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Ms Marvel Episode 2 Review:  Crushed (Minor Spoilers)
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I watched the second episode of Ms. Marvel along with the Wife and Number Two Son, and I liked it even better than the first!  The Wife and Number Two Son were initially skeptical whether they should watch it, but now, the Wife is anxious to see the next episode and Number Two son, while […]

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“38 At the Garden” – A Community Conversation with Jeremy Lin
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Ten years after Linsanity, Frank Chi has created 38 At the Garden. The title is a reference to NBA basketball player Jeremy Lin scoring 38 points against Kobe Bryant’s LA Lakers. The upcoming documentary, which will be premiering this June 12th at the Tribeca Film Festival, conveys what Jeremy Lin and Linsanity meant to Asian […]

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US Memorial Day:  Commemorating John Douangdara and his Navy Memorial Statue
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As a Navy veteran, one thing my father wanted to do is to see his name in the register of Navy veterans in the US Navy Memorial in Washington DC.  When the Wife and I finally took him there, I was surprised to see a bronze statue of an Asian American displayed prominently.  The statue […]

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When Asian Americans are “too American”:  Filipino Americans in the 1930’s
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(photo credit: Anita Navalta Bautista) A recent poll suggests that many Americans think that Asian Americans are more loyal to their country of origins than to the United States.  In contrast, a blog post from the JSTOR Daily describes a time when Asian Americans immigrants seemed more hip and more American than the Americans born […]

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Actor James Hong *FINALLY* Receives Star Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Last week, actor James Hong, at age 93, *finally* received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: “Hong, 93, who was joined by celebrity guest speakers Daniel Dae Kim and Jamie Lee Curtis, unveiled his star in a ceremony, becoming one of just 19 people of Asian descent to make it on the walk out […]

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8Books: AANHPI Month Children’s Book Roundup
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In honor of Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, here’s not one, not two, but eight recently or about to be released children’s books to check out. I remember very few Asian American picture books from when I was growing up, so am thrilled at the diversity and creativity that’s available today. […]

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Now on Netflix: ‘Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres’
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Back in October of last year, we reviewed the documentary ‘Like a Rolling Stone: The Life and Times of Ben Fong-Torres,’ which was still making the film festival circuit (I believe) and released theatrically. Now the documentary is available on Netflix. From the press release: “The film, directed by Suzanne Joe Kai, is an insightful, […]

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Sure. It’s Our Month (It’s Been Our Month) But I’m Feeling Salty (So I’m Going To Stay Clothed)
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Typically I’d say something like “It’s our month. Get naked and do anything you want to do.” And sure, technically you still can, but this year I was feeling a little salty and I didn’t feel like getting naked and running around the block. It’s like as much as we’re making all this progress, we’re […]

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POV Presents A Special Encore Presentation ‘Who Killed Vincent Chin’ in Recognition of the 40th Anniversary of the 1982 Hate Crime
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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2022, and one of the most consequential events in APA history is the killing of Vincent Chin, whose murders never got the justice they deserved. The documentary, ‘Who Killed Vincent Chin?’ will air nationally again on PBS on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 10pm ET. PBS’s POV states: […]

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The Outsized Economic Contributions of Asian Americans according to Goldman Sachs
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(photo credit: Goldman Sachs) Goldman Sachs recently released a report on the outsized economic contributions of Asian Americans.  Highlights include Asian Americans creating 19% of high impact patents between 2003 and 2019, and driving 23% of US economic growth during that period despite being around 10% of the population.  Lowlights include income inequality with the […]

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