The most recent issue of Entertainment Weekly is also a special double issue that features the “Summer Must List” in addition to its normal entertainment coverage. While going through the 25+ pages of must movies, tv shows, books, music, and games I was kinda shock to find only 2 Asians people of the 115+ people and things profiled. While I don’t have perfect recall on this, there are usually 5-6 Asians people or Asian related things on this list in previous years. So for all the progress that Asians are making in Western mainstream media, it would seem that the wave quite hasn’t hit the shore yet.
Then again we shouldn’t read too deeply into that. Perhaps EW’s Summer Must List is a lagging indicator. And it’s not like this list is the de facto standard of what’s hot in the country. However this list did inspire a unique pin game.
Both Asians who made the list are half-Asians. The user who guesses the names of these people correctly wins a pin bearing the likeness of these individuals. First person to guess correctly wins. There’s two celebs so we can have up to two winners. You guys have until Thurs at 6pm EST to guess correctly before I reveal the answers and no one wins.
If you guys find other Asians on the list that I went through three times and missed, then I’ll create a pin for them too.
I already tried searching Google for the answers. It’s going take a bit of work since EW didn’t put the article online. My advice, run to a magazine store and flip through this week’s copy =)
Start Date: Now
End date: 6/25, 6pm EST
Prize: Celebrity Pins
Task: Guess which two Asian celebrities appeared in EW’s Summer Must List feature.
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