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DISGRASIAN’s Extracurricular Activities

June 2nd, 2011 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

What to do when you’re not studying, calculating your taxes on an abacus, or practicing piano:

Hyphen’s Bittersweet issue release party is this Friday, June 3rd, at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco. It also happens to be the official San Francisco party for Angry Asian Man’s 10th Anniversary. Amazing! [Hyphen]

The Xploration Lab at the Japanese American National Museum engages museum visitors in a variety of exercises and activities designed to educate visitors about the experiences of Japanese Americans during World War II. Hurry up and visit, as the lab closes on Sunday, June 12. [JANM]

Our friend Jeff Yang curated MARVELS AND MONSTERS: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942 – 1986 – The William F. Wu Collection oat The NYU Fales Library & Special Collections. Wu’s collection “is perhaps the world’s only, and certainly the largest, collection of comic books featuring images of Asians and Asian Americans.” The exhibition is open until August 19, 2011. Read Jeff’s thoughts about working on the exhibition on his blog. [NYU]

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Party On With Hyphen This Weekend!

May 5th, 2011 | 2 comments | Posted by Diana

OH MY GAW, Y’ALL! HYPHEN IS COMING DOWN TO LALA!

That’s right. Our favorite Bay Area mag is having a party in LA’s Chinatown on Saturday. And you know when Asians party, they PARTY. Get out your drinking goggles!!

If you live in the lovely City of Angels, come stalk special guests Jane Lui and Beau Sia with us. And if you don’t live here, umm…  just buy a plane ticket and rage with yer peeps.

Also slated to be there: Dawen, Sam Kang, Skim, A’Misa Chiu, Yumi Sukigawa, hot DJs, prizes, and my much-better-looking doppelganger, Hyphen publisher Lisa Lee!

So come one, come all, just come! Oh, and it’s 21+ (Sorry, kids. Borrow your sister’s ID!).

[Hyphen: Our Bittersweet Issue Teaser Party in L.A.]

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Thanks, Lisa and Sandy!

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DISGRASIAN’s Extracurricular Activities

April 18th, 2011 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

What to do when you’re not studying, calculating your taxes on an abacus, or practicing piano:




Hyphen Magazine is now accepting entries for the fourth annual Asian American Short Story Contest. Judges Yiyun Li and Porochista Khakpour will select ten finalists, and the first prize winner will get $1,000. Submissions are due May 16, 2011. [Hyphen - thanks, Cat!]

Pacific Citizen News Magazine just announced the the winners of their “Extraordinary APA of the Year” Award. The honorees will be featured in the May 6 issue and include such leaders as Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, actress Tamlyn Tomita, and California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. [Pacific Citizen News]

Yoshiki of legendary heavy metal band X Japan will be auctioning off his favorite crystal piano to raise money for Japanese earthquake/tsunami victims. [Yoshiki Foundation America]

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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

November 15th, 2010 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

Senator Dianne Feinstein is seeking to block the deportation of San Francisco student Steve Li. The deportation, originally scheduled to take place today, was delayed as of Sunday afternoon. [SFGate.com]

“Ask A Model Minority Suicide”, a monthly column about the author’s personal experience with depression, debuts in Hyphen magazine. [Hyphen]

Hatsune Miku, Japan's singing hologram who performs to sold-out crowds

It’s Japanese Jem (though without the Holograms), y’all. [Gawker.tv]

Gawker wonders if Takeru Kobayashi may be washed up after he failed to finish at a recent pizza eating competition. DISGRASIAN doesn’t wonder – we know, sob.[Gawker]

Momofuku’s chef (and fantasy DISGRASIANtern boyfriend – what?) David Chang is expanding his culinary empire to Australia. [Luxist]

Antonio Margarito’s face beat the crap out of Manny Pacquiao’s gloves. GO PACMAN! [New York Times]

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DISGRASIAN’s Extracurricular Activities

November 5th, 2010 | 1 comment | Posted by jasmine

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Asian American Film Festival is showing over 30 films from 12 different countries now through Saturday, November 13. Check out the festival website for titles and tickets. [Minnesota Film Arts/The Film Society - thanks, Slanty!]

The Chicago Filipino American Film Festival opens tonight and runs through Sunday. The festival features shorts and features, including the latest film from Palme d’Or winning director Raymond Red. [CFAFF]

Calling all sexy nerds! You are invited to The Sexy Nerd Party: Page Turner Kick-Off with Fred Ho and Das Racist in New York on Saturday, November 6. Celebrate with your fellow sexy nerds in such fancy intellectual company like writer Tao Lin and Richard Prince. Tickets are $40 each, $60 for two. [Page Turner]

Who will be crowned Mr. Hyphen 2010? Hyphen magazine’s annual contest (where the winner gets the crown as well as $1,000 to donate to their favorite non-profit) will crown a winner from five awesome finalists tomorrow night in San Francisco. Tickets cost $25. [Eventbrite]

The “B Here” Campaign will be at UCSD on November 8 to educate the community about Hepatitis B prevention. Programming includes a multi-media art exhibit and entertainment from performers such as Paul “PK” Kim of Kollaboration, Paul Dateh, and dance troupes Quest Crew and Kaba Modern. The campaign visits UCLA on November 10. [Will You B Here]

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Intern Jasmine’s Links of the Daysian

September 15th, 2010 | 1 comment | Posted by jasmine

This commercial for Nissan’s electric car (and former BABEWATCH), the LEAF, is strange and affecting. Effective. [HuffPo]

Cathy Horyn of The New York Times wrote that designer Alexander Wang “is not a great designer” when reviewing his spring/summer 2011 collection. That is so wrong!  [NYT]

Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of New York has been hearing reports of the queer API community being kept out of certain clubs in New York City. If this bullshit has happened to you, report it to GAPIMNY online. [GAPIMNY]

Party people! Hyphen Magazine‘s release party for issue #21, The New Legacy issue, is this Friday night at Mighty in San Francisco. [Hyphen]

Asian-American students continue to outperform other SAT test takers, the only group to see gains in scores since last year. So does the A in “SAT” stand for “Amazian”? [WSJ]

Thanks, Jason!

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DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! Shhhhhhhh-E-X

September 3rd, 2010 | 8 comments | Posted by Diana

I spent most of today trying to remember what my official  “birds and bees” talk was like. My memory was just so fuzzy—didn’t my mom walk into my room one day during junior high, sit down on my bed, pat the seat next to her, and ask if I’d been feeling a little different lately? Something like that?

Oh wait, that was a Full House episode or something. My mom never gave me the talk. Like, NEVER. We NEVER TALKED ABOUT SEX.

I mean, when my sister ran away from the house her senior year in ’88 to stay with her awesomely white trash boyfriend’s awesomely white trash family, a long period ensued during which my aunts and mom would call each other from their respective homes in Michigan, Indiana, Missouri and California to speak in hushed tones about the filthy indiscretions. “Your sister, she lays with boys,” my aunt said to me while I was playing with my Barbies. “No man will ever marry her.” (She was wrong, by the way.)

When I was 17 and snuck my then-beau up into my second-story Southern California bedroom, my mom became suspicious at a noise and barreled down the hall, bursting through my door. He swiftly jumped to a hiding spot and I was discovered alone, laying awkwardly atop my fully made bed in a star-patterned bra and panties, looking guilty. My mom was confused and disturbed. She looked me in the eye and said, “You’re… I… I know what you do.” She left the room with no further talk about sex, even though my night probably included it.

I think the conversation, if we’d ever had one, would have been one-sided: “Don’t have sex.” Conversation over.

Hyphen Magazine recently addressed this kind of no-talk policy in an article called “Asian-American Women Who Accept Abortion as a Way Out.” Writer Lisa Wong Macabasco explores how deeply ingrained the denial of sex is in Asian cultures, and how categorical aversion to sex (or proof of it) has shaped generous Eastern attitudes towards drastic measures like abortion over generations. In short: abortion is less shameful than the truly disgraceful act that it functions to hide, sex.

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Asians And Journalism Go Together Like Ramma Lamma Lamma Ka Dinga Da Dinga Dong [We're Headed To The #AAJA Convention]

August 2nd, 2010 | 7 comments | Posted by Diana

Angelenos! Where U at?

The Asian American Journalists Association will host its 21st Annual AAJA National Convention at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles from August 4 to 7. We will have the pleasure of speaking on two panels on Thursday, August 5 as part of the “Diversifying Your Coverage” series with some of our favorite and most esteemed colleagues. Please join us if you can!

Information below for Thursday, August 5 @ The Renaissance Hotel:

“Diversity in the New Media”
11:15AM TO 12:15PM, Los Feliz, 3rd Floor
PRESENTERS: Gil Asakawa (Medianews Group Interactive), Phil Yu (Angry Asian Man), Jocelyn Wang (8Asians), Jen Wang and Diana Nguyen (DISGRASIAN)
The Internet offers a mixed bag of voices, but the success of ethnic outlets is still developing. Experts and experimenters alike gather to talk tips, hurdles and highlights of how to make diversity in new media work for you and your readers.

“A Hyphenated World”
2:30PM TO 3:30PM, Los Feliz, 3rd Floor
PRESENTERS: Jeff Yang (SF Chronicle), Bernice Yeung (Hyphen Magazine), Cynthia Wang (People Magazine), Oliver Wang (CSULB), Kai Ma (KoreAm), Jen Wang and Diana Nguyen (DISGRASIAN)
Journalists, every day, are challenged to report on a diverse and multicultural world. This panel discussion shines a light on some of the stereotypes most prevalent in media today — with a focus on Asian-Americans in Hollywood – and offers insight into covering the subtleties of a world rich in nuances and culture.

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DISGRASIAN’s Extracurricular Activities

July 2nd, 2010 | 1 comment | Posted by jasmine

What to do when you’re not studying, calculating your taxes on an abacus, or practicing piano:

Hyphen presents Alien/ation

Hyphen magazine (you might remember the issue that featured Jen and Diana on the cover) presents “Alien/ation: An Illustration Show” on Saturday, July 10 in Los Angeles. This group show features the work of past and present Hyphen illustrators and painters. [Hyphen]

The Armed with A Camera Fellowship for Emerging Artists wants emerging media artists to “capture their world, surroundings and outlook on life as a part of a new generation of Asian Pacific Americans.” Up to ten fellows will be receive $500 awards to make five-minute digital vieos. [Visual Communications]

Vincent Who?, Tony Lam’s documentary about the murder of Vincent Chin, is out on a special edition DVD. [Vincent Who?]

The oh!-so fabulous Oh! Industry has relaunched, and it’s “no-brow approach” to “politics, music, fashion, current events, hot messes” is just as fresh as ever. [Oh! Industry]

Facebook – it ain’t just for Farmville anymore. A few simple clicks, and you can help the Asian Pacific Community Fund, which helps the Asian Pacific Islander community in Los Angeles, win $250,000 from Chase Community Giving. [Facebook]

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Thanks to Lanlien, Eliana, Edward and Karen!

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Holidaysians, Celebrasians, Donasians… And Giving The Gift Of Hyphen

December 21st, 2009 | 2 comments | Posted by Diana

Ladies and Gents, it’s been quite a year: Dubya left the building, Laura and Euna came back to us safely, Miley got goofy, Nadya Suleman lips got tabloid time, Kanye lost his hand, the Gosselins aired every last Garanimal of their dirty laundry, and Tiger Woods fell off his hookerbitch-lovin’ pedestal.

DISGRASIAN also got a makeover.

Frankly, we’re pooped. So we’re taking the rest of the year off for a little shaming break.

Time to go deal with important stuff!

Time to go deal with important stuff!


But before we go, we thought we’d mention our plans for celebrasian–which include a bit of donasian to Hyphen Magazine!

Alright, maybe we’re a little biased because they’ve spent some of their non-profit funds photographing us this year.  But we also believe in Hyphen–what they do and how they do it is an inspirasian to us all.

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What The Hell Are We Doing On The Cover Of Hyphen Magazine?

December 17th, 2009 | 16 comments | Posted by Diana

The last issue of Hyphen featured our heroine, Ms. Margaret Cho, on their cover.

A-M-A-Z-I-A-N!

The new one, Issue 19, bears a photograph of us.

Either we’re blowing all the right people, they’re out of ideas, or we’re all doing something right!

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We ♥ The Future Mr. Hyphen

November 13th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

This weekend, one man will be crowned as 2009′s Mr. Hyphen!!!

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This will be the 4th-ever Mr. Hyphen meta-pageant, made possible by the partnership of Hyphen Magazine and the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.

The festivities sum up as such:

While structured like a pageant with rounds of talent, fashion and Q&A, Mr. Hyphen turns stereotypes on their heads in front of a sold-out crowd. Striking a blow for equal-opportunity all-in-good-fun ogling, Mr. Hyphen is an energy-filled evening of fun and charity. Rounds will be decided alternately by an audience vote and by an illustrious panel of judges. The man who is crowned Mr. Hyphen wins a $1,000 cash donation to his nonprofit organization.

If you’re in the Bay Area, ‘twould be downright sad for you to miss the parade of hotness! Especially since you can swing the vote! So here’s the info:

WHEN:
Saturday, November 14, 7 – 10pm

WHERE:
Oakland Asian Cultural Center (Pacific Renaissance Plaza, second floor)
388 9th Street, Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 637-0455

TICKETS:
Buy Advance tickets here (available until 4pm, November 13): $15
Buy tickets at the door: $20

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