We know there’s a story inside all of us just itching to get out.
The perfect excuse to sit around and daydream all day, calling it “work” has just arrived: Hyphen magazine and the Asian American Writer’s Workshop are presenting their annual Asian American Short Story Contest – the only national, pan-Asian American writing competition of its kind.
The latest Zack Snyder (300, Sin City) action-fantasy romp, Sucker Punch premiered over the weekend and took home the number 2 title at the box office. What may have helped the film’s numbers could be the main cast’s genuine chemistry. Stars Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone and Jamie Chung really seem to like each other! There may be lots of fighting onscreen, but don’t expect any cat fights once the camera stops rolling.
Every now and then, a book comes along that transforms my body and soul–in the literal sense too because I starve and sleep-deprive myself in order to finish reading as soon as possible. There was The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Eyes of the Dragon, Food for Millionaires, Life of Pi, A Great and Terrible Beauty, My Sister’s Keeper, Eat Pray Love, The House of the Spirits, The Harry Potter series and much much more but I am terrible at remembering titles.
The Hunger Games is no exception. In fact, if anything, it is like all my favorite books rolled into one fantastic trilogy. There’s the love story, the action, the drama, the mystery, the conspiracy, the humor, the meaningful message that stays with you on the state of our world.
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Indian-born beauty and former Audrey cover-girl Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) sheds her cute girl-next-door to show some serious acting chops in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly director Julian Schnabel’s latest political drama, Miral. Pinto plays an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.
The film explores how one woman’s defiant belief that education will pave the road to peace and will hit theaters Friday, March 25.
Check out Miral’s trailer below:
The highly anticipated film adaptation of Lisa See‘s Snow Flower and the Secret Fan will hit theaters in July 15th and we have a first look at the official trailer.
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Jessica’s hair was dragging her down. Literally. Nearing her hips, she was always swishing it around. (Especially in my face) I would tell her for months that her tresses were too long and most importantly, too unhealthy. It was time for a cut. And a color. And a treatment. And maybe a pedicure but that’s a story for another time. We headed over to Byu-Ti Salon in Santa Monica, CA where the owner, Natasha Sunshine, is a pro at hair nutrition and not only making people look better, but more importantly, feel better inside and out. As Jess got her hair completely revamped, I set out to learning from Natasha more about her salon and about taking care of one’s hair in general. And lemme tell ya, it’s not with 99 cent shampoos.
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Remember that survey that we made you all take awhile back? No? Well, we still remember all your responses! (Thanks for the overwhelmingly great and helpful suggestions, BTW!)
One of the tips that we took away from the surveys was that you wanted more “real” women to be featured in our pages. You wanted more diverse faces and body types to redefine the definition of Asian American beauty .
Well, here’s your chance!
We here at Audrey love women of all shapes, colors, ages and sizes and we want them in our pages! We’re looking for confident, sexy women (and that’s all of you, isn’t it?) to feature in a beautiful upcoming Audrey Magazine photo shoot. We’re looking for Asian American girls of all shapes, sizes, ages and personalities, of South Asian to East Asian descent, hapa to Pacific Islander. If you’re interested in being featured in Audrey Magazine, please submit the following:
2) A self-introduction (name, age, where you live, occupation, ethnicity) and what features you love most about your body and face and why.
Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject Line: BODY PHOTOSHOOT
*Note: You DO NOT have to be a professional model or actress to be a part of our photo shoot! We are looking for REAL Asian American women who love their bodies and faces regardless of size, shape or color.
Looking forward to your submissions!
We were fortunate enough to hold Audrey Magazine‘s spring feature roundtable discussion at the most awesome venue: The Royal/T Cafe, Store, Open Artspace in Culver City, Calif. Actresses Ashley Argota, Nikki Soohoo and Jolene Purdy chatted with us about what it’s like being Asian American teen actresses in Hollywood amidst delicious food and drinks served in the eatery.
Dear Vanessa Hudgens,
It’s me, Janice. You don’t know me but I am quite familiar with you and your public persona. I’ve been one of your early fans, following you from your ascent as Miss High School Musical, singing and dancing your way to the top of Disney royalty as Gabriella Montez. I remember when you first came onscreen–pretty girl, sweet voice, what’s not to love?
The inspiring documentary Dressed showcases a deeper side to the often shallow world of fashion. The movie is a compelling story of a young Asian American fashion designer, Nary Manivong, who defied the odds of a broken childhood and homelessness to reach his ultimate dream, a show of his collection during New York Fashion Week. Check out the trailer after the jump.