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News & Views

This Shit is Bananas: Edition 1

A news roundup of the weird, the disturbing, the just plain wrong

By TMM Editors

Date posted: February 9, 2010

Die Stanley Dai!

Someone needs to tell neo-con sellout Stanley Dai that he’s not white. Okay, we will.

By TMM Editors

Date posted: February 1, 2010

Will John Liu’s Sweatshop Sob Story Sway NY Voters?

Opponents call him a liar

By TMM Editors

Date posted: September 29, 2009

News & Views > The Annie Le Case: All This Press and She’s Not Even White

Race is only part of the equation in this perfect storm of grisly crime and public fascination

By TMM Editors

Date posted: September 18, 2009 1:23 PM

News & Views > Stopping North Korea: Time to Get Il?

Why the ailing Dear Leader’s nuke tests has the whole world rattled this time

By TMM Editors

Date posted: May 28, 2009 12:37 AM

News & Views > The Rise of Asian-Americans in Politics

Riding on Obama’s coattails into the corridors of power

By TMM Editors

Date posted: February 25, 2009 3:55 AM

News & Views > If John McCain Is the Manchurian Candidate…

A peek at John McCain’s To Do list (as dictated by his communist brainwashers) should he become President

By TMM Editors

Date posted: May 5, 2008 11:23 AM

News & Views > Let’s Play Olympic Blackmail!

You thought the Olympic torch had a rough trip through France? Just wait till it hits Asia!

By TMM Editors

Date posted: April 15, 2008 2:10 PM

News & Views > Sichuan Alligator and the New Confucius

TMM talks with Jennifer 8. Lee, author of “The Fortune Cookie Chronicles”

By Matt Gross

Date posted: March 3, 2008 11:15 AM

News & Views > Ulimate Showdown: Who’s More Asian, Barack or Hillary?

Asian-American voters deserve to know which candidate is more … “Manchurian”

By Cassie Lo

Date posted: February 4, 2008 12:59 PM

News & Views > Election Forecast:
Year of the Rat Race

A look at Chinese astrology and the U.S. elections in this month’s Postcard from Shanghai

By Summer Kumar

Date posted: January 31, 2008 3:38 PM

News & Views > Bilawal Bhutto:
Too Hot to Kill?

Will assassins target Benazir Bhutto’s 19-year-old son? Not if his Facebook fans have anything to say about it.

By tmm Editors

Date posted: January 4, 2008 10:24 AM

News & Views > Hayden Panettiere Slaughters Japanese Dolphin-Hunters

Move over, PETA. Greenpeace now has its own self-righteous spokes-blonde

By tmm Editors

Date posted: November 6, 2007 3:26 PM

News & Views > Burma: Last Comic Standing

No joke! Burma’s Stephen Colbert arrested once again

By tmm editors

Date posted: November 2, 2007 1:03 AM

News & Views > Space Babes: Kaguya vs. Chang’e

Japan and China name their rockets after fairies?

By TMM Editors

Date posted: October 29, 2007 4:30 PM

News & Views > Why China Will Win
the Space Race

America’s stop-and-go space program is no match for China’s slow and steady progress

By Dwayne Monroe

Date posted: October 29, 2007 12:33 PM

Entertainment & Arts > Space, the Asian Frontier

China, Japan and India race to moon and beyond

By TMM Editors

Date posted: October 18, 2007 11:12 AM

News & Views > The Five Asians You’ll Meet in College

For non-Asians, seeing so many Asian faces on campus can be intimidating and confusing. It doesn’t have to be.

By TMM Editors

Date posted: October 1, 2007 11:31 AM

News & Views > Burma by the Numbers

An astrological take on the numbered days of Burma’s generals

By tmm editors

Date posted: September 27, 2007 3:37 PM

News & Views > Killing Us Softly: Brother No. 2, in His Own Words

Nuon Chea was Pol Pot’s deputy. The one question on everyone’s minds: What will that wacky war criminal say next?

By Matthew Fishbane

Date posted: September 19, 2007 3:36 PM

News & Views > Parallel Lives: Britney Spears and Shinzo Abe

TMM takes a look at the uncanny parallels between Britney Spears and Shinzo Abe

By tmm editors

Date posted: September 14, 2007 12:41 PM

News & Views > What Africa Can Learn from China: A Memo

Unsolicited advice for turning Africa into a global brand

By TMM Editors

Date posted: August 28, 2007 7:43 PM

News & Views > Threat Level: Yellow!
Asia’s Top 5 Terrorists

Just nabbed, Indonesia’s leading terrorist Abu Dujana makes TMM’s Terrorist Top 5

By Newley Purnell

Date posted: June 14, 2007 2:07 PM

News & Views > Robo-Chaperones

A Korean middle school deploys robot guards to protect students from molesters

By Aaron Tassano

Date posted: June 5, 2007 10:21 AM

News & Views > Round-Eyed Devils
Think Alike

With his fixation on “Asian whores,” GQ magazine editor joins Don Imus in the dog house

By TMM Editors

Date posted: May 15, 2007 7:33 PM

News & Views > Jewish Moms vs. Chinese Moms: The Ultimate Showdown!

In honor of Mother’s Day, TMM pits Jewish moms against Chinese moms, head-to-head in… the Ultimate Showdown!

By TMM Editors

Date posted: May 11, 2007 2:52 PM

News & Views > India’s Kissy Fit

India’s moral police round up kissing bandits Richard Gere, Shilpa Shetty and now Ash!

By Summer Block Kumar

Date posted: May 1, 2007 11:19 PM

News & Views > Another Case of Asian Profiling?

Illinois high schooler Allen Lee is arrested after “violent” writings

By Michael Y. Park

Date posted: April 26, 2007 11:42 AM

News & Views > Asian is the New Black?

In the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings, the racial profiling of Asian males is a legitimate fear, as one SUNY student discovered

By Michael Y. Park

Date posted: April 25, 2007 9:55 AM

News & Views > Who’s Next, Hello Kitty?

The stereotype of the meek and mild Asian may be a thing of the past. What’s the next wacko demographic?

By Bryan Thao Worra

Date posted: April 24, 2007 2:00 PM

News & Views > Nagasaki Noir

Channeling Chandler on the mean streets of Nagasaki, where a mobster takes out the mayor

By Dwayne Monroe

Date posted: April 20, 2007 4:50 PM

News & Views > South Korea, Taking It Hard

An American expat in S. Korea sheds light on the nation’s collective shame over the Virginia Tech killer, a native son

By Aaron Tassano

Date posted: April 18, 2007 10:09 AM

News & Views > When Model Minorities Go Bad, Real Bad

The alien-ness and alienation of Virginia Tech spree killer
Seung-Hui Cho

By TMM STAFF

Date posted: April 17, 2007 12:53 PM

News & Views > Internet Lynch Mob Targets Wrong Asian Gun Nut

Anti-Asian backlash strikes Virginia Tech student Wayne Chiang

By TMM STAFF

Date posted: April 17, 2007 10:58 AM

noPlatter > Asia Digested: Triad-thalon

Asia’s criminal gangs
go global

By Julia Famularo

Date posted: April 2, 2007 3:23 PM

News & Views > ”#&?!% Chinamen!” and Other Fightin’ Words

TMM’s hit list of Asian fightin’ words, from “Apu” to “Wog”

By TMM Editors

Date posted: March 18, 2007 11:00 PM

News & Views > The XYZ of Asia

Hot-tempered, fiesty, drunk—Koreans are the Irish of Asia. But who are the Swiss, the Mexicans, the Haitians of our favorite continent?

By TMM Editors

Date posted: March 14, 2007 9:00 AM

News & Views > Name That Supremacist!

Ann Coulter, David Duke, Kenneth Eng. How well do you know your megalomaniacs?

By TMM Editors

Date posted: March 9, 2007 8:57 PM

News & Views > Kenneth Eng: Lamest Supremacist Ever

America thinks Kenneth Eng is the face of Asian American racism. Really, he’s just nuts.

By TMM Editors

Date posted: March 9, 2007 2:18 AM

News & Views > Kould Kal
Be This Klueless?

He’s no Michael Richards, but Kal Penn is pissing off black fans with a KKK spoof

By Dwayne Monroe

Date posted: March 6, 2007 5:50 PM

News & Views > Invasion of the Taiwan Snatchers!

Taiwan wants independence. China wants Taiwan. How can these two mismatched lovers live in peace?

By Julia M. Famularo

Date posted: March 2, 2007 11:51 AM

News & Views > Thailand’s Split Personality

How one revealing dress set off a firestorm of moralizing in the land of prostitutes and permissiveness.

By Newley Purnell

Date posted: February 28, 2007 9:52 AM

News & Views > The Worst Genocides Ever

Everyone agrees genocide is bad, but what people don’t know is it’s also hard. From Pinochet to bin Laden, the least competent population-wiper-outers in history.

By Matthew Fishbane

Date posted: February 13, 2007 5:20 PM

News & Views > ABCs of Cambodian Justice

A new tribunal is set to try the surviving Khmer Rouge leaders, but can the judges navigate Cambodia’s crazy justice system?

By Matthew Fishbane

Date posted: February 13, 2007 3:51 PM

News & Views > Barack Obama is Not Black, He’s Asian!

Here are the Top 10 reasons why he’s really one of ours

By TMM Editors

Date posted: February 12, 2007 12:04 PM

News & Views > Warp Core Breach!

Major meltdown for Trekkie Congressman David Wu

By TMM Editors

Date posted: January 17, 2007 5:46 PM

News & Views > Buddhists in Da House!

With two members of the Lotus Club now in Congress, will we get a day off on Buddha’s Birthday?

By TMM Editors

Date posted: January 4, 2007 5:54 PM

News & Views > Astrology for Diplomats:
The Full Moon Report

UN Chief Ban-ki Moon gets some astrological guidance, courtesy of TripmasterMonkey

By Madame Zee

Date posted: January 3, 2007 2:31 AM

News & Views > Predictions for 2007

Who knows what’s lurks in 2007? The Monkey knows…

By TMM Editors

Date posted: January 1, 2007 1:08 PM

News & Views > Punk’d! The Pranks of Saparmurat Niyazov

Turkmenistan’s late president may have looked like a dictator, but his eccentric, repressive decrees were really just jokes. What’s Turkic for “Gotcha!”?

By TMM Editors

Date posted: December 21, 2006 10:41 AM

News & Views > Quagmire vs. Sandstorm

Same lessons, different wars. How Iraq and Vietnam became mirror images of each other

By TMM Editors

Date posted: December 6, 2006 6:27 PM

News & Views > Trouble in Paradise

Fiji’s military takes over, locals yawn

By TMM Editors

Date posted: December 5, 2006 12:12 PM

News & Views > What Not to Get
Kim Jong-il for Xmas

Kim Jong-il made the U.S. naughty list this year, and the TMM elves have a few more ideas on what to get the Dear Leader

By TMM Editors

Date posted: November 29, 2006 1:56 PM

News & Views > The Macaca Effect

If only Virginia Sen. George Allen had said “maraca”

By TMM Editors

Date posted: November 8, 2006 5:34 PM

News & Views > Japanese horses: They’re not just for eating anymore!

After Japan’s thrilling upset in horse-racing’s Melbourne Cup,
Asia too can claim the words “jock” and “stud”

By TMM Editors

Date posted: November 7, 2006 6:26 PM

News & Views > Fan Tan’s Fanny!

California politican Tan D. Nguyen is a disgrace to the race

By TMM

Date posted: October 21, 2006 9:57 PM

News & Views > North Korea: Easy Target

Ragging on the Dear Leader does no good. Here are 10 new ways to make fun of the Hermit Kingdom.

By TMM

Date posted: October 11, 2006 11:07 AM

News & Views > Columbus, Schmolumbus

Don’t want to celebrate Euro-imperialism on Columbus Day? Try the Chinese version instead!

By TMM

Date posted: October 9, 2006 10:21 AM

News & Views > Our Man, Ban

Meet the next UN chief, South Korean diplomat Ban Ki-Moon

By TMM

Date posted: October 3, 2006 8:54 PM

News & Views > Sayonara, Tokyo Rose

Iva Toguri D’Aquino died this week but the myth and mystique of her radio persona Tokyo Rose continues

By Michael Y. Park

Date posted: September 28, 2006 5:53 PM

News & Views > Asia: Digested

Japan flexed, China went dark, Cambodians raced cattle—it all happened this week in Asia.

By TMM

Date posted: September 27, 2006 5:18 PM

News & Views > Nice Dye Job, Mr. Prez

Pakistan’s head of state (and his remarkable head of hair) appears on “The Daily Show”

By TMM

Date posted: September 27, 2006 9:20 AM

News & Views > My First Coup

An American expat’s account of Thailand’s “smooth as silk” coup

By Newley Purnell

Date posted: September 25, 2006 11:14 AM

News & Views > Best. Coup. Ever.

It was flowers in the streets of Bangkok as Thais hailed their new military overlords.

By TMM

Date posted: September 21, 2006 1:41 PM

News & Views > Attack of the Sexpat Bloggers!

Expat sex bloggers are driving Asia crazy and making us wonder: Why aren’t we getting any?

By TMM

Date posted: August 31, 2006 11:34 AM

News & Views > Katrina, One Year Later

New Orlean’s Vietnamese community says, No landfill in our backyard!

By TMM

Date posted: August 29, 2006 9:59 AM

News & Views > Fighting Coca-Colonization?

U.S. soda giants get popped by a small Indian environmental group

By Julia M. Famularo

Date posted: August 27, 2006 8:53 PM

News & Views > Meet the ‘Mozart of Math’

The first Australian to win the “Nobel Prize of Math” is Asian, naturally

By TMM

Date posted: August 22, 2006 4:42 PM

News & Views > Nailed in Bangkok

JonBenet’s purported killer sought refuge in Bangkok, where else?

By Somnouk Silosoth

Date posted: August 17, 2006 4:51 PM

News & Views > Doctor Without Borders

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta practices emo-journalism at its best, one war zone at a time

By Mai Hoang

Date posted: August 2, 2006 5:04 AM

News & Views > Move over, Mr. Potato Head

Mutant Ninja Tomato Stalks Kyoto!

By TMM

Date posted: July 30, 2006 9:22 PM

News & Views > KFC TV Ad Causes Flap

Chinese culture purists find new chicken sandwich ad completely tasteless

By TMM

Date posted: July 20, 2006 1:51 AM

News & Views > The UN: Now Hiring

Looking East for Kofi Annan’s successor

By Julia M. Famularo

Date posted: July 16, 2006 11:40 PM

News & Views > North Korea’s Lil’ Kim

Poor misunderstood little guy. It’s hard out there for a despot

By TMM

Date posted: July 9, 2006 11:48 AM

News & Views > Taiwan’s Independent Streak

Under China’s nose, Taiwan has become an island of shrewd capitalists and feisty democrats. PLUS: Insiong Cheng’s Lessons from 1776

By Julia M. Famularo

Date posted: July 5, 2006 11:50 AM

News & Views > Split Personality

The dual realities and loyalties of a Chinese-slash-Taiwanese-hyphen-American

By Isabel Chang

Date posted: July 4, 2006 1:21 AM

News & Views > Pirate Queen

While Captain Jack Sparrow was sashaying around the Caribbean, Madame Cheng Yisao was redefining piracy on the other side of the world

By Julia M. Famularo

Date posted: July 3, 2006 4:46 AM

News & Views > Lady Buccaneers

Cheng Yisao shared the high seas with other lady pirates, including Anne Bonny and Mary Read

By Julia M. Famularo

Date posted: July 3, 2006 3:55 AM

News & Views > What Can Taiwan Learn from the American Revolution?

Taiwan’s exiles keep the “Spirit of 1776” alive

By Ingsiong Jeng

Date posted: July 2, 2006 3:22 PM

News & Views > This Week: Koizumi and Friends

Asian heads of state hit the road, with pilgrimages the Vatican and Graceland

By TMM

Date posted: June 26, 2006 9:36 PM

News & Views > Rainbow Warrior

George “Mr. Sulu” Takei takes on new role as gay-rights activist. PLUS, Gays in Space

By Michael Y. Park

Date posted: June 19, 2006 2:35 PM

News & Views > Fear of a Red Planet

What are the myths and motives behind our China paranoia? And more importantly—is their kung fu better than our kung fu?

By Annie Luo

Date posted: May 27, 2006 8:08 AM

Rice Radar > Is Hawaii Ready to Secede?

An independence movement is underway to free the Hawaiian Islands from American "occupation"

By tmm

Date posted: May 25, 2006 4:39 AM

News & Views > We Put the Yellow in the Red-White-and-Blue!

The U.S. Census Bureau just released the 2006 portrait of the Asian Nation. Exciting?
You bet!

By Mai Hoang

Date posted: May 18, 2006 6:54 AM


 
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