Mash-Up Round-Up: Crazy for K-Pop, The Story of Q-Tip, and More
The week of July 7, 2014 was: Being proud that we are America, considering yak butter tea to start our mornings, evaluating James Beard Foundation’s feijoada and thinking ours is probably more delicious, and wondering whether hot dogs are sandwiches.
Mash-Ups In The News:
K-Pop Crazy: New Tours, Conventions Signal a Mainstream Crossover for K-Pop
Yessssssssssssssss. Dancing groups of boys and crying girls…we have so missed the Backstreet Boys.
I Left the Hasidic World but Now My Son Wants to Keep Kosher
Ah, wanting our children to be more of who we are for fear of losing what we are, even though we aren’t wholly those things. We can relate.
Video: Obama Calls Tim Howard After US Loss
Obama being muy charmante. We call this “Operating Con Class”.
via White House/YouTube
Census Considers How to Measure a More Diverse America
“I’m all of these!” Yeah, us too. Sometimes it’s hard to just check a box.
via NY Times
The 5 Asian Love Languages: A Cultural Twist
Families need quality time together? Nope. You should practice piano. THAT is love. Also, Lela Lee is the best.
via Psychology Today
Q-Tip is a Mash-Up! Incredible interview with this insightful, thoughtful, brilliant musician. Includes interviews with Pharrell, Nas and the Pharcyde. (Can you tell we love Tribe?)
via BBC Radio 1
What Happens When a Prep School’s Black Student President Mocks Her White Male Classmates
We started going blind somewhere around the mention of confederate flags.
Kimonos Shift From Runways to Music Festivals
“The kimono’s mood of rich-hippie indolence seems to have contributed to its impressive staying power. ‘There’s nostalgia to it,’ said Sarah Easley, an owner of Kirna Zabête. ‘It represents a fantasy lifestyle.’” Yep, exactly, kimonos are about being a hippie (SIGH).
via NY Times