And Other Things to Know From Angry Asian America.
Mr. President, You Don’t Speak for Asian Americans
“I’m angry at you for taking a month that has been set aside to celebrate the achievements of our Asian American and Pacific Islander forebears, people who gave their toil, their tears, their hopes, dreams and lives to this country, and turning it into a time of outrage, anxiety and despair.”
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‘I want you to know he died in the hospital alone, isolated and scared’
“Hi. Both my aunt and uncle work for you in Crete, Ne. They both tested positive for COVID and passed it on to my grandmother and grandfather who never left the house. My grandfather lost his battle last night after fighting for his life for a week. I want you to know he died in the hospital alone, isolated and scared…”
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Alison Roman’s Comments About Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo Lit a Fire
Last week, drama erupted on social media when Alison Roman — the cookbook author and New York Times food columnist of Instagram fame — criticized Chrissy Teigen, a bestselling cookbook author, and Marie Kondo, who popularized her organizing strategy in books and a television show, for monetizing their lifestyle brands. For some women in the food world, the controversy shed light on problems that had been simmering long before.
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Wong Kar-Wai’s New Film ‘Blossoms’ Set To Shoot in July
Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-Wai’s new film Blossoms is set to start shooting in mainland China in July. Wong’s first film since 2013’s The Grandmaster, and only his eleventh in more than three decades, Blossoms has been described as a a spiritual sequel to his landmark 2000 romance drama In the Mood for Love. Based on Jin Yucheng’s 2013 novel, the film will follow the lives of three Shanghai residents from the end of China’s Cultural Revolution in the 1960s through their life in America in the 1990s.
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