‘Suey Park defines one end of the spectrum. She’s a sign that the Overton Window for Asian-American representation in public has widened even during my lifetime, and is only getting wider.
‘Don’t get me wrong, I heave a heavy sigh when I see another Hashtag War brewing on the Twitter horizon and I get even more depressed when people respond to Park and her followers with misogyny and death threats and general nastiness and the whole thing makes me feel like throwing my computer out a window. But I’m glad, nonetheless, that it’s happening. That a controversy-chaser like Park or Armond White or whoever the viral troll of the week is can do what they do without fear of sparking violent reprisals against an entire group of people. That Park can spit over-the-top fire and venom at the white cishet male oppressor and I’m not sitting here worried about bloody pogroms—and, for that matter, that I too can sit here and kind of be a snarky jerk to Park and not get carted off for re-education by the Asian Police…’
A fascinating exhibition celebrating the life of Bruce Lee
‘Bruce Lee passed away 40 years ago but the martial artist and film star remains as popular as ever. In Hong Kong and throughout the world, his face and trademark yellow tracksuit remain instantly recognisable. To mark the anniversary of Lee’s death in 1973, the Bruce Lee Foundation and the Hong Kong Heritage Museum have organised Bruce Lee: Kung Fu•Art•Life, the largest exhibition about him ever staged in the city. Opened in July and running until July 2018, it features more than 600 items, of which 400 are from the foundation – the largest number of items it has ever placed on loan…’
This is really NEWS
Baby in Hiding After Attempted Murder Charge!
‘Relatives of a nine-month old baby charged with attempted murder in Pakistan have taken him into hiding, one said on Tuesday, in a case that has thrown a spotlight on Pakistan’s dysfunctional criminal justice system.
‘Baby Musa Khan appeared in court in the city of Lahore last week, charged with attempted murder along with his father and grandfather after a mob protesting against gas cuts and price increases stoned police and gas company workers trying to collect overdue bills.
‘”Police are vindictive. Now they are trying to settle the issue on personal grounds, that’s why I sent my grandson to Faisalabad for protection,” the baby’s grandfather, Muhammad Yasin, told Reuters, referring to a central Pakistani city…’
Facebook monitoring helped thwart teen son shooting
‘A planned shooting near West High School involving a student was thwarted late last week thanks to a mother keeping an eye on her son’s Facebook page, according to police.
‘”This could have been something pretty tragic,” said Salt Lake police detective Cody Lougy.
‘On Friday, a West High parent called the school’s resource officer — who is also a Salt Lake police officer — to report comments allegedly written by two male teenagers on Facebook claiming they were going to shoot her son.
‘”She had actually read threats and seen the threat on his Facebook page,” said Salt Lake police detective Greg Wilking. “There were very specific threats that they were going to go the high school and shoot her son.”…’