Monthly Archives: June 2014

Father’s Day Video: “Thanks, Dads”

Director Hieu Tran put together this video just in time for Father’s Day. Although the family here is portrayed by actors, the sentiment reflected is real nonetheless for plenty of kids with gay parents. Happy Dad’s Day! From the Director’s … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Progressive Insurance: Superport In the latest Progressive Insurance commercial, actor Aaron Takahashi plays the role of a father waiting at the airport, playing around with his tablet, checking out insurance quotes online. The mother who doesn’t have any lines is actress Angela Ai. … Continue reading

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What You Might Not Know about Ann Curry, Recipient of the 2014 V3con Vision Award

By Eugene Hung This post is part of a series that will introduce 8Asians readers to some of this year’s V3 Digital Media Conference (V3con) honorees, speakers, panelists, and performers. The V3con Opening Awards Reception will be held on Friday, … Continue reading

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Priscilla Chan Gives First Television Interview

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy At the end of May Priscilla Chan – most known for being Facebook founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s wife – gave her first television interview ever, on the … Continue reading

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Chloe Bennet’s Chinese Pop Music Video

After finding out that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Chloe Bennet was actually a popstar in China as a teen, I was curious and searched for some videos of her singing in Chinese, and here it is, posted above. Very … Continue reading

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Doodle 4 Google 2014 Winner: Audrey Zhang

On Monday, June 9th, Google had a new doodle on their homepage. That doodle was part of an annual competition. Google held their 7th annual “Doogle 4 Google” competition where they asked kids in K-12 tell Google what they’d like … Continue reading

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LA Ticket Giveaway: 2014 V3 Digital Media Conference

V3 Digital Media Conference is coming up right around the corner. The event kicks off on Friday June 20th with an Opening Awards Reception. Then, the all day conference takes place on Saturday June 21st. Both events are being held at … Continue reading

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Indicted Leland Yee Gets 320,000 Votes Even After Dropping out of the CA Secretary Race

Leland Yee has been arrested on a number of corruption charges and dropped out of the California Secretary of State race, but 323,000 people managed to do what is pictured here as of the most recent count of California’s primary … Continue reading

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East West Players Announces its 50th Anniversary Season, GOLDEN

East West Players (EWP), the nation’s largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work and the longest-running professional theater of color in the country, announces its extended 50th Anniversary Season, GOLDEN, a celebration that will take place over the next … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Samsung Experience Shop — Countdown to Upgrade If you haven’t been to a Best Buy recently, it’s hard not to notice the Samsung store-within-a-store set-ups that Samsung has. As you may know, the Samsung Galaxy S5 launched a few months ago, and now Samsung is promoting … Continue reading

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Asian Americans non-voters: “Too Busy to Vote”

Despite Asian Americans complaining about being treated badly politically with bills like SCA5, they simply haven’t been turning out to vote. This analysis of Census Data from the Pew Research Center says that over time, Asian American turnout is about … Continue reading

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Douglas Kim Parodies Jay-Z’s “Young Forever” with “Forever Hyung”

Douglas Kim previously released his “I’m Asian American” music video and now he (and a bunch of friends) are back with “Forever Hyung”, a parody of the Jay-Z song “Young Forever”. It’s a satire of recent media that has been … Continue reading

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