Archive for February 22nd, 2008

  • Hong Kong actor Edison Chen says he took racy photos, apologizes

    Hong Kong actor Edison Chen says he took racy photos, apologizes

    By Associated Press HONG KONG — Hong Kong actor Edison Chen admitted Thursday taking most of the widely circulated photos showing him and several women performing sexual acts, as he spoke publicly for the first time on a scandal that has shocked the Chinese-speaking world.

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  • Daily Dose: 02/22/08

    Daily Dose: 02/22/08

    > Korean Community Demands Answers in Police Shooting > Legal Ethics Expert Calls Conflict of Interest Motion Against Jew’s Former Attorney ‘Nonsense’ > Newsom Appoints APIs to City Commissions > Student Editors Apologize for Column on Asians > South Asian Businesses Go to the Burbs […]

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  • Calendar: 02/22/08

    Calendar: 02/22/08

    18th Annual Festival of Songs And Dances EVENT: Presented by San Francisco Bay Area Cultural Group DESCRIPTION: The SFBACG adult, junior and children’s choirs and Bay Area’s Three FilAm Tenors will present a musical concert featuring Filipino folk songs, cultural dances and selections from popular […]

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  • Sexist Nephew

    Sexist Nephew

    Dear Q, I love my brother, but he’s stuck between two worlds. On the one hand, he’s back in that “old world village” where they expect hot meals to be served, and if the woman talks back, she gets an introduction to the back of […]

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  • Asian Americans Who Run The City

    Asian Americans Who Run The City

    [ To see all the photos and charts, pick up a copy of AsianWeek.] Twenty-one percent of city’s commissioners are Asian Pacific Americans Although San Francisco has the worst proportional representation of Asian Americans on the city’s governing Board of Supervisors of all cities nationwide […]

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  • Here’s a look at APA commissioners who have recently joined or left their commission seat.

    Here’s a look at APA commissioners who have recently joined or left their commission seat.

    Aging Commission: Richard Ow, who previously served on the Mayor’s Disability Council, joined the Aging Commission in January. Arts Commission: Janice Mirikitani, poet, editor, administrator and community activist, was termed out. She

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  • Fallout From Edison’s Scandal

    Fallout From Edison’s Scandal

    Edison runs home to mommy Edison Chen was last seen sulking around Vancouver, British Columbia, where he was raised, following the global spamming of his sex pics. Hong Kong’s still buzzing about the ruckus — alleging that actresses Cecilia Cheung and

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  • Who’s Hot: 02/22/08

    Who’s Hot: 02/22/08

      Welcome to AsianWeek’s new nightlife section, your destination for the best weekend events in the San Francisco Bay Area. Look for us each week! Friday, February 22 Suite One8One

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  • Fight for Your Write

    Fight for Your Write

    Ed Lin champions the small press If New York novelist Ed Lin weren’t such a good writer, he’d probably be a punk rocker. Filled with raw yet tender emotions, Lin’s books are populated by troubled characters in grim worlds. Waylaid, which came out in 2002 […]

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  • The Death of Politics, The Rebirth of Democracy

    The Death of Politics, The Rebirth of Democracy

    Here’s the Clinton/Obama situation in a nutshell: Sometimes politics just has to give way to democracy. When that happens, everything actually works exactly the way it’s ‘spose to: The people speak and politicians act — instead of the other way around, where politicians speak

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