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Monthly Archives: July 2012
I’ve meant to blog about this trend, and I sort of have, blogging about Asian Americans such as Nate Shinagawa, Grace Meng, and William Tong (though he pulled out of his Senatorial primary race). This year, there are a record … Continue reading
By Mina T Son During film school, my filmmaking partner Sara Newens and I came across a story that we thought should get told. Three teenage athletes competing and training around the world for a shot at Olympic glory in … Continue reading
There are some times when I’m happier being amongst my Third Culture Kid crowd than I am amongst the Asian American crowd. Having grown up in Manila and Hong Kong, spent extended time in Bangkok and Singapore, and now currently … Continue reading
Within the Asian American theater and entertainment community, a huge uproar is in the air after the announcement was made on who the cast members were for La Jolla Playhouse‘s The Nightingale, a musical set in feudal China. This came … Continue reading
Nike had announced back in May that they would be releasing a Jeremy Lin shoe as part of their Air Force One series. Well, Air Force One landed on July 7th and is available in limited quantities for $100 at … Continue reading
I caught this CNN piece last weekend. With the release of that Pew Research a few weeks ago, there has been a slew of reporting on Asian Americans. As I cover the political angle in a lot of my posts, … Continue reading
Bamboo Ceiling? Not anymore. At least, not for Greystripe cofounders Michael Chang and Andy Choi. Although there have been several stories about the Bamboo Ceiling and how it plagues immigrant Asians because a lack of self-promotion, now there’s a happy … Continue reading
Recently, there was a New York Times article about the stigma surrounding the Japanese Americans who were unlawfully incarcerated in the Tule Lake concentration camp (after it became segregated). Even though more than 70 years have passed, the Tule Lake … Continue reading
UPDATE 7/17/2012: Congrats to the winners: Jacky C, Jennifer B, and Lysabeth L! 8Asians is proud to be a media partner for the 35th annual Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) in New York City. AAIFF is the first and … Continue reading
Finally. “K-Town”, the Korean West Coast produced-by-Tyrese version of “Jersey Shore” has arrived… on YouTube where, at this writing, the first episode has clocked a little under 13,000 views. Which isn’t too bad considering how little happened in this premiere. … Continue reading
UPDATE 7/18/2012: Congrats to the Grand Prize winner: Kim P and also to our Runner-Up winners: Alexandra, Jeanne C, John K, Megan Q, Debra S, Lesley F, Tim G, Khiemosabi, Anthony G and Stephen N! It’s Anime/Comic expo season! And … Continue reading
Asian American MMA Fighters went 1-1 on UFC on Fuel 4 last Wednesday, as Chris “Kamikaze” Cariaso won his flyweight bought but Mark Munoz saw his title shot chances go away after he was knocked out by Chris Weidman. They … Continue reading