Category Archives: Entertainment

Race, Romance, and Retribution: Courtney Milan and the Romance Writers of America

You might think that the world of romance novel writing (known as Romancelandia) is a genteel place removed from the pressures and conflicts of the everyday world.  The RITA awards, shown are above, are awards given yearly by the Romance … Continue reading

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“Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens” Debuts January 22nd on Comedy Central

Actress, comedian, and recent Golden Globes winner Awkwafina will be debuting her new Comedy Central series on January 22nd: “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens” makes its debut Jan. 22. The series, inspired by her real-life upbringing in New York, also stars … Continue reading

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2020 Golden Globes: Awkwafina, First Asian American to Win Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy

If you watched the 2020 Golden Globes television and film awards show, you watched Asian American history being made, as Awkwafina became the first woman of Asian descent to win Golden Globe for lead actress in a comedy for her … Continue reading

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Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: ‘Don’t Ignore The Asian Vote In 2020’

Recently, comedian Hasan Minhaj did a terrific piece on his HBO show, ‘Patriot Act,’ highlighting the issue of not ignoring the Asian American vote in 202o: The Asian American population has grown large enough to swing elections, but it remains … Continue reading

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Disney’s ‘Mulan’ – Official Trailer

Disney’s live action film trailer of Mulan dropped recently: “When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter … Continue reading

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Viral Ad: A Star Wars Experience for All

This ad from Globe Telecom, a telecom provider in the Philippines, cashes in the upcoming hype for Star Wars:  The Rise of Skywalker.  It has an unexpected ending that I hope people do not spoil when sharing it.   We have … Continue reading

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A Short Review: Float

Disney+ launched this week, and everyone is raving about the hundreds of movies and tv shows available for streaming.  These are the same ones that we 90’s kids grew up watching. Who wouldn’t be excited? The Disney channel was a … Continue reading

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Netflix Sets Tuesday December 17, 2019 For Ronny Chieng Comedy Special

There’s no trailer for the Netflix special, but I think Ronny Chieng’s appearance on ‘The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon’ this past April is a kind of preview. Netflix recently announced a stand-up comedy special with comedian and actor, Rony … Continue reading

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Meeting HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ & CRA’s Jimmy O. Yang – One Funny Guy

Season 6 Trailer (Final Season) for ‘Silicon Valley’ When I saw that actor, standup comedian, and writer Jimmy O. Yang was going to be performing Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco, I wanted to see him perform. While waiting for … Continue reading

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Float: A Pixar Short Film Featuring Filipino American Characters Debuts November 12

After its short film Bao won an academy award for short films, Pixar is debuting another short featuring Asian Americans/Canadians.  Float, by Bobby Rubio, is about a father who discovers that his son is different.  In a first for Pixar … Continue reading

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The End of an Era: ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ Not Returning After Season 6

With great sadness that I read that ‘Fresh Off The Boat‘ is being canceled after its current sixth season: “When Fresh Off the Boat first premiered in 2015, it was the first time I saw a family on-screen that not only looked … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “Grass” by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim

Grass is a breathtaking graphic novel about Korean comfort women by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim and translated by Janet Hong. I know, I had the same thought you just had, a graphic novel? About comfort women? Why? But Gendry-Kim has told … Continue reading

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