Monday 28th July 2014,

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NPR: George Takei Shares Life Story in New Documentary

posted by Theodore Tae

George TakeiStar Trek star-turned-LGBT advocate George Takei stars in a new documentary shedding light on his personal life, reports NPR.

To Be Takei narrates Takei’s journey as a Hollywood actor in the 1960s to his present-day role as an activist for LGBT rights. Lesser-known aspects of his life, such as his time in the Japanese … Read more

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Rafu Shimpo: Japanese American Nominated to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

posted by Theodore Tae

Karen NarasakiPresident Barack Obama announced July 24 his nomination of Japanese American civil rights leader Karen Narasaki to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, reports Rafu Shimpo.

Narasaki is best known for her role as the former president and executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Asian American Justice Center from 1995 to 2012. Prior to … Read more

Chinese American

China Daily: Dating Site Finds Cultural Connection for Chinese Americans

posted by Randall

2 Red BeanAn online dating site targeting Chinese Americans living in North America has filled a need not met by more general sites like eHarmony or, reports the China Daily.

2RedBean serves single Chinese Americans searching for both a soul mate and a cultural bond.

“I found many services were quite general when they do … Read more

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Seattle Times: Doing the Mikado the Right Way

posted by Randall

Mikado by Mu Performing ArtsThe recent Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society production of Mikado was largely blasted by the Asian American community, but as Minnesota’s Mu Performing Arts has shown, it’s possible to present the Mikado without using white actors in yellowface and portraying Asians as exotic Orientals.

Skylark Opera had approached Mu Performing Arts about collaborating in … Read more

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Mail Online: Vanessa Hudgens Wins Young Hollywood Trendsetter Awards

posted by Randall

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens received the Trendsetter Award at the Young Hollywood Awards Sunday, reports Mail Online.

The 25-year old actress attended the red carpet affair with her younger sister Stella.

Hudgens dazzled with her white high-waist flaring trousers by designer Badgley Mischka and a midriff revealing blue halterneck top.

‘It’s young, fresh, sexy and effortless,” … Read more


Chicago Bar Project: Wrigley’s Nisei Lounge is a Nod to Japanese Americans

posted by Randall

Nisei LoungeA watering hole near the famed Wrigley Field in Chicago is a reminder of the impact Japanese Americans made on the city, reports the Chicago Bar Project.

The Nisei attracts its share of Cubs fans, but is known more as a neighborhood tavern with cheap booze prices.

It’s named after the Nisei, second generation … Read more

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Stockton Record: Family of Maxine Hong Kingston Releases Personal Letter

posted by Randall

Maxine Hong KingstonThe family of Maxine Hong Kingston shared a letter it wrote to the author after hearing she would receive the highest federal honor awarded to artists, the National Medal of the Arts.

Kingston is scheduled to receive the award along with other recipients at the White House today at Noon Eastern/9 Pacific from President … Read more

Asian Americans

CNN: Why Everyone Needs an Asian American Superhero

posted by Randall

Superheroes of India An Indian digital artist on Facebook is getting some attention with his redesign of comic superheroes with a South Asian flair, reports IBN Live.

Raj Kamal has set up the Facebook page, Superheroes in India.

For Kamal this is a lot more than an exercise in creativity. That’s certainly something Jeff Yang can … Read more

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Crave: Skye to Get More Phyisical in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

posted by Randall

Chloe Bennet Wang Chloe Bennet Wang who plays Skye in the ABC series, Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.revealed to Crave during Comic Con that her character Skye will get a lot more physical in season 2.
“She (Skye) is turning a new leaf and stepping up to her duties and there’s a more serious side of Skye,” said Bennet.… Read more

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Jaime Chung is a Dame to Kill For

posted by Randall

Sin City A Dame to Kill For
Jaime Chung did a lot more talking in her interview than she did for the movie, Sin City, A Dame to Kill For.

The Robert Rodiguez action thriller is due out in theaters August 22.

Chung will play Miho who she describes as the protector of all the girls in the film. Miho is also … Read more

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