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.
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.
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.
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!
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
AMC Barrington, South Barrington
MARYLAND/DC: AMC Rio, Gaithersburg
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.