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It’s the end of July, and you know what that means…
I haven’t been able to go out as much in recent weeks because of job interviews here and there that I’ve had to prepare for (yay for me). Interviews give me anxiety, so usually a part of me dies on my drive back home. Fortunately for me, I’ve been able to dispel some of last week’s stress by having heart attacks watching this week’s epic episodes of people messing around with sharks.
Slumdog Millionaire‘s Freida Pinto stars in Rise of the Planet of the Apes alongside James Franco, which opened today in theaters.
If you want to see more of Freida, check out our Shop to purchase our cover of her!
Ever since I’ve been back in California, I have been desperately trying to revamp my wardrobe. I usually donate a good portion of my clothes at the end of the year, and I guess I’ve been doing that more than I have been buying clothes, so when I look at my closet, it’s dismally bare. That and I accidentally threw out a box of my stuff out when I was moving out, so that also might be the reason why some of the bare essentials are missing from my closet.
If you are as unemployed as I am and have belongings missing, you will be overjoyed to hear this week’s giveaway from fashion line Michael Simon. Continue Reading »
When I first heard Judith Hill sing, I got goosebumps. When she shared the stage with Michael Jackson as his only female lead vocalist for his “This Is It” tour, she gave the King of Pop a run for his money.
So imagine my excitement when I found out that Judith, a Los Angeles native whose worked with music legends such as Elton John, Usher, and Josh Groban and singing in movies like Dream Girls and Happy Feet 2, will be lending her vocal chords for a good cause at Asia Pacific Arts‘ A Celebration of Asian American Soul at the Far Bar Lounge in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.
The event celebrates creativity and entrepreneurship. Co-hosting the event will be InVenture, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting women entrepreneurs in developing countries to help lift themselves and their communities from poverty.
Both organizations hope that the fundraiser will not only empower the community but to inspire them to support one another. Continue Reading »
If you’ve ever been lucky enough to score a ticket to the highly-exclusive International Secret Agents Concert, then you know it’s a show not to be missed.
Last year’s show was a bundle of fun (as you can see from our event coverage) with Far East Movement and Jay Park rocking the house down, Quest Crew showing off their awesome dance moves and KevJumba, Ryan Higa and the Nice Guys from Wong Fu Productions cracking everybody up.
Lisa See‘s bestselling novel, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, explores the complex nuances of female friendship between childhood friends Snow Flower and Lily in 19th century China. They are laotongs, “old sames,” bound together in sisterhood as tight as their own painfully bound feet through their devotional love for one another and the suffering they endure together from the woes and demands of being married women in their time. Nushu, a secret language known only to women, further cements their bond as they write to each other on the folds of fans and exchange them furtively.
In the film adaptation of the novel, out in theaters now, Snow Flower and Lily face their personal challenges with quiet strength and sacrifice and treat each other with tenderness rarely seen in any kind of relationship today, a delicate emotional balance that Chinese actress Li Bing Bing and Korean actress Gianna Jun achieved with astonishing dignity.
Cast for their contrasting appearances, Li and Jun take on the role of Lily and Snow Flower in addition to Nina and Sofia, respectively, the latter a pair of modern day women in Shanghai, which director Wayne Wang felt was a necessary addition to the story line.
I’ve partied like an animal, but I don’t think I’ve ever partied with animals.
Last Thursday was the debut of Royal/T‘s newest exhibition Party Animals featuring works from the Susan Hancock Collection and curated by electronic media artist Lindsay Scoggins. The exhibit showcased a number of contemporary artists including Takashi Murakami, Mike Reynolds, KAWS, TM Sisters, and Yoshitomo Nara among others.
All aspiring filmmakers, take a peep at this!
The first of its kind, Visual Communications (VC) is a non-profit organization committed to portraying Asian Pacific American people, their cultures, communities, and perspectives through media art. Founded in 1970 and inspired the Civil Rights and Anti-War movements, founders Duana Kubo, Robert Nakamura, Alan Ohashi, and Eddie Wong, along with a collective group of artists, filmmakers, photographers, and educators, set out to document, audiotape, and photograph Asian American life.
Since then, it has grown into a media arts center and produced over 50 films and videos, numerous photo exhibitions, and programs dedicated to meeting the needs of the diverse Asian Pacific American community. To cultivate the growing generation of APA youth, VC offers their Armed With a Camera Fellowship. For 7 months, VC will provide mentorship, training, and networking opportunities in addition to access to facilities, equipment, and a stipend to create a 5-minute short to be viewed at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
. Ten artists will be chosen and announced in August. For more details, check out VC’s website.
Submissions will be accepted until July 29, 2011
VC’s Armed With A Camera fellowship extended to August 5th, 2011! Don’t miss your chance to make your dreams come true!
I was fortunate enough to snag tickets for the world premiere of Leave It on the Floor last Wednesday at the LA Film Festival at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live 11.
For me, dance is the ultimate form of self-expression and escapism. I think it’s one of the few things in life that can release an individual from his corporal “whatever” and transcend him into something more than. While I was in Boston, I was able to attend a few jams where b-boys from the Greater Boston area, and even Rhode Island and New York, would come together to battle each other. And it was at these sessions where I realized that dance is one place where the color of someone’s skin, his sexual orientation, their religion or creed, her gender, the corporeal characteristics of our identities do not matter.