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If We Called Ourselves Yellow : Code Switch : NPR
"Are you reclaiming the slur, or reclaiming our history?" Fang asks me. "The thing I'm concerned about is — is [yellow] a truly reflective way of talking about the East Asian American experience? Is yellow more nuancing? ... Or more flattening?"
asian  asianamerican  identity  names  power  census  history  usa  ethnicity  presence  reputation  psychology 
12 days ago by allaboutgeorge
The Gentlewoman – Sandra Oh
“It’s actually a gift that there is a timeline, that there is an actual physical timeline,” she says. “Because your body is going to change, you have to deal with reality. And to deal with the reality, you have to know what you want and who you are. We come to it faster, women. Society has taught us this is negative. But it’s like, that is such bullshit!” She laughs. “All I know, all I dream of, is that on the other side of menopause is… Frances McDormand.”
aging  acting  movies  film  television  asian  canada  reputation  presence  women 
16 days ago by allaboutgeorge
My name is Nabihah Iqbal, and I make guitar music | Dazed
This is exactly why we should be using our real names, and proudly. We shouldn’t be shy of who we are. We need to represent, and we need to prove that you can be yourself and still pursue whatever you want to do. It’s the only way that we can start to dismantle the prejudices and stereotypes that hold us back.
art  fashion  film  music  ideas  identity  uk  asian  indie 
10 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
Catapult | Writing Letters to Mao | Jennifer S. Cheng
All writers in some way compose love letters to their obsessions. A letter can be a document of deep ambivalences, contradictions, and silences, submerged in the complexities of shared and unshared histories. Or: a longing to locate two disparate points in an expanse of sky.
writing  china  asian  asianamerncan  memory  immigration  history  power 
april 2018 by allaboutgeorge
On Asian Parenting: 'Level Up' Seeks Middle Ground | Oakland, Berkeley & Bay Area Culture | Rachel Swan
Writing Level Up was Yang's way of sorting through some of these thoughts, and suffice it to say that the moral of the story is not that teenagers who love video games should pursue that obsession at the expense of everything else in their lives. But it also isn't that young people should subsume their will wholly to whatever life their parents have imagined for them. Yang is happy to occupy a more ambiguous middle ground, both in the fictional coming-of-age stories he writes as well as in his own life:

"I think this is true for both Thien and me, that in a lot of ways, even though we are both pursuing the arts, I think we want to do it in a much more thoughtful and practical way than maybe we see in some of our peers."
children  parenting  asian  asianamerican  books 
june 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Looking for a 'Hangover' cure
Here's how it might work: Get together a group of smart, influential tastemakers -- journalists, critics, student leaders, bloggers. Have them select five indie Asian American creators -- writers, filmmakers, musicians -- from an open call that includes anyone with a brand-new, brashly different and commercially viable product.

Send these creators on a collective national barnstorming tour of the college campuses with the biggest Asian American student representation -- reading, performing, speaking, and showing their work and their potential. The costs of the tour would be covered by student organization funds and corporate sponsors.

Here's the kicker: Although attendance at these events would be free, every attendee would have to purchase one of the five products these artists are promoting on the spot, while enrolling in an online community that gives the artists long-term engagement with their consumers.
film  movies  art  culture  asian  asianamerican  race  ethnicity  attention  creativity 
june 2011 by allaboutgeorge
America's New Electorate - Ronald Brownstein - Politics - The Atlantic
"I see this as a pivot decade. This decade what we're seeing is, these Hispanics and Asians are really crucial to our country because they are juxtaposed against an aging white population. It is really the new minorities--Hispanics and Asians--that are driving where we're headed."
demography  usa  2012  elections  voting  latino  asian  power  obama 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Arundhati Roy faces arrest over Kashmir remark | World news | The Guardian
"Some have accused me of giving 'hate speeches', of wanting India to break up. On the contrary, what I say comes from love and pride. It comes from not wanting people to be killed, raped, imprisoned or have their fingernails pulled out in order to force them to say they are Indians. It comes from wanting to live in a society that is striving to be a just one.

"Pity the nation that has to silence its writers for speaking their minds. Pity the nation that needs to jail those who ask for justice, while communal killers, mass murderers, corporate scamsters, looters, rapists, and those who prey on the poorest of the poor roam free."
india  writing  media  asian 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Illustrations for I-Hotel Book | lelandwong on Xanga
It's semi-fiction about the decade from 1967 to 1977 and the Asian American community. The book consists of ten novellas which has one of my illustrations at the beginning of each.

I used a technique that I never formally used before and that was with a Chinese brush and Chinese ink. Then going back in there with a wash to get the middle tones. I did some photoshopping on the images afterwards.
books  asian  asianamerican  sanfrancisco  novel  fiction  drawing  creativity  art  ethnicity  california 
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Ronald T. Takaki dies at 70; pioneer in the field of ethnic studies - Los Angeles Times
Takaki was hired and in 1967 taught the university's first African American history class.

When the young Japanese American, sporting a crew cut, walked into the classroom for the first time, the students, some wearing Afros and dashikis, fell silent. One student finally spoke up.

"Well, Prof. Takaki," the student said in a challenging tone, "what revolutionary tools are we going to learn in this course?" Takaki replied: "We're going to study the history of the U.S. as it relates to African Americans. We're going to strengthen our critical-thinking skills and our writing skills. These can be revolutionary tools if we make them so.' "
berkeley  asian  history  education  california  race  obituaries  academia  ethnic 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
36 Hours in San Francisco’s Mission District - NYTimes.com
"With a population that is about half Latino, a third white and an estimated 11 percent Asian, the Mission still remains a wonderful mishmash. Where else can you find epicurean vegan cafes, feisty nonprofits and a Central American butcher shop that, for a memorable time, anyway, had women’s undergarments in the window?"
missiondistrict  sanfrancisco  california  nytimes  travel  asian  white  cities  urban  latino 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
A fearful India turns to video for security - The National Newspaper
"[...] This spring, [New Delhi] also installed cameras at 59 stops along its subway line. So far, concerns about privacy have been muted, likely because so much of the city remains outside of CCTV’s watchful eye – a far cry from London’s roughly 1,800 cameras, monitoring virtually every inch of public space. But there have been concerns about how surveillance footage will be used. The surveillance industry does not fall under any government legislation. [...]"
india  asian  transit  privacy  security  video  government  transportation  public 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Journalist seeking paycheck? Try India | Salon News
"I decided to go to India because the promised experience just seems tremendous. Readership is skyrocketing, as are profits. The managing editor also said he really wants to strengthen the multimedia elements of the Web site, and there's money available to put into development."
india  journalism  media  newspapers  globalization  freelance  work  jobs  asian 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Chinese, Arabic and Hindi domain names to go up for sale – finally! | The Industry Standard
"As the world’s population shifts, and the languages based on the Roman alphabet continue to decline in dominance, this decision will only continue to grow in importance."
language  internet  web  china  india  arabic  asian  online  english 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
globeandmail.com: Our part-time home and native land
"We give a very different message. We tell them that it's a good place to do business — implicitly 'for a while' — and that you don't have to give up your prior identity, and by and large Canada has done very well in this way."
canada  politics  immigration  education  business  identity  asian  china  india 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
8Asians.com » Gay interracial relationships: On being “sticky rice” and loving other Asian men: An Asian American/Asian Canadian Blog
"Hopefully, this post — however long-winded as it is — will put an end to my own personal frustration of seeing all the straight Asian people bitch and moan. You all got it lucky. Look at my frickin’ dating pool."
men  asian  dating  relationships  gay  aesthetics  identity  love  gender  race  racism  writing 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Life: Pairing wine with Asian and Hawaiian cuisine - OCRegister.com
"Two things make Riesling the most versatile wine with our style of food: great acid profile and a little bit of sweetness – it's an off-dry wine. How many dishes do you know that aren't enhanced by a squeeze of lemon or a squeeze of lime?"
wine  beverages  food  asian  hawaii  drinking  cooking 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Race Card - Richard Thompson Ford - Book Review - New York Times
"We should begin by looking at racial injustice as a social problem to be solved collectively rather than as a series of discrete wrongs perpetrated by bad people."
books  politics  race  reviews  nonfiction  criticism  black  white  asian  latino  justice  social  ethics 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Poynter Online - E-Media Tidbits - Why is Baidu Beating Google in China?
"The most popular game in China provides excellent training in grabbing fast chances in a fast-changing environment. In contrast, Western strategies tend to reward long-term planning, branding, and a stable environment. [...T]hese values matter less."
china  web  internet  newspapers  games  creativity  aesthetics  asia  asian 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Losing an Edge, Japanese Envy India’s Schools - New York Times
“Until now, Japanese saw China and India as backwards and poor. As Japan loses confidence in itself, its attitudes toward Asia are changing. It has started seeing India and China as nations with something to offer."
japan  china  india  education  asia  asian  identity  globalization 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
A New Country’s Tough Non-Elective: Portuguese 101 - New York Times
"The imposition of new national languages happens when countries are colonized and it happens when they decolonize, he said. Sometimes, as in East Timor, it happens a second time when they decolonize again."
indonesia  language  culture  asian  asia  power  communication 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Humans Have Spread Globally, and Evolved Locally - New York Times
"[W]e know now there are enough genetic differences between people from different parts of the world that you can classify people in groups that correspond to popular notions of race."
evolution  race  racism  science  research  africa  african  asia  asian  europe  australia 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
BBC NEWS | South Asia | India rattled by vibrating condom
"The government's job is to promote family planning and population control measures rather than market products for sexual pleasure."
sex  india  aesthetics  design  hiv  aids  families  government  asian  asia 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
90% Asian Americans go online: Survey-Indians Overseas-The Times of India
"Americans of Indian and Chinese origin spend the most hours on the Internet and young Asian Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 are the largest Internet users."
asian  internet  india  china  usa  ethnic  www  research  online 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Before Deadly Rage, a Life Consumed by a Troubling Silence - New York Times
“All my family said that was not the Seung-Hui we knew. It was the first time we saw him speaking in full sentences.”
virginia  death  murder  psychology  asian  crime 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Oh, to Be Born in The Year of the Pig
"The pig in general is considered by Chinese as a representative of fortune and luck, with a mild temper and an honest character, so many Chinese parents believe babies born in this year are lucky ... and Chinese always like to follow the crowd."
china  asian  parenting  marketing 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
ASIAN POP / The Pig Time
"This isn't a Metal Pig year -- the last time we had one of those was 1971, and the next one will be in 2031. This is a Fire Pig year, 'ding-hai.' The whole 'Golden Pig' thing was essentially invented for commercial purposes."
asian  holiday  sanfrancisco  china  marketing  parenting 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Foreign Policy In Focus | Chomsky on Iran, Iraq, and the Rest of the World
"If the Middle East oil resources around the Gulf, which are the main ones in the world, if they link up to the Asian grid, the United States is really a second-rate power. A lot is at stake in not withdrawing from Iraq."
iran  china  iraq  usa  war  oil  power  politics  asian 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Ascribe: Swarthmore College Linguist Calls Attention to Dying Languages
"The disappearance of a language is not only a loss for the community of speakers itself, but for our common human knowledge of mathematics, biology, geography, philosophy, agriculture, and linguistics."
language  culture  asian 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Marriage brokers in Vietnam cater to Korean bachelors - International Herald Tribune
"Nowadays, Korean women have higher standards. If a man has only a high school degree, or lives with his mother, or works only at a small- or medium-sized company, or is short or older, or lives in the countryside, he'll find it very difficult to marry."
southkorea  vietnam  marriage  relationships  marketing  asian 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Cubicle Culture - WSJ.com
"Utkarsh Vardhan, Ms. Pandey's cube neighbor at Wipro, says employees are supposed to use their real names. 'But I tried it,' explains Mr. Vardhan, and customers called him 'Whatever your name is.' Says Mr. Vardhan: 'My accent trainer suggested 'Philip.'"
india  asian  work  jobs  outsourcing  identity 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
A foreigner links Japan to its soul - International Herald Tribune
"At a time when Japan was obsessed with gaining material wealth, it took a foreigner to warn that it was losing something else. Lafcadio Hearn is a way for Japan to regain touch with its soul."
japan  story  public  nonfiction  writing  asian 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Love marriages in India break usual arrangements | Chicago Tribune
"Hi, I'm Goofy. Gender: male. Height: 2.65 feet. Caste: Labrador. Sub-caste: Yellow."
dogs  marriage  relationships  india  asian  love 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Poll Finds Surge of Religion Among Chinese
"The standards of morality are declining. People don't trust each other anymore. They are looking for something to anchor their lives in."
religion  china  asian  spirituality 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
BoGlobe: Indian immigrants enticed to go home
"Let me put it this way -- after living 20 years in the Bay Area I had 80 telephone numbers in my cellphone and after living here two years I have 200."
immigration  india  identity  travel  retirement  ethnic  asian 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Hooking up on Yellowworld.org :: Life :: thetyee.ca
“One of the elements of globalization is a dissemination of information across borders. But more importantly is the movement of people across borders: it’s not a one-directional phenomenon anymore.”
globalization  public  social  internet  ethnicity  ethnic  asian  canada  usa  china  relationships  teenagers 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Turkmenistan's 'iron ruler' dies
"He renamed months and days in the calendar after himself and his family, and ordered statues of himself to be erected throughout the desert nation. Cities, an airport and a meteorite were given his name."
aesthetics  identity  cities  asian  politics  power 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Little India: Desi Hip Hop
"Hip-hop has roots, but it is also a form of expression significant across race, color and class lines to people who identify with it."
hiphop  india  asian  identity  music  songwriting  ethnicity  creativity 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Rock Star Rattles Radical Islam
"Warriors of Love, teach the mystical science of love, for only love is the eternal truth and the shining path for all God's children everywhere in the world."
islam  indonesia  music  songwriting  rock  terrorism  religion  asian  love  spirituality 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
LADN: English bypassed in L.A.: Koreans learning Spanish
"In California, Spanish is more important than English. I haven't found any inconvenience because I don't speak English. ... If you can speak Spanish, you can drive, employers can have clients, you can order in restaurants, you can do anything."
spanish  asian  losangeles  language  english  california  work  jobs  ethnicity  immigration  latino 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: The Stars Realign in Japan
"The Hollywood brand isn't the best anymore, and Hollywood actors aren't effective enough anymore. Consumers are in favor of singers or artists who are familiar, rather than foreign movie stars."
hollywood  japan  asian  television  cinema  marketing 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: Data Reveal Hard Truths for Islanders
"We are invisible unless we have the data that demonstrates the needs of this community. It takes the invisibility from us and identifies us as a group within America … with as much rights as anybody else."
identity  demography  california  asian  losangeles  ethnicity 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Men in Land of Samurai Find Their Feminine Side
"Japan has never really stressed the concept of being macho in a Western sense, but what we find now is that men are actively seeking the soft and smooth look that is considered so attractive now. They aren't scared of getting their hairs plucked."
japan  men  women  aesthetics  identity  gender  marriage  asian 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Reuters.co.uk: Third World Catholics a growing force
"If there were a black African pope, I think a lot of northern liberals would be absolutely delighted for the first 10 minutes of his papacy, or indeed until he opened his mouth."
religion  christianity  race  african  asian  latino 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
City Pages: Dancing with Myself
"I wonder how blurry the line between her sincerity and marketing skills will become; but right now, if I stand up and look around the pop landscape for anything that I don't have to try to identify with, anything that resembles me, she's all I've got."
identity  aesthetics  asian  music  songwriting  marketing  srilanka 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Where Faith Thrives
"If on a Sunday you want to attend a lively, jammed full, fervent and life-changing service of Christian worship, you want to be in Nairobi, not in Stockholm. But if you want to walk home safely late at night, you want to be in Stockholm, not Nairobi."
christianity  african  asian  religion 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The Clash of China's Generations
"It's not my mission to represent an entire race, cultural background, or gender. The only way to better Asian-American roles is to portray them as real humans with flaws and despicable traits and sympathetic traits.We're just not that different."
cinema  china  asian  black 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Amardeep Singh: An Indian Speculative Fiction Writer: Vandana Singh
"[W]hat seems different (Indian?) in Vandana Singh's style is her juxtaposing of the ongoing reality of poverty in Indian life with the imaginative freedom of speculative metaphors from science."
india  asian  sciencefiction  poor  writing 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Newspaper diversity report
Extraordinarily useful listing; I can't believe I missed this last May, and can't wait to see it this year
journalism  race  black  asian  latino  newspapers  diversity 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: True to Her Orthodox Beliefs, if Not to Her Roots
"The meaning of the words are very beautiful. I'm Japanese. And Jewish. And American, just as American as anyone else who was born here. I don't consider myself a princess, but I consider myself worthy for the first time in my life."
judaism  asian  japan  usa  theater  identity  religion 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Name Changes of Cities in India
Probably not the last reference I'll find on this subject, but still good to have around; I changed "Madras" to "Chennai" in a number of tsunami stories
india  cities  politics  tsunami  asian 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Google's Missing Piece
"The culture and utilization of mobile in the U.S. is so low compared to other parts of the world that this is not the best place to develop the best products in the mobile space."
mobile  google  asian  globalization 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge
World Oil Transit "Chokepoints" Country Analysis Brief
Let's see if it comes in handy sometime during the next four years, shall we?
oil  mideast  asian  energy  war 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Nirali Magazine: Not-so Missing In Action
"Nobody wants to be dancing to political songs ... Every bit of music out there that's making it into the mainstream is really about nothing. I wanted to see if I could write songs about something important and make it sound like nothing."
music  songwriting  politics  aesthetics  ethnicity  asian 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Comparing Basque and the Dravidian Languages
I was looking for the meaning of the word "bikku" after watching a scene in Michael Winterbottom's "Code 46" and hearing it as a character's name
language  identity  india  cinema  sciencefiction  asian  religion 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK: 'If you call me, you know what you're in for'
"We know each other well enough after all this time, we're finishing each other's sentences. In Chinese they say lo fu, lo chi - 'old husband, old wife'. There's a lot we don't need to talk about, I think that's the wonderful thing about Asian culture."
asian  cinema 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
The Copydesk: Megatsunami
"If you think the Indian Ocean earthquake disaster is bad, consider this ... "
tsunami  asian  african 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Girl Power Fuels Manga Boom in U.S.
"Manga is bringing back the very same subjects, but with a twist, a 21st-century Japanese sensibility. The girls are cute, they're never insulting, and they never have big breasts."
manga  japan  asian  cartoons  women  marketing 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Fast Food Takes a Bite Out of Chinese Culture
"They are also capitalizing on a traditional Chinese taste for fried, salty foods, and by providing a clean eating experience in the midst of the some of the most frenetic and hygienically challenged cities in the world."
asian  china  food  marketing 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: Whiteface, puppets make Caucasians the 'other' / Three productions reverse the usual racial stereotypes
"I took the visual ideas from the ukiyo-e illustrations that were around at the time the 'black ships' came to Japan. They depict distorted features and figures of Americans, basically showing how the Japanese perceived Americans at the time."
aesthetics  asian  ethnicity  identity  japan  race  theater  white 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: What's Korean for 'Real Man?' Ask a Japanese Woman
"Why are Korean men so good? They are supposed to be pure and more sincere than Japanese men. But that's only in dramas, and naturally, Koreans are the same as Japanese men. They lie, they have affairs, and are sometimes violent."
aesthetics  asian  gender  men  relationships  women 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Senses of Cinema: Wong Kar-wai
I didn't realize I'd seen Takeshi Kaneshiro before going to see "House of Flying Daggers" the other day
aesthetics  asian  cinema 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Wong Kar-Wai: A Portrait of the Evolving Artist
I need to find a copy of "Days of Being Wild," methinks.
aesthetics  asian  cinema 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian Unlimited: Bhangra knights
"Almost overnight I went from being a geeky Asian kid, who people called a Paki for no apparent reason, to being someone who people wanted in their crew to help them tag the sides of buses."
asian  india  music  radio  uk 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: Stark Contrasts Found Among Asian Americans
"Asian Americans are seen as a model minority who are not suffering from barriers to education or progress. But if you look closely, you see a community that covers the whole spectrum, from wealthy to very poor."
asian  china  ethnicity  identity  india  usa 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Indian, Twice Removed
"We call it the Indian Connection. I glance over at them and they glance over at me, and we exchange a smile."
asian  ethnicity  identity  india  nyc 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Glamour Lives, in Chinese Films
"American screens are now awash in interchangeable blonds with hungry mouths and empty eyes, but in the 1930's and 1940's movie stars were divine, agleam with enchantment. By the end of the 1950's, glamour was as eroded as the studio system."
aesthetics  asian  china  cinema  gender  sex  usa 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Just Another Quick-Witted, Egg-Roll-Joke-Making, Insult-Hurling Chinese-American Rapper
''As an Asian-American, you're constantly confronted with race. But you don't have that prominent a role in the discussion. You may feel a spiritual kinship with blacks and Latinos, but there's no real feeling back the other way.''
asian  hiphop  identity  race 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Jin, Straight Up
"There's just a certain energy I have to carry, and I'm doing my best to carry it. At the end of the day, if I can look myself in the mirror, and not be like, 'What the hell is wrong with you?' that's really all I can do."
asian  hiphop  identity 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge
BBC News: How brown is white Britain?
"There's a fine line to be walked here and I think that any integration of a culture means knowing how to respect it."
asian  ethnicity  identity  india  race  uk 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
CSM: S. Asia struts on UN catwalk
"Hamid Karzai is the best dressed man in the world today. He has a natural sense of style, he knows how to connect with the ethnic groups and he fuses that together very well."
aesthetics  asian  fashion  india 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
TIME Asia Magazine: 2046: A Film Odyssey -- October 4, 2004 / Vol. 164, No. 14
"So 2046 is the last year of that promise. And I think, is there anything that is so unchanged in people's lives? When we fall in love we wonder: Will they change? Will I change? How can we make this moment last forever? So we start with that."
asian  cinema 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Boston Review: M.K. Chakrabarti's "Marketplace Multiculturalism"
"It is surprising then, that the novel fails to mention a single word about the Brick Lane bombing. This omission speaks volumes not only about Ali’s book, but also about the industry that has published and promoted it."
asian  ethnicity  novels  race  reviews  uk 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
LRB.co.uk: Sukhdev Sandhu's "Come hungry, leave edgy"
"Brick Lane used to be the home of the dead. For centuries it was part of a Roman burial ground, an unclean extremity lying beyond the walls of the City of London."
asian  ethnicity  novels  race  reviews  uk 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The Director's Director
"Like the inhabitants of Garcia Marquez's Macondo or Balzac's Paris, Wong's characters turn out to inhabit a dense overlapping universe in a fantastic chain of desire, rejection and loss."
asian  cinema  identity  memory  world 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK: 'It was like being in jail'
"He's trying to forget about his past. The problem is, the more he wants to do that, the more he realises he remembers. Things just keep coming back. He's made a lot of mistakes. The only thing left is memory."
asian  china  cinema  identity  memory 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Sepia Mutiny: Kal Penn defends 'Harold and Kumar'
"I think that I speak for the South Asian Sisters when I say that Kal Penn's response simply isn't good enough. So instead of swallowing his disingenuous explanation, I propose that we strike back."
asian  cinema  ethnicity  gender  men  women 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Subtract Billions: Demographic 'Bomb' May Only Go 'Pop!'
"I have severe doubts that we can support even two billion if they all live like citizens of the U.S. The world can support a lot more vegetarian saints than Hummer-driving idiots."
african  asian  population  science 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Nerve: The Ronin of Raunch by Noy Thrupkaew
"We need music, literature, dance, food, politics, comix, architecture, pottery, technology, fashion, industrial design, fabrics, and bedding. And did I mention liberating multi-orgasmic Asian American sex?"
aesthetics  asian  ethnicity  marketing  pron  sex 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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