Word is getting out that author and Asian American historian Ronald Takaki has passed away. Not many details but we'll keep you updated.
UPDATE: Dewey St. Germaine of the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, Berkeley, confirms that Takaki passed away Tuesday. And here is UC Berkeley's press release
The Rosemead-based company's stuff is in restaurants everywhere, and it was christened with an article in the New York Times this week that's being linked to all over Facebook and the Web.
Asian Americans make up more than a third of the work force at some of Silicon Valley's biggest tech companies but only about 6 percent of board members and about 10 percent of corporate officers of the Bay Area's 25 largest companies, the report says.
Film adaptations of comic books are a dime a dozen in Hollywood these days, with a track record that suggests studios are pumping out more Batman Forevers than Dark Knights. But what happens when your task is to bring the words of history's most acclaimed graphic novel -- and one of Time magazine's 100 greatest novels of all time -- to the big screen?
Enter Alex Tse, a San Francisco native who is the co-screenwriter of the much-anticipated Watchmen adaptation, which opened last week to the tune of $55 million. Tse first came onto the scene as the writer of 2004's multiethnic crime drama, Sucker Free City, directed by Spike Lee. Now with the success of Watchmen, he's in demand but still making time to return to his roots. Hyphen caught up with Tse before his visit to the 2009 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival to learn about his climb from a kid in journalism camp to bona fide Hollywood screenwriter.
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