Monthly Archives: July 2009

Health Care Reform Week on Asian Pacific Americans for Progress’ blog

Health care is the hot topic in Washington right now, so here are some great APA perspectives on various aspects of the issue. Thanks to Curtis Chin at APAP for sharing the following links: Five Years to Life – How … Continue reading

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Finding a Stem Cell Donor for Steven:

A couple of weekends ago, I was hanging out with a couple of the DJs from the SRADIOCLUB at Toronto’s Night it Up. Because the weather was a tad chilly, we went inside where we were approached by Ashley Nguyen, … Continue reading

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Recent NPR Story Focuses on Kids of Chinese Immigrants

From NPR’s All Things Considered comes this story on the balancing acts that the American children of Chinese immigrants go through and the cultural tensions that naturally arise, which is pretty much what 90% of everyone who writes on and … Continue reading

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Events This Week: Lectures in SF, Networking in NY

SHIFTING FOCUS: Changing Your Brain, Changing Your Poetic Practice with Pireeni Sundaralingam – This workshop is split over two consecutive Saturdays and is dedicated to helping you develop a sustainable and effective practice as a poet. Incorporating ideas from neuroscience, … Continue reading

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Park Chan-Wook’s Thirst Opens Friday

Move over, Twilight. The world needs less sparkly vampires and more bloodthirsty humans from South Korea, like Park Chan-Wook’s Thirst, which opens tomorrow in limited theaters around the United States. Park Chan-Wook, best known for directing Oldboy and Sympathy for … Continue reading

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2-D Love: Otaku Culture

Forget sex dolls… how about sex pillows?  The New York Times Sunday Magazine ran this article about a “…thriving subculture of men and women in Japan who indulge in real relationships with imaginary characters. These 2-D lovers, as they are … Continue reading

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Professional Poker Player Maria Ho Rumored to be on the Next Season of The Amazing Race

Last season, we saw the Asian American brother-and-sister team Victor and Tammy Jih win The Amazing Race. Now, CBS is currently taping the next season and there are rumors that professional poker player Maria Ho is a contestant, based on … Continue reading

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“24 City,” movie from China’s most noted contemporary filmmaker: Win tickets to opening night in SF!

UPDATE: Our winner has been selected! Congrats to Peter Lo who will be seeing 24 City this weekend. Thanks to everyone for playing and to Landmark Theatres for providing free tickets! Moye and I recently watched “Paper Heart,” which was … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Eyelid Surgery, Thoughts as a Filmmaker: Beautiful Sisters

[Editors note: Connie’s post about her experiences as an attendee and a filmmaker have already been blogged about, but after finding the documentary on YouTube, I felt it appropriate to repost her experiences as a filmmaker, but this time with … Continue reading

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Asian Americans, Know Your Hate Groups

Just because you live in a diverse, liberal cosmopolitan area like San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York doesn’t mean that Hate Groups don’t exist – this map of active US Hate Groups from the Southern Poverty Law Center shows … Continue reading

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A New White Castle for Kumar – Kal Penn Goes to Washington

Kalpen Modi — better known as Kal Penn or Kumar from Harold & Kumar — started his first day of work at The White House on July 6th as the associate director of the Office of Public Engagement running public … Continue reading

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SF Vietnamese Restaurant Issues “Pho Challenge”

You know how you have restaurants where, to entice college students or “hip, fun” young adults, they have challenges where you have to eat ridiculous quantities of food in a certain amount of time to get a Polaroid of yourself … Continue reading

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