Author Archives: Guest Writer

3 Things “Enlightened” White People Can Stop Saying

By Sophia Chang So you’re an enlightened, non-racist, totally conscious white person. In that case, you can stop saying these 3 things: 1) “My husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend/superPCterm is Fill-in-the-Color so I get it.” You know how when skinny people talk about how … Continue reading

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Remembering Prolific and Pioneering Asian American Studies Scholar Don Nakanishi

By Dr. Dawn Lee Tu On Monday, March 21st, the field of Asian American Studies suffered a tremendous loss. Don Nakanishi, Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, passed away at the age of 66. Nakanishi was a … Continue reading

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8Questions: Daniel Henney of ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’ (Part 2)

By Dawn Lee Tu Please see part 1 of my interview with Daniel Henney, of CBS’s Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, in which Henney discusses his connection with the character he plays, and shares his thoughts on opportunities for Asian American … Continue reading

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Apparently in Silicon Valley, only non-Asians are allowed to have fun

By Leeland Lee The New York Times recently published a collection of photographs by Laura Morton depicting the “entrepreneurs, geniuses, idealists” who have flooded Silicon Valley in search of vast riches. In image after image, we see millennial techies in … Continue reading

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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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8Questions: An Interview with Katie Rose Clarke of ‘Allegiance’

I had the opportunity to talk with Katie Rose Clarke before the Allegiance opening night. In the new musical about the experience of a family during the WWII Japanese American internment, Clarke plays Hannah, an Army nurse who falls for … Continue reading

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8Questions: Interview with ‘Allegiance’ actor Michael K. Lee

As a reader of 8Asians, you’re probably aware of the Broadway musical Allegiance, currently running at the Longacre Theatre in New York City. Featuring the talent of George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, Allegiance opened on November 8th to … Continue reading

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Simon Tam of The Slants: “I am not the floodgate of racism that some think I am.”

I am not the floodgate of racism that some think I am. I am not the Pandora’s Box of hate speech that some afraid I’ve turned into. I am an anti-racist, social justice activist who has been battling in the … Continue reading

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Finding Hope in Support Groups

Part 3 – Emily’s Story: Finding Hope in Support Groups By Emily Wu Truong In honor of July as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Guest Blogger Emily Wu Truong, who received a fellowship from the Entertainment Industries Council’s Mental Health … Continue reading

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Seeking Help in an Imperfect Mental Health System

Part 2 – Emily’s Story: Seeking Help in an Imperfect Mental Health System By Emily Wu Truong In honor of July as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Guest Blogger Emily Wu Truong, who received a fellowship from the Entertainment Industries … Continue reading

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July: National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Part 1 – Emily’s Story: Living with Perfectionism & Depression By Emily Wu Truong In honor of July as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Guest Blogger Emily Wu Truong, who received a fellowship from the Entertainment Industries Council’s Mental Health … Continue reading

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Anime Review: No Game No Life

By Misogi The story revolves around two siblings: Sora and Shiro. The 17 year-old brother and a 11 year-old sister carry an infamous reputation in the gaming world as 『  』(yes it is a blank). They live as gamer NEET (Not … Continue reading

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