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8Books Review: Korean American by Eric Kim
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Eric Kim’s debut cookbook Korean American is an absolute joy to read and cook from. The essays are beautifully written (no surprise if you’ve ever perused Kim’s writing for the New York Times) and the recipes are wide-ranging with drool-inducing photographs. The recipes, Kim writes, “explore the tension–and the ultimate harmony–between the Korean in me […]

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SF Theater Review: Asian American LGBTQ Themes in a New Production of “Fun Home”
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When I was offered the chance to get tickets to 42nd Street Moon‘s production of Fun Home playing at San Francisco’s Gateway Theater (April 21-May 8, 2022), I jumped at the chance for a few reasons. First, I’d heard songs from this Tony Award winning musical many times and was already familiar with the premise. […]

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8mm Review:  ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ & SF Premiere Panel Discussion Footage
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I had the honor and pleasure of attending the San Francisco premiere of Everything Everywhere All At Once on Sunday, March 20th at the historic Castro Theater with Q&A afterwards with cast members Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Stephanie Hsu, directors Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (“The Daniels”), and producer Jonathan Wang. Michelle Yeoh […]

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A California Roadtrip through Asian American Women’s History
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Mine Okubo, noted artist and illustrator and author of Citizen 13660 March is Women’s History Month, and a description of a roadtrip through California that covers important places of Asian American Women’s history caught my attention.  Even though I have lived in California for most of my life, I had only been to two places […]

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Don’t Worry I’ll "RISE" To The Challenge (AKA I’m Coming For You)
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I have a lot to say on a lot of things these days, but as the title of this post implies, I’ll have to tackle one thing head on from a blogger and history side first. And yeah – I know – who cares anyway right? It’s just little old me. I’ll see you soon […]

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MIN 50/50: Ối giời ơi–đây là nóng lắm
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Ối giời ơi–đây là nóng lắm và mình nghĩ tớ trong yêu lại bởi vì mình chỉ không giúp nó–âm nhạc của 50/50 của MIN bắt lửa. Thế có âm thanh kun này và nhắc tớ của 80’s và 90’s “synth” mà vẫn MIN đặc dị. Tất cả các nhạc của 50/50 là lửa nhưng […]

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8Books Review: Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now
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Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now is a monster of a book — both in that it is chock full of excellent content and that it literally weighs a ton (okay not a literal ton, but how is co-author Phil Yu holding it with just one hand). Written by […]

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8Books Review: Eyes that Speak to the Stars by Joanna Ho
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Eyes that Speak to the Stars, by Joanna Ho and illustrated by Dung Ho, is the brilliant follow-up to Eyes that Kiss in the Corners. The book opens with a scene all too familiar to anyone who has grown up Asian American in the US. A young boy comes home from school hurt, because a […]

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Jon M. Chu Joins Ethnic E-Grocery Weee! As Chief Creative Officer
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If you haven’t heard of Weee!, maybe the online delivery grocer doesn’t deliver in your area (their major markets are SF Bay Area, LA, Seattle, Portland, San Diego and New York but expanding rapidly). Weee! was founded in Fremont, California (San Francisco Bay Area) and is focused on ethnic food, specifically Asian and Hispanic groceries. […]

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