OK, on to some stories...
It was Nguyen versus Nguyen for San Jose city council. Guess what? Nguyen wins.
A book on activist Yuri Kochiyama is coming out, so the SF Chronicle interviews her. She's over 80 and can't walk due to a stroke, but she's still active protesting and kicking ass! I met her a couple years ago. You think you do a lot? Not in comparison to Yuri. She's nearly three times my age and her social life is more happening than mine.
Also from the SF Chron, an obituary on Willie Wong, a five-foot-five basketball star in the 40s.
And fear not if you have no plans for the weekend. We've got some suggestions:
Here in the Bay Area, it's time again for APAture, Kearny Street Workshop's annual Asian American multidisciplinary arts festival. It kicked off with an art opening earlier this week and continues through the 24th with performing arts, music and readings. Our very own literature edtior, Claire Light, will read next Friday, September 23rd. And the Hyphen crew will be tabling on the 24th at the Main Event.
Boston, here's something for you. The Boston Asian American Film Festival started yesterday and continues through this weekend.
And the San Diego Asian Film Festival is at the end of this month.
So many film festivals! Seems like there are more and more festivals starting up and they get more and more ethnic specific.