Hipster Bar to Throw Old-Timey Asian Racism-Themed Party

This weekend, a hipstery bar in hipstery Brooklyn will throw a hipstery party called Madam Wu's Good Luck Banquet of the Senses. Based on the invitation, it will be like going to a party thrown by actual racists in 1950, but apparently someone thought it was okay because it's happening ironically in the year 2013.… » 11/19/13 5:00pm 11/19/13 5:00pm

Why Aren't Asian Actors Getting Leading Roles in Hollywood?

Think carefully: When's the last time you saw a Hollywood flick with an Asian actor in the lede role? Tough one. As Hollywood is struggling with diversity, women and black people are making a few strides, but, as actor Masi Oka — known for Heroes and Hawaii 5-0tells The Hollywood Reporter, Asians are getting left… » 3/29/13 4:20pm 3/29/13 4:20pm

I Can't Stop Looking at These South Korean Women Who've Had Plastic…

There's a full-length mirror and a scale on every single floor of the all-girls high school where Julia Lurie works. She's an American teaching English in South Korea, the country with the highest per capita rate of plastic surgery in the world. One in five women in Seoul have undergone some kind of procedure. Most… » 1/16/13 6:00pm 1/16/13 6:00pm

Italian Fashion Editor Tapes Model's Eyes Into Slants For Vogue Japan;…

The gorgeous Crystal Renn works her ass off during this behind-the-scenes video of a Dolce & Gabbana story for Vogue Japan. But for the shoot — styled by Anna Dello Russo — Renn's eyes were taped at the temples, pulling them back into almond shapes. » 9/02/11 11:30am 9/02/11 11:30am

Ads Still Push Asians Into The "Tech Guy" Stereotype

Companies will often get called out if they use racist images in their ads, like the recent Nivea ad that said Afros are uncivilized. However, one prevalent racial stereotype usually gets a pass in advertising: Asians as technology experts. The image is generally positive, but it still limits the way Asian Americans… » 8/23/11 11:55pm 8/23/11 11:55pm