Vice TV's own food renegade battles Foodie Pretentiousness [slideshow id = 75] Personally, I think she's the perfect woman. She has a crazy, almost-visually-disturbing and unassuming sense of humor, a fondness for food (and a healthy distaste for pretentious "foodies"), colorfully-tattooed arms, and most importantly, a British accent. She is very thoughtful about race and what it means to be of multiple cultures, speaking against those who look down upon multi-racial people with bigotry, malice and ineptitude. A snarky writer with wit and bravado, she's also charming as hell. She is Joanne Fuertes-Knight, star of Vice Magazine's Girl Eats Food. As I browsed through the earlier versions of the show, her second episode was actually for a recipe on how to make "Dinuguan," a Filipino blood stew of pork chunks and offal. It was almost a funny way of her...
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We're keeping an eye on fiction writer Elysha Chang and so glad to get to publish one of her latest short stories. Based in DC, Elysha's work is a growing body of short stories that brings the experience of being Asian in America to the forefront. Whether she's writing about rat extermination at a Sichuan restaurant or power conflicts in the animal kingdom (below) Chang's work is powerful stuff, representing the beauty and the struggle of being Asian in America. What A Baboon Can Do by: Elysha Chang It was the smell that scattered them. That stink of strange, new bodies; so thick you could hardly remember what the air before had smelled like. They ran for the trees, climbed up and hung close to the branches. Once they were up there, they couldn’t sit still. Silence would kill them....
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Episodes Nine & Ten of Breaking Bad. For those of us who watch AMC's Breaking Bad religiously, it’s been a tough year waiting patiently for the show’s return. The first half of season eight ended with a grueling cliffhanger: Hank seated upon the throne, reading Walt Whitman when the epiphany struck. Walter is Heisenberg.   While you’ve probably spent the past dozen months trying to prevent yourself from pulling your hair out, it is a joyous time. Breaking Bad is back. And it is good. Let’s start with episode nine, entitled “Blood Money.” The episode commences with a mysterious flash forward, just as it did at the beginning of the fifth season. Walt is grizzly, his house is trashed, and he’s packing a machine gun. He breaks into his own house to grab the vile of Ricin, which was supposed to...
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Evan Jackson Leong took to crowdfunding for 'Linsanity,' and the story became bigger than anyone expected. Society is so forgetful nowadays. I bet you don't even remember what you had for breakfast. In this fast-paced social media-driven generation, we often take the present for granted, always looking forward to what's next, and in turn we've become desensitized from experiencing the "now" fully - our attention spans reduced to mere moments, and we miss out on the beauty life is unveiling for us every day, every second. But there is something about time. The timing for greatness, when a great story unveils itself in the most inopportune and unexpected time. It was a lockout season. The Knicks were struggling, and they had no idea what they had in the NBA sophomore they just signed to a 10-day contract. Linsanity was just...
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Ellen Lee checks out the CBGB Festival in the heart of Times Square, New York City   This past Saturday, October 12th, the 2nd annual CBGB Music and Film Festival in New York City concluded with an amazing and FREE line-up of top bands and DJs, along with some of the city's best food, retail and entertainment vendors. The weather could not have been more perfect -- warm, but not too hot, and a beautiful blue sky with a scattering of clouds. The festival spanned Broadway, with the main stage just above West 46th Street by the TKTS booth, and a smaller stage below 54th Street, right by the Ed Sullivan Theater. The line-up of performers was split up between the two stages, which resulted in some hustling and decision-making. Earlier in the day, the festival revisited the '90s by...
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The British pop band with an inspiring message through their latest project UK Electro-pop band Ooberfuse is back with the release of a new music video for their latest single, "Hidden Light."  It is an inspiring and emotional depiction of how violence in Syria (and in the world, in general) needs to end. As a little boy in the video holds up a sign which says Syria is really bleeding =(, you can't help but be moved. Filipina frontwoman Cherrie Anderson showcases her beautiful singing voice on the track with her talented band mate, Hal St. John (guitar and second vocals). Check it out below: For more music from Ooberfuse, check out their media sites: Ooberfuse.com Facebook.com/ooberfuse Twitter.com/ooberfuse Soundcloud.com/ooberfuse And, to our friends in the United Kingdom, Ooberfuse is also playing on the following dates as part of "Coffee House Sessions,"...
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Kyrie Irving's now-iconic "Uncle Drew" campaign for Pepsi is back with it's much-awaited third installment. With Wes joining the party last time, Uncle Drew continues his journey to get the team back together. In this new installment, he gets TWO new players to join him for a run, Uncle Lights and Betty Lou. Can you guess who these new ballers are? Hint: One is about "1/8th Filipino," and the other is a recently crowned pro basketball champion.
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Filipino-American NBA Head Coach and World Champion Erik Spoelstra (Miami Heat) with a Public Service Announcement for UNICEF and the NBA's relief efforts for Typhoon Haiyan Victims (Feature Photo via.)
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Yet again, here’s fair warning. In case you missed Sunday’s episode of Breaking Bad, entitled “To’hajiilee” —which is the name of the Indian Reservation where it all goes down. There will be spoilers from here on out. [slideshow id = 74] Now that that’s over with, for all who religiously watch the show, it is not uncommon for the final few moments of any given episode to send you falling to the floor in a sudden burst of consternation. There was no shortage of that in “To’hajiilee.” What started as Hank’s most clever maneuver to capture his brother-in-law ended with gunfire, followed by the all-too-famous credits before the cliffhanger of a lifetime. Hank tricked Walter by forging a photo of one of his “money-barrels” in order to track Walt’s phone to the precise location of his buried treasure. Walt immediately...
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As a part of an ongoing series, here is the latest installment for our reviews on Breaking Bad. **SPOILER ALERT Episode 12, entitled “Rabid Dog” was directed by Sam Catlin. Though Catlin had written for the show since the beginning, “Rabid Dog” was his directorial debut. He did a great job on an episode that was less about driving the plot than it was about exploring character relations and development. Some of the shots were really interesting, characterized by odd cinematographic angles and long, tense moments, which gave the episode an almost Lynchian feel, and worked to create an air of impending change and trouble. [slideshow id = 73] It has grown evident since the beginning of the show that every character is in someway negatively affected by Walter’s actions. Marie, Hank, Jesse, Walt Jr. and Skyler have all been equally betrayed and lied to....
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In case you missed the Captain on last night's episode of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," below is a clip of something awesome that can only happen on the show because of who the house band is. Apart from Fallon's humor and appeal to a young audience, The Legendary Roots make up a huge part of the show and its following, and they are an asset that Jimmy has learned to utilize very well. Fallon discusses Derek Jeter's at-bat walk-up routine, from being (the only) player still announced by the voice of the New York Yankees, the beloved late Bob Sheppard. And, with the help of The Roots, Fallon might have given the Yankee Captain a new walk-up song to bat to.  
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Vote for Jess Dela Merced's new video on MakeEverydaySplendid.com!   [slideshow id = 60] Our buddy Filipina film maker and Bay Area native Jessica Dela Merced (director of short film Hypebeasts) came out with a quaint new project for Splendid.com. Her piece, "Splendid in the Grass" is among four entries for the website's "Make Everyday Splendid Student Film Competition" is a very moving 94-second clip which you can check out below. Show some love by clicking here voting for her on MakeEverythingSplendid.com and for a chance to win a $500 gift card.  
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HBO just aired Jay-Z's "Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film" after an episode of Real Time with Bill Maher (which Hova also guest appeared on). It is a very short compilation of highlighted moments from Jay-Z's six-hour appearance at Pace Gallery in New York last month, and it is directed by Mark Romanek, who also directed the video for 99 Problems. But if you do not have HBO, Jigga was kind enough to have the piece uploaded online. And, voila, you can check it out below. Enjoy. #PicassoBaby [Feature Photo Credit]
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Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper team up with a heavyweight cast Directed by David O. Russell. -- Christmas 2013 will see the release of American Hustle (also known as "American Bull$***") which headlines stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis C.K. and Robert DeNiro. The story revolves around con-man Irving Rosenfield (Bale) who is forced to work for FBI agent Richie DiMaso. The first official trailer was released today, which you can see below. It will be exciting to see how this cast fits together, while the three stars from Silver Linings Playbook also reunites in this movie.
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