Bettina Makalintal

Staff Writer — Food & Culture

bettina.makalintal@vice.com
Celebrity

Awkwafina's Past Makes Her a Complicated Icon of Asian American Representation

The rapper-turned-actress' career is a case study of how an oversimplified view of representation can fall short.
Bettina Makalintal
3 days ago
Film

'Parasite' Is Being Rereleased in Black and White

Without color, "the film felt more realistic and sharp as if I was being cut by a blade," said director Bong Joon Ho.
Bettina Makalintal
1.24.20
food-wtf

Some Guy Registered Beer as a Service Animal

Registry websites let online attention-seekers turn the language of service animals into stunts.
Bettina Makalintal
1.22.20
TV

Harvey Weinstein's Lawyer Vetted the Jury for 'Law & Order' Fans

"Do you root for the prosecution or the defense when you watch 'Law & Order​?'" Damon Cheronis asked a potential juror.
Bettina Makalintal
1.20.20
Film

Why Doesn't the Academy Nominate Asians for Best Actor?

Even when predominantly Asian movies earn Oscar nominations, the actors in them don't receive nods for their acting.
Bettina Makalintal
1.20.20
food news

People Are Fighting to Change an Anti-MSG Term in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Chef Eddie Huang and TV host Jeannie Mai are calling out the dictionary's outdated definition for "Chinese restaurant syndrome."
Bettina Makalintal
1.20.20
TV

M. Night Shyamalan's 'Servant' Is Being Sued for Ripping Off a 2013 Film

Director Francesca Gregorini claims the Apple TV+ show copied her movie 'The Truth About Emanuel,' but put it through the male gaze.
Bettina Makalintal
1.19.20
Celebrity

Akon Is Now the Proud Owner of a City in Senegal

Akon City will be a sustainable tourist destination that runs on Akoin, the singer's own cryptocurrency.
Bettina Makalintal
1.15.20
Film

The Biggest Surprises from the 2020 Oscar Nominations

While all the nominations for Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese didn't come as a surprise, some of this year's snubs and major successes did.
Bettina Makalintal
1.14.20
CHEFS

We Should Treat Yakitori With as Much Respect as Omakase Sushi

"My mission is to show them the beauty of the chicken," says Yoshiteru Ikegawa of New York City's Torien.
Yoshiteru Ikegawa
1.14.20
Music

Florence Pugh's Old YouTube Video Is the Only Acceptable 'Wonderwall' Cover

No, you do not need to upload your version to YouTube as well, thanks.
Bettina Makalintal
1.12.20
music news

The Only Person Who Still Listens to Ne-Yo Is Ne-Yo, During Sex

"...mid-stroke, I'm like 'Aw, that verse could have been better.'"
Bettina Makalintal
1.12.20
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