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

Rinko Kikuchi is Not Your Toy

A while back, I wrote a rant on Pacific Rim's conspicuous lack of women, but I feel that I failed to really go into depth about the movie's one really prominent woman, Mako Mori. While the physical lack of women is still problematic, what was actually somewhat refreshing was that the lone speaking woman didn't seem, to … » 8/09/13 3:53pm 8/09/13 3:53pm

Video Series on 'Yellow Fever' Confirms It Is Gross and Racist

"Yellow fever" is one of the grossest terms in the world. I feel embarrassed every time it is uttered because basically everything that's wrong with it as a concept is contained in the name itself: it's racist, it relies on painfully antiquated views of sexuality (men are so helpless before their desire that it's like a… » 4/17/13 12:15pm 4/17/13 12:15pm