Actresses Lament Being Typecast in Pretty Stellar 'Royals' Parody

Tess Paras is an Asian-American actress who is tired of being cast as a white lady's nerdy or sexy sidekick. She also happens to have a little bit of musical talent kicking around. And, you know, since Royals is such a fun song to parody on account of the fact that it's got all kinds of lyrics, she and two of her… » 3/26/14 5:25pm 3/26/14 5:25pm

Yellowface Alive and Well in Wachowski Starship's Cloud Atlas

I went to see Pitch Perfect last night and during the previews, while I should've been preparing my vocal chords to harmonize with Anna Camp, I was thrust out of my movie enjoyment by an upsetting trailer that had me looking around the theater like, "You all seeing the same thing I'm seeing because EXSQUEEZE ME WHAT?" » 10/07/12 10:00pm 10/07/12 10:00pm

Race And Craigslist Dating: An Experiment

I'm a tall, half Asian woman. I'm a performing artist and a healer. I dance in nightclubs, as well as talk to people about their problems. I have tattoos. I dress in black and chrome a lot. I'm Buddhist. I speak Texan fluently. All of these could be qualifying or disqualifying factors depending on who you're talking… » 7/11/11 1:13pm 7/11/11 1:13pm