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11.28.2010

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Obama, The Destroyer of the World: Saw this post over at Sepia Mutiny, about Newsweek's recent cover depicting President Obama as a version of the Hindu deity, Shiva, also known as "the destroyer of the world." As you can imagine, Hindus are not happy.

Macleans offers a nonapology for writing a nonstory called "Too Asian?" Henry Yu, associate professor at UBC, responds to Macleans' nonapologetic justification for that idiotic "Too Asian" article. (Yup, we're still talking about this.)

Asian, whatever that means: Here's an interesting interview with artist, writer and UBC faculty member Ray Hsu, who also offers his thoughts on Asian Canadian writers' responses to the "Too Asian?" article.

Thanksgiving Turkey and Kimchee/Kimchi: My friend Kathy has a wonderful post on Thanksgiving, and how the once-foreign holiday has evolved into a tradition for her Korean American immigrant family.


Talking Movies: Echoes of a Kung-Fu Master: The Wall Street Journal has a short interview with Aarif Lee, who has the challenging task of playing a teenage Bruce Lee in the upcoming biopic Bruce Lee, My Brother.

Six Films Where The Asian Sidekick Is More Interesting Than The Protagonist: Another great movie list by Phil over at YOMOMF, inspired by Jay Chou as Kato in the upcoming Green Hornet movie. The title sort of says it all, doesn't it?

Hammer To Nail's Sundance 2011 Wish List: With the Sundance Film Festival just around the corner, Hammer to Nail names a bunch of under-the-radar films they'd like to see make the cut, including Dave Boyle's Surrogate Valentine and So Yong Kim's For Ellen.


ABC the Song: Gene Luen Yang recently shared this awesome fan-made song, written and performed by a Portland middle-schooler, inspired by Gene's own graphic novel American Born Chinese.

Murao Is Missing: Bookseller Left Out of 'Howl' Movie: Surprise, suprise. Shigeyoshi "Shig" Murao, one of the most significant figures in the Beat Generation obscenity trial over Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," is apparently missing from the movie version of the story.

HK/HP: If Hong Kong Movie Actors Starred In Harry Potter Films: And just for fun... Self-professed Hong Kong cinema/Harry Potter fangirl Valerie Soe proposes her dream cast for the hypothetical Hong Kong remake of the Harry Potter movies.