As a Los Angeles resident I had seen numerous billboards featuring a curious man inviting me to his salon. His name: Chaz Dean. But who is this mysterious man? From the billboards he looked like a combination of a sophisticated lesbian and the wisest lioness in Africa.
This week Ryan Gosling dyed his hair brown, and the Internet was obsessed with talking about it. Articles online claimed he "risked his heartthrob status" with the color change. Because I do a mediocre-to-poor impression of Ryan Gosling, I thought now's as good a time as any to break it out.
Early on in the ingenious collaboration between Second City and Hubbard Street Dance, Procol Harum's counterculture hymn permeates Chicago's Harris Theater as actors and dancers assemble in rows of folding chairs facing the audience.
Here again are white people doing bad, and yes, at points offensive cultural imitations and appropriations of Asian people and culture -- essentially yellowface -- and no one said, or is saying anything about it.