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Feb 21, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees is a Haunting yet Beautiful Collection

posted by Brittney Le

Pulitzer Prize winning author Thanh Nguyen

Pulitzer Prize winning author Thanh Nguyen

It’s a story of remembrance and loss. The ghost of her brother, killed by pirates during the escape from the Vietnam War, gives her a visit. And then she realizes she will never actually be able to forget him. This is the premise of Black-Eyed Women, the first … Read more

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Feb 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Jeremy Lin Is a Hair Raising Boy Genius

posted by Randall
Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius

Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Keeping up with Jeremy Lin’s hairstyles can be a job unto itself. You can never tell what look he’s going to use for any particular game.

His latest look can best be described as Jimmy Neutronic, after the cartoon character.

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Feb 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Awards Season Means the Return of the Anna Awards

posted by Randall
Rogue One

Best Picture goes to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by casting three Asian actors in prominent roles. Above, the Rogue One crew didn’t include a single white male (See below).

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

It’s award season for the entertainment industry and once again, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have mostly … Read more

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Feb 19, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

California County Apologizes for Executive Order 9066

posted by Randall
Executive Order 9066 is posted in Contra Costa County

Agricultural workers in Contra Costa County gathered around a poster of Executive Order 9066. A photo exhibit, ‘Images of Internment’ will be on display at the FDR Library in Hyde Park, New York.
Photo from National Archives by Dorothea Lange

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Contra Costa County has issued a formal apology … Read more

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Feb 19, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Mac Duggal Showcasing India-Inspired Designs at New York Fashion Week

posted by Brittney Le
Mac Duggal

Mac Duggal at NYFW Premiere of Fall Winter 2017 with Raquel Pelissier Miss Universe Haiti 1st Runner Up and Chanelle De Lau Miss Universe Curacao

Indian American fashion designer Mac Duggal brought his A-game to the runway recently at  New York Fashion Week (NYFW) 2017,  Duggal’s first show at NYFW,

 
Duggal’s new fashion line … Read more

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Feb 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 Remembered

posted by Louis Chan
Day of Remembrance, Sadako Kashiwagi, Hiroshi Kashiwagi

Sadako and Hiroshi Kashiwagi recalled their experience being incarcerated at Tule Lake

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The current political climate casting a suspicious eye on Muslims and refugees is all too familiar to Sadako Kashiwagi.

At just 10 years old, she was rounded up and imprisoned along with more than 18,000 Japanese Americans … Read more

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Feb 18, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Actress Makes Her Character Hapa.

posted by Randall
Vanessa Hudgens in Powerless

Vanessa Hudgens (center) has made her ‘Powerless’ character Emily Locke a Filipino American

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Three cheers for Vanessa Hudgens!

The actress starring on NBC’s Powerless made her character half-Filipino!

I’m pretty sure that when the concept for Powerless was first thought up and they wrote for the lead character, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 17, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Constance Wu to Play Lead Role in “Crazy Rich Asians”

posted by Brittney Le

Constance WuWarner Bros. is holding negotiations with Constance Wu, star of Fresh Off the Boat, for the lead role in Crazy Rich Asians, reports  the Hollywood Reporter.

Many are excited for Wu to star in the film. She has already gained massive popularity from her role as Jessica Huang in ABC comedy Fresh Off Read more

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Feb 16, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Trust Is a Big Issue with The Great Wall

posted by Louis Chan

Great Wall

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Much has been written about the whitewashing of The Great Wall, the movie starring Matt Damon who heroically saves the iconic structure from destruction (seriously, did you think the movie would end any other way?) and directed by China’s Yimou Zhang.

There’s a serious trust issue between the … Read more

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Feb 15, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

American Girl Reportedly to Introduce New Korean American and Hawaiian Doll

posted by Randall
American Girl Boy Doll

Joining the American Girl line is a new boy doll

What’s unusual about the picture to the left? If you look closely, you’ll notice Logan, American Girl’s first boy doll.

Logan has joined the new Tenney’s series lead by Tenney Grant, a Nashville rising star. She’ll be joined by Logan Everett, an 18-inch doll with … Read more

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