Monthly Archives: July 2016

8Asians at the Democratic National Convention 2016 in Philadelphia, Day 1

I had such a good time four years ago at the Democratic National Convention 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina in September 2012 (my blog posts): My 2012 Democratic National Convention Experience (Video – 6:08 minutes) My 2012 Democratic National Convention Experience – … Continue reading

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3 Things “Enlightened” White People Can Stop Saying

By Sophia Chang So you’re an enlightened, non-racist, totally conscious white person. In that case, you can stop saying these 3 things: 1) “My husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend/superPCterm is Fill-in-the-Color so I get it.” You know how when skinny people talk about how … Continue reading

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8Books: “Heroine Complex” by Sarah Kuhn

Heroine Complex is an absolute delight. Also it starts with demon cupcakes and includes spam musubi, so what’s not to like. Evie Tanaka is a superhero’s sidekick / personal assistant / childhood best friend. Her boss / childhood best friend / … Continue reading

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Snark over Paul Ryan Intern Selfie Doesn’t Prove What You Think it Proves

U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan posted a photo on Instagram Saturday, a selfie with a large number of interns.  The caption reads,  “I think this sets a record for the most number of #CapitolHill interns in a single … Continue reading

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Maui in Disney’s Moana: An obese and insulting stereotype?

The image of Maui in Disney’s upcoming movie “Moana” has triggered some anger.  Some say the body of Maui, played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is obese, an insulting stereotype of Polynesian men.  This picture, from Samoan Rugby player Eliota … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “Rich and Pretty” by Rumaan Alam

Rich and Pretty is not your average book about friendship, where everything is great, your friends can do no wrong, and everyone is beautiful. Ok, everyone is beautiful, at least it seems. But still, this is a book that offers a complicated … Continue reading

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“Goofy,” A Short Story Part 3 of 3

Author’s note: I originally wrote this story 2013 for a children’s book about the Japanese American World War II experience. I published it on 8Asians in 2014. However, with the recent events and rhetoric surrounding our presidential election, I started … Continue reading

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“Goofy,” A Short Story Part 2 of 3

Author’s note: I originally wrote this story 2013 for a children’s book about the Japanese American World War II experience. I published it on 8Asians in 2014. However, with the recent events and rhetoric surrounding our presidential election, I started … Continue reading

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Linsanity Left off the list of 21st Century Knicks Highlights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iWWFk6TX18 The New York Post is disgusted that Linsanity has been left off of Madison Square Garden Network’s list of Top 21st Century Knicks Moments.  Lin’s career high 38 points should at least be as good as Iman Shumpert’s career-high … Continue reading

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“Goofy,” A Short Story Part 1 of 3

Author’s note: I originally wrote this story 2013 for a children’s book about the Japanese American World War II experience. I published it on 8Asians in 2014. However, with the recent events and rhetoric surrounding our presidential election, I started … Continue reading

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Alyssa Wong’s “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” wins 2015 Nebula Award

Alyssa Wong, A Filipina Chinese American writer, has won the 2015 Nebula Award for her short story, “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers.”  The Nebula Awards are given annually by the Science Fiction Writers Association.  In the story, Wong mixes in … Continue reading

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East West Players Announces Snehal Desai As Its New Artistic Director

East West Players (EWP), the nation’s longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work for the stage, announces Snehal Desai, as the organization’s fourth Artistic Director, following an extensive nationwide … Continue reading

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