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In Memoriam - Anthony Bourdain (1956-2018) and Kate Spade (1962-2018)

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Friday, 08 June 2018

In Memoriam - Anthony Bourdain (1956-2018) and Kate Spade (1962-2018)
June 8, 2018 Its been a tough week. First Kate Spade. Then this morning the news of Anthony Bourdain.  I never knew them personally, but they touched my life and so many of my friends. There was something about our Kate Spade handbags that made us smile, and we watched Anthony Bourdain travel the world sharing his adventures in culture and cuisine.  Of the many tributes and articles, here is one by writer/filmmaker Kevin Pang, who met Anthony Bourdain several times. (for links...

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Team USA Snowboarder Chloe Kim Wins Gold at the Winter Olympics

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Team USA Snowboarder Chloe Kim Wins Gold at the Winter Olympics

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 AC Team on Wednesday, 15 January 2014

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

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.

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

Posted by AC Team on Thursday, 17 October 2013

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

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 on Saturday, 05 October 2013

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

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

 

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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 on Friday, 04 October 2013

Frank H. Wu blogs at Huffington Post

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.