Monthly Archives: December 2014

15th Annual CAPE New Writers Fellowship: Open for Submissions

CAPE New Writers Fellowship is dedicated to discovering and nurturing Asian American and Pacific Islander voices and talents. Each accepted writer will participate in an intensive 11-session program consisting of seminars, workshops, and writing labs taught by top industry writers, … Continue reading

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‘The Search for General Tso’ in Theaters and on VOD January 2, 2015

I first met former New York Times writer Jennifer 8. Lee I believe at a San Francisco Harvard alumni event with a friend when she was promoting her book, The Fortune Cookie Chronicles,  a history of Chinese food in America … Continue reading

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Mini-Review of ‘The Interview’ & How Randall Park became Kim Jong-Un

Unless you have been living under a rock and haven’t heard of the events of the past month or so, alleged North Korean hackers hacked Sony’s computer networks – threatening to do more damage beyond releasing leaked emails and copies … Continue reading

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Holiday Wish: Asian Women’s Home Expansion

“He hit me a lot. He hit me if the dinner was late. He hit me if I didn’t polish the shoes the right way.” Kathy, who arrived from India in 2010, left an abusive marriage with nothing but the … Continue reading

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Gifts That Look Like Me

I know recently there’s been a backlash against the whole Elf on a Shelf phenomenon. If you aren’t a parent, then you might not know what I’m talking about. Elf on the Shelf is a book that comes with an … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Live & Asian American Commercial Watch: Asian American Doll

In the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live, the show does quite a funny parody of a politically correct television commercial for an “Asian American Doll” – mocking many past mistakes of namely, the makers of Barbie, Mattel, for … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng

I’ve been putting off writing this review for weeks, but this book is special and you should seriously think about reading it. Celeste Ng’s debut book, Everything I Never Told You is a stirring novel about a family unraveling. Ng begins … Continue reading

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Former Mythbuster Grant Imahara Answers: ‘What are McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets Made of?’ I saw this article posted via Facebook on a tech blog called Boy Genius Report and felt compelled to watch the McDonald’s YouTube video, Our food. Your questions. What are McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets made of? From this Forbes article, … Continue reading

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#asians4blacklives and #blacklivesmatter

Everything in this country is used as a weapon against Black people. #blacklivesmatter #Asians4BlackLives — Gopal Dayaneni (@GopalDayaneni) December 15, 2014 Asian Americans joined efforts to shut down the Oakland Police Department today. Rallying around the hashtag #asians4blacklives, the … Continue reading

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Watch This Now: ‘Spiritless,’ A Short Film on a British Born Chinese Teen’s Sexuality

Take 15 minutes to check out this short film dealing with a British-born Chinese teenager struggling with his sexuality. Says Kenneth Gawne of Dragonreel Films: We feel Asians are grossly under represented in main stream media, especially in the UK … Continue reading

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J-Drama Review: Gokusen

After watching all the Great Teacher Onizuka episodes plus the movies and specials, a friend of mine informed me that there was a girl version of GTO called Gokusen. I was happy to have another series to watch, as I … Continue reading

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Watch the New Webseries ‘Unusual Targets’

As a filmmaker and as a blogger here on 8Asians, I get hit up to write about everyone and their mother’s webseries. While I’ve seen a lot of good ones (don’t worry, yours was great!), I mostly see a lot of … Continue reading

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