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1.31.2016

Read These Blogs



100 times a white actor played someone who wasn't white: Hollywood has moved on from blackface, but it remains terrible at casting people of color. Despite decades of protests over racially inappropriate casting and the recent complaints over the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees, filmmakers continue to cast white actors as minority characters.

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Working in Hollywood When You're Not White: Three Players Reveal All: Dear White People writer/director Justin Simien, veteran producer Stephanie Allain, and Master of None showrunner Alan Yang talk about being a person of color in Hollywood -- and why the word "minority" is "the worst word."

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Essay: Why I Asked GOP Candidates About Promoting Tolerance: "I asked this question for the girls who have been harassed for wearing the hijab, for the members of the mosques and temples that have been defaced and targeted by arsonists, for the hardworking business owners who have been attacked for their beliefs." Lifestyle vlogger Nabela Noor on why she asked the GOP candidates about promoting tolerance.

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The Brave Sikh Man Who Stood Up to Trump's Muslim Bashing: Arish Singh knew what he was in store for when he decided to attend a Trump rally in Iowa. But he's glad he did it -- and he'd do it again.

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America's Quiet Crackdown On Indian Immigrants: The U.S. government has moved quietly and aggressively to prevent undocumented Indians from entering the United States, many of whom are Sikhs fleeing political repression or economic collapse at home.

1.30.2016

This Week's Angriest Posts

Not necessarily the angriest, just the most viewed.



1. This ridiculously cute kid is the new Gerber Baby
7-month-old Isla is the winner of the 6th annual Gerber Baby Photo Search.

2. Dutch pranksters throw baby formula on random Asians
And now, feel the wrath of Chinese netizens.

3. Nathan Chen is the future of U.S. men's figure skating
16-year-old is the first American skater to land four quadruple jumps in his long program.

4. Meet the math whiz who aced the AP Calculus exam
17-year-old Cedrick Argueta is one of only twelve students in the world to earn a perfect score.

5. Three inmates escape from Southern California jail
Hossein Nayeri, Jonthan Tieu and Bac Duong broke out of a maximum security prison in Orange Country.

6. Elizabeth Ho to star in NBC comedy pilot
Untitled comedy from '30 Rock' producer Matt Hubbard will revolve around an interracial couple.

7. Fugitive arrested for double murder of teen nephews
Deyun Shi will be extradited to the U.S. after fleeing to Hong Kong.

8. Maia and Alex Shibutani win first U.S. ice dancing title
"Shib Sibs" take gold at the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

9. Tiny new species of leech named for Amy Tan
American Museum of Natural History pays tribute to 'The Joy Luck Club' author with "Chtonobdella tanae."

10. Angry Reader of the Week: Jamie Ford
"I'm a failed artist but a decent writer."

Stay Angry, my friends.


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1.29.2016

Beware the Korean Ghost Mom in 'Do It For Umma'

February 2-17 at the Annex Theatre.


If you are in Seattle and want to see some theatre, check out my old pal Maggie Lee in the "surreal comedic detective story" Do It For Umma, written by Seayoung Yim and directed by Sara Porkalob.

When her mother's ghost returns to haunt the Korean convenience store she once ran with an iron fist, a young woman embarks on an epic mission to find her mother's killer and avenge her suspicious death.

It's running February 2-17 at the Annex Theatre. Here are some more details about the show:

'Allegiance' Original Broadway Cast Recording

Starring Lea Salonga, George Takei and Telly Leung



The original cast recording of the Broadway musical Allegiance, starring George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, with lyrics and music by Jay Kuo, is now available digitally and in stores.

Allegiance (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Inspired by true events, Allegiance is the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor. Sam Kimura seeks to prove his patriotism by fighting for his country in the war, but his sister, Kei, fiercely protests the government's treatment of her people.

Allegiance is the story of one family's resilience in the face seemingly insurmountable odds, following the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves.

Here's a preview of the album:

Orange County jail escapee surrenders to police

Bac Duong has been taken into custody. Hossein Nayeri and Jonathan Tieu remain at large.



Bac Duong, one of three inmates who escaped from an Orange County jail last week, sparking a region-wide manhunt, is in custody after surrendering to police on Friday. The two other inmates remain at large.

1 of 3 Orange County jail escapees surrenders to police

Duong, 43, turned himself in to Santa Ana police after a friend or acquaintance called police. Duong reportedly walked into a business called Auto Electric Builders and told an acquaintance, who worked there, that he wanted to turn himself in. She contacted police, and the place soon was soon surrounded by cops.

Duong is one of three inmates who broke out of the maximum security Orange County Men's Jail last Friday. The three inmates reportedly cut through steel bars, forced their way into a plumbing tunnel and used a "makeshift rope" to rappel down the multistory facility from the roof.

37-year-old Hossein Nayeri and 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu remain at large.

Angry Reader of the Week: Jamie Ford

"I'm a failed artist but a decent writer."



Hey, internet! What's up? You know what's up. 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 Jamie Ford.

Elizabeth Ho to star in NBC comedy pilot

Untitled comedy from '30 Rock' producer Matt Hubbard will revolve around an interracial couple.



Elizabeth Ho has been cast as one of the leads in an untitled NBC comedy pilot from 30 Rock co-executive producer Matt Hubbard and Parks & Recreation co-creator/ executive producer Mike Schur.

Chris Smith & Elizabeth Ho To Topline NBC's Matt Hubbard Comedy Pilot

Loosely based on Hubbard's life, the single-camera project revolves around Andrew and Josie, a happily married interracial couple whose lives take a turn when they move close to Josie's family in Missouri.

The Best Damn Sulu Action Figure Ever

The One:12 Collective Hikaru Sulu by Mezco



Toymaker Mezco recently dropped a first look at its upcoming figure for the USS Enterprise's chief helmsman, Hikaru Sulu, from the original Star Trek series. This might just be the best damn Sulu figure ever. Geek out.

The One:12 Collective Hikaru Sulu is digitally modeled and sculpted to craft an exceptional facial likeness to George Takei, with over 28 points of articulation, numerous accessories as well as interchangeable parts.

Tiny new species of leech named for Amy Tan

American Museum of Natural History pays tribute to 'The Joy Luck Club' author with "Chtonobdella tanae."



Okay. Researchers at the American Museum of Natural History have named a new variety of tiny Australian leech after Amy Tan. Yes, Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, and so on.

Tiny Leech Named for Amy Tan

Tan is apparently longtime supporter of the American Museum of Natural History. She has accompanied Mark Sidall, the museum's curator of invertebrate zoology, into the field in the past. Her 2005 novel Saving Fish from Drowning includes a number of references to jungle leeches.

As a tribute to Tan's support, the museum has named a leech for her.

1.28.2016

Dad comes to visit and co-workers hook up(!) on 'Dr. Ken'

Episode 114: "D.K. and the Dishwasher" airs Friday, January 29 at 8:30pm on ABC



On this week's Dr. Ken, Ken's dad crashes for an impromptu stay, and two very unlikely co-workers hook up!

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.

Dr. Ken also stars the awesome Suzy Nakamura as Ken's wife Allison, Krista Marie Yu as daughter Molly, and Albert Tsai as his son Dave. They're all great. The cast is rounded out by Tisha Campbell-Martin as Damona, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Kate Simses as Julie and Dave Foley as Pat.

Here's some more info about this week's episode, "D.K. and the Dishwasher":

This ridiculously cute kid is the new Gerber Baby

7-month-old Isla is the winner of the 6th annual Gerber Baby Photo Search.



Aaaaahhhhhh adorable overload. Meet Isla Welch, the new Gerber baby. The 7-month-old cutie from Troy, Michigan is the winner of the 6th annual Gerber Baby Photo Search, announced by the brand this week.

Gerber names dimpled cutie as 2016 Gerber Baby

Isla beat out more than 170,000 other baby submissions in the 2015 contest to land the coveted title of Gerber's "Spokesbaby," with the opportunity to star in upcoming Gerber ads. Her family -- parents Grayson and Rachael, and big sister Nora -- also won a $50,000 cash prize and $1,500 in Gerber's Childrenswear.

Meet the math whiz who aced the AP Calculus exam

17-year-old Cedrick Argueta is one of only twelve students in the world to earn a perfect score.



Meet Cedrick Argueta, badass math gangsta. The Southern California teen was one of only twelve students in the entire world to earn a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Calculus AB exam.

Lincoln Heights Teenager One of Only 12 Worldwide to Get Perfect Score on AP Calculus Exam

Cedrick, a 17-year-old senior at Abraham Lincoln High School in Lincoln Heights, was one of 302,532 students to take the exam, which tests the fundamental theories of calculus in a series of multiple choice and free-response problems. But he's one of only a dozen students who aced the whole damn test.

Every. Single. Question. Cedrick found out last summer that he had scored a 5, the top score possible on the exam. But last week, his principal received a letter from the College Board informing him that Cedrick had gotten every single question correct, calling it a "remarkable achievement."

1.27.2016

Dutch pranksters throw baby formula on random Asians

And now, feel the wrath of Chinese netizens.



Some racist bullshit out of the Netherlands, where some YouTubers filmed a prank video in which they throw cans of powdered baby formula over unsuspecting Asian people on the street.

“Racist”: Youths sorry for throwing baby formula at Chinese people

In the video, the young Dutch assholes behind the YouTube channel Vatos Locos Pranks can be seen walking up to Asians on the street in Amsterdam and asking, "Do you want some milk powder?"

He then tosses the entire container full of baby powder on them and runs away.

1.26.2016

Fugitive arrested for double murder of teen nephews

Deyun Shi will be extradited to the U.S. after fleeing to Hong Kong.



A fugitive wanted in connection with the murder of his teenage nephews in Southern California has been arrested after fleeing to Hong Kong. He will face extradition back to the United States.

Chinese fugitive accused of killing teen nephews to be extradited

44-year-old Deyun Shi is wanted on suspicion of killing 16-year-old William Lin and 15-year-old Anthony Lin, who were found dead at their home in Arcadia on Friday. Investigators believe they were beaten to death.

1.25.2016

Nathan Chen is the future of U.S. men's figure skating

16-year-old is the first American skater to land four quadruple jumps in his long program.



Nathan Chen made history Sunday at the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships by landing four quadruple jumps in his long program, more than any American skater ever. Still apparently not enough to win though.

Nathan Chen jumps his way into history at national championships

Despite the unprecedented four quadruples, Chen finished third with a score of 266.93. Veteran Adam Rippon, who is considered a more lyrical skater, won his first national title without landing any quads, earning a total score of 270.75, while runner-up Max Aaron had two quadruples jumps and a total score of 269.55.

Here's video of Nathan Chen's historic long program:

Maia and Alex Shibutani win first U.S. ice dancing title

"Shib Sibs" take gold at the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.



On Saturday at the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota, siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani won their first U.S. ice dance title, besting defending champs Madison Chock and Evan Bates.

Shibutani siblings capture ice dancing gold medal at U.S. Championships at Xcel

Performing their free skate to Coldplay's "Fix You," the five-time medalists finally broke through and nabbed gold with a final score of 190.14. Chock and Bates finished second with 186.93.

Here's video of their rousing, gold-winning performance:

Three inmates escape from Southern California jail

Hossein Nayeri, Jonthan Tieu and Bac Duong broke out of a maximum security prison in Orange Country.



UPDATE: In Southern Califronia, authorities have announced that the reward for information leading to the capture of jail escapees Hossein Nayeri, Jonathan Tieu and Bac Tien Duong has quadrupled to $200,000.

O.C. Jail Escape Reward Quadruples to $200,000 as Anxiety Grows in SoCal

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In Southern California, a manhunt is underway and authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the capture of three inmates who escaped from an Orange County jail last week.

Reward for escaped Orange County prisoners up to $50,000 as search for jail inmates continues

On Friday night, sheriff's officials discovered that 37-year-old Hossein Nayeri, 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu and 43-year-old Bac Duong escaped the maximum security Orange County Men's Jail in Santa Ana.

According to authorities, the three inmates cut through steel bars, forced their way into a plumbing tunnel and used a "makeshift rope" to rappel down the multistory facility from the roof.

1.24.2016

Read These Blogs


Bill Maher: The Oscars' Diversity Problem Is 'Racist' Asians' Fault: Bill Maher blames the overwhelming whiteness of Hollywood on the foreign market -- the Asians, who "really are racist." What. The. Fuck.

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Nothing comes easy: 18-year-old Natalie Chou's unorthodox all-American basketball journey, which has carried her to the pinnacle, begins four decades ago on the other side of the Pacific with a young girl in China.

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I'm the most magnanimous motherfucker you know. "There are only so many times you can laugh it off when a stranger indicates they think you want to kill children." Anil Dash on flying while brown.

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How Fresno, California, Became a Hotspot for Anti-Sikh Violence in America: The recent attacks and murders of Sikh men in Fresno is not isolated, but stems from a long history of racism.

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Racism by Definition: Challenging the Use of Racial Epithets in Online Dictionaries: What happens when an online dictionary removes historical context of racial slurs?

1.22.2016

Help make Big Phony's next album

Singer/songwriter Bobby Choy is raising funds for his sixth full-length album.



My friend Bobby Choy, who makes amazing music as singer/songwriter Big Phony, is putting the call out for help to raise funds through Kickstarter to record his next full-length album.

These days, Bobby's been kicking it in Korea and has written more than 70 songs since his last release. While nearly all of Bobby's stuff has had that lo-fi recorded-in-his-bedroom ultra-indie hustle quality, he's still released some fantastic tunes. (If you haven't heard his 2014 albums Bobby or Long Live the Lie, you gotta.)

But for his sixth album, Big Phony is aiming to get into a legit studio and record on real hi-fi gear. With the guidance of fellow singer/songwriter Goh Nakamura, he's come up with a reasonable plan and a modest budget to make it happen -- with our assistance, of course.

Bobby explains more in this video:

Angry Reader of the Week: Paola Mardo

"Basically, I love the internet."



Hello, friends. Allow me to introduce you to 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 Paola Mardo.

1.21.2016

Benedict Wong cast as Wong in Marvel's 'Dr. Strange'

British actor will play the Sorcerer Supreme's trusted manservant.



British actor Benedict Wong will appear alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel's Doctor Strange as Wong, the Sorcerer Supreme's faithful and trusty sidekick. Because every good superhero needs a manservant.

'The Martian' Actor Nabs Key 'Doctor Strange' Role (Exclusive)

First introduced in 1963's Strange Tales #110, Wong is Stephen Strange's right-hand man, serving as housekeeper, chef, medic, personal assistant and confidant in matters of the mystic. Among his functions is to look after Strange's body when the hero is astral projecting himself into other dimensional planes. While he doesn't possess any magical or superhuman powers, he is a master martial artist (of course).

So yeah, an Asian sidekick to the white hero. (Sigh.)

Music Video: Rekstizzy's got you "Hypnotized"

From his latest album 'You Can't Be Serious'



Queens-bred rapper David Lee, aka Rekstizzy, just released this trippy-ass music video for "Hypnotize" from his latest album You Can't Be Serious. It features a lot of swaying bodies and wavy lines. Rekstizzy implores you to "Please watch with your eyes fully open and no blinks for the entirety of the video for best results."

You heard the man. Check it out:

Piece of shit ex-cop Daniel Holtzclaw sentenced to 263 years

Former Oklahoma City police officer was found guilty of 18 sexual assault charges.



On Thursday, a judge sentenced former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw to 263 years in prison, the full amount recommended by a jury, for the rape and sexual assault of eight women and girls.

Oklahoma City Cop Daniel Holtzclaw Sentenced to 263 Years for Rapes

Holtzclaw was accused of committing sex crimes against thirteen Black women. He was convicted in December on 18 of 36 counts of first-degree rape, second-degree rape, sexual battery, forcible oral sodomy, procuring lewd exhibition, indecent exposure, burglary and stalking.

Prosecutors argued that Holtzclaw, who is white and Japanese, specifically used his position and power as a law enforcement officer to target Black women in a low-income neighborhood and intimated them into keeping his crimes a secret. He was convicted of offenses involving eight of the women.

Casting Call: Seeking Asian actors for 'Ready Player One'

Directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the book by Ernest Cline.



Got this casting call passed along to me for the upcoming Warner Bros. film Ready Player One. Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the book by Ernest Cline, the thriller is about a kid on a high-stakes treasure hunt competition through a virtual reality world created in a society that obsesses about 1980s pop culture.

They're seeking actors for the movie's teenage hero Wade Watts, as well as a couple of supporting roles that specifically call for performers of Asian descent, including Shoto, a 10 to 13-year-old Chinese male who speaks fluent Mandarin and English fluently and is described as "hip and knowing for his age"; and Daito, a 20-year-old Japanese male who speaks Japanese and English fluently.

Here's the breakdown:

If The Walking Dead was a Netflix true crime series...

The Walking Dead Twitter trolls fans with a parody image of Making a Murderer.



This will only be amusing to fans of both The Walking Dead and Making a Murderer.

The Walking Dead official Twitter account -- for the comic book, not the TV show -- tweeted out this parody image mashing up Steven Yeun from the hit AMC zombie drama with the key art for Netflix's hotly buzzed true-crime docu-series about the Teresa Halbach murder case and the trial of Steven Avery.

The image, tweeted with the caption "If Season 6 of The Walking dead were on Netflix..." is an allusion to the apparent death of Yeun's character Glenn at the hands of the undead, the ensuing frustrating month-long fan speculation over whether or not he actually died, and eventual reveal that he had survived.

1.20.2016

Daniel Dae Kim to make Broadway debut in 'The King and I'

'Hawaii Five-0' star will join the revival cast for a limited eight-week engagement.



Lost and Hawaii Five-0 star Daniel Dae Kim will make his Broadway debut this summer in the Lincoln Center Theater's Tony-winning revival of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical The King and I.

Daniel Dae Kim to Make Broadway Debut in 'The King and I'

Kim will join the cast of The King and I for a limited eight-week engagement, beginning May 3.

While the role marks his first time performing on Broadway, this won't be DDK's first time playing the King of Siam. He previously appeared in a concert production of The King and I at London's royal Albert Hall in 2009.

1.19.2016

10th Anniversary Screening: Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Thursday, February 4 at the Japanese American National Museum.



Los Angeles movie fans, mark your calendars. Next month, the Big Trouble in Little Tokyo film series presents a special 10th anniversary screening of 2006's The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, followed by a discussion with the cast and crew. Revisit the film expanded the Fast universe and brought Justin Lin to the blockbuster franchise. It's happening Thursday, February 4 at the Japanese American National Museum.

Here are some more details:

Alan Yang & Kelvin Yu: "Same race, different dude."

The Hollywood Reporter confuses 'Master of None' star Kelvin Yu with writer Alan Yang.



So check it. You're Alan Yang. You co-create a celebrated, critically-acclaimed Netflix comedy series, Master of None, with your buddy Aziz Ansari. Not only does Master of None win a Critics' Choice Award for Best Comedy Series, you absolutely kill it with your burn-tastic acceptance speech thanking "straight white guys."

But in the end, they're just going to confuse you with another Asian guy.

The Hollywood Reporter's red carpet coverage of the Critics' Choice Awards included this photo of Master of None stars Lena Waithe and Kelvin Yu, who respectively play Denise and Brian on the show. Of course, Kelvin was -- let's be real, predictably -- mislabeled as "writer Alan Yang." Because, you know, Asians.

As the real Alan Yang remarked on Twitter, "Same race, different dude."

This Hello Kitty x Mazinger Z mashup will save the world

Two classic Japanese pop culture icons collide for an awesome action figure collaboration.



This is what happens two classic Japanese pop culture icons collide. Bandai Tamashii Nations has created two incredible action figure collaborations combining, believe it or not, Hello Kitty and Mazinger Z.

Standing approximately four-inches tall, the Hello Kitty Mazinger Z Color Chogokin Die-Cast Metal Action Figure is Hello Kitty rocking a retro Mazinger Z metallic look with a mini pilot Hello Kitty finished in Koji Kabuto colors. The set includes a special display case and underwater-mode parts.

The Mazinger Z Chogokin Hello Kitty Color Version Die-Cast Metal Action Figure features Hello Kitty's iconic red ribbon where Mazinger Z's trademark chest piece usually rests. And the iconic giant robot's Jet Scrander belt has been reformed as Hello Kitty's face. The figure includes a special display base, four interchangeable hands, Jet Scrander, Mazinger Blade and measures approximately 5 1/4-inches tall.

How did this colossal collaboration happen? This video gives us the origin story:

KKK flyers distributed to homes in Anaheim

Hate fliers found in front yards on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.



Well, that's a shitty thing to find on your lawn. Flyers purporting to be from the Ku Klux Klan were found in the front yards of at least twenty residences in Anaheim on Monday -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Some Anaheim Residents Disturbed By Fliers Linked To KKK

The flyers, which were placed in plastic bags along with a rock and a treat, such as a lollipop, contained a message from the KKK and a phone number (with a North Carolina area code) for the organization. Because everybody knows that a racist's most powerful recruiting tool is a sucker.

Here are some images of the flier, courtesy of OC Weekly:

1.18.2016

Casting Call: Broken Blossoms Case of 1935

Seeking actors for one-time performance at the Chinese Historical Society of America in San Francisco.



Bay Area actors! The Chinese Historical Society of America is looking to cast actors for a unique live lecture/performance project with artist and photographer Eddie Wong, based on 1935's "Broken Blossoms" case. The one-time only performance, to be held on Saturday, March 5 in San Francisco, will tell the true story of four Chinese women forced into prostitution in San Francisco's Chinatown.

Here are some more details about the project:

Kero Uno tells a love story in "Journey Together"

Latest music video from Kero Uno's producer album 'Reflection Eternal'



Los Angeles based DJ/producer/rapper Kero One, who has been making music under the alias Kero Uno as of late, recently dropped a new music video for "Journey Together," from his latest album Reflection Eternal.

According to Kero, this is his most meaningful music video to date, as he took on the role of writing, directing and starring in the video alongside Heidi Kuan. It's an instrumental track, but he had a vision for it, and he wanted to see it through.

"I know this isn't the most commercial-sounding song on the album that one might think deserves all the time, money and energy," Kero says. "But I just wanted to execute a vision I had when producing this song."

Check it out:

Chinese student killed in Arizona road rage shooting

Holly Davis is charged with murder in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old ASU student Yue Jiang.



In Arizona, police have arrested a woman who shot and killed an Arizona State University student from China in a deadly road rage incident. Evidence suggests that she planned to commit a violent act.

Police arrest woman in deadly Arizona road rage shooting

According to Tempe police, 32-year-old Holly Davis crashed into another vehicle at a busy intersection, then got out and fired into the other vehicle's driver side window several times, hitting 19-year-old Yue Jiang.

Jiang lost consciousness, veered out of control and crashed into an oncoming car carrying a family of five, who were not seriously hurt. Jiang was taken to the hospital where she died.

Because there should be a dumpling emoji

Emoji by the people, for the people.



Dumplings are a seemingly universal food, taking various forms throughout the world's cultures. Poland has pierogi. Nepal has momos. Russia has pelmeni. Japan has gyoza. Italy has ravioli. Georgia has khinkali. Korea has mandoo. Argentina has empanadas. Jews have kreplach. China has potstickers. The U.S. has Hot Pockets.

There is a pizza emoji, a hamburder emoji and a taco emoji. There is also a range of emojis of Japanese foods including sushi, fish cake, rice ball and dango. But there is no dumpling emoji.

There should be a dumpling emoji.

But how do we make that happen? The Dumpling Emoji Project has done the research, and is taking the steps to not only bring the dumpling emoji to life but also pave the way for a more inclusive catalog of emojis.

Watch this video for more information:

Sulu is a dad! Secrets from the set of 'Star Trek Beyond'

John Cho reveals that Hikaru Sulu has a baby daughter in the newest 'Star Trek' movie.



Entertainment Tonight was invited to the set of Star Trek Beyond, where it got the exclusive lowdown, including an interesting character revelation about the latest installment of the big budget sci-fi franchise: Sulu's a dad.

EXCLUSIVE: 'Star Trek Beyond' Has New Weapons, Uniforms... And a Baby!

Star John Cho, who plays Hikaru Sulu, explains that Star Trek Beyond finds the Enterprise crew a couple of years into their mission -- and feeling kind of homesick. For Sulu, that means missing his baby daughter, whose photo sits on his console at the ship's helm. (Which is a little unprofessional, Cho admits.)

So Sulu has a kid daughter.

Thank you, straight white guys. You had a good run.

Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang's 'Master of None' wins Critics' Choice Award for Best Comedy Series.



On Sunday night at the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards, the acclaimed Netflix series Master of None took home the trophy for Best Comedy Series. Series star/director/co-creator Ansari, co-creator/executive producer Alan Yang and the rest of the cast were on hand to take the stage and accept the well-deserved award.

In addition to the usual thanks friends, family and industry folks, Yang specifically thanked "all of the straight white guys who dominated movies and TV so hard, for so long, that stories about anyone else seem kind of fresh and original. Because you guys crushed it for so long, anything else seems kind of different."

Best speech of the night. Take a look:

Bronx man attacked by suspects who shouted "ISIS!"

NYPD investigating the assault on Mujibur Rahman as an anti-Muslim hate crime.



On Friday in the Bronx, a Muslim man wearing traditional South Asian clothing was attacked by two suspects who shouted "ISIS! ISIS!" while they assaulted him. NYPD is investigating the incident as a hate crime.

Assailants Yell 'ISIS! ISIS!' During Attack on Man in Bronx, Police Say

43-year-old Mujibur Rahman was dressed in a shalwar kameez and walking his 9-year-old niece home from school early Friday evening when two suspects approached them from behind and attacked him.

The suspects, who are believed to be teenagers, shouted, "ISIS! ISIS!"

1.17.2016

Read These Blogs



Judge Rules Against Man Responsible for Vincent Chin's Death, Lien on Nevada Home Stays: The estate of Vincent Chin has won its fight to keep a lien on a Nevada property occupied by Ronald Ebens, one of the men responsible for Chin's death. Ebens is believed to owe the estate more than $8 million in wrongful death claims.

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Nikki Haley is ignorant of the American history that most deeply affected her family: Recently, South Carolina's governor Nikki Haley declared, "When you've got immigrants who are coming here legally, we've never in the history of this country passed any laws or done anything based on race or religion." Wrong.

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'Don't Be Scared Of Us': Undocumented Asian Family Speaks Out: Immigration debates often focus on the U.S.-Mexico border, but 12 percent of undocumented immigrants are Asian. Humanizing America: Undocumented and Unafraid looks at this invisible and stigmatized population.

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Ethnic studies classes in S.F. surprisingly successful: Taking a ninth-grade ethnic studies course boosted the grades, attendance and course completion rates of San Francisco students who started high school with an academic record that indicated future failure, according to a newly released Stanford University study.

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The State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Is Growing Stronger -- But Not for the Reasons the Media and Society Think: As Obama's tenure as POTUS draws to a close, why it is important now more than ever for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to break the model minority stereotype.

1.16.2016

This Week's Angriest Posts

Not necessarily the angriest, just the most viewed.



1. There is a food truck actually called "White Girl Asian Food"
Serving up "deliciousness from all over Asia."

2. These Jeopardy contestants all deserve to lose.
"Who is Jet Li?" And martial arts movie fans are shaking their damn heads.

3. Bruce Lee, lightsaber nunchucks and a galaxy far, far away...
Artist imagines the legendary martial artist as a Jedi warrior.

4. Queens woman kept Korean kids as slaves for six years
42-year-old Sook Yeong Park is accused of abusing and enslaving two children in her house since 2010.

5. Will the real FN-2199 please stand up?
Actor caught lying about playing fan-favorite Stormtrooper, actually played by stuntman Liang Yang.

6. Lea Salonga to guest star on 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'
CW's musical comedy is officially the Filipino-est show on television.

7. Teens reach plea deal in "parachute kids" torture case
Chinese students will serve prison time for attack on classmate.

8. Fresh Off The Boat teams up with Panda Express
Fast food chain partners with ABC comedy to celebrate Chinese New Year.

9. This Buddhist monk isn't getting his wallet stolen that easily
61-year-old victim fights robber who snatched his wallet.

10. Angry Reader of the Week: Doua Thor
"I'm all about young people following their dreams."

Stay Angry, my friends.

1.15.2016

Family Reunion: A Storytelling Show

Thursday, January 28 at Echoes Under Sunset - "Out" of Place



Hey, Los Angeles! Want to hear a story? Disoriented Comedy invites you to the latest edition of Family Reunion, a monthly live storytelling show co-presented by Angry Asian Man, Tuesday Night Project, Mishthi Music and KAYA Press, featuring regular everyday folks talking story. No notes.

The theme of this month's show is "OUT of Place" and proceeds will benefit API-Equality Los Angeles. The evening's lineup of featured storytellers includes Uyen Hoang, Chris Lam, Becca Park, Vince Leus, Steven C., Jordyn Sun, Robin Tran, Shelly Chen, Alison De La Cruz and host Jenny Yang.

It's happening Thursday, January 28 at Echoes Under Sunset. Here are some more details about the show:

#AAPIHealth Week of Action, January 18-22

Join the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders to help our community #GetCovered.



Starting next Tuesday, January 19, join the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and community groups for a week of action to help Asian American and Pacific Islanders across the country get covered through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Get involved in person and online to remind the AAPI community to take control of their #AAPIhealth and #GetCovered! The deadline to get covered is January 31, 2016. Visit HealthCare.gov, call 1-800-318-2596 for help in 150+ languages, and find help in your community through LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov.

Here are some more information on the week's events:

Montana cop accused of pulling gun while drunk at party

Phillip Jay Clark allegedly pointed his gun at an Asian man he called "an ISIS."



What is up with drunken cops brandishing guns this week? In Montana, a sheriff's deputy was arrested for allegedly assaulting and pulling a gun on an Asian man he called "an ISIS" while drunk at a party.

Sheriff's Deputy Faces Felony Charge of Assault With a Weapon

49-year-old Lewis and Clark County sheriff's deputy Phillip Jay Clark was arrested on a felony charge of assault with a weapon. He is accused of pointing the gun at a man's chest three times with his finger on the trigger while "super intoxicated" at a bonfire outside his home last month.

Angry Reader of the Week: Doua Thor

"I'm all about young people following their dreams."



Hello, internet. It is time, once again, to meet th 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 Doua Thor.

All of the Asians in Star Wars: Tasu Leech Action Figure

As seen in 'The Force Awakens,' the leader of the Kanjiklub gang get his own figure.



Yes! One of items on my Star Wars action figure wish list will soon be miiiiiiiine!

Some new images of soon-to-be-released Hasbro 3-3/4" Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figures have hit the web, and one of them is Tasu Leech, leader of the notorious Kanjiklub gang. Played by Indonesian actor Yayan Ruhian, he shows up in The Force Awakens to collect from that swindling scoundrel Han Solo. Honestly, he and that Raid crew were waaaaaay underused in the movie, but it was still cool to see him in the mix.

And now he's immortalized as an action figure:

1.14.2016

Judge tosses civil rights case against Alabama cop who paralyzed Indian grandfather

Eric Parker still faces a state charge of misdemeanor assault and a civil lawsuit.



Maaaan, this is some bullshit. In Alabama, a judge threw out the case against the police officer who was accused of using excessive force on a 57-year-old Indian man, partially paralyzing him.

Judge throws out case against police officer charged in takedown of Indian grandfather

On Wednesday, Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala threw out the case against Madison police office Eric Parker, who faced up to ten years in prison for excessive force after he was caught on camera throwing Sureshbhai Patel to the ground last year during a sidewalk stop.

The doctor becomes the patient on 'Dr. Ken'

Episode 111: "Ken's Physical" airs Friday, January 15 at 8:30pm on ABC



On this week's Dr. Ken, the tables are turned when Ken has to get a physical.

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.

Dr. Ken also stars the awesome Suzy Nakamura as Ken's wife Allison, Krista Marie Yu as daughter Molly, and Albert Tsai as his son Dave. They're all great. The cast is rounded out by Tisha Campbell-Martin as Damona, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Kate Simses as Julie and Dave Foley as Pat.

Here's some more info about this week's episode, "Ken's Physical":

There is a food truck actually called "White Girl Asian Food"

Serving up "deliciousness from all over Asia."



People. Is this a real thing? This can't be real.

White Girl Asian Food appears to be an actual food trailer operating in Austin, Texas. True to its branding and concept, the proprietor is a white girl serving "Asian food." Also known as "Com Bun Yeu" ("Rice Noodle Love" in Vietnamese), they claim to "serve up deliciousness from all over Asia."

You guys, I can't do this today. The oblivious tone-deaf white privilege here is astounding.


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Bruce Lee, lightsaber nunchucks and a galaxy far, far away...

Artist imagines the legendary martial artist as a Jedi warrior.



This incredible Star Wars-themed Bruce Lee art (or is it Bruce Lee-themed Star Wars art by Deviant Art artist Ameen Naksewee) imagines the legendary martial artist as a lightsaber nunchuck-wielding Jedi in a galaxy far, far away. LIGHTSABER NUNCHUCKS. To be honest, it sounds like an extremely impractical and hilariously dangerous weapon to wield. But if anyone could do it, it's Bruce:

Sheriff's deputy arrested for DUI after brandishing gun

Benjamin Lee pointed a gun at Jack-in-the-Box employees because the drive-thru line was too slow.



Asians behaving badly... firearem-brandishing drunken cop edition. In the Bay Area, a sheriff's deputy was arrested for allegedly brandishing a gun while drunkenly ordering food at a fast food drive-through window.

Deputy brandished gun at Santa Clara drive-through, officials say

33-year-old Santa Clara County sheriff's deputy Benjamin Lee was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence and brandishing a firearm. Why? Why did he pull out his gun?

The drive-through line was apparently taking too long.

1.13.2016

This Buddhist monk isn't getting his wallet stolen that easily

61-year-old victim fights robber who snatched his wallet.



In Philadelphia, a man was caught on surveillance video robbing of Buddhist monk of his wallet while he was at a gas station. The monk, not ready to lose his money like that, is seen chasing and grabbing at the assailant.

Buddhist monk fights robber

Unfortunately, the robber got away. The 61-year-old victim, dressed in the orange robe of a Buddhist monk, was at a lottery machine -- I guess monks gotta play Powerball too -- inside of a Sunoco gas station in South Philadelphia, when the robber came up to him and snatched his wallet out of his hand.

But the monk wasn't ready to part with his money that easily. He chased after the robber and struggled with him outside the store, but the suspect pushed him to the ground before getting in his car and driving away.

The incident was caught on the gas station's security cameras: