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Mia Nakano LGBTQ | June 29, 2014 - 3:16pm

yellow ribbon.jpg Back when I was in a Duncan dance company (Isadora, that is,) we needed to raise $$ to go to Hungary. We had a couple garage sales, we put on a few performances, we were thousands short of our goal. Somehow our director was contacted by an independent film production company and before we knew it, we were "gypsy dancers" in a dream sequence of a film called --I can't remember. German title, South Asian American film.

Jennifer Huang | August 2, 2005 - 2:22pm
To follow on the ever-present discussion about white men-Asian women couples (last seen on our post about Bitter Asian Men) here's a controversy brewing in Oakland: There's an art show up at the Asian Resource Gallery in Oakland called Not So Lang (pretty): Why Two Chinese-Cali Artists Don't Date White Boys. Haven't gotten down there to see the show myself, but apparently there is a T-shirt in the show with "I Don't Date White Guys" stenciled on it. This upset some people.
Melissa Hung | August 1, 2005 - 3:30pm
Should an industry whose sales and marketing strategies feed guns to the black market be liable for shooting deaths?
Claire Light | July 31, 2005 - 3:29pm
We all love stats, don't we? I love stats so much, that I made sure we did a sex survey for Issue 7 of Hyphen (out in a month! Keep your eyes peeled!) just so I could mess with stats. Sex Stats! Until then, though, have a look at these Asian American community stats, extracted from the annual community survey, and prettily diagrammed.
Claire Light | July 30, 2005 - 11:35am
Check out Rasika Mathur Thursday night on the new MTV, Nick Cannon, comedy show Wild 'N Out. From what I hear, the show is a more hip hop version of something like Whose Line Is It Anyway, which sounds fresh. It is awesome to see South Asian sisters being represented by the likes of a loud, in-your-face comedian like Rasika, who I saw back in 2002 at this amazing South Asian arts festival in LA called Artwallah. Speaking of representations of South Asian women, this site had me laughing and identifying. While we are on the topic of strong South Asian women, I picked up the latest Stuff Magazine in the airport the other day because it was featuring the women of the latest Owen Wilson/Vince Vaughn vehicle The Wedding Crashers. I am interested in going to see this movie because the duo supposedly crash an Indian wedding in the movie. And sure enough, there was a South Asian women, Naureen Zaim in there posing in her skivvies. Anyway, reading her brief bio I found at that she is a semi-professional boxer who has a 6-0 record with two knock outs. Now that's badass.
Neela Banerjee | July 28, 2005 - 2:19pm

Now that Harry Potter #6 is out, I'm reminded of the ongoing controvery over Harry Potter's love interest, Cho Chang. I haven't read any of the books, so I'm wondering what those of you who have think about it. Some people think it's a good thing to have an Asian featured so prominently in the story. Others think she's just another stereotype and point out that her name doesn't make a lot of sense. Apparently she is supposed to be Chinese.

Melissa Hung | July 27, 2005 - 1:26pm

Check this: a former assistant beauty editor at Ladies Home Journal was fired for blogging! Nadine Haobsh lost two jobs -the LHJ and an offer from Seventeen Magazine --because her blogging was considered "unprofessional." I know this isn't "Asian American" per se, but it's rather chilling to us bloggers --and who isn't a blogger these days? (Note: if you knock the last three letters off her name she could sound Chinese.

Jennifer Huang | July 26, 2005 - 11:43am
Kayo Hatta, who directed Picture Bride, drowned to death last week in an apparent accident at a friend's pool.
Harry Mok | July 26, 2005 - 11:11am
In case you were wondering, the Real ID Act of 2005 (mentioned in an earlier post on this blog) passed in May. This might become another leading edge in the new war of Centralization vs. States' Rights, one with real potential, unlike the medical marijuana fight, or abortion.
Claire Light | July 24, 2005 - 10:23am
It was bound to happen. Thought y'all might enjoy this. It's from this site, created, presumably, to promote the book "Karate the Japanese Way", which title in itself begs the question. Hmmm ... self aware Asiaphilia smacks of the "asshole argument". You know the asshold argument: "Well, I'm an asshole, but at least I know I'm an asshole ..."
Claire Light | July 22, 2005 - 1:19pm
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