Grab your finest chains and gather ’round folks, it is time for another rap year book.  To recap from the last year book… In 2015, The Rap Year Book was released chronicling the evolution of rap from 1979 – 2014, highlighting the most influential song from every year and written by the hysterical Shea Serrano.  It […]

Womxn’s History Month 2019 hath ended its great stride, however, I want to take one extra day to celebrate a community I am beyond lucky and proud to be a part of; the community of Asian Womxn.  I want to acknowledge my yellow and brown sisters, and those who support us.  All of the anger, […]

In 1990, Madonna released her classic tune “Vogue”, which reached number one in over 30 countries.  Perhaps the most enticing part of the song is her “rap” about 16 old Hollywood stars from the 1920s to the 1950s, including Greta Garbo, Grace Kelly, Jean Harlow, Fred Astaire and Bette Davis, among others.  She sing talks […]

You were born light-skinned.  Spent your whole childhood complimented on your appearance, with your red cheeks looking like a freshly molded doll.  You are 90%+ Japanese but the little haole you are holds just as much precedent.  As a child, your parents always had to explain “what you were” to others because you had the […]

Friday, August 17, 2018 was the start of an exceptionally Asian weekend.  The film adaptations of two New York Times Bestselling novels were released; Crazy Rich Asians (novel written by Kevin Kwan) and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (novel written by Jenny Han).  After the films were released book sales skyrocketed; Jenny Han’s […]

Imagine your only means of seeing yourself was entirely in caricatures.  A boulevard of broken English, underground criminal lords and exotic fetishes.  Images that are completely foreign to you in real life yet you experience them constantly on the screen as movies and television insist this is how people that look like you exist. With […]

Just A Bunch of Music By Asians and Pacific Islanders

1966 Don Ho “Tiny Bubbles” 1971 Fanny “You’re the One” 1972 Fanny “Blind Alley” 1977 Yvonne Elliman “If I Can’t Have You” 1979 Alien Kulture “Asian Youth” Aura “Yesterday’s Love” 1985 The Jets “You Got It All” 1986 Metallica “Master of Puppets” 1988 The Jets “Sendin’ All My Love” 1991 Metallica “Enter Sandman” The Smashing […]