Richard Lui can be seen every weekday from 10am to 11am on MSNBC’s Jansing and Company. In 2007, he became the first Chinese American male to anchor a weekday national newscast on CNN’s Headline News. Think he went to journalism school? Think his parents wish he were a doctor? Think his last name is actually Lui? Wrong on all counts!
Blog Archive: February 2011
Blog Archive: February 2011
Critics at this year's New York Fashion Week seemed enamoured of Ralph Lauren’s less than pioneering embrace of one of fashion’s oldest tropes: Shanghai Chic. Critics eagerly dedicated valuable column inches to the collection, which featured all the mainstays of Asian-inspired fashion: jade jewelry, golden dragons, cheongsams. While some candidly wondered whether the designer’s invocation of China was a statement about the nation’s growing economic competitiveness, others were simply happy to break out as many tired euphemisms for “Eastern” as possible. (Not only did the “Orient Express” make several stops but East, inevitably, met West.)
A week and a half ago, Gawker pulled together a list of racism-related incidents on college campuses across the country that had occurred within days of each other. What seemed so troubling by the Gawker commenter reactions to this post was the sheer amount of reductionism going on: Schools in the South are bound to be racist. Schools in the Midwest are bound to be racist. Frat guys are bound to be racist. Frat guys aren't racist, they're just dumb. College racism is actually just stupidity and immaturity. And of course, racism happens on every campus, every day, all day. Why is this news?
Before we jump into this week in television, can we discuss how massively disappointed I am with the contestants on the new season of Survivor? Seriously, that is one white group of people.
Photo credit: JJ Casas
Calling all San Francisco Hyphenites! A reminder that A Sensory Feast with Kearny Street Workshop and SOMArts will close this week, Feb 24 to be precise. So, if you want to see a show by local AsAm artists where you can not only look at stuff, but touch and smell stuff too, you gotta do it soon.
Hyphen has another story on Spot.us that you can help fund. It focuses on deportations and in particular on the case of Steve Li.
Thank you to the editors of the Bay Citizen, who liked our parkour story and video so much, they blogged about it using an article from New America Media, which is a content partner of Hyphen's.
Despite having a lifestyle punctuated by an eco-friendly conscience (or so they believed), one desi couple became aware of the fact that their carbon footprint was among the highest in a US population approaching 300 million people.
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