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Mia Nakano LGBTQ | June 29, 2014 - 4:16pm
Fine Arts and Literature • July 6-Sept. 23: Celebrate American artist Hiroshi Sugimoto at the de Young museum with this retrospective collection of more than 100 photographs from 1976 to the present. Sugimoto’s black and white photographs explore the themes of time, memory, dreams, and natural histories. • July 29: Readings by Tao Lin and Stephanie Young, with music and film by Ri Crawford. Join American novelist, poet, and short story writer Tao Lin in his first west coast reading and Oakland poet Stephanie Young. Brought to you by Pegasus Downtown and New Yipes! at 21 Grand (416 25th St.. Oakland, CA). The show starts at 7pm, $5 admission. For more information, click here. Film and Theater • July 19 & 21: The 7th Annual Slant Film Festival: Bold Asian American Images 4 Star Theater (Clement & 3rd, San Francisco) and Aurora Picture Show proudly present this eclectic mix of Asian American short films. Celebrate the Best of Slant DVD Release Party on July 19th at Kearny Street Workshop (180 Capp St., SF). Showing at 4 Star Theater on July 21. For more information, click here. • July 5-22: (Thurs-Sun) Cowboy vs. Samurai, by Michael Golamco The Asian American Theater Company brings to you this romantic comedy, "Cowboy vs. Samurai," a re-imagination of the "Cyrano de Bergerac" story with an Asian twist. The lives of the only two Asian Americans in the tiny western hamlet of Breakneck, Wyoming are turned upside down when the beautiful Veronica Lee, a Korean American teacher from New York City moves to town. Through irony, humor, and social commentary, "Cowboy vs. Samurai" cleverly exposes the struggle of Asian Americans to find their place in the vast American landscape...and with each other. Showing at Thick House (1696 18th St., San Francisco). For more information, click here. • July 19: Kickoff the Asian American International Film Festival, New York with Justin Lin’s screening of Finishing the Game. The AAIFF ends July 28, so get your tickets now! Community and Activism • July 19: “Wait, is that gravy with my katsu?” Food fanatics, join Third Thursday’s panel discussion on the authenticity of Asian American dining. Find that great Asian restaurant you’ve been craving for! For more information, click here. • Aug.3: Community Night with the A’s Watch the Oakland A’s battle the Los Angeles Angels in this benefit game, co-sponsored by Hyphen and the Asian Community Mental Health Services. For more information, click here. • Aug. 4: APA Activist Training and Midwest Summit Activists, student leaders, community leaders, and volunteers are welcome to join this progressive Saturday training provided by the DNC’s Parag Mehta, Filmmaker Eric Byler and more. Learn the basic tools of organizing including volunteer recruitment, planning events, targeting, phone banking and other useful campaign skills. For more information, click here.
July 17, 2007 - 1:54pm
Hyphen is giving away TWO tickets to AAIFF's In Focus: Justin Lin justinlin.gif
Lisa Lee | July 17, 2007 - 1:33pm
sarah_gore3.jpg Al, Tipper and the happy couple. Al Gore's daughter, Sarah, married businessman Bill Lee over the weekend in Los Angeles. She's the former VP's kid, and by celebrity news standards, this event was pretty unremarkable. But, the new hubby is, at least from the pictures, Asian American.
Harry Mok | July 17, 2007 - 11:02am
I am a bit embarrassed to say I spent the entire weekend shopping. I didn't mean to. But I just moved, and there’s always stuff you need to buy when you move. Also, I am the daughter of one-time Hong Kongers. Also, I am from Houston, Texas. So basically, I’m programmed to shop. I can’t help it. Saturday I took a friend out for birthday dim sum. Then we hit Daiso. Daiso is a magical place. It's a Japanese dollar store where most items (but not everything) is $1.50. It's huge: stationery, beauty products, home decor, gardening supplies, pet supplies, kitchen ware. They have shelving. And they have hooks to hang from that shelving. They have curtain rods, seat cushions, throw pillows, slippers galore and dishes. They even have spiky things to keep birds away and pumpkin-shaped dog beds. I regret I did not have my camera on me to bring you photos of the wonder that is Daiso.
Melissa Hung | July 16, 2007 - 12:01pm
Our friend in the Big Apple is celebrating an awesome birthday. America’s first and longest-running film festival showcasing the works of Asian and Asian American artists is turning 30! Celebrations abound with over 100 films and videos screenings, art exhibitions, special guest appearances, panels, workshops, parties, and much, much more! 336x280_NEW.gif
Lisa Lee | July 11, 2007 - 10:00pm
Researchers at the American Cancer Society find five distinct strains of cancer common among five separate Asian-decent ethnic groups. The study, published in the Cancer Journal for Clinicians, focused on Asian Americans of Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese decent.
Melanie | July 11, 2007 - 9:28pm
I recently heard about Presidential Scholar Mari Oye. This article in the Boston Globe talks about Oye, who had the chance to meet the president.
Momo Chang | July 10, 2007 - 7:44pm
The idea of marriage makes my hands sweat, not in a good way. I’m trying to figure it out though, really I am. Therapy has helped me realize that it’s one part rebellion to the South Asian obsession with weddings, one part my parent’s divorce ... and the rest is still murky. I mean, I’ve always been a bit of a cynic: the whole concept of “forever” that marriage is predicated on just doesn’t compute for me. The idea of celebrating that idea by spending thousands of dollars for a huge party just seems like asking for it … but at the same time, I love champagne.
Neela Banerjee | July 7, 2007 - 12:52am
Alhambra.JPGJake* is a delivery boy at a mom and pop pizza parlor in west L.A. He gets paid $5.50 an hour under the table and gets to keep his tips. In this part of the country, a wage that low is illegal, but Jake doesn't have a green card, so he'll take any job he can get. Jake moved to Los Angeles with his family from his native Taiwan when he was only two-years old. He doesn't know much about the island. Ever since he can remember, he has lived with his parents in a run-down motel that they operate in a seedy part of Eagle Rock. "Special skill"-less, his parents came to the U.S. on a B1 visa in order to run the business for silent investors still living in Taiwan. During the last 20+ years, their resident status has remained unchanged, which is a major problem for Jake and his siblings: they are now legal adults no longer under their parents' visa.
Jason | July 6, 2007 - 11:38am
A press conference in New York City last month addressed an issue that often goes ignored but is already affecting many Asian Americans in the 21st century – Chronic Hepatitis B. A study released by pharmaceutical giants Idenix and Novartis revealed some alarming figures. A survey of 301 CHB patients (55% of whom were Asian American) indicated that not enough CHB patients or the general population are properly informed about CHB and its causes, although the similarities to the HIV epidemic are obvious. In the U.S. and estimated 1.25 million people are critically infected with HBV 2 -- Asian Americans make up more than half of this number. * One in 10 Asian-Americans has CHB, compared with one in 1,000 for the general U.S. population: * 1 in 10 Chinese Americans * 1 in 12 Korean Americans * 1 in 8 Vietnamese Americans
Claire Light | July 6, 2007 - 11:35am
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