Mash-Up Round-Up: We Are So Ready for Eddie Huang.
The week of January 17, 2015 was: fighting bropropriation, taking so many lazy long showers, and tracking literally every goat in America.
Mash-Ups in the News:
Aziz Ansari Makes It Clear Everything is #RupertsFault
Aziz Ansari took Rupert Mudoch to task for being a hypocrite. The internet ran with it.
Jane the Virgin: Television Should Look Like America
We agree! You are the hero, Gina Rodriguez. Plus, who doesn’t love a telenovela?
via The Guardian
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: Black in Russia, White in America
Once again with the fluidity of race.
via Washington Post
When Being A Valedictorian Isn’t Enough
The focus on SATs is shifting who is accepted to CUNY schools, specifically making it harder for Blacks and Latinos.
via The Atlantic
Why Do We Like the Foods We Do?
Your gringo friends can learn to love spicy food! It just takes practice.
Oscar-Nominated Actors: Not Just Like Us
It’s the least diverse Oscars since 1998. We’re guessing that this is a reflection of an academy that is 94% white. And, of course, that more stories need to be made that reflect America today. (See Jane the Virgin.)
via Hollywood Reporter
Pizza Gets Weird in Korea
Bulgogi pizza? YES. Ranch dressing pizza? Ok, we could get down with that. Strawberry and pickle pizza? Yikes.
via Roads and Kingdoms
Eddie Huang: Network TV Ate My Life
People are ready, Eddie! Fresh Off the Boat, based on Eddie’s memoir, premieres next month. Eddie is blowing up a lot of people’s spots on his Mash-Up mission. Oh and, as if to prove his points, reporters are asking questions about chopsticks, so that’s cool.
Why 10,000 French Jews Will Move to Israel This Year
French Jewish immigrants from Northern Africa moved to France for safety reasons and now many find it’s time to move again.
via Wall Street Journal