Posts tagged “orientalism”

  1. “Beatle John Lennon married his Japanese mistress, Yoko Ono, in a civil ceremony today in Gibraltar, the Beatles’ office announced.”

    That was how the Associated Press began its article on the wedding between avant-garde artist Yoko Ono and the singer-songwriter John Lennon on this day 45 years ago: March 20, 1969.

    The fact that the phrase “Japanese mistress” was used in a newspaper article is startling, especially considering that in 1969,

  2. After a surprisingly not-awesome time at The Wolverine, the latest in Hugh Jackman's series of inspirational workout videos, we got in touch with our friend Phoenix Tso, who recently wrote about fightin' with strangers. And who is more strange than a mutant from the Marvel universe? Nicole - So, essentially, I love comic book movies, and they never bother me, because things are always shiny and silly and over-the-top. And so I got a…