• LA Times' Film Critic Justin Chang and Film Reporter Jen Yamato debate 'Ghost in the Shell' and the dangers of Hollywood Whitewashing

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    April 6, 2017 Los Angeles What does the current crop of film and TV shows accused of whitewashing Asian roles say about Hollywood’s ongoing diversity crisis? L.A. Times film critic Justin Chang and film reporter Jen Yamato sat down to discuss the latest example of the issue - Scarlett Johansson’s casting as a futuristic cybernetic cop in Paramount’s “Ghost in the Shell,” adapted from the Japanese manga of the same name. View video excerpts and Read the entire conversation at LA Excerpts below: Justin Chang: "Hello, I'm Justin Chang, Film Critic for the Los Angeles Times and I'm with my Times colleague film reporter Jen Yamato. We're talking about "Ghost in the Shell" and the casting of Scarlett Johansson as the main character and how that fits into this ...
  • Foodies Alert - How NOT to Eat Chinese Soup Dumplings

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    April 10, 2017 Food writers Alert! writer Erin Chew finds a food story written and produced by TIME OUT LONDON about How To Eat Chinese Soup Dumplings, and yes, we agree with Erin, its just wrong, wrong, wrong!
  • AsAmNews Reports: White House Initiative for AAPI Apparent Casualty of Trump Presidency

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    January 21, 2017 By Ed Diono for AsAmNews In President Barack Obama’s first year in office, he reinstated the White House Initiative for AAPI that was first created by President Bill Clinton but had lain moribund during George W. Bush’s two terms. As President Donald Trump took office, the White House website was redesigned within a hour of his swearing in. Gone are any mentions of civil rights, environmental protections and climate change. In their places are jobs and law and order. Unfortunately, the Initiative appears to be another casualty in the change of leadership. The link to the Initiative has been taken off the White House website, a pretty good indication that the Initiative is no longer in existence. Click here to full story at AsAmNews  ...
  • Disney Animator Tyrus Wong 1910 - 2016

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    December 30, 2016  Los Angeles  One of America's most celebrated Chinese American artists of the 20th century, Tyrus Wong has died at age 106. Despite his immense artistic talents and signficant contributions to Walt Disney's "Bambi," as well as other works such as “The Sands of Iwo Jima” (1949), “Rebel Without a Cause” (1955) and “The Wild Bunch” (1969), his life and career was largely unknown to the public until his 90s.  "Tyrus" a feature documentary released in 2015 by filmmaker Pamela Tom is the first in-depth portrait of Tyrus Wong's life and career. Tom's documentary is currently screening at film festivals. For current screening information and broadcast dates go to: For more about Tyrus Wong's life and career: New York Times&...

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