Monthly Archives: March 2016

‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “Week in Review”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 2, Episode 18: “Week in Review” Original airdate March 29, 2016. Microsynopsis: Eddie and Evan come home from school with lice, messing up the carefully planned week Jessica and Louis have outlined. Louis starts out … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “The Queen of the Night” by Alexander Chee

Alexander Chee’s long-awaited second novel, The Queen of the Night, is luscious and captivating and please read it. Perhaps I am biased, and I will tell you why in a minute, but this is the rare book I considered not finishing before … Continue reading

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The Most Important Video You’ll See Today

This is a video I believe every Asian American–heck, every American–should see. In it, the Honorable Ron Dellums from Oakland gave one of the most stirring speeches about the effects of the taking of Japanese Americans had on people outside … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: #StayAmazing: Balancing With Rocky Byun

https://youtu.be/PkwzAUBijW0 To be honest, before this Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott commercial, I had never heard of Rocky Byun: “Making gravity his friend, Nam Seok Byun (also known as “Rocky”) has learned to balance a range of items, large … Continue reading

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Remembering Prolific and Pioneering Asian American Studies Scholar Don Nakanishi

By Dr. Dawn Lee Tu On Monday, March 21st, the field of Asian American Studies suffered a tremendous loss. Don Nakanishi, Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, passed away at the age of 66. Nakanishi was a … Continue reading

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “Doing it Right”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 2, Episode 17: “Doing it Right” Original airdate March 22, 2016. Microsynopsis: Jessica gets into an argument with the mother of Evan’s best friend, resulting in Evan’s being disinvited. With supreme effort, she forces herself … Continue reading

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8Questions: Daniel Henney of ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’ (Part 2)

By Dawn Lee Tu Please see part 1 of my interview with Daniel Henney, of CBS’s Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, in which Henney discusses his connection with the character he plays, and shares his thoughts on opportunities for Asian American … Continue reading

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Apparently in Silicon Valley, only non-Asians are allowed to have fun

By Leeland Lee The New York Times recently published a collection of photographs by Laura Morton depicting the “entrepreneurs, geniuses, idealists” who have flooded Silicon Valley in search of vast riches. In image after image, we see millennial techies in … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Ken’ Episode Review: “Ken’s an Expert Witness”

Dr. Ken, Season 1, Episode 19: “Ken’s an Expert Witness” Original airdate March 18, 2016. Symptoms:  When Ken is asked to testify in court as an expert witness, a grueling cross-examination leaves his confidence shaken and threatens his effectiveness as … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Kohl’s Oscar Commercial: The Duchess

https://youtu.be/pP9jwF914ao I saw Kohl’s Oscar themed commercials during this year’s Oscars. One of the commercials had an Asian American Mom & daughter: “On Sunday night, we got to see the other three ads that accompany that one, featuring other acceptance speeches … Continue reading

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CAAMFest 2016 – ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Panel with Vincent Rodriguez III & Vella Lovell

Besides the CAAMFest 2016 panel discussion with the co-creater Alan Yang and cast member Kelvin Yu of Netflix’s ‘Master of None,’ I got to attend the panel discussion with CW’s ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ actors Filipino American Vincent Rodriguez III and Vella Lovell … Continue reading

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “Tight Two”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 2, Episode 16: “Tight Two” Original airdate March 15, 2016. Microsynopsis: Louis injures his leg while attempting to entertain Jessica, putting him in a cast and wheelchair. This leaves it up to Jessica to oversee … Continue reading

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