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Category: reviews & showings

May 14 2014

Here is the trailer to the latest all-Asian sitcom, ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat. First, I will be watching this. Second, if you think there is ANY consensus about this show within the Asian American community, just read the comments on the youtube clip […]

March 27 2014
Darren Aronofsky's Noah

Okay, before you get all excited about what you hope is or is not in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, let me crush your dreams. First, there is no Bill Cosby cameo and at no time does Noah ask God, “What’s a cubit?” Secondly, I[…]

January 1 2014

Okay fine, I’m giving in and joining the parade of hopeful dieters that storm the sedentary cream cheese covered castle every new year in the hopes to finally get fit. So bring it on, 2014 I’m trying another diet and[…]

January 8 2013

I am a firm believer in building community by helping good folks get the word about projects that they are working on. Today, I want to help spread the word about MaryAnn McKibben Dana and her new book, Sabbath in the Suburbs[…]

December 27 2012

Last night, my wife and I finally went to see Les Mis. I have seen about six productions of Les Misérables over the years as well as all the anniversary concerts, so, like most fans, we were very excited about the movie. And[…]

February 20 2012

Here is a quick shot of one of our bookshelves with some POTUS flare. Far from a presidential expert, my favorite book by far is Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.  If you have[…]

February 6 2012

First things first, GO SEE THIS SHOW!  Falsettoland will complete its San Francisco run this weekend – 02.10, 02.11, 02.12 -, so get thee to Brown Paper Tickets and BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW . . . then come back and read the[…]

December 30 2010

[All Photos: Maryann Bates] You ever have one of those experiences where you are dropped into a world where you recognise the words, but you are not really sure they mean when strung together? Well a few weeks ago, I[…]

May 10 2010

In case you have not refreshed your culture-to-month matching skillz, May is Asian Pacific American History month.  Much to debate around setting aside a month a year to particular ethnic groups, but as long as folks don’t see these interactions as ways to[…]