Archive for April, 2003

  • Psychic Scams

    Psychic Scams

    Nestled away in the shaded alleyway of San Francisco’s upscale Maiden Lane, in a space that now houses an art gallery, once stood as a place of mystery and clairvoyance. For $20, Mrs. Sonia promised any person who set afoot in her quaint store the […]

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  • Take It Off: APA men strip down and break myths

    Take It Off: APA men strip down and break myths

    They’re nude. They’re male. They’re Asian. “And they’re beautiful!” declares Cara Caddoo, the brains behind Yellow Book.

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  • Better Luck Today

    Better Luck Today

    On the morning of Sunday, April 13, Justin Lin got what he called the “wake-up call of a lifetime.” The heads of MTV Films and Paramount Pictures, which had released his independent film Better Luck Tomorrow in limited release that Friday, informed him that BLT […]

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  • New and Notable Books

    New and Notable Books

    Crescent By Diana Abu-Jaber (W.W. Norton)

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  • Miracles Do Happen: Author Kien Nguyen talks about life, love and a psychic to the stars

    Miracles Do Happen: Author Kien Nguyen talks about life, love and a psychic to the stars

    Kien Nguyen exudes confidence, arriving at the Powell Hotel lobby eager to talk about his two books, The Unwanted and The Tapestries.

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  • Time After Time: Yerba Buena presents a pan-Asian exhibition

    Time After Time: Yerba Buena presents a pan-Asian exhibition

    What do an inflatable Venus Flytrap-like flower, photographs of Mount Fuji and an octopus that tours across Japan have in common? To the curators of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, all these seemingly disparate things reflect one overarching theme: the concept of time.

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  • Goldman Winner Wages Green War in Philippines, U.S.

    Goldman Winner Wages Green War in Philippines, U.S.

    On April 14, Von Hernandez of Quezon City became the first Filipino to receive the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.

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  • S.F. Restaurateur Diana T. Y. Chung Dies: Praised nationally for Hunan cuisine

    S.F. Restaurateur Diana T. Y. Chung Dies: Praised nationally for Hunan cuisine

    Diana T. Y. Chung, whose chain of restaurants set mouths afire with peppery and spicy specialties from her native home of Hunan province, China for more than 20 years, died of pancreatic cancer at her home on April 10. She was 84.

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  • Burning Rubber for Summer: Midnight Club II

    Burning Rubber for Summer: Midnight Club II

    One day you decide to make some trouble and start illegal street racing with a crappy car. After some swift on-the-fly racing moves, you beat a leviathan with a goatee out of his car and his pride, moving you up the ladder to race the […]

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  • Infiniti’s G35 merges into the fast lane

    Infiniti’s G35 merges into the fast lane

    It’s not easy to turn around the fortunes of a major car company headed down the wrong road, but it is possible. Subaru has pulled it off, returning to its core values of boxer engines and all-wheel drive. Mazda is in the middle of making […]

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