Monthly Archives: May 2010

Triangle Offense Interview with

The East Coast Tour footage continues to roll out. We sat down with a couple members of Jersey based Triangle Offense. Learn more about these up and coming artists and their dance infused hip hop music, and get a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday: Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X

Today marks the birthdays of two incredible people, one who is still amongst us, and the other who passed away over 35 years ago:  Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X. Although they have lived very different lives, the hardships they faced … Continue reading

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From the Mailbox: Stories About Children & Race Wanted

My name is Charlton McIlwain. I am a professor of media, culture & communication at New York University and co-director of the Project on Race in Political Communication. I am interested in the ways that children and parents talk about … Continue reading

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David Choi: The Official Music Video of “That Girl”

Since the official music video is out, and I figured with yesterday’s look at his album release, it was at least worthwhile to show the talent off. Again, I am amazed at the production quality of this music video. This … Continue reading

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[May 21] HOUSTON: Slant 10: Bold Asian American Images

Slant Film Festival turns 10! Hosted by the Aurora Picture Show in Houston, this annual festival showcases an eclectic mix of the best short films made by emerging and mid-career Asian American artists. With rich characters and visions that give voice to the fantastical as well as the every day, these short films are as varied as they are compelling. Curated by Melissa Hung, the founding editor of Hyphen, Slant provides a fresh perspective on the Asian American experience. This proram includes f… Continue reading

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[Jun 11] NORTHERN CA: Art in Storefronts Chinatown Launch Celebration

WHAT: Chinatown will come alive for the Art in Storefronts launch celebration, featuring an art walk, live music by Diskarte Namin and light refreshments provided by local restaurants Z&Y, Four Seas, and Charles Phan of the Slanted Door (who grew up in Chinatown), as well as tea tasting provided by Vital Tealeaf. The community celebration will kick off with Supervisor David Chiu unveiling the four storefront windows and two murals designed by San Francisco artists.

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David Choi Gives Birth to Sophomore Album “By My Side”

I admit, before I was even told that David Choi has released By My Side — his second album — I haven’t listened to any of his stuff since he made that cute single with Kina Grannis, My Time With … Continue reading

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Stanford: Advanced Leadership Program for Emerging Asian American Executives

At 8Asians, we’ve blogged about Where Are the Asian CEOs? , how Americans Expect Business Leaders to Be White, as well as the “bamboo ceiling.” I recently read that now Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business (GSB)  has an Advanced … Continue reading

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Inside the Mind of Visual Artist/Animator Choz Belen

While in New York, I had the chance to sit down and catch up with Choz Belen, the visionary director behind Far East Movement’s “I Party” and Deep Foundation’s “Sleep”. Some of the key points that we touched on during … Continue reading

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Links: Oakland, Japanese Intern Degrees, Heroes, Ke$ha Lip-Synching

2 plead not guilty in an Oakland fatal beating of an Asian Man. (SF Chron) Japanese American UCLA students interned in 1940s to receive honorary degrees. (UCLA) Guest-Teaching Chinese, and Learning America. (NYT) Goodbye, Hiro Nakamura? Heroes may be dropped … Continue reading

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Celebrate APA Heritage month with us at RAMA’s monthly APA music and art show: GO!OHANA. Hosted by Ryan Takemiya, GO!OHANA showcases local APA art on a one-of-a-kind stage at La Pena Cultural Center. Check out our YouTube channel for videos of previous performances Continue reading

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The 8Asians Writers Talk About: My Name

Growing up, there were times when I absolutely hated my name, and other moments I thanked my parents for bestowing a one-of-a-kind handle on my head. Today, I feel somewhere in the middle: ordering a drink at Starbucks still gives … Continue reading

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