Phil Yu Of ‘Angry Asian Man’: ‘Don’t Let Anyone Else Tell Your Story’

That’s what’s most amusing about the Bay Area native. Yu is a pioneer. An “angry” one. Over the course of almost two decades, Yu has built up a reputable brand as the blogger Angry Asian Man. Today, he’s considered one of the most powerful voices on social media, sounding the alarm when it comes to injustices affecting the Asian community. “There is no one way to be Asian American. People try to put you in a box … and unfortunately, the way that that plays out is a lot of us are silenced or made to feel that we need to shut up,” he says. You don’t have to wait for permission to tell your story, and don’t let anyone …

4 Tips To Make Wedding Dress Shopping Less Stressful Betches

In November 2018, I married my college sweetheart, Mike Sorrentino. One of the most memorable and surreal moments of the entire experience was my first time trying on wedding gowns. I planned our entire wedding start to finish in roughly two months, so I didn’t have time to waste on decisions, especially when it came to wedding dress shopping. I decided on both my wedding gowns in just 30 minutes. I swear, it’s true! But that’s because I went in prepared. Right off the bat, I had in mind a few dresses I liked and wanted to use as inspiration for my gown. I had Pronovias, Ines di Santo, Marchesa, and Zuhair Murad bookmarked as my favorite bridal designers while researching …

Are We Done Being Extra? Betches

Last night, not one, but TWO celebrities announced their pregnancies: Blake Lively, at the New York City premiere of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, and Keira Knightley, at a Chanel cocktail party in Paris (très chic). Now, what was surprising about both of these pregnancy announcements was just that—they weren’t really announcements at all. There was not some big press conference or statement released, not even an Instagram of a sonogram with a long caption. It was just “Here I am, and oh btw, I am carrying a child.” I love it. In a time where we are inundated with celebrity “news,” when everything from a double tap on an Instagram post to an airport outfit spawns headline after headline, this non-announcement announcement is …

Trump Phones Putin to Own the Libs

The big news breaking on Friday afternoon was that President Donald Trump had a long talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin about various things, including what Trump described in a New York Times noted, this was the first conversation since the release of the special counsels report, which found that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion. Thats an interesting piece of trivia, but is it really newsworthy or surprising that Trump would phone the president of Russia? I mean, they were bound to talk, eventually. Is he now never supposed to call the Russian leader, again? Granted, the fact that a phone call happened might not have been terribly newsworthy, in and …

The Case Against Watching the Rest of Game of Thrones

First, a fair warning: This piece has Game of Thrones spoilers. If you didn't watch last night and don't want to know what happens, close this tab. Now that they are gone, and it's just us, the shell-shocked, left to consider last night's 1.5-hour episode,, let's talk honestly: That sure felt like a finale, didn't it? Laura Hudson Game of Thrones Recap: The Problem With Prophecies Laura Hudson Game of Thrones Recap: That's What Death Is Laura Hudson Game of Thrones Premiere Recap: Jon Snow Still Knows Nothing The Night King, the supervillain, evil incarnate, the threat to all humanity is … dead. He was killed in spectacular fashion in episode three of the final season. With his death, the …

Huddersfields Isaac Mbenza levels to kill Manchester Uniteds top-four hopes

Isaac Mbenzas strike gave Huddersfield a 1-1 draw with Manchester United that ended Ole Gunnar Solskjrs hopes of Champions League football next season Manchester Uniteds slender hopes of a top-four finish were ended in shambolic fashion when they surrendered an early lead to relegated Huddersfield, allowing the club marooned at the bottom of the table with 14 points to claim a wholly unexpected 15th. Not that much has gone for the Terriers in their two-season stay in the Premier League, but at least the side that shares the early relegation with Derby County can take pride in taking four points from Manchester United in two league meetings at the John Smiths stadium. Huddersfield won this fixture last season, and despite …

People are slamming famous punk rocker for complaining about the homeless. But he’s got a good reason.

Homeless people  in Venice Beach by Malingering / Flickr Los Angeles is experiencing a homelessness epidemic with the number of unhoused people rising 75% over the past six years. About 54,000 of the city’s four million residents are currently experiencing homelessness and the root cause is the city’s lack of affordable housing. According to LAist, since 2000, renter incomes have decreased by 3% while rents have gone up 32%. The city recently created a quarter-cent increase in its sales tax to fund programs to help house these residents, but encampments are still popping up throughout the city. Venice Beach, a swanky West L.A. neighborhood famous for its eccentric residents, has seen one of the largest increases in unhoused people. Shell …

Instagram rolls out a new shopping feature

Instagram will let influencers add shopping tags to posts.Image: instagram It was only a matter of time: Instagram is handing over some of its new shopping features to influencers.  Beginning next week, a few dozen influencers and publishers can start tagging specific products, which can be purchased through the Instagram app, in their posts. This move doesn’t let influencers hawk their own products, but it does allow them to add Instagram’s shoppable tags to their posts. When they tag a brand’s product, their followers will be able to buy the item with Instagram’s new checkout feature. Previously, only a handful of brands could use shoppable tags, and only in their own posts. But with this change, a group of high …

Can we finally admit that the Night King from ‘Game of Thrones’ is super hot?

Ice bae will keep you warm during the Long NightImage: hbo This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, episode 3. Last week on Game of Thrones, winter came prematurely. The Night King is dead, but the more shocking twist for many was the discovery that Mr. Long Night can, in fact, Get It. Things got unexpectedly steamy during the Battle of Winterfell. After getting absolutely roasted by Daenerys (rude), our Strong, Silent, Undead type finally let down a bit of that emotional ice wall to give us a smile that melted our hearts. There are literally dozens of us who think the Night King can Get It. And if wanting to bang an ice monster is wrong, …

7 Famous TV Couples That Should Have Never Ended Up Together Betches

So we’re all in agreement these days that we would rather binge watch shows and act like the characters are our real-life friends rather than engaging with society, right? Okay, cool. Glad I’m not the only one. Since we all have emotional investments in television shows even though these characters really should have no bearing on our day-to-day lives, I thought I should indulge this toxic mentality by talking about couples from beloved TV shows that should never have ended up together. God, I have way too much time on my hands. All of these couples are considered iconic, but I’m going to tell you why their relationships at best, wouldn’t work, and at worst, are straight-up toxic. Go ahead, …

Keanu Reeves Is The New Face For Saint Laurent Mens Range And People Online Are Loving It

There are a few people in this world that Internet users love more than others. It’s safe to say that on top of the list, we have celebrities such as Morgan Freeman, Ellen DeGeneres and of course, Keanu Reeves. So there is absolutely nothing surprising about the fact that once any news breaks out about any of these people, Internet users show their full support. Keanu Reeves has been spotted many times spending time alone in cafes or metros. This humble way of living amazes many and shows that not all famous people live in complete luxury. Saint Laurent just announced that Keanu Reeves will be their face for the Fall/Winter men’s range Saint Laurent’s creative director Anthony Vaccarello recently …

Mariah Carey talks memes during Billboard speech, launches more of them

Mariah Carey was honored with the icon award at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) Wednesday night.While the singers performance made a lot of audience members feel all sorts of emotions, it was her acceptance speech that truly stole the showand won on Twitter. One of the most decorated divas in the history of recorded music performed a medley of her hits, which included Always Be My Baby, Emotions, We Belong Together, and Hero (all of which were No. 1 on Billboards Hot 100) and A No No from her most recent album, Caution. She was the first female artist to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100 and went on to have six No. 1 albums. She also …

Let’s F*cking Calm Down About Kylie’s Instagram Caption Betches

I guess I will just assume my role as the Betches resident Kylie Jenner response team (of one), because today everyone on the damn internet was in a frenzy about Kylie Jenner’s Instagram tribute to Travis Scott. First of all, now that I used the phrase “everyone on the damn internet” in earnest, please change my name to Gertrude and my age to 80, effective immediately. *Shakes fist at the sky* Great, now that you all have gotten off my lawn, let’s take a moment to dissect the caption that Kylie Jenner posted in honor of Travis Scott’s birthday. Travis turned 28 years old today, and Kylie is only 21, a fact that slightly shocks me, even though I definitely …

FDA allows sale of new electronic tobacco product

(CNN)An electronic tobacco device may now hit the US market after getting a green light from the US Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced Tuesday. Critics have expressed concerns about such research being widely company-funded. “Ensuring new tobacco products undergo a robust premarket evaluation by the FDA is a critical part of our mission to protect the public, particularly youth, and to reduce tobacco-related disease and death,” Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, said in a statement Tuesday. Moira Gilchrist, vice president of strategic and scientific communications for Philip Morris International, said the FDA’s decision was a “milestone” that would allow the company to bring its product — which is sold in other countries — …

‘The Simpsons’ mocked upstate New York and politicians couldn’t help but weigh in

(CNN)Upstate New York is the latest recipient of the “The Simpsons’” scathing satire. In classic Simpsons fashion, the lyrics pull no punches. Start watching Fox News / Stop watching your weight There is no fancy part of it / Upstate New York. They’re fond of their booze / Hot wing sauce is great I’m gonna clog my heart in it / Upstate New York. I want to sleep in, in a city that never wakes, And find I’m fitting right in, one of the gang, par for the course. The Kodak plant’s closed, but I’m a-longin’ to stay, And go on disability in upstate New York. Can’t make it anywhere but I can make it there, I love you so, …

This robotic roommate wants to help lonely young people keep in touch with their friends

Image: vicky leta / mashable I lost all my friends nine years ago.  It was my own fault. I hooked up with a friend’s boyfriend and instantly regretted it. I betrayed a friend I really cared about and nothing I could say or do would erase what I’d done. When our entire friendship group eventually found out, one by one, friends began dropping like flies. Some sent messages to tell me they knew what I’d done, and others simply faded away. This moment is, to date, the most shameful of my life.  Nearly a decade later, I still have an unconquerable urge to know how these former friends of mine are doing. So, I look them up on Google, Facebook, …