Diary from Cannes 2013: Day 1 (May 16, 2013) It's my first time at the Cannes Film Festival, attending as a writer/editor on behalf of Asia Pacific Arts and Audrey Magazine. I've been told to expect a crazy circus -- as there are hundreds of screenings for both the official Film Festival and the simultaneous Film Market -- and I can't wait. The day before, Baz Luhrman, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Amitabh Bachchan walked the red carpet for the Opening Night film, The Great Gatsby. Also in attendance was the superstar jury, headed this year by Steven Spielberg, which include Ang Lee, Nicole...
Picking up at nearly 3 million views, this video from Los Angeles based chiropractor Ryan Lee has gone viral over the past couple of days on the internet. While we're sure Ryan was very intentional on marketing the services of his clinic, we can't help but wonder if he bothered to show anyone else this video before allowing it to go live on the YouTube. In fact, he appears just tad bit creepy and this video might even turn away customers. But then again, he is receiving a lot of public attention (although we're sure he wasn't expecting this kind). Check out the video below!
DEPT: Pop-arrazi AUTHOR: Kanara Ty ISSUE: Spring 2013 "Marie Lu is at her best in Prodigy, the sequel to her New York Times bestseller Legend, giving us the most exciting follow-up to a debut novel the young adult genre has seen in a long time."
DEPT: Pop-arazzi AUTHOR: Kanara Ty ISSUE: Spring 2013 "The NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the highly popular teen dystopian novel LEGEND and the sequel PRODIGY sits down with us to talk about who she thinks would make a great day and June in the film version, her next book in the series, due out in 2014, and the importance of (hot) asian american male leads in literature."
Hands down, my favorite editorial of the year so far. i-D once again, never disappoints. Click on for the rest of the editorial!
One of the biggest debates concerning Asian culture has been how Asian parent's raise their children. The phrase "strict Asian parent" has become a well-known stereotype and yet many of us can find some truth in this. It is said that Asians pride themselves in their academic achievements and are generally pushed towards a successful career. But what is the price for this success? How often do we hear of Asians who are allowed only a limited social life and pushed towards their books instead. How many times have we heard the story of an Asian forced to pursue a career their parents want...
Last season, Fox had very few successful outcomes. While we had high hopes for their newest multi-camera comedy Dads, the excitement may be short-lived. The comedy stars Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi playing childhood friends (now in their thirties) whose lives are flipped upside down when their father's decide to move in with them. The cast will also include one of our favorites, Brenda Song. Unfortunately, the pilot preview fell short of our expectations. Aside from a few laughs, the preview began sounding problematic with Brenda Song forced into a schoolgirl outfit and performing a...
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To celebrate St. Paddy’s Day and the importance of superior iPhone 4 protection in your pocket, purse, or hand as you eat and drink up, we are giving away one Ballistic SG (Shell Gel) iPhone 4 case to two (2) lucky Audrey Magazine readers! SRP: $29.99
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Ten minutes to show time and the air was abuzz with excitement. I was particularly aflutter because this was my first film festival ever. And what better way to be introduced to the scene than at the nation’s largest Asian and Asian American film showcase? People chattering, cameras flashing, and smiles all around. Probably the fact that White Frog was also highly acclaimed director Quentin Lee’s new movie starring Twilight’s Booboo Stewart and Glee’s Harry Shum Jr. had something to do with the buzz as well. With a few words of introduction and welcome, the curtains spread wide and the lights turned down. The movie was so fast-paced and attention-snatching that it was over before I knew it.
It was a beautiful night in San Francisco to celebrate the 30thAnnual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Presented by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), this event was a must to attend. My photographer Erilou and I had the pleasure of attending this star studded event. The Opening night was held at the Castro Theater and a Gala reception at the Asian Art Museum followed. The world premier of White Frog, directed by Quentin Lee was featured. White Frog is a drama film about a teen named Nick (Booboo Stewart) with Asperger’s Syndrome who has to cope with the death of his brother Chaz (Harry Shum, Jr.). With an amazing and talented cast, many of the actors who are in White Frog were present at the movie premiere. I had the pleasure of interviewing and meeting many of the actors such as Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Harry Shum Jr (Glee), Booboo Stewart (Twilight), and many other talents within the film industry. Read on to read interviews with BooBoo Stewart, Ellie Wen, Harry Shum, Jr. and more.
For those of you who are living on the far east side of LA, make the time to check out the Riverside Art Museum (RAM). It is unlike any other museum visit you will experience.
Located in present day downtown Riverside, the museum building was designed and built in 1929 by renowned architect Julia Morgan and originally served as the city’s first YWCA.
Yes, springing forward doesn’t make the second week of March all that appealing. Luckily, however, Audrey has some thoughtful, creative, and literary opportunities for you to be thankful for the “extra” sunny hours on this month of the four-leaf clover.
ASIAN WOMAN GIVING CIRCLE
– Open Call for Proposals
When: Now through Monday March 26, 2012
The Asian Women Giving Circle is pleased to announce the 2012 Request for Proposals for their Women, Arts and Activism grants.
Through this RFP, the Asian Women Giving Circle seeks to support Asian American women-led projects that use the tools of culture, the arts, and education to raise awareness around issues that impact Asian American communities. The focus of this grant making will be on programs and projects that combine the arts with activism and that highlight and promote women’s central role in their leadership, creation, development and management.
The deadline for submitting a proposal is Monday, March 26, 2012 at 5 pm (Eastern Standard Time).
Between owning advertising firms and owning an up-and-coming eyewear company, Michael Lee is a very busy man. I was fortunate enough to snag a phone interview with the co-owner of the renowned eye wear company, Mezzmer. Michael, the advertising expert turned business savvy entrepreneu, has no problem juggling both industries. “I am very busy all the time, but I love doing what I do,” he says.
Audrey Magazine: Is there a particular ingredient you enjoy cooking with most?
Dina Yuen: Garlic. Food is not food without garlic. Its pungency is incredibly alluring in every aspect. Most people don’t realize how diverse garlic can be in regards to its strength and subtlety. The presence or absence of garlic can make or break a dish.
AM: What do you appreciate the most about your ethnic heritage?
DY: My background is a mix of Chinese and Russian. (My historical fiction novel, The Shanghai Legacy, tells the romantic adventure of how this came about). I feel incredibly blessed to come from two culturally rich heritages that have contributed a great deal to the world. Admittedly though, I identify much more closely with my Chinese roots since in my generation, there is only a little Russian remaining and I’ve not had the opportunity to spend as much time in Russia as I’d like. With regards to my Chinese heritage, I am obsessed with Chinese history, philosophers, martial arts and of course, food.
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Audrey Magazine caught the pre-screening of ‘Daylight Savings’, the black-and-white indie sequel to ‘Surrogate Valentine,’ before its SXSW March 10, 2012 world premiere. Helmed again by Dave Boyle and starring Goh Nakamura, Yea-Ming Chen, and Lynn Chen, the film follows Goh, (who reprises his role as himself) a rising independent musician who faces the aftermath of his long-distance girlfriend’s sudden breakup as he is about to embark on his biggest tour. A broken heart, conflicting emotions, spontaneous road trip, and potential new romance makes for an endearing adventure that could be better told.
SXSW 2012 is going on now!
‘Seeking Asian Female,’ a documentary directed by San Francisco-based filmmaker Debbie Lum, will world premiere at the festival on Monday, March 12.
Watch the trailer for the eccentric modern love story about Steven, an aging white American man who finds Sandy from China online after considering hundreds of other Asian brides. Lum narrates with skepticism and humor as she documents the early stages of Steven’s search, Sandy’s first steps onto U.S. soil, and the good, bad, and ugly, a year into the tumultuous marriage.
I’m sure that most of you, especially those college students from the California area, have been following Janet Liang’s story. Janet is a 24-year-old UCLA graduate student who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2009.
Currently, Janet has until June 2012 to find a bone marrow donor to reverse her condition or she will lose her fight against cancer.
Because Asian Americans make up only 7% of the total bone marrow registry, the pool of donors that Janet has to choose from is very limited. However, we can change this by registering, which only requires filling out a short questionnaire and taking a completely painless oral swab test.
Please visit: http://helpingjanet.tumblr.com/how-to-register to find out where and how you can register.
And update from Janet can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NDgv1K26EM&feature=player_embedded