12.18.2011

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Why I Protest: Dr. Arthur Chen of Oakland, Calif.: As part of the magazine's tribute to The Protester -- TIME's Person of the Year -- here's a great interview with Dr. Arthur Chen, a 60-year-old family physician, advocate for health care reform and unlikely participant in the Occupy Oakland movement.

A Response To New York Times' "The How of an Internment, but Not All the Whys": Koji of 8Asians sounds off on Edward Rothstein's offensive and ignorant museum review of the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center.

When Japanese-Americans Were Interned in Camps: Some New York Times' Letters to the Editor responding to Edward Rothstein's piece.

Opinion: If I Were a Rich White Dude: Jeff Yang responds to Forbes columnist Gene Marks' "If I Were a Poor Black Kid," his much-criticized and parodied piece offering advice to poor black youth on how to succeed in life.

At Palisades Park memorial, Korean women tell of WWII abuse: Last week in Palisades Park, New Jersey, 84-year-old Ok-seon Yi and 83-year-old Yongsoo Lee visited a monument dedicated to the thousands of women who were victimized as sex slaves by the Japanese during World War II.



Harry Shum Jr. In Action: Check out fan favorite Glee star Harry Shum Jr. looking good in yet another fashion spread, this time for GQ Japan.

George Takei: 5 things we love about the broker of 'Star Wars'/'Star Trek' peace: There are waaaaaaaay more than just five, but here are just a handful of reasons why actor/activist George Takei is awesome.

Meet the 25 Most Viral People on the Internet: My old friend Ben Huh, the head Cheezburger himself, was recently named one of Gizmodo's twenty-five most viral (eh?) people on the internet.

20 Amazing Stats About Asian-American Achievement: I wouldn't necessarily call these "amazing," but here are some facts and figures to bring up during your next dinner party discussion on the the model minority myth.

10 Notable Asian American Books of 2011: "Our Hyphen books section writers read everything. Seriously. And if the book is calling Asian America's name, we are so on it. So it should come as no surprise that we are the last word on the most notable Asian American books of 2011."

Film Fables Spun in Japan: The IFC Center in New York is presenting "Castles in the Sky: Miyazaki, Takahata and the Masters of Studio Ghibli," a 15-film retrospective from the Japanese studio that has produced some of greatest features in the history of animation.

Between the Lines: Author Amy Tan discusses first digital work: Author Amy Tan published her first exclusively digital story this week as part of digital imprint publisher Byliner.com's new fiction series.

Oral Histories: Senator Daniel Inouye - Densho Japanese American Legacy Project: An interview with Senator Daniel Inouye, who served with the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team, was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallant action, and lost an arm in battle.

Quyen Nguyen: Color-coded surgery: At TEDMED, surgeon Quyen Nguyen demonstrates how a molecular marker can make tumors light up in neon green, showing surgeons exactly where to cut.

Scars of Fortune: Stanford undergraduate Esther Oh contributes a blog post as part of "Occupy the Future," a series of essays by Stanford professors and students on lessons to be learned from the Occupy movement.