Today’s Special

I saw Today’s Special, starring Aasif Mandvi, yesterday. I don’t have a lot of deep thoughts about it: it wasn’t groundbreaking (it followed the classic storytelling formula exactly, and I could predict every event), but it was very upbeat and cute. It’s also refreshing to see an actor of color in the lead role, re-learning…

Asians redefining “traditional” beauty

American Vogue’s December edition features eight Asian models: Du Juan, Liu Wen, Bonnie Chen, Lily Zhi, Hyoni Kang, So Young Kang, Lee Hyun, and Tao Okamato. Vogue lauds these models as “redefining traditional concepts of beauty.” While this spread seems indicative of more Asian models in the business (Liu Wen became Estée Lauder’s first Asian…