Monthly Archives: November 2011

Bay Area Giveaway: Advanced Screening Tickets for Takeshi Kitano’s ‘Outrage’

A few weeks ago, some lucky 8Asians readers in Los Angeles were able to see Outrage, the new film from Japan’s legendary Takeshi Kitano (ZATOICHI: THE BLIND SWORDSMAN, BROTHER, VIOLENT COP). Now it’s time for our readers in the Bay … Continue reading

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Asian Americans on Reality Television: Work of Art – Next Generation

Bravo TV’s reality show Work of Art – Next Generation (Wednesdays at 6pm), now in its second season, is the art version of Project Runway. Every week a group of emerging artists living together in a Manhattan apartment are given … Continue reading

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White Men are Likely to Move Twice as Fast When With a Minority Girlfriend

From The Cornell Chronicle: “Among young American adults, relationships between white men and minority women move into sexual intimacy and from sex to cohabitation significantly faster than white-white couples or minority-minority pairings, reports a new study by a Cornell demographer. … Continue reading

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Fleece Panda Hat

Winter is coming up, so why not wear a fleece hat to keep yourself warm while rocking a cute fashion look? And for those who love pandas, look no further! Adorn yourself with a Steppie Fleece Panda Hat (25 USD) … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Samsung Mocks Apple iPhone Fans

As a Sprint Samsung Galaxy owner myself, I was quite amused at this latest Samsung commercial for the Galaxy S II poking fun and mocking the Apple iPhone “fan boy” base. Surprisingly, one of the two Galaxy S II owners … Continue reading

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Follow-Up: Utah Policemen Who Pepper Sprayed Polynesians Cleared of Wrongdoing, “Feared Riot”

A disturbing follow-up to a story in October of two Roosevelt, Utah Policemen who used a baton and pepper spray of a group of Polynesians performing a haka at a high school football game: the policemen have been cleared of … Continue reading

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The 8Asians Talk About: Cat Cafes

Our internal e-mail lists have us discussing all kinds of stuff: Asian American identity, representation in the media, the experiences of activism in an academia setting and its progression as we transition to the working, adult world. And sometimes, we … Continue reading

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Asians in America: A Focus on Filipino Americans

Because some call Filipinos Americans “the invisible minority,” you might think that there are not many of us in the US. We are, in fact, the second largest Asian American ethnic group.  That statistic and others are reported in A … Continue reading

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“Night and Day” Tee

Black and white. Peanut butter and jelly. Left and right. There are a lot of things in life that have their perfect opposite or complement. Now with this Night and Day Guys Tee ($20), you can embrace the fact that … Continue reading

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Prelude Norcal Hip Hop Dance Competition: A Personal Recount [PARTNER POST]

By Denise My decision to take on the role of Company Manager for Prelude Norcal Hip Hop Dance Competition, hosted by Main Stacks dance team in Berkeley, CA, came at a time of great confusion. While all of my peers … Continue reading

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China Will Never Become a World Power Until It Learns to Respect Intellectual Property

A Chinese businessman tells me offhandedly that he’s under federal investigation. He doesn’t know enough to explain that he’s being investigated for massive amounts of trademark infringement. Those words aren’t in his vocabulary. IP isn’t part of his knowledge set. Instead … Continue reading

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“Forever and Ever” by David Choi

When we first started listening to David Choi’s latest CD, Forever and Ever ($7.99 on Amazon, $9.99 on iTunes, $11.99 for a physical CD), we could have sworn he was reading our minds. From the very first track, “Can’t Take … Continue reading

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