Archive for March, 2003

  • Hula Show Avoids Kitsch, Exudes Spirituality

    Hula Show Avoids Kitsch, Exudes Spirituality

    Hula is at the heart of Hawaiian culture. So it’s no surprise that Ka Wä Hula (“Hula Through Time”) was as much a cultural celebration as it was a dance concert.

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  • Asian American Studies Denied to San Quentin Inmates: APAs fight for their rights behind bars

    Asian American Studies Denied to San Quentin Inmates: APAs fight for their rights behind bars

    Stories from the Inside: This is the first in a series of articles AsianWeek will be featuring about Asian Pacific Americans and the criminal justice system. Look for upcoming stories about racial segregation in prisons and first-person accounts from San Quentin and Pelican Bay.

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  • And the Nominees are…: APAs vie for Pride Parade Grand Marshal title

    And the Nominees are…: APAs vie for Pride Parade Grand Marshal title

    As the deadline to vote for San Francisco Pride Parade’s grand marshals inches closer, organizers and candidates are bustling to get people to the voting booths. This year, the Pride Committee looked for a broad range of organizations and representations, Teddy Witherington, executive director of […]

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  • America’s New Fugitives: Indonesian immigrants the newest target for Special Registration

    America’s New Fugitives: Indonesian immigrants the newest target for Special Registration

    In a tiny downtown cafe in San Francisco, young Agam gazes out the window at a busy street and says he feels he is hiding in plain sight. Agam has decided not to comply with new anti-terrorism requirements mandating that males aged 16 and over […]

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  • South Asians Seeking Bone Marrow in Berkeley

    South Asians Seeking Bone Marrow in Berkeley

    Harshal Mehta, a 20-year-old South Asian American, suffers from a leukemia-related disease known as myelodysplasia. It is a disorder that causes the body not to produce enough blood cells and Mehta, a college student in Virginia, needs a bone marrow transplant to save his life.

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  • Wake Up and Yawn: New Mitsubishi SUV a bore

    Wake Up and Yawn: New Mitsubishi SUV a bore

    Mitsubishi admonishes prospects to “wake up and drive” in the signature line of their aggressive advertising campaign. The ads have scored well among the youthful population that is clearly the target of the automaker. And, for the most part, their products live up to their […]

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  • ‘DW 4’ Dressed to Kill

    ‘DW 4’ Dressed to Kill

    It’s a delicious satisfaction as my officer and melee forces beat the crap out of the opposing troops in Dynasty Warriors 4. I grit my teeth and hold my breath during these intense battles against ancient warriors dressed to the nines in some of old […]

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  • DHC Pushes Skin ‘Brighteners’ and Oil

    DHC Pushes Skin ‘Brighteners’ and Oil

    While U.S. bombs dropped down on Iraq and anti-war protestors in San Francisco marched through the streets on Thursday, the topic of conversation at Embarcadero’s Ozuma restaurant was oil — olive oil, that is, for the face, no less. Snacking on sushi and cocktails, U.S. […]

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  • APAs Speak Out on War: Community, like nation, divided on the issues

    APAs Speak Out on War: Community, like nation, divided on the issues

    While millions witnessed the footage of five captured U.S. soldiers speaking into an Iraqi TV microphone with frightened glances, thousands across the nation stepped up their efforts, organizing demonstrations, rallies and teach-ins to protest the war. But there are also many people across the country […]

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  • NYC Chinatown Garment Association Builds Ties with China

    NYC Chinatown Garment Association Builds Ties with China

    It’s 8 p.m. on a weeknight, and dozens of Chinese women and a few men are still at work sewing and pressing pieces of cloth in Bobby Cheung’s garment factory, which occupies two floors in a dingy building on Mott Street, in the heart of […]

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