Hyphen contributor Alvin Lin reviews recent movies on the Asian American Film Festival circuit: Shanghai Calling, and Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey.
Hollywood's next likely blockbuster, The Hunger Games is different from past remakes or adaptations of Asian stories in that its creator denies any knowledge of the 1999 Japanese book and movie which it uncannily resembles.
38 points against the Lakers! 7 assists, and he outscored Kobe. That's the latest -- but hey, we can say we knew him When.
For fans of movies like Robert Rodriguez's Sin City or Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, The Girl from the Naked Eye is a slick new thriller worth watching.
What the increased use of token Asian models potentially says about the fashion industry, as well as our own buying patterns and preferences.
Christine Yoo's film is a hilarious, heartwarming romantic comedy about a Korean American ad exec facing increasing family pressure to marry (or die, according to family superstition).
Recent evidence suggests that Rebecca Zahau did not commit suicide, as was originally concluded by San Diego police.
Less than a month after leaving as general manager of the Portland Trialblazers, Rich Cho was hired as GM of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, the franchise owned by Michael Jordan.
Alexandra Wallace made a typical non-apology apology to "the entire Asian culture" (wtf?), while also making some bold accusations about threats she received that were never confirmed or validated, therefore painting herself as a victim. I've been observing the aftermath of this event given how much mainstream attention it has received. What we do know is that this wasn't a one-time accidental mistake from this woman; Wallace had actually planned a series of internet releases about Asians.
California-based pipa artist Jie Ma has spent the past few years creating a unique blend of music that incorporates traditional Eastern instruments with Western musical elements. Her CD is an innovative contribution to the overall body of American music. Her work is a twist on classical and new age genres, in much the same way that Shanghai Restoration Project is a combination of Eastern sounds with modern hip hop and electronica.
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