Mash-Up Round-Up: Mystery Tuna + New Wave Music
The week of January 30, 2021 was Gamestonk, celebrating our favorite finance journalist; and if any of you are enjoying Subway sandwiches, maybe just rethink the tuna. Oh, and this is the best vaccination story of the week.
Mash-Ups In The News
When Bizarre Love Triangle drops, it’s all over for you bishes. Was it the mixtapes? An alt sound for an alt identity? Something you could dance to? Because it was cool?? New Wave music was the soundtrack of the 80s+90s Azn Experience and we’re asking WHY.
Isolated in a pandemic, connecting to our culture means connecting with our family, ancestors, and communities. From comfort food to virtual Mandopop listening parties, what are you doing to reconnect?
via Yes Magazine
Loves of our lives, Steven Yeun and Riz Ahmed, are playing characters in two new movies who must forge new lives. They’re here in conversation, chatting on their careers + personal lives as Asian actors. Also, they are the most handsome men we have possibly ever seen.
Chiune “Sempo” Sugihara was a Japanese diplomat who issued as many travel visas as he could during WWII, saving as many as 6,000 Jewish lives. We’ll be watching every film we can find on him.
via Washington Post
The City Council voted to purchase a hotel and turn it into 60 units of permanent housing for homeless individuals. These are the possibilities opened by rethinking our priorities and defunding the police.
via The Appeal
That is the pact between immigrants and their children in America: they give us a better life, and we spend the rest of that life figuring out how much of our flesh will pay off the debt.
via New Yorker
Your favorite barista, the coworker you gossip with, the group who always come to karaoke night — we miss our periphery friends.
Meanwhile, Wuhan becomes the first to reconnect with those loose connections as the first “Post-Pandemic City.” We have hope!
via The Atlantic
Conspiracy theorists started trying to claim that senior Secret Service agent David Cho was Biden’s “Chinese handler.” David Cho. Korean-American, David Cho.
By the way, we’re requesting a mashy The Bodyguard remake with the South Korean president’s gorgeous entourage.
Del, the Persian word for stomach. What pangs, aches, burns, and fills. A beautiful essay on feeding and being fed, being apart but still connected, and remembering del be del rah darad: there is a path from del to del.
Made by a Vermont elementary school teacher out of recycled wool, Bernie’s winter wear transcended memedom in a mitten frenzy, raising almost $2 million for Vermont charities.
via AP News