The release of The Hangover Part III couldn't have come at a better time. We're due for another Daily SHAG (Smoking Hot Asian Guy) and who better than The Hangover's Peter Jae (you may remember him from one of our favorite series K-Town Cowboys!). If you happen to be a fan of abs, you're in for a treat! Click on for more pics:
Technology has come quite a long way. Just ten years ago, texting was not a main form of communication, we had to actually remember phone numbers, and we went to the library to get information. Now, we live in a society of smart phones, gps systems, and social media. But apparently, we're not stopping there. Trying to make its way to the top of innovative technology is the process of doll cloning. Said to be perfect for the "tech-savvy ego-fetishist" individual, Japan's Clone Factory specializes in 3-D printing of human faces. For the price of $1300, you can now place your face onto a doll's...
This week, Forbes Magazine published their list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women 2013, their annual list of the impactful women from seven categories: billionaires, business, lifestyle (including entertainment and fashion), media, nonprofits and NGOs, politics and technology. The list was determined using three metrics: money, media presence and impact (please go here for a more in-depth explanation of their methodology). This year, 21 Asian women (2 are Asian American) are featured on the list, with mainly businesswomen and politicians ranking on the list, marking a very strong...
Complicated love triangles, near-death experiences, and endless tears? If this sounds familiar, your relationship may just be liken to some of our favorite Asian Dramas. Check the signs below: 1. You receive piggyback rides. This is often when you're too drunk to walk, but not too drunk to divulge some of your deepest secrets.
ABC's popular dance competition, Dancing With The Stars just concluded its 16th season. Aside from crowning American Idol's Kellie Pickler and dance partner Derek Hough as the winners, the finale featured performances by Psy, Jessica Sanchez, and Pitbull. Psy showed off some dancing skills of his own with his performance of his hit single "Gentleman". Of course the Korean performer brought along his impressive backup dancers decked out in gold pants and all. Slowing down the pace, Jessica Sanchez performed her rendition of the Pitbull and Christina Aguillera hit "Feel This Moment"....
Diary from Cannes 2013: Day 3 (May 18, 2013) After getting a quick glimpse of the beautiful beach weather that Cannes is known for on Friday, Saturday was full of storms and winds. But that didn't stop crowds from lining up outside the theaters with their umbrellas to wait for today's lineup of films. Perhaps the rain actually increased the popularity of the screenings, as festivalgoers preferred ducking in to theaters for shelter, as opposed to ducking into overpriced restaurants. The day started promisingly with the premiere of Bends, a debut film from Hong Kong's Flora Lau. The...
Researchers from the Floating Sheep Project have used Twitter to locate racist and homophobic tweets in the United States and have plotted them on an interactive map. Students at Humboldt State University looked at 150,000 tweets containing slurs from June 2012 to April 2013. The students carefully observed each tweet to determine if the word was being used in a positive or negative light and created the Geography of Hate. The goal of the project was to examine social media and determine how much it has become a platform for hate speech. Social media is often tied very closely to the offline...
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) aims to retain and present the rich history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of Chinese descent in the United States. Founded in 1980, the museum strives to create dialogue and understanding from all cultures about the experience of Chinese Americans. Much to our excitement, two upcoming exhibits are Fashion exhibits:
Front Row: Chinese American Designers
April 26, 2013 to September 29, 2013
Front Row celebrates the rise of Chinese American designers in New York. This spans from the emerging designers in the 1980′s such as Anna Sui, Yeohlee Teng, Vera Wang and Vivienne Tam all the way to current Fashion designers such as Derek Lam and Phillip Lim who have built global enterprises and have become established figures in an international fashion world. The exhibit not only features the work of seventeen designers, but analyzes the very unique relationship between Asia and New York.
Front Row is guest-curated by designer Mary Ping, and features the work of Thomas Chen, David Chu, Melinda Eng, Jade Lai, Derek Lam, Wayne Lee, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, Phillip Lim, Mary Ping, Peter Som, Anna Sui, Vivienne Tam, Yeohlee Teng, Zang Toi, Vera Wang, and Jason Wu.
Shanghai Glamour: New Women 1910s-40s
April 26, 2013 to September 29, 2013
Focused on the early 20th century, Shanghai Glamour delves into the very unique fashion of Shanghai women and analyzes how it created a picture seduction and mystery for the city.
“ The city’s identity was deeply associated with its women and their fashion. Their dresses and manners textured the city’s modern life and became the emblems of Shanghai modernity. Beyond the glamour, the changing styles of female clothing and the controversial images of modern women also manifested the social and political anxieties in the transitional period that ushered in new gender roles.”
The exhibit features twelve outfits from the 1910s-1940s from the China National Silk Museum in Hangzhou and various accessories, posters, lifestyle magazines, and period images. Shanghai Glamour examines how women used fashion to create their identity.
To learn more about these exhibits, click here.
Even more products have been added to the adorable Hello Kitty cosmetics line. Don’t wait til the last minute to get yours! The new Spring 2013 Makeup collection is available exclusively and in limited edition right now at Sephora. Keep reading to get a glimpse of the new gift sets and be prepared to be overwhelmed with the cuteness.
Chinese-American fashion designer, Anna Sui, gives us a bold splash of color with her Spring 2013 ”Drama Queen” cosmetics line. From lipstick to concealer, the new line gives us exciting variations and dramatic looks. Continue reading to get a sneak peak at this dazzling line!
Asians on Film Awards is hosted by the website www.AsiansOnFilm.com. Both aim to highlight Asian/Pacific Islanders in the film industry from actors, actresses, writers, directors, producers, editors and/or those who work in other aspects of filmmaking.
The Festival will be from February 15-17. For a list of the film schedule, click here.
The Award Ceremony will take place on the 16th. Continue reading to see the 2013 Wnners!
Allegiance (one of the first Asian musicals in over a decade) was awarded Best Musical at the San Diego Theatre Critics Awards. Starring George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, the musical is set during the Japanese American internment of World War II. The Kimura family members struggle between patriotism and resistance to their internment and treatment by the government.
George Takai posted on his facebook:
“Friends, I am THRILLED to announce that ALLEGIANCE won BEST MUSICAL at the San Diego Theatre Critics Awards last night. Also winning from our show was Michael K. Lee for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and Lynne Shankel for Best Orchestration. What a night for our show. Now, it’s on to Broadway. I can’t wait.”
Learn more about this powerful musical here.
On Thursday January 31st, KoreAm and Audrey hosted an advance screening of Bullet To The Head starring Sylvester Stallone and Sung Kang. Sure enough, we couldn’t have asked for a better turn out! A number of celebrities showed up to support Sung Kang including Amy Hill, Brooke Lee, Archie Kao, Booboo and Fivel Stewart, James Kyson, Brian Tee, and many more. Kang arrived onto the red carpet and caused a buzz of excitement from media and fans alike. The humble actor discussed everything from his character in the film to the rise of Asians in the media. CGV Cinema’s was filled with excitement that night for this action packed film.
We definitely don’t give enough love to the men of Bollywood – that’s now going to change. If you haven’t already heard of Ranveer Singh – say hello, ladies. (And to his abs too, rawr!)
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