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  • Team USA Snowboarder Chloe Kim Wins Gold at the Winter Olympics

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    February 13, 2018

    Pyeongchang, South Korea

    Congratulations to Chloe Kim, 17 year-old USA team snowboarder who just won the Gold medal in the women's halfpipe.

    The American snowboarder from Torrance, California, Chloe Kim won with a score of 98.25 on her final run with China's Jiayu Liu taking silver and United States' Arielle Gold winning bronze.

    Kim, became the first woman to score a perfect 100 score in the halfpipe in 2016 and has won three X Games gold medals.

    Kim's parents emigrated from South Korea to the U.S. in 1982 reportedly with just $800 in cash.

    Chloe's father, Jong Jin Kim gave up his job to help his daughter train in snowboarding and reach her Olympic dreams.

     

  • Controversy - Mirai Nagusu is denied spot on US Olympic Skating Team

    Posted by Admin

    January 13, 2014

    Gabrielle Bluestoneon GAWKER.com - AP Photo

    The top three finishers at the national figure skating championships have always been, barring injury, the skaters named to the US Olympic team. But not this year.

    Mirai Nagasu, a 20-year-old skater who finished fourth at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, took third place at the nationals competition this weekend. The only top finisher with Olympic experience, she was also the only figure skater not to fall or make a major error.

    But when the American women's team was announced Sunday, 22-year-old Ashley Wagner, who placed fourth, took the third Olympic spot. Nagasu was named as an alternate.

    The switch seems unprecedented - click here to the story by Gabrielle Bluestone on GAWKER.com

  • Linsanity: the Movie - A commentary by senior sports editor Alex Leichenger

    Posted by Admin

    October 17, 2013

    Linsanity: The Movie is in limited release in theaters. Movie reviewers and sports writers are weighing in on the documentary. 

    Alex Leichenger, senior sports editor for Student Life, the newspaper of Washington University in St. Louis reflects on the documentary and Jeremy Lin today.

    Leichenger was a freshman in college when Lin made his phenomenal break-out as a New York Knicks point guard in early 2012. 

    For the full story click here.

     

  • Go See Linsanity!

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Go See Linsanity the documentary Photo: Jeremy Lin in the Knicks locker room at Madison Square Garden March 11, 2012 Photo by Suzanne Joe Kai for AsianConnections.com

    Update: October 11, 2013

     

    Look up show times and purchase your tickets today 

    by clicking on the city of your choice.  

    Take a look at the trailer HERE!

     

    CALIFORNIA:

     

      Sundance Kabuki, San Francisco

     

      Bluelight Cinemas, Cupertino

     

    AMC Atlantic Times Sq, Monterey Park

     

      South Coast Village, Santa Ana 

     

      AMC Mission Valley, San Diego

     

    HAWAII: Cons Pearlridge West, Aiea

     

    ILLINOIS: 

     

      AMC Barrington, South Barrington

     

    MARYLAND/DC: AMC Rio, Gaithersburg

     

    MASSACHUSETTS: AMC Boston Common, Boston

     

    NEW YORK:

     

      AMC Village 7, New York, NY

     

      Main Street Cinemas, Flushing

     

      Soundview Cinemas, Port Washington

     

    TEXAS: AMC Studio, Houston

     

    WASHINGTON

     

     AMC Alderwood, Lynnwood

     

     Sundance Cinemas Seattle, Seattle

     

     AMC Pacific Place, Seattle

     

    For other cities click here: http://www.tugg.com/titles/linsanity

    Update: October 8, 2013

    As "Linsanity" the documentary screens in the U.S., Jeremy Lin was met by fans as he arrived yesterday to the Philippines for a Houston Rockets preseason game. Fans greeted Jeremy as he was on board a bus at the Ninoy Aquino international Airport, south of Manila. Photo credit: Jeremy Lin's Facebook page.

    October 6, 2013

    Go see "Linsanity" the documentary about Jeremy Lin! Bring your friends and family. Show Hollywood that a film about an Asian American can be a box office success! It is in select theaters in limited release.  Every single person who buys a ticket and goes to see "Linsanity" right now counts. 

    Hollywood is a business, so please buy a ticket and go - now. Movie executives will look to the box office receipts, and will decide how many screens and how long the documentary will continue to be shown in theaters.

    Click on the links below to find the closest theater, buy a ticket and go!

      UNDRAFTED, UNWANTED, UNWAVERING  THE TRUE STORY OF JEREMY LIN    LINSANITY   Don't miss out!...
  • Jeremy Lin and the End of Asian Americans? by Frank H. Wu, Chancellor & Dean of UC Hastings College of the Law

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Frank H. Wu blogs at Huffington Post

    October 4, 2013

    As "Linsanity" the documentary about Jeremy Lin hits theaters this weekend (go see it!),

    here's a think piece with a headline that grabbed my attention about a question that Frank H. Wu has been pondering.

    Wu is a Huffington Post blogger, and Chancellor & Dean of UC Hastings College of Law. He is also the author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White. Click here to his blog.