random assortment of articles

Still playing catch up from all my traveling... In the interest of time and energy, and a strong, compelling desire to clean out my in-box (it's cathartic), I give you a whole bunch of random articles. The short version:

NPR story (and detailed timeline) on Carol Lam, one of eight U.S. attorneys fired by the Justice Department: How Prosecutor Lam's Case Was Handled

Yet another Nanking Massacre-based movie project, this one by Hong Kong director Yim Ho: Director Yim Ho's Nanjing Massacre Story Approved. I've lost count of how many of these movies are being worked on right now.

Last week, Jonathan Phong Khanh was convicted of killing a 15-year-old prostitute and sexually assaulting three other young girls: Tran guilty in prostitute's death, assaults

The Gersh Agency has signed comedian Henry Cho after his recent performances at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen: Gersh signs comic Cho.

A South Korean soldier may be a U.S. military deserter after he left his U.S. base and joined the South Korean army, apparently to avoid a tour of duty in Iraq: S.Korea haggles with U.S. on soldier who ducked Iraq

Tired of the fakers, Japan recently approved a campaign to certify "real" Japanese food overseas, including sushi: Japan to certify 'real'

Ratana Veth, a popular Cambodian actress and karaoke singer, is married to a Cambodian grocer and living in the Bronx: New Digs for 'Queen of the Fish'

Another good story on actor Kal Penn, who's having a heck of a year: Still in Touch With His Jersey Roots, an Actor Mines His Talent

Interesting Los Angeles Times story on cultural and generational issues facing Asian American churches: Asian American churches face leadership gap

In Syracuse, NY, a man wounded his wife and fatally shot his son over the son's marriage, then held police at bay for nearly 30 hours before he was found dead inside the home: N.Y. Standoff Ends With Father, Son Dead

A really fascinating (and painful) story on the survivors of foot binding: Painful Memories for China's Footbinding Survivors. What a stupid thing to make someone do.

Another article checking in on the landscape of (surviving) Asian American television networks: Scene Change for Asian TV

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