Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bay Area Giveaway: Preview Passes for Korean Horror Film ‘I Saw The Devil’ by Kim Ji-woon

UPDATE 3/2/2010: Congrats to the winners PS and Steve Li! I admit it. I’m a scaredy cat, which is why I can’t even watch the trailer I just posted for I Saw The Devil (악마를 보았다). I’m actually kind of … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, Promotions, San Francisco Bay Area | 1 Comment

Ask an Asian: Are the Majority of Young Japanese Americans Part White?

Every so often, we here at 8Asians get e-mails asking for advice. Here is one such e-mail received last week: I found this quote on Andrew Sullivan’s blog: “a large majority of Japanese-Americans born in the 1980s and 1990s have … Continue reading

Posted in Ask an Asian, Family, Lifestyles | 44 Comments

National Table Tennis Trials in San Jose

The trials for the mens and womens national table tennis teams begin this weekend in San Jose, California. San Jose, is pretty much considered the U.S. center for table tennis, so it’s no surprise the trials are taking place here … Continue reading

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In Race for SF Mayor, Leland Yee Is Workhorse and Loner

The Bay Citizen did an excellent profile in the San Francisco edition of The New York Times on California State Senator Leland Yee and his front runner status in the mayoral race in San Francisco: “Despite his long political history — … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Politics, San Francisco Bay Area | 2 Comments

Post Round-up: The Mood This Week

People are furious that a lawyer is suing an all-you-can-eat LA sushi joint for “diabetic discrimination.” People are intrigued about rapper Nicki Minaj’s Indian heritage. Speaking of Nicki, people are intrigued that there is a movement of people self-identifying themselves … Continue reading

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Should “The Slants” be a Trademarked Name?

Portland, Oregon rock band The Slants’ attempt to trademark their name has been rejected by the U.S. Patents and Trademarks Office (USPTO), apparently because the department thought that the name was disparaging to Asian Americans.  In their application, the band’s … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Entertainment, Music | Tagged , | 14 Comments

Meet 8Asians at Banana 2!

Banana 2 is so close we can taste it! On Saturday, February 26th, the second annual gathering of Asia/Pacific Islander American bloggers will take place in Los Angeles and we here at 8Asians are proud to be a part of … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Community, Local, Southern California | 4 Comments

Linkin Park and UN Hold Facebook Townhall to Help Haiti

Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park is one of the top most influential Asian American artists of my generation. His Japanese American father and family were interned by the U.S. government during World War II. When I saw him signing autographs … Continue reading

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World of Warcraft and StarCraft Theme Park to Open in China

G4TV reports that an amusement park based on the video games World of Warcraft and Starcraft will be opening in China, with the only-in-China-would-they-give-this-English-name JoyWorld. Why isn’t a Blizzard Theme Park opening in South Korea, where Starcraft is king and … Continue reading

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The Daily Show: Lisa Ling & “Our America”

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Lisa Ling Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on Facebook Lisa Ling was on The Daily Show the other night promoting … Continue reading

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APA Spotlight: Stephen Gong, Executive Director, Center for Asian American Media

Stephen Gong is the Executive Director of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), a leading media and cultural non-profit organization located in San Francisco. Continue reading

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Chinese Americans Favor Risky Investments Over Savings

In a new study from Rui Yao, a professor in the University of Missouri School of Human Environmental Sciences, and published in the Journal of East Asian Studies. Yao found that a most Chinese American households do not save enough … Continue reading

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