It's another Huang Halloween on 'Fresh Off The Boat'

Episode 303: "Louisween" airs Tuesday, October 25, 9:00 pm on ABC

ABC's hit Asian American family sitcom Fresh Off The Boat airs Tuesday nights at 9:00pm. The comedy, inspired by the memoir of chef Eddie Huang, tells the story of the Huang family, a Taiwanese American family getting their immigrant hustle on in 1990s suburban Orlando, in pursuit of the American dream. Previous episodes are available for viewing on the ABC website

Fresh Off The Boat stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery, Ian Chen as Evan, Chelsey Crisp as Honey and Lucille Soong as Grandma Huang. This week, it's Louis' favorite holiday -- Halloween! And he's out to scare Jessica into the Halloween spirit.

Here's a preview of episode 303, "Louisween":

Stand Up, Raise Your Voice and #PowerUp the Vote

APIAVote PSA features Hudson Yang, Jessica Sanchez, Sonal Shah, Danny Pudi and Parvesh Cheena.

On Election Day, you have the power. So #PowerUp. Are you ready to get off your ass and vote? This PSA from APIA Vote and Rock the Vote features Hudson Yang, Jessica Sanchez, Sonal Shah, Danny Pudi and Parvesh Cheena coming together to urge you to #PowerUp the vote. Together, our voices and votes as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders can make a lasting impact in 2016 and beyond.

So That Was The Worst Episode of The Walking Dead


I hate this guy.

It's been an excruciatingly long summer for fans of The Walking Dead. The season finale of AMC's hit undead drama ended with our favorite zombie apocalypse survivors in their darkest hour, literally on their knees facing the much-hyped introductory wrath of the villainous Negan. This was six seasons in the making, ending on the cruelest of cliffhangers. We would have to wait until next season to find out who got eeny-meeny-miney-moe'd to meet their bloody end, courtesy of Negan's barb-wire covered baseball bat, "Lucille."

On Sunday night's season seven premiere, we finally found out.



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George Takei: An Open Letter to America's Young Voters: The acclaimed actor and activist writes about how our youth can lead the U.S. to a brighter, more tolerant future post-Trump.

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The Worst Lynching in American History

Chinese American Museum commemorates the anniversary of the Chinese Massacre of 1871.

Monday marks the 145th anniversary of the Chinese massacre of 1871, one of the worst mass lynchings in U.S. history. On October 24, 1871, racially motivated riots resulted in the massacre of 19 Chinese men and boys in the streets of downtown Los Angeles -- one of the darkest chapters in the city's history.

On the evening of October 24, 1871, several white policemen entered Chinatown to break up an argument between members of rival Chinese tongs. Whether by anger or accident, a white man was shot to death. Shortly thereafter, a mob of 500 entered Chinatown and assaulted every Chinese person they saw.

Eleven white men, including Sheriff James Burns and prominent Los Angeleno Robert Widney, attempted to protect the Chinese and stop the violence, but they were also attacked. After five hours, the vigilantes had tortured and hanged 19 Chinese men and boys, and looted Chinese homes and businesses.

The incident drew national attention and provoked a grand jury investigation. Seven men were held responsible and convicted for the riots, but only one actually served any jail time.

On Monday in Los Angeles, the Chinese American Museum will join with other community organizations and local leaders for a vigil observing the anniversary of the Chinese Massacre of 1871.

HBO APA Visionaries Short Film Competition

The deadline to enter is November 7.

Attention, filmmakers! HBO invites you to submit your short film to the Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition. HBO's first initiative of its kind, the contest seeks to identify new voices in APA cinema and provide emerging director an opportunity to showcase their work.

Here's Jimmy O. Yang of HBO's Silicon Valley with the call for submissions:

Angry Reader of the Week: Doualy Xaykaothao

"I am a Hmong Texan with a killer cowboy accent that I hide very, very well."

Photo Credit: Emily Buss, Taken at L. H. Tanglen Elementary School in Minnetonka, MN

Hey, folks! It's that time again. Gather 'round, because it's time to meet the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is Doualy Xaykaothao.


Because Korean ghost stories are the best ghost stories

Watch a sneak peek of this week's Halloween-themed 'Dr. Ken.'

It's Halloween on Dr. Ken! But Dave (Albert Tsai) can't seem to get into the spooky holiday spirit. Fearing her son is growing up too fast, Allison (Suzy Nakamura) hopes D.K.'s (Dana Lee) unique Korean ghost tale -- brought to life by the Park family and the Welltopia gang -- will bring back Dave's excitement for Halloween.

Because everybody knows Korean ghost stories are the best ghost stories.

Inspired by executive producer/star Ken Jeong's real life and career as a medical doctor, the multi-camera comedy Dr. Ken follows Dr. Ken Park, a physician with bad bedside manner trying to juggle medicine and being a family man to his wife and kids -- and not quite succeeding on either front.

Here's a sneak peek and some more info about this week's episode, "D.K.'s Korean Ghost Story":

Warner Bros. greenlights 'Crazy Rich Asians' movie

Jon M. Chu will direct the adaptation of Kevin Kwan's hit novel.

It is on. Warner Bros. has acquired and fast-tracked the movie adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians, based on the popular novel by Kevin Kwan. Rights for the romantic comedy, which will be directed by Jon M. Chu and will feature an exclusively Asian cast, reportedly attracted a heated bidding war.

'Crazy Rich Asians' Adaptation Lands at Warner Bros. (EXCLUSIVE)

Kwan's 2014 bestseller follows Rachel Chu, a Chinese American economics professor in New York who has no idea that her boyfriend, Nick Young, is heir apparent to one of Asia's most wealthy old-money families. When Nick invites Rachel to his best friend's wedding in Singapore, she gets thrown into the obscenely opulent, crazy rich world of Singapore high society -- and the gossip, backbiting and scheming that comes with it.

Crazy Rich Asians, produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force (which produced The Hunger Games series) with Chu directing from a screenplay by Pete Chiarelli (The Proposal), could start shooting as early as this spring in Singapore. To get the gig, Chu -- the son of Chinese immigrants -- apparently put together a visual presentation that included family photos to show his deeply personal connection to the material.

October 24 is National Take Your Ethnic Food To Work Day

Plan a potluck! And bring your funkiest, smelliest ethnic food to the workplace.

Mark your calendars! It's time to get ethnic. As everyone knows, October 24, 2016 is national Take Your Ethnic Food To Work Day -- your annual opportunity to stink it up and bring your funkiest, smelliest ethnic food to the workplace. No judgement! Organize a lunchtime potluck for your office and share photos of you, your coworkers, and of course, your stanky-ass food using the hashtag #foodtowork.

Here's how one California workplace celebrated back in 2014:


'Vietgone': A Modern Twist On The All-American Love Story

Now playing at Manhattan Theatre Club's City Center - Stage 1

New York City! Manhattan Theatre Club presents the New York premiere of Qui Nguyen's acclaimed new play Vietgone, with previews now running at MTC's City Center - Stage 1.

With sold-out runs at South Coast Repertory and Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Vietgone is a modern twist on the All-American love story, Vietgone is described as the classic story of boy meets girl -- except this boy and girl are refugees from the Vietnam War newly settled in a relocation camp inside Middle America.

Here's more about Vietgone:

Jeremy Lin surprises some fans. They are not cool with it.

"You're an asshole, Jeremy Lin!"

Four years after "Linsanity," is New York City ready to welcome back Jeremy Lin? In this Comedy Central video, the newest member of the Brooklyn Nets recently took to the streets to pull a few surprises on unsuspecting fans outside the Barclays Center. As you can see, they weren't thrilled about getting the crap scared out of them... even by Jeremy Lin.

This is obviously staged. But it's still funny.

26 Things Asian Americans Secretly Google

There are just some things that we Asians do not know... about being Asian.

Why are Asians lactose intolerant? How do you say "happy birthday" in Cantonese? Asian glow remedies. How to do monolid makeup. Whether you'd like to admit it or not, there are just some things that we Asian Americans do not know... about being Asian American. Stuff you'd presume we'd know. Stuff we might be embarrassed that we don't know. Thus, the truth in this latest BuzzFeed video...


Scarlett Johansson Presents: Opening Night of Doctor Strange (With a Brief Lesson in Chinese History by Matt Damon)

(Scarlett Johansson will not be at this show.)

Following up the uproarious standing-room-only success of "Scarlett Johansson Presents: AAPI Heritage Month," you are invited to Scarlett Johansson Presents: Opening Night of Doctor Strange! (With a Brief Lesson in Chinese History by Matt Damon) -- another fine evening of comedy and trolling.

No, Ms. Johansson will not be appearance (nor will Mr. Damon), but this comedy show -- not coincidentally timed with the release of Marvel's Doctor Strange -- will actually feature some funny, kickass Asian Americans, including Sheng Wang, Jiavani Linayao, Stir Friday Night and Voltron: The UCB Superteam.

It's happening Friday, November 4 at UCB Sunset's Inner Sanctum Cafe. Here are more details:

Help defend Asian American voting rights on Election Day

Volunteers needed for 2016 Asian American exit poll and poll monitoring.

Do you want to help defend Asian American voting rights on Election Day? The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), along with other Asian American organizations, seeks volunteers to help monitor elections and conduct non-partisan voter surveys at poll sites in Asian American neighborhoods.

In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote. For example, poll workers were hostile and made racist remarks, poll sites had too few interpreters to assist Asian American voters, translated voting materials were missing or hidden from voters, and ballots were mistranslated listing Democratic candidates as Republicans, and vice versa.

Want to help with exit polling and poll monitoring on November 8? Sign up to volunteer. Attendance at one training session is required for all volunteers. All volunteers must be non-partisan and work a 3-hour shift. (CLE trainings are 90 minutes. Attorneys can receive 1.5 CLE credits including 0.5 ethics credit.)

Steven Yeun’s Guide to Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse (at the Office)

Also: Looking cool as hell for GQ in a tweed suit.

It's been a long summer for fans of The Walking Dead, but we'll only have to wait a few more days to learn which character met their bloody end at the hands of the villainous Negan. Fans know that Glenn, played by Steven Yeun on AMC's hit undead drama, [SPOILER] dies in the comics, but maybe our favorite Asian American zombie apocalypse survivor will be spared? Hell, I don't even want to know. Put us out of our misery.

In the meantime, check out Steven suiting up in this fun feature for GQ, in which he outlines some important tips for surviving a zombie apocalypse at the office -- and looks sharp while doing it:

If you should ever find yourself fighting off walkers at the workplace, take note of Steven's tips. The guy has survived six season of The Walking Dead (so far), so I think he knows what he's talking about.

You should vote -- because these kids aren't old enough yet.

Stars of Fresh Off The Boat, Wrecked and more urge you to get out and vote.

These kids might not be old enough to vote, but they've got an important message for you about getting to the polls. This PSA from Kore Asian Media, Asian Americans Advancing Justice and Los Angeles Councilmember David Ryu gathers together the likes of Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen of Fresh Off The Boat, Ally Maki and Asif Ali of Wrecked, Sydney Viengluang of Z-Nation and Jona Xiao of Keeping Up With the Joneses, to call on you to get out and vote in this super-important upcoming election.


Yuri & Malcolm Mural Dedication Ceremony

Sunday, October 23 at 125th St. and Old Broadway in Harlem

On Sunday in New York, you are invited to a dedication ceremony for new mural in honor of legendary activists and friends Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X. Over a year and a half in the making, the community mural will be unveiled on Sunday, October 23 at the corner of 125th St. and Old Broadway in Harlem.

Here are some more details about the dedication:

Sikh Captain America wants you to GET OFF YOUR ASS AND VOTE

Vishavjit Singh shares an important message at New York Comic Con.

Earlier this month, hordes of fanfolks -- in both cosplay and civilian garb -- converged at New York Comic Con in celebration of all degrees and persuasions of geeky fandom. But Sikh Captain America was also at NYCC with an important mission and message: to remind people to GET OFF YOUR ASS AND VOTE.

Sikh Captain America is cartoonist Vishavjit Singh, the artist behind Sikhtoons, who is always redefining what it truly means to be a patriot. He was on the convention floor taking photos with attendees and rocking this simple, direct and to-the-point sign. Consider it a superheroic kick in the butt to get folks out to the polls.

Here are some photos of Vish, various cosplayers, and a very important message:

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