Monthly Archives: March 2017

LGBT Media Convening 2017: Journalists Revisit Their Coverage of the Pulse Shooting in Orlando

June 12 will mark the one year anniversary of the devastating shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. This year’s LGBT Media Convening, which appropriately took place in Orlando. Jeff Truesdell of People moderated a panel featuring Billy Manes with … Continue reading

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Discrimination Against LGBT People Could Cost Indonesia Almost $12B USD a Year

Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Indonesians in workplaces, schools, and social opportunities is pervasive and will limit their ability to fully contribute to the Indonesian economy. A new study shows that the cost of discrimination to the … Continue reading

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Dishwashers vs. Hand-washing – Which is More Efficient?

In a recent episode of Fresh Off The Boat, Evan goes over to a white friend’s home for a family lunch, and is shocked to learn that the real use of a dishwasher is not to be used as a … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Ken’ Episode Review: “Clark’s Big Surprise”

Dr. Ken, Season 2, Episode 21: “Clark’s Big Surprise” Original airdate March 24, 2017. He’s a smooth operator Clark and Connor have invited all their friends to their vegan barbecue, intending to surprise everyone with a surprise wedding.  Somehow finding … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Nets launch Chinese language web site

The Brooklyn Nets recently launched a Chinese language version of their website – – which is not a big surprise given that the NBA’s only Taiwanese American player, Jeremy Lin, plays for the Nets, as reported recently: “The site appears … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee’s second novel Pachinko follows several generations of a Korean family living under Japanese colonialism. In the 1930s in a small town in colonial Korea, a young woman named Sunja is abandoned by her wealthy lover, but saved by … Continue reading

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Day Laborers, Flood Victims, and the Other One Percent: Illustrating the Gap between Asian American Rich and Poor

Much has been made about Asian American success, with articles pointing to average and median Asian American income being greater than whites, Asian cultural advantages, and incorrect exaggerations about the percentage of Asian American CEOs in Silicon Valley. Much less … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Ken’ Episode Review: “Ken and the CEO”

Dr. Ken, Season 2, Episode 20: “Ken and the CEO” Original airdate March 17, 2017. I told the truth and it saved one girl’s life The Welltopia CEO is in town to deliver his state of the company address, and … Continue reading

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Din Tai Fung Opens in Downtown Seattle

As I had blogged back in January 2016, Din Tai Fung had announced that they were opening a FOURTH restaurant in the Greater Seattle region – even before opening the first in the Bay Area  – which did eventually happen … Continue reading

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “The Flush”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 3, Episode 17: “The Flush” Original airdate March 15, 2017. Microsynopsis:  Jessica takes Honey, Emery, and Evan on a road trip to Georgia in order to save the handling charge on a new recliner for … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Ken’ Episode Review: “Ken’s Professor”

Dr. Ken, Season 2, Episode 19: “Ken’s Professor” Original airdate March 10, 2017. Operator, Well Could You Help Me Place This Call? Ken’s attending physician from his residency, who was always really tough on Ken, comes in for an examination … Continue reading

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “Gabby Goose”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 3, Episode 16: “Gabby Goose” Original airdate March 7, 2017. Microsynopsis:  Jessica and Louis have Honey and Marvin over for game night, but the games end abruptly when Jessica can’t handle being Louis’s partner for … Continue reading

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