Tag Archives: asians

Revisiting the question of whether Filipinos are Asians or Pacific Islanders

Are Filipinos Asians or Pacific Islanders?  That is a question we dealt with on 8asians a long time ago, and most questionnaires and surveys put Filipinos into the Asian category.  The question does come up peridiocally, as the Fung brothers … Continue reading

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Do Asians Smell?

Dear 8Asians readers, After a long long long hiatus, I’m back! And asking the hard hitting questions I’ve come to be known for. Please send me questions that you want answered! Today’s topic is—drum roll please—“Do Asians Smell?” (This should … Continue reading

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COLORBLIND: Jason Chu’s Poem Response to the La Jolla Playhouse

Check out this amazing spoken word piece by Jason Chu that comments on the La Jolla Playhouse casting controversy, as well as that of the obstacles Asian and Asian American actors when trying to be seen in the Hollywood system. … Continue reading

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Where Are The Asians In La Jolla Playhouse’s The Nightingale?

Within the Asian American theater and entertainment community, a huge uproar is in the air after the announcement was made on who the cast members were for La Jolla Playhouse‘s The Nightingale, a musical set in feudal China. This came … Continue reading

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Coldplay’s Princess of China Music Video Looks Misguided

Coldplay’s single, “Princess of China” featuring Rihanna, now has a music video which was released on last Sunday night. Other than the title, I knew the music video was going to be Asian-themed from the amount of Asian actors they … Continue reading

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Warner Bros. To Adapt Japanese Anime “Bleach”

After a set back with Akira being shelved for the time being, Warner Bros is keen on adapting another manga for the big-screen. The manga in target sight is Bleach, a popular Japanese series written by Tite Kubo where “a … Continue reading

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‘2 Broke Girls’ Creator Defends Ethnic Stereotypes… With More Stereotypes

On January 10th, at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, things got a bit hairy and awkward at the Q&A panel for CBS’ new comedy “2 Broke Girls” when critics asked the show creator, Michael Patrick King, of … Continue reading

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Lowes Pulls Ads From TLC’s All-American Muslim

TLC’s All-American Muslim profiles several Michigan Muslim families as normal people with everyday issues and triumphs. It has been generally well received by the public and critics, which I see this as a real positive sign that we are making … Continue reading

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The Red Dawn Remake To Be Released in 2012

After nearly two years of stalling, the Red Dawn remake has finally found a distributor willing to take on this film, after MGM emerged from bankruptcy in 2009 and deciding not to release it.  FilmDistrict, an independent studio, is finalizing … Continue reading

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Fight Breaks Out Between Muslims & NY Police Over Hijabs

August 31st marked the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. For those who know the ordeal and discipline one must go through with Ramadan, it is clear to say that Eid al-Fitr is a joyous occasion worth celebrating. … Continue reading

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Taika Waititi: Who is the “Pieface” in Green Lantern?

On June 7th, I had the privilege of checking out a press screening of Warner Brothers’ Green Lantern which opens in theaters on June 17th. Within this film are two Pacific Islander actors who play significant roles in this blockbuster film: Taika … Continue reading

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