Monthly Archives: March 2016

8Questions: Daniel Henney of ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’ (Part 1)

By Dawn Lee Tu Daniel Henney says he works hard and doesn’t complain, and I absolutely believe him. Take, for example, his projects since the start of the year (I cannot begin to guess how many miles Daniel Henney’s racked … Continue reading

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CAAMFest 2016 – ‘Master of None’ Panel with Alan Yang & Kelvin Yu

I first heard of Netflix’s television series “Master of None” last November when listening to Terry Gross’s Fresh Air program’s fantastic interview with Indian American Aziz Ansari and Taiwanese American co-creator and co-writer Alan Yang. When Season 1 was released, … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Ken’ Episode Review: “Dicky Wexler’s Last Show”

Dr. Ken, Season 1, Episode 18: “Dicky Wexler’s Last Show” Original airdate March 11, 2016. Symptoms:  Ken’s “favorite patient,” an old-school standup comic named Dicky Wexler, approaches Ken for medical clearance so he can perform at the Friar’s Club. Despite … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Google’s Android: Monotune

https://youtu.be/xLhJIFC8xkY During this year’s Grammys, Google debuted a new Android commercial called “Monotune”: “A piano has 88 keys. Each one is different. But what if they were all the same? To find out, we took apart a piano and reengineered … Continue reading

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “Keep ‘Em Separated”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 2, Episode 15: “Keep ‘Em Separated” Original airdate March 8, 2016. Microsynopsis: Now that he’s spending less time at the restaurant, Louis keeps intruding on Jessica’s time with Honey. To get him out of their … Continue reading

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Asian American to be Featured in Star Wars VIII

As Star Wars VIII has begun production, an interesting part of that announcement is circled in red – an Asian American will be part of the main cast!  Kelly Marie Tran joins Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern as a … Continue reading

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CAAMFest 2016: March 10 – 20, 2016 | San Francisco & Oakland

One of the things I’ve enjoyed over the years while living in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1999 is the the annual Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) Film Festival, better known as CAAMFest, “Celebrating Asian American Film, Music … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Ken’ Episode Review: “Ken at the Concert”

Dr. Ken, Season 1, Episode 17: “Ken at the Concert” Original airdate March 4, 2016. Symptoms: Ken senses that Molly is pulling away from him, so in a bonding effort, he escorts her and her friends to an Emblem3 concert, … Continue reading

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‘Hello Ed Lee,’ a video by singer-performance artist Candace Roberts

Mayor of San Francisco, Ed Lee, made history by being the first Asian American to be mayor of San Francisco (through appointment) as well as first Asian American to be elected (and re-elected) mayor of the city. San Francisco, having the … Continue reading

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Tila Tequila and the N-Word

Tila Tequila became famous for being a MySpace model and somehow turned that into a reality TV career. I had forgotten about her when this news story came out: Here are her tweets, which seem to get progressively worse:  

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ICYMI: NBA Championship Golden State Warriors Celebrate Chinese New Year

Every year, the NBA’s Golden State Warriors have a Chinese New Year Celebration night game – and this year was no different. Last year, along with the Celebration evening, the Warriors (along with the Houston Rockets) did debut a Chinese-themed … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “The Expatriates” by Janice Y.K. Lee

The Expatriates, Janice Lee’s long-awaited second novel, poignantly captures the lives of three American women in Hong Kong. Transplanted into a new locale, they struggle with some of the cliched tropes (seeking escape, finding meaning) but also with some unexpected ones. What … Continue reading

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