Dept The Market
Issue Fall 2012
Hed: Here Goes Nothing
Ever wonder what you’d find on an online dating site? Pervs, fetishists … the boy next door? One Asian American woman does the (dirty) work for us in our inaugural O.D.D. (Online Dating Diary) column.
Online dating can be a daunting experience for both men and women, and even more specifically for an Asian American woman. Some may argue that Asian American women have it easy because they tend to
receive the most number of messages on online dating sites, but having X number of suitors does not necessarily make the experience any easier or better.
I’ve tried online dating before — for a whole week — before permanently deleting my account after receiving little more than creepy (and sometimes downright revolting) messages from various men on the site. At one point, a guy I had grown to trust a bit made a complete 180 — from a seemingly nice guy to one who confessed how much he liked to masturbate to my picture.
DEPT The Market
ISSUE Fall 2012
AUTHOR Paul Nakayama
HED: THE DYNAMIC DUO
He’s one way when he’s sober, completely different when he’s drunk. Columnist Paul Nakayama uncovers the truth behind your masked man.
I just returned from Comic Con with a pile of Batman books, and it’s a few days before The Dark Knight Rises premieres. I’m almost fanatically on the Batman bandwagon this week, and if I could look good in black leather and spandex, I would be running around dressed in it. Now, this is probably not a good way to portray myself considering I’m the magazine’s resident dating columnist, but I’m more of an “unintentional-abstinence-sucks-so-don’t-do-what-I-do” sort of advisor anyway. So, in sheer geek revelry, I’m going to use Batman as my device for talking through this month’s Awful Truth topic: “dual identities,” or why men are flirtier when drunk.
During an interview at 92Y on Wednesday night, Vera Wang told Fern Mallis (Creator of New York Fashion Week) that her relationship with with figure skater Evan Lysacek was nothing more of a mentor-mentee relationship and it was not the reason why her marriage fell apart.
“I’m his mentor, his true mentor I hope for his ongoing life after sports,” the Chinese American fashion designer insisted to Mallis.
Last summer, after Wang announced she was ending her marriage (just two weeks shy of their 23rd anniversary) to businessman Arthur Baker, she was reportedly seen attending functions together with the 27-year-old American figure skater. Rumors had also escalated that they had also moved in together.
Wang married Baker in 1989 and have two daughters together, Cecilia (23) and Josephine (19). Wang is known for her haute couture bridesmaids and wedding gown collections, as well as designing competition dresses for various female figure skaters. Prior to beginning her own line, Wang famously turned down the Editor-in-Chief position of US Vogue (before it turned over to Anna Wintour) after being a Senior Fashion Editor to join Ralph Lauren as a Design Director.
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No longer just on the silver screen, there could be some very real romance for Bae Doona and Jim Sturgess.
The Korean actress and the London-born Brit Sturgess worked together on the recent 2012 film, Cloud Atlas. Among their multiple roles, they played the romantically involved Tilda and Adam Ewing. The film was controversial upon release when Sturgess sported “yellowface” in a different segment to portray Korean rebel Hae-Joo Chang residing in dystopian Seoul, opposite Bae’s android character Sonmi-451.
Columnist Paul Nakayama is determined to get to the bottom of what his male friends really want in a woman. What he discovered? Ask a woman.
ISSUE: Summer 2012
DEPT: Audrey Living
STORY: Paul Nakayama
To be perfectly honest, I’ve been dreading writing this issue’s Awful Truth for weeks now. Seeing as I’m currently stuck in my hotel room in Jodhpur, India, awaiting the passing of a brutal dust storm, I guess it’s nature’s way of telling me to get off my ass. I just wish my to-do reminders didn’t consist of strong winds scooping up cow dung from the streets and whipping them around town. I prefer the carrot to a stick made of hepati- tis. At any rate, the topic for this issue is what men really want, so here’s what I did: I asked my single friends what they look for, and I asked my married friends what they love about their wives. If this works, the answer hopefully lies somewhere be- tween a booty call and a divorce.
Get your tissues ready.
Reminiscent of the Pixar film Up, Furiko (Pendulum) is a short film that is a 1038-page flip book illustrated by Japanese comedian Tekken. The comedian beautifully captures the relationship of a Japanese couple, beginning from their high-school romance – to their final moments together.
Furiko was featured on the late night tv program DO! Shinya and was uploaded to YouTube on March 17, reaching over 1,200,000 views since then.