Strolling ‘Round the Interwebs: Links We’re Lovin’


The Asian American community may be creating a growing buzz online with its wide array of music videos, vlogs and hilarious comedy shorts (Wong Fu Productions, anyone?), but sometimes it’s also important to take a step back and realize that Asian Americans are now in the news everywhere, making headlines in the mainstream media in an unprecedented way.

And what that translates into is a lot more exposure, for better or worse. The aspects of the Asian American experience that were previously just inside jokes or insular gripes among our friends are starting to become more talked about outside of our communities.

Take Margaret Cho’s great post on Jezebel earlier this week. The Korean American comedian — who has done huge things for the Asian American community — writes about how she felt slighted by the other women at an L.A. jimjilbang because they shot her daggers for daring to go naked (standard practice) and baring her very-tattooed, very-defiant body (less standard practice).

Intrigued? You should be. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the really thought-provoking, hilarious, and read-worthy links from around the web this week so you don’t have to go digging (though you should) around the Interwebs. Tell us what you think on our Facebook and Twitter!

In a Room Full of Naked Koreans, Margaret Cho’s Body Is an Unwelcome Sight (Jezebel)

Making a Sometimes Invisible Minority Visible (New York Times)

A Sweet Gig: Confectionery Artisan and Designer Jenna Park Adds Sugar and Spice to the Blog World (Hyphen magazine)

CAAMFest 2013: Seeking Asian Female Documentary (8 Asians)

Man Confronted About Racist Tweets, Cries Like a Baby (Angry Asian Man)

Anna Kendrick Goes K-Pop With F(x) (Funny or Die)

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