Monthly Archives: February 2010

POP 88 #39 – The Make-up Eps

As promised, here is the second of three episodes of POP 88; this one plays your requests and talks a wee bit about the Olympics. If you like what you hear, please show your support by supporting the artists and … Continue reading

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The Blatant Cultural Branding and the Sexualization of Speed Skaters

So how about those speed skating races last night? Man, that Apolo Anton Ohno sure knows how to do a nice crotch shot. Seriously – did the camera man wake up in the morning and say, “I am going to … Continue reading

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Chinese Man Faces Deportation for a Crime Committed Fifteen Years Ago

The American Dream, we’ve all heard it before: no matter what your past is, if you work hard and succeed, you’ll face success in America. But this isn’t the case for 29 year old Qing Hong Wu, who now faces … Continue reading

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POP 88 #38 – Last Train Home

As promised, here are the first of three new episodes to make up for me getting busy/coming down with pneumonia. It was a slight challenge getting a hold of Director Lixin Fan. After all, his prestigious award-winning documentary film Last … Continue reading

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University Admissions: How many Asian-Americans are too many?

How many Asian-Americans are too many?  That’s one of the key questions that I see coming out of the Boston Globe‘s op-ed piece “Do Colleges Redline Asian-Americans?” I’ve talked before about the Princeton study cited in the article, which says … Continue reading

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Commander Otto Lee’s Welcome Back Party

Last week, former Sunnyvale, CA mayor and current city council member Otto Lee celebrated his safe return from Iraq with a wonderful welcome back party of over 300 guests. Numerous Asian American public officials came out that evening, including California … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes of Formosa Betrayed

Formosa Betrayed is a feature film set in the 1980’s about FBI Agent Jake Kelly’s investigation of the brutal murder of a Taiwanese-American professor on U.S. soil. With the help of his partner Tom Braxton and a sharp Chicago police … Continue reading

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Jim Lee Appointed Co-Publisher of DC Comics

Comic book nerd fans!! Did you hear? Yesterday, DC Comics announced their new creative management team, which includes award-winning illustrator and Korean American Jim Lee as co-publisher with writer Dan DiDio. Heading a popular comic book publishing company isn’t new … Continue reading

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Maggie Q for La Femme Nikita TV Reboot?

Of course, three days after I blog about the lack of Asians in lead roles on TV, a friend sent me a recent article about Maggie Q being in talks to star as the female assassin lead in the CW’s remake … Continue reading

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The Jon Gosselin Story: Asian Men and Penis Size

I’ve been fascinated by penis-gate, you know the recent “controversy” about how Kate Gosselin joked that Jon’s penis was “stubby” and how his ex-girlfriend Hailey Glassman said that he had a “tiny, tiny, tiny,” penis. Continue reading

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$110 For A Bowl Of Ramen

Food is a common topic on 8asians, especially ramen noodles. So when a news article comes out on a bowl of noodles that costs $110 a bowl, of course we have to let you know about it. The “Five-Taste Blend … Continue reading

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Chinese or Asian? Work for the CIA!

Apparently the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) did some recruitment with advertisements placed in Southern California’s Chinese language newspapers during the recent Lunar New Year. According to World Journal, a full-page CIA advertisement with a majestic tiger figure and “Happy … Continue reading

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