic and disturbing yet brilliant social commentary on the state of America.

The Childish Gambino video, explained. (CNN)

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The little racer that could

For 11-year-old racing prodigy Juju Noda, speed defines everything.

She's got her eyes on Formula 1. (The Drive)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Phony baloney

Need I say more?

Sandwich art by Asier Sanz.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Chloe goes for the gold

A huge congratulations to snowboarding phenom (and California girl!) Chloe Kim. I told Izzy that Chloe won the Gold Medal, to which she replied, “Any time a Korean American does something good or wins, I am so proud!” 

Thanks, Chloe for being such an awesome role model. Keep shredding! 🏂🏅🙌🏼

Photo by Getty Images.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

8 things to do less of in 2018

OK, so we survived a year of this atrociousness. Kudos to us. 

As we look ahead to 2018 (another year filled with opportunities and possibilities!) here's a reminder of what to do LESS of in 2018.

Less complaining.
Less apologizing.
Less overthinking.
Less comparing myself to others.
Less of the comfortable.
Less of the predictable.
Less holding back.
Less giving a f*ck.

The subtle art of not giving a f*ck.