Archive for November 10th, 2006

  • Emil Amok: Borat’s Undercover Satire Elevates the Ethnic

    Emil Amok: Borat’s Undercover Satire Elevates the Ethnic

    The ethnic media in the U.S. has a new member. It’s Borat Sagdiyev, a curly headed, mustachioed television reporter from Kazakhstan. (Though he doesn’t look all that Asian compared to Kazakhs I’ve known of Mongolian/Korean descent).   As I welcome him to our ranks, I […]

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Letters to the Editor

    Education Overcomes Silence The distinctive Asian Pacific Islander practice of remaining silent (“Dean Hara’s Dilemma,” Oct. 27) on difficult or uncomfortable subjects is in stark contrast to the popular stereotype of Asians promoting education so fervently.

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  • Global Briefs

    Global Briefs

    Childcare Gets Robotic Japanese engineers have designed a novel solution to childcare — a 15-inch robot that can send pictures of your child to your mobile phone on demand. The new service is undergoing trials in a Tokyo nursery.

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  • N.Y. OCA Honors Meng and Koo

    N.Y. OCA Honors Meng and Koo

    Dinner followed by ballroom dancing kept 360 entertained at the Organization of Chinese Americans – Long Island Chapter’s 25th Silver Anniversary Gala on Oct. 27.

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  • Heirloom Tomatoes are Like Humans

    Heirloom Tomatoes are Like Humans

    Heirloom tomatoes are like humans. They are red — and green, yellow and striped. Saying that the red tomatoes you see in most supermarkets represent all tomatoes is like saying that one racial or ethnic group represents the whole human family.

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  • Pacific Media Expo a Twisted Tea Party

    Pacific Media Expo a Twisted Tea Party

    Being Asian American isn’t just about genetics, it’s about culture. The influx of Asian-fusion pop culture into the United States is a testament to the rise of Asian American culture. Outside the mainstream of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Linkin Park, however, is also a […]

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  • New Comic Strip Seeks Single Asian Female Perspective

    New Comic Strip Seeks Single Asian Female Perspective

    "If you look at comics in newspapers, our experiences are not represented, our voices are silent," said Bay Area resident Ethan Lee. "I want to change that by giving a voice and face to Asian Americans through my new comic strip, Single Asian Female." Lee, […]

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  • The Spirit of ‘Go for Broke’

    The Spirit of ‘Go for Broke’

    Much has been written about a Japanese American and Filipino American general — respectively retired Army Chief of Staff Eric Shinseki and Major General Antonio Taguba — and their major roles in the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Over time when the history of the […]

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  • Yin Yang

    Yin Yang

    JESSICA SIMPSON DATING OUT OF HER LEAGUE Talk about six degrees of Kevin Bacon! Imagine my surprise opening the latest issue of In Touch weekly while buying Halloween treats, and finding that my hipster associate, indie film producer James Kisler, is vying against John Mayer […]

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  • Pinay Power!

    Pinay Power!

    The history of Filipinos in America, from the arrival of the first Luzon indios in Morro Bay, Calif., in 1587, to the coming of the Manilamen in Louisiana in either 1763 or 1830 to the immigration of sakadas to Hawai‘i in 1906, is the history […]

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