4.17.2015

Angry Reader of the Week: Marvin Yueh

"I'm about enjoying the process, regardless of the destination."



What's up? It's time, folks. 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 Marvin Yueh.

4.16.2015

Influential activist killed in Atlanta crime spree

Community leader Catherine Han Montoya fought for immigrant and LGBTQ rights in the South



In Atlanta, police have arrested a suspect in connection with bloody cross-county crime spree that killed a beloved activist and organizer who fought for immigrant and LGBTQ rights in the South.

Prominent Queer Korean, Chicana Leader Killed in Her Atlanta Home

Donte Lamar Wyatt has been charged with murdering Catherine Han Montoya inside her East Atlanta home on Monday. Authorities have not yet identified a motive in the killing, but Wyatt is also charged with stabbing his estranged wife in Waffle House, twenty miles away, earlier that same day. Wyatt also stole Montoya's car, crashed it, and broke into another woman's house, where he was eventually apprehended by police.

Racist Asian-themed drag party draws fire on Facebook

Geishas Gone Wild in New York City



What is this? File under racist Asian-themed parties... Yo, why can't people throw social gatherings without turning to tired, racist, orientalist stereotypes? One look at the geishas-gone-wild flyer for this Holy Mountain drag party happening in New York this weekend, and you've pretty much got all you need to know.

The party, organized by New York City nightlife personality who goes by "Ladyfag," is supposedly a tribute to the Sakura Matsuri and a "celebration" of Japanese culture... but I'm guessing the affair will likely amount to a lot of intoxicated white people dressed as half-assed ninjas and geishas and shit.

4.15.2015

Auction house drops plans to sell internment artifacts

George Takei will act as an intermediary between Rago and Japanese American community institutions.


A watercolor by an unknown artist at Tule Lake War Relocation Center.

Pressured by community outcry, a New Jersey auction house has dropped plans to sell hundreds of artifacts crafted by Japanese Americans while they were incarcerated in internment camps during World War II.

The Japanese American History: NOT for Sale Facebook page has announced that lots 1232-1255, which contain artwork and crafts created in ten different World War II internment camps, will be removed from the Rago auction on Friday. According to a company spokesman, George Takei has agreed to act as an intermediary between the auction house and Japanese American community institutions.

"We have withdrawn the lots from the auction," said Guy Benthin, the phone bidding coordinator for Rago Arts.

4.14.2015

APALJ 2015 Symposium: Under the Radar

Saturday, April 18 at UCLA School of Law



Hey, Los Angeles. The UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal's annual symposium is on Saturday, April 18, 2015. This year's theme, "Under the Radar," will discuss Asian Americans and the criminal justice system, affirmative action, and the Affordable Care Act. Here's more information, including the day's schedule:

Watch the teaser for Wong Fu's 'Everything Before Us'

First trailer for Wong Fu Productions' official feature film debut



Our friends at Wong Fu Productions recently dropped your official first look at their debut feature Everything Before Us. The film is a romantic drama following two couples, set in a world where relationship histories are registered, documented and monitored by the Department of Emotional Integrity. Directed by Wesley Chan and Philip Wang, the film stars Aaron Yoo, Brittany Ishibashi, Brandon Soo Hoo and Victoria Park.

Here's the teaser trailer:

4.13.2015

31st Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Presented by Visual Communications, April 23-30 in Little Tokyo, Koreatown and West Hollywood



Los Angeles film fans, it is on. Mark your calendars and make some plans. The 31st annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, presented by Visual Communications, is going down April 23-30 in Little Tokyo, Koreatown and West Hollywood. It's one of my favorite events of the year, and you should party with me.

LAAPFF is the largest festival of its kind of Southern California, and is the premier showcase for the best and brightest of Asian American and Asian international cinema. This year's festival will present 134 films from over 20 countries with 32 features and 102 short films. Angry Asian Man is a proud media sponsor of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Here's some of the programming you can look forward to:

F*ck this guy and his 'Eat, Sleep, Rape, Repeat' shirt

Asians Behaving Badly: Congratulations-You're-A-Piece-of-Shit Edition.



Behold, this grinning piece of shit festivalgoer who was seen walking around Coachella wearing a t-shirt that said, "Eat, Sleep, Rape, Repeat." He was spotted by THUMP managing editor Jemayel Khawaja, who was understandably appalled and shared a photo of this fool and his shitty shirt on Twitter. The internet reacted.

Meet Aasif Mandvi's All-American Muslim Sitcom Family

'Halal in the Family' aims to combat bias and stereotypes about Muslims.



Have you seen Halal in the Family ? Aasif Mandvi's sitcom parody launched last week on Funny or Die. The series aims to combat bias and challenge misinformation about Muslims and communities associated with Muslims. It's also a tool to support existing campaigns to combat anti-Muslim bias. And it's funny.

In the grand tradition of television sitcoms, Mandvi stars as the sweater-clad patriarch of the Qu'osbys, an all-American Muslim Family dealing with suspicious neighbors, uninformed classmates, misguided protesters, and more. The series also stars Sakina Jaffrey, Shoba Narayanan and Nicky Maindiratta.

Set aside 25 minutes and watch all four episodes now:

Olivia Munn cast as Psylocke in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Director Bryan Singer announced the fan-favorite character's casting via social media.



Another mutant hero joins the upcoming X-Men movie sequel... Director Bryan Singer announced that Olivia Munn has joined the cast of the 2016 feature X-Men: Apocalypse as the telepathic, psychic dagger-wielding fan-favorite character Psylocke. Singer shared the news on Monday via social media:

Impatient patron leaves racist "tip" at Thai restaurant

"HURRY THE FUCK UP ZIPPERHEAD"



The thing about racial receipts is that it works both ways. There are terrible customers, and there are just plain assholes. This receipt, shared on Facebook, is strong evidence of the latter, with a big fat dash of bigotry.

This receipt was signed by a customer who dined Sunday evening at Fasai Thai Restaurant in Anaheim. He was apparently dissatisfied with the speed of the service -- it was busy night -- and left a tip in the amount of hella rude dollars and racial slur cents. Specifically, the message: "HURRY THE FUCK UP ZIPPERHEAD."

Owner CJ Jetphukthai publicly shared the credit card slip on Facebook:

Japanese American History is Not For Sale

Rago is auctioning off hundreds of historical crafts and artifacts made by Japanese American internees.



A New Jersey auction house is offering hundreds of artifacts made by Japanese Americans while they were incarcerated in internment camps during World War II. These items are now up for sale to highest bidder. Does that sound right to you? Concerned community members are speaking up and taking action.

The Japanese American History is Not For Sale Facebook page is protesting the auction of 450 historical crafts and artifacts made by Japanese Americans while confined in ten World War II concentration camps. The items will be auctioned off this Friday, April 17, by Rago auction house in New Jersey.

4.12.2015

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Jeremy Lin Out For The Season With Knee Injury: With his recent knee injury, Jeremy Lin will sit out the remaining games of the 2014-15 NBA season. He's officially done. And so, a disappointing end to a disappointing season with the disappointing Los Angeles Lakers.

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Salon Confuses Two Minority Actors in TV Review; Mockery Ensues: That time a Slate writer confused Kumail Nanjiani of Silicon Valley with a totally different brown actor, Kunal Nayyar of The Big Bang Theory.

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Eddie Huang Is Still Angry His ABC Sitcom Is an ABC Sitcom: After last week's episode of Fresh Off The Boat aired, Eddie Huang sounded off against the show on Twitter, saying he didn't watch the show, and that after the pilot it veered "so far from the truth," he didn't recognize his own life.

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Mindy Kaling's brother claims he got into medical school by posing as black: Vijay Chokalingam claims that posing as an African American helped him get into medical school. Why his elaborate hoax just doesn't hold a strong enough case against affirmative action.

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The sad racial farce of Mindy Kaling's brother: "Race isn't just about color or blood; it is about the collective experiences and inherited cultural context and present-day condition of a community of people. Many of the markers of race are persistently corrosive; others are deeply painful."

4.10.2015

Angry Reader of the Week: Marilyn Fu

"I usually want to talk to that person at the party that no one else wants to talk to."



Hey, folks! It's that time again. 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 Marilyn Fu.

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