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The crucible of finals week in any academic environment is intense for all of us...it sure has been for me trying to crystallize a semester's worth of knowledge all in the heavy anticipation of wanting to get through to the glorious holidays. I used to feel that pressure differently being an undergraduate Biochemistry major. But now, being a graduate student at an Art school, it takes on a whole new creative dimension. Yep, I went from a science degree to a Fine Arts degree…imagine explaining that to all the Indian parents out there!
Preparing for a tabla concert alongside instrument inventor Kitundu at CalArts
Here at CalArts (The California Institute of Arts), where I have been for the past 1.5 years working towards an MFA in World Music,
Back in June, 1st Lt. Ehren Watada -- a Japanese American Honolulu native -- refused deployment to Iraq because he believes the war is illegal and immoral. Watada became the first commissioned officer to publicly refuse deployment to "the unlawful Iraq War and occupation."
Well, I don't know how I missed this news, but People Magazine's latest Sexiest Men Alive issue (that would be George Clooney, again, according to People) includes actors John Cho, Daniel Dae Kim, and Edison Chen (star of the Grudge2 and a Hong Kong pop star), and also Survivor's Yul Kwon (profiled in the mag's section entitled "Sexy Men in Sexy Environments.")
Jeff Yang comments on the men in his Asian Pop column
Do You Think We're Sexy?From Gedde Watanabe in 16 Candles to Daniel Dae Kim in Lost, it seems like the image of the Asian male has come a long way, baby. Or ... has it?
What a weekend! Thanks to everyone who attended our Music Issue Release party on Friday at 111 Minna. All Hyphen events are fundraisers and the money we earn goes right back into printing and promoting the magazine. So thanks to everyone for the support, especially to those who subscribed.
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