Monthly Archives: June 2011

Peter Shinkoda in Falling Skies

Falling Skies, which premiered on June 19th, is a science fiction drama about human beings are fighting to survive on Earth in a pretty classical alien invasion story, but what really caught my attention was the fact that they had … Continue reading

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Adamantly Amorous: Asian Americans Finding Love

Writer/illustrator (and Community critic) Brian Lam recently launched a mini web comic series, Adamantly Amorous, about an Asian American late bloomer on the search for true love: “ It is inspired by true stories and I wrote it in part … Continue reading

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On Ai Wei Wei, Museum Boycotts, and X-Men

After open documentation and investigation into the student causalities from poor school building construction in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake in China, artist and activist Ai Wei Wei was beaten and detained by the Chinese government, his studio bulldozed to the … Continue reading

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The Long Path to Citizenship for Asian Americans

In my small sampling of friends and relatives, which includes my parents and a close friend who is South Asian American, all of whom were immigrants to the United States, it seems obtaining U.S. citizenship hasn’t been a top priority … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: McDonalds’ Kung Fu Panda 2 Happy Meals

We’ve blogged about Kung Fu Panda and Asian and Asian American themed McDonalds’ commercials before. I’ve never watched Kung Fu Panda and don’t have any immediate plans to see Kung Fu Panda 2, but honestly I’m generally not a fan … Continue reading

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The 3rd NAAT Conference & Festival Kick-off!

Here in Los Angeles, it’s an exciting time to be an Angeleno as as the 3rd National Asian American Theater Conference & Festival is upon us! Beginning on June 20th, the conference will start things off, featuring more than 25 … Continue reading

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Ying Ma’s “Chinese Girl in the Ghetto”

Ying Ma’s “Chinese Girl in the Ghetto” ($9.99) is a new book about China, the immigration experience and race relations in inner-city America. As China opens itself to the world and undertakes historic economic reforms, a little girl in the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Green Lantern Isn’t the Brightest Light of Summer Blockbusters

Green Lantern is the Fantastic Four for summer 2011. You can look at that in a good way or a bad way. I am going to take the middle road on this one — but leaning more towards the latter. … Continue reading

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Japanese Scientist Creates “Poop Burger”

DUDE WTF ASIA, indeed: Japanese scientist Mitsuyuki Ikeda has created a burger made from the protein extracted from human feces. “I admit that few people would be keen to eat it,” he stated. A+ for out-of-the-box thinking. F for palatability. … Continue reading

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Umamiya Goin’ Crazy for Umami Burgers

Whoa. What the heck is Umamiya? Umamiya is a five-member R&B/Pop Pan-Asian girl group headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Managed by S-Cube Entertainment, the group is the brainchild of international music mogul and impresario, Sang Sung Song, and Cold Tofu Productions. … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: American Apparel

This beautifully slowed down Asian hipster kids bboying out to Clair de Lune is directed by Tony Kelly. I’m actually in awe that little guy is running that helicopter like crazy. It’s one of those Asian American culture things that … Continue reading

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