Mash-Up Round-Up: Conan Goes to the Korean Spa
The week of February 14, 2015 was: wishing we had a tiny penguin, and a tiny penguin sweater; shopping for bookniture; and finally getting to the bottom of that Tootsie Pop question. This week we lost two great journalists. RIP David Carr and Bob Simon. You will both be missed by all of us who respect reporting, writing, and authenticity.
Mash-Ups In The News:
The Chapel Hill Massacre and the Myth of the American Vigilante
Three young people were murdered in their home in Chapel Hill. Three Muslim young people. And the man who murdered them says it was over a parking dispute. Lots to unpack here.
via New Yorker
Steven Yeun and Conan O’Brien Head to the Jimjilbang
Conan goes to the Korean spa. He’s afraid that someone is trying to scrub off all his freckles. Nothing is funnier.
via Angry Asian Man
Black and the Descendent of Nazis
You can’t make it up: The biological daughter of a German woman and a Nigerian man grew up in an adoptive family. She completely randomly ended up living and studying in Israel. She later discovered that her biological grandfather was THE VILLAIN IN SCHINDLER’S LIST.
Korean Adoptee Is Yankees Top Prospect This Year
Rob Refsnyder, definitely a traditional Korean name!
via NY Times
Part Asian-American, All Jewish
But you don’t look Jewish! Let’s explore the traditional definitions of Jewishness in a mash-up world, where young people proudly identify with their jewishness.
Satanists, Odinists, and the Weird World of Prison Evangelism
It’s kind of bananas.
via Washington Post
40 Brilliant Sayings From Around the World that Can’t Be Translated Literally
Ivanka Trump definitely slid in on a shrimp sandwich.
ABC Greenlights New Ken Jeong Sitcom
ABC’s getting hella Asian and we like it.
Twelve out of 470 members of the CFDA are Black. What can we do to bridge this gap?
via NY Times
The Storefront Maids of Singapore
There is a huge economy of domestic workers in Singapore, pulled from all across Asia. These domestic workers show their skills in storefronts in Singapore, just like any other window display.
To note: Singapore has a Ministry of Manpower.
via Roads and Kingdoms
Roy Choi, AKA Papi Chulo, Takes on His First AMA
Roy is killing it. He’s always the chatterbox, but we can always learn more from our favorite Mash-Up chef.
Also, the New York Times discovered Koreatown in LA! ON IT!
Listen: 13 Podcasts Featuring Black Voices
There’s been a lot of talk about how we relate to the voices we hear on air and the faces we see on screen. Here are some podcasts to help expand your listening.
Also listen: Invisibilia, talking about categories.