Saturday, July 26, 2014

This Week on My Internet

Photo I took earlier this summer at the Magic Gardens in Philadelphia.

Kacy recently became the first woman to qualify for American Ninja Warrior finals! Especially cool since she's only five feet tall and weights 100 pounds, which both worked against her in certain parts of the course. I don't find reality TV exciting, but this was something else. For some reason I watched this not long after waking up a few days ago, and blame it on my being half-awake, but I cried. And I never happy-cry. (I leave that kind of weepiness to my roommate, Kara, who cried through half of the Olympics. teehee hi Kara)

Rebecca wrote a fascinating little history/style spotlight on Anna May Wong, arguably the first Chinese movie star. She acted throughout the 20s and 30s, appearing onscreen with stars like Buster Keaton and Marlene Dietrich. Really, really cool to read about a fabulous Asian actress from the Old Hollywood era, a time when Asians were either invisible or probably horribly stereotyped.

And while we're on the subject of Asians in popular culture, NPR did a piece on the origin of"ching chong" as a slur.

Not really a link, but I just found out that ASOS has changed its famous policy of free shipping to free shipping on orders over $25. Doesn't make much of a difference to me since they still have free returns, but surprising nonetheless.

And finally, Catherine from See Creatures popped out of the blue to write a long, thoughtful piece on what lingerie means to her. A beautifully written, slightly feminist take on a type of clothing that I've personally never given much thought to.

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