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Charlie Rose: Danny Bowien & Mission Chinese Food and Mission Cantina

If you follow this blog, you may know I’m an avid follower of Charlie Rose and appreciate his more in-depth television interviews. I recently came across this one with Danny Bowien, chef and co-founder of the restaurants Mission Chinese Food and … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “Chop Suey, USA” by Yong Chen

Reading Yong Chen’s new book Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America is an education. In some ways, it seems more like an encyclopedia or a peak into the brain of a man who has read and retained an … Continue reading

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8$: ‘We Need Diverse Books’

8$ is a series which occasionally highlights interesting crowdfunding projects. Every day, the 8Asians team is inundated by many worthy pitches. We are unable to highlight every one that comes our way, or even the ones we might individually support. … Continue reading

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Slant Book Review: Timothy Wang’s Debut Novel

Timothy Wang’s debut novel Slant is about a gay Chinese boy growing up in America. As I was reading along, I found myself constantly laughing and relating to almost every page. Wang tackles the issues that Asians and Asian Americans … Continue reading

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‘Never Let Me Go’ Movie Adaptation Gives Asian Brits Sophistication Points

At first glance, Never Let Me Go has nothing to do with Asians. Actually, there isn’t really a trace of any Asian-osity throughout the entire film: Carey Mulligan isn’t Asian; neither is the new Spider-man/Brit-boy du jour Andrew Garfield. If … Continue reading

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POP 88 #14 – Interview with Olivia Cheng

Hello Everyone, Thank you for downloading our 14th episode. This episode includes your requests played, plus an interview/ conversation with Olivia Cheng from the new docudrama Iris Chang: The Rape of Nanking (*note there is use of cursive words – … Continue reading

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Shortcomings goes to LA

This Saturday, November 3rd (that’s tomorrow!) graphic novelist Adrian Tomine is going to be at Skylight Books in LA. According to the official Shortcomings website, it’s the third stop on his tour. He’s coming from Toronto, and after Los Angeles … Continue reading

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