The week of October 24, 2015 was#DrakeAlwaysOnBeat (we love you, Drake!); fact checking Back to the Future with Neil deGrasse Tyson; and sitting in the corner furtively eating the last of our cheese. It’s not our fault. It’s science.
Oh, and these kids answer the timeless question: Which is better, New York or L.A.?
Mash-Ups in the News:
Please, you guys, listen to Hamilton because other than crying and learning more about America than you did in AP U.S. History class, Talib Kweli says it’s great. Other things you will learn from this article: Talib went to high school with James Van Der Beek.
There’s an Inuit word for the sense of anticipation as you wait for someone to visit. An English word for that is “pre-game.”
We are so pumped about seeing so many Mash-Ups on our TV screens these days. But here’s our free advice for network execs: Getting more Mash-Ups behind the scenes will ultimately make you a buttload of money as well, we promise. In other good news, Buzzfeed News is actually making huge strides with diversity in their newsroom.
The boom of Chinese students in Pittsburgh has created crazy demand for the best quality Chinese food. Who’s up for a road trip to Pittsburgh in the spring? Meanwhile, let’s drink some baijiu.
Oh how we missed you, Eddie. Remember when the ice cream truck would come and you would lose your effing mind? We remember.
Indicate your race to who? We must acknowledge racial bias related to names that are clearly Black when it comes to job applications or names that are clearly Asian when it comes to school applications. But shouldn’t names also reflect who we are because we are proud of who we are?
via Washington Post
Oh you think that the fact that there are Asian, Black and Latino actors (and WOMEN) in the new Star Wars is the beginning of white genocide? Buhbye now.
via Nerds of Color
Meanwhile, in Tel Aviv, a restaurant offers a discount to Arabs and Jews who want to dine together.
Our favorite profanity-prone New York rapper is learning to cook like her grandma, a.k.a without following any instructions. As she told us not too long ago: “I’m an American kid.” To date, our interview with her is still our only one featuring the word “queef.”
via NY Times
A history of Asians in the U.S. and the difficult challenge of always being on the outside.
via The New Yorker
Meet people where they are, as we always say. What would Siddhartha Gautama say about Rick Ross?
via Huffington Post