Archive for September 13th, 2008

  • Cool Japan: Why Japanese remakes are so popular on American TV, and where we’re getting it wrong

    Cool Japan: Why Japanese remakes are so popular on American TV, and where we’re getting it wrong

    Is your TV turning Japanese? With so many game shows imported from Japan and translated for American audiences, you may really think so. Seven million viewers tuned in to the premiere of Hole in the Wall on Fox last weekend, a respectable amount for a […]

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  • Persistent Invisibility: Hmong Americans are silenced

    Persistent Invisibility: Hmong Americans are silenced

    In February of last year, University of Wisconsin at Madison law Professor Leonard Kaplan unwittingly ignited a firestorm when he used Hmong Americans as an example in a lecture on legal formalism. The exact language and context of his statements are disputed, but no one […]

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  • Talking Cash

    Talking Cash

    Dear Q, I have a cousin who talks about money all the time. Almost nothing else excites him. We are a large, extended family with a lot going on, but the only time he ever comments is when it deals with money. He doesn’t have […]

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  • Secret Asian Man

    Secret Asian Man

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