Things to Know From Angry Asian America
Ajumma Bring Rhythm Nation to the Grocery Store
Grab your visor and get that perm tight. In celebration of Korean American Day — an actual thing, my friends, commemorating the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the U.S. in 1903 — the ladies of Ajumma EXP blessed unsuspecting shoppers at Zion Market in San Diego with a dope dance routine set to Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation.” Go for the groceries, stay for the flash mob.
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Sikh center in Orangevale defaced with white power and swastika markings
A recently opened Sikh spiritual center in the Sacramento area was defaced with racist graffiti. The sign in front of the Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara Sahib Sikh Center in Orangevale had a swastika and the words “white power” sprayed onto it sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning.
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Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani do romantic comedy with a twist in The Lovebirds exclusive first look
Ladies and gentleman, meet your newest rom-com crushes. EW‘s got the first look at The Lovebirds, the upcoming romantic comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae. The film follows Jibran and Leilani, a couple on the brink of a breakup who find themselves wrapped up in a murder mystery in New Orleans.
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Awkwafina Returns to Queens, and Nora Lum
The New York Times interviews Nora Lum, aka Awkwafina, about her rapid ascent. She recently became the first Asian American to win best actress at the Golden Globes for her lead role in The Farewell, and her semi-autobiographical TV show Awkwafina is Nora From Queens premieres January 22 on Comedy Central.
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Why the Parasite cast deserves Oscars — and didn’t get nominated
While Bong Joon Ho’s masterpiece Parasite racked up six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, the film’s cast was conspicuously (and predictably) shut out. News flash: the Oscars don’t have a particularly good track record of awarding actors in foreign-language films.
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