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  • The Academy Invites 70 Asian and Asian Americans to Join

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    The Academy Invites 70 Asian and Asian Americans to Join
    July 1, 2016 Asian and Asian Americans received 70 of the 683 invitations issued June 29 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. While it is one small step forward, we celebrateevery single invitation to an Asian or Asian American. One invitation which was long overdue, is to veteran actor James Hong, 87, who has been acting, producing and...

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  • ROSE PAK (1947 - 2016) San Francisco's Tireless Leader

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    September 18, 2016  San Francisco by Suzanne Joe Kai Its not fair, Rose. You left us way too soon. This portrait of you looking good was taken just a week ago on September 9 by photographer Frank Jang, another San Francisco treasure.  So many stories are running through my mind... We shared some great, crazy times. I will miss you dearly.  I'll never forget the evening decades ago I was driving with you through a narrow, dark alley in San Francisco Chinatown at the height of that period when gang wars were terrorizing and murdering people.   We were going out together just the two of us, and we could see youth blocking the alley and hear what sounded like a war zone between feuding gangs. As we got closer we could see their faces - Rose you grabbed and lit cherry bombs I ...
  • RIP Edward Albee - American Playwright 1928 - 2016

    Posted by AC Team

    RIP Edward Albee, American Playwright 1928 - September 16, 2016 Albee was last photographed by Lia Chang on our pages here in 2013, and is re-posted below. Albee was with playwright David Henry Hwang: New York City by Lia Chang The Dance and the Railroad is extended through March 24, 2013. Click on the title link above to go to the full story. Tony award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) celebrated Signature Theatre’s revival of The Dance and The Railroad starring Ruy Iskandar as Ma and Yuekun Wu as Lone, and directed by May Adrales, which opened February 25, 2013.                      Edward Albee and David Henry Hwang. Photo by Lia Chang Renowned playwright and multiple Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize win...
  • Constance Wu on 'Whitewashing' - Our Heroes don't look like Matt Damon

    Posted by AC Team

    August 1, 2016 Once again, another case of 'Whitewashing' - this time its Matt Damon who plays a warrior defending the Great Wall of China. The movie is director Zhang Yimou's English-language debut, "The Great Wall." Actress Constance Wu ("Fresh Off the Boat"), writes on Twitter that this perpetuates a 'ractist myth - that only a (sic) white man can save the world.'  "It's not based in actual fact. Our heroes don't look like Matt Damon. They look like Malala. Ghandi. Mandela. Your big sister when she stood up for you to those bullies that one time." CNN writer Sandra Gonzalez provides 20 images in her story of examples of White actors cast as ethnic characters.       ...
  • Jeremy Lin signs $36M 3 Year Deal with Brooklyn Nets

    Posted by AC Team

    July 11, 2016  Jeremy LIn is back in New York - actually Brooklyn playing starting guard for the Brooklyn Nets. Is there pressure to make Linsanity happen again? In a report by Zach Harper at CBSSports.com quoting the Nets Daily, Lin says he's "far past that" and won't let the pressure of comments, stories, and possible attention get int he way of concentrating on his play on the court. Here's a video of a press conference with Jeremy Lin on Nets Daily filmed by Popo Chung. https://youtu.be/KwWY5yTuV3I All good, Jeremy. Go - Jeremy - Go!   Related:  Nets Daily - Jeremy Lin: Attracted by Brooklyn Nets "blank slate" CBSSports.com - Jeremy Lin not worried about replicating 'Linsanity' in Brooklyn...

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