Monthly Archives: June 2016

8Books Review: “Not a Self-Help Book” by Yi Shun Lai

Yi Shun Lai’s novel Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu delves into friendships, relationships, career crises, and how to deal with your mother. Written in a diary style, Marty Wu guides us through the ups and downs of … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “Love, Loss, and What We Ate” by Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi’s memoir, Love, Loss, and What We Ate is an intimate look at family, growing, grief, and eating through life’s ups and downs. Best known for her role as host on Top Chef, Lakshmi takes us from childhood to the present in … Continue reading

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“Big Trouble in Little China” Remake and Coffee Table Book

Despite getting flack from fans of the original movie, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reportedly still intends to remake the cult classic “Big Trouble in Little China.”  I really love that movie (no matter how politically incorrect), but I still can’t … Continue reading

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National Science Foundation Funds Extensive Research Survey on Asian Americans

The National Science Foundation has decided to fund an extensive research survey on Asian Americans.  The survey project, lead by Political Science Professor Karthick Ramakrishnan of UC Riverside, Law Professor Taeku Lee of UC Berkeley (shown here), Sociology Professor Jennifer … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “The Association of Small Bombs,” by Karan Mahajan

Karan Mahajan’s latest novel The Association of Small Bombs delves deep inside lives affected by a marketplace bomb in Delhi. It is a terror shocks some, then passes through the news cycle, while upending the lives of others in ways conscious … Continue reading

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Are Asian Americans really the Healthiest Americans?

Since beginning the year, my family has been dealing with a number of medical issues, from emergency operations to life style changes stemming from chronic conditions.  When I saw that The Center for Disease Control has released a study looking … Continue reading

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8Questions with Playwright Leah Nanako Winkler

After seeing her play Kentucky Off-Broadway, I chatted with Leah Nanako Winkler about being biracial and young in the theater world, things on her reading list, and what’s next (heads up LA!)–and she was delightful even when I failed to properly articulate … Continue reading

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Victoria Lai’s Sweet Taste of Success Running an Ice Cream Parlor

I caught this NBC News feel good story about pursuing your dreams recently about Wellesley-educated, former lawyer and Washington, D.C. insider Victoria Lai who had worked for the Obama administration (as Counselor to the Director for U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, DHS) … Continue reading

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