Despite the tropical storm (and little earthquake), KCON Los Angeles successfully wrapped up its 11th year at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Crypto.com Arena with over 140,000 fans in attendance.Continue reading “KCON LA 2023 Was a Success!”
Anna Cathcart didn’t expect her character Kitty in Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before to explode the way it did. She had played the charismatic matchmaker for three films and it looks like Netflix couldn’t get enough of Kitty. Now Cathcart returns as the title character on her own series, X.O. Kitty.Continue reading “Anna Cathcart is Ready for the Spotlight in ‘X.O. Kitty’”
Based on the popular children’s books by David Horvath, Bossy Bear is now a television series on Nickelodeon. It is produced by Horvath and Sun-Min Kim, the creative team behind the popular plush toys UglyDolls, and gives a deeper backstory for extrovert Bossy Bear (Jayden Ham) and his best friend and introvert Turtle (Jaba Keh) as they go through some fun adventures, including some Korean American-inspired situations like show-and-tell Korean food and making kimchi.Continue reading “Jayden Ham, Jaba Keh, and Viva Lee on Bringing K-Culture in Nickelodeon’s ‘Bossy Bear’”
KCON Los Angeles is finally upon us this Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21 — and people are wondering WHAT DO I DO?! How do I navigate through this mecca of all things Hallyu?Continue reading “Your Guide to KCON Los Angeles 2022”
CJ ENM revealed their headline artists for the World’s No. 1 K-Culture Festival, KCON 2022 in Los Angeles! Celebrating its 10th anniversary, KCON 2022 LA presented by Toyota will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Crypto.com Arena from August 19-21.Continue reading “KCON Announces Full Artist Line-Up for KCON 2022 Los Angeles in August”
It’s still shocking for me to hear about a Korean series being greenlit for a second season — when that kind of stuff is unheard for Korean shows. But, with All of Us Are Dead being the top 10 most watched non-English TV series in 91 countries for two consecutive weeks, Netflix got what they wanted and brought them back for a second season.Continue reading “Korean Zombie Series ‘All Of Us Are Dead’ Returns for Season 2”
Apple TV+ new series Pachinko premieres this week, and we could not be more excited. Based on the bestselling novel by Min Jin Lee, Pachinko chronicles the struggles and successes of four generations of a Korean immigrant family living in Japan.Continue reading “Stars of Apple TV+’s ‘Pachinko’ Discuss Bringing the Novel To Life”
There’s nothing like a new horror thriller that touches on generational trauma passed down to their descendants and their biggest fears of becoming exactly like them.Continue reading “‘Umma’ Trailer Has Sandra Oh Dealing with Some Mommy Issues”
Directed by acclaimed visionary Kim Jee-woon and based on the popular Korean webtoon Hongjacga, Dr. Brain follows a brilliant neuroscientist Sewon (Lee Sun-kyun) who suffers a personal tragedy when his family falls victim to a mysterious accident.Continue reading “Director Kim Jee-woon Says ‘Dr. Brain’ is Based on Science”
You know I’m a sucker for stories featuring Asian Americans in the south. That’s why I created a whole podcast to highlight said stories. So you better believe I’ll be at the theater on September 17 when Focus Features’ Blue Bayou is released!Continue reading “See the Trailer for Justin Chon’s ‘Blue Bayou’”
Justice is coming to Southern Fried Asian! Ahead of the world premiere of F9, the latest installment of The Fast Saga, its fan-favorite star Sung Kang joins the podcast to talk about the film and growing up in Georgia.
Just when you thought BTS and McDonald’s was done with their merchandise collaboration, they decided to drop a whole new collection for fans to fight over on WeVerse!
The two new collections, which one is appropriately called the “Saucy Collection” features characters hand-drawn by BTS themselves. It’s not like their BT21 characters. No. These characters are based on McDonald’s menu and are so adorable. I want them all.Continue reading “BTS x McDonald’s Dropping ANOTHER New Collab TODAY”
With the release of BTS’ new hit song Butter, it makes sense for McDonald’s to jump at the chance of a collaboration since we know McDonald’s isn’t the healthiest option for our cholesterol. But, to have one of the biggest global phenomenons team up with a global food brand is genius marketing for McDonald’s.Continue reading “The BTS x McDonald’s Collab is the Most Genius Idea Ever: How Brands are Utilizing BTS’ Global Power”
BTS Meal Day is HERE!!!
The anticipated BTS and McDonald’s collaboration is now at your local McDonald’s. You can order the BTS Meal, which consists of a 10-piece chicken nugget meal with French fries and a drink, along with two special sauces — Cajun and Sweet Chili. Get your scrapbooks ready for the BTS labels that are placed on the meal.Continue reading “The BTS Meal is Finally Here: Take a Peek at the Merch”
In what is the greatest idea that McDonald’s has ever done, besides the McRib, is finally happening. McDonald’s has announced they are teaming up with one of the biggest icons in the world — BTS.
McDonald’s are creating a one-of-a-king “tour” which kicks off on May 26 in the U.S. where fans can enjoy the BTS meal at participating restaurants worldwide. The BTS meal consists of the group’s favorite item from McDonald’s — 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, medium World Famous Fries®, medium Coke®, and for the first time ever in the U.S., Sweet Chili and Cajun dipping sauces inspired by popular recipes from McDonald’s South Korea.Continue reading “McDonald’s and K-Pop Superstars Partner to Form Special BTS Meal”
On a new episode of Southern Fried Asian, Keith is joined by Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students at the University of Oklahoma Dr. David Surratt to talk about growing up Black and Korean in Tulsa.
This month’s guest on Southern Fried Asian, Edward Hong, has been tapped to deliver the commencement address for the APIA students of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. A fitting tribute to the college’s first ever Asian American Studies graduate in the 300-year-old institution’s history.
James Kim, podcast producer of The Competition, releases his fictional narrative series Moonface on October 9 (tomorrow!). The independent production features Joel Kim Booster (of NBC’s Sunnyside) in the lead role:
It’s not often we here at The Nerds of Color review theatre performances but once in a while, there comes a production so wonderful, magical, and full of heart that it must be told for all to know. That production is Hannah and the Dread Gazebo, performing in Los Angeles at the Fountain Theatre (in association with East West Players) from now till September 29.
(A version of this interview appeared originally at melancholyball.com) DOM MAH: Hi, Greg! So, for those of us (like me) who sometimes get the Marvel Events out of order in our head canon, can you tell us the overall premise … Continue reading An Interview with Greg Pak about Marvel’s New All-Asian Superhero Team ‘Agents of Atlas’
“Who Will Change the Future?” That’s the tagline of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the latest eagerly anticipated installment in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World franchise. It’s also the biggest question surrounding the fate of diversification in Hollywood casting, and one that Rowling’s franchise might be playing a significant role in.
For those living in the Los Angeles area, the Hollywood Fringe Festival is upon you. Perhaps you might have seen their flags flown throughout the city or perhaps you might have heard whispers of it from your actor friends yapping away about which fringe play to watch. And you go, “What the heck IS the Hollywood Fringe Festival?”