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DISGRASIAN’s Extracurricular Activities: The Remembrance Project & Chinese American Cultural Night

April 30th, 2012 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

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

The Japanese American National Museum has launched The Remembrance Project, an online “living museum” which commemorates the 70th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. That order made it possible for the US government to relocate Americans with Japanese ancestry to internment camps during World War II. [Remembrance Project]

Chinese American Cultural Night 2012, an annual event produced by the Association of of Chinese Americans at UCLA, will feature the story of Vincent Chin, along with musical and dance performances. Free tickets to the event, which is Saturday, May 12, will be available starting Monday, May 7. Non-UCLA affiliated folks can send ticket requests to tickets.cacn@gmail.com. [CACN]

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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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DISGRASIAN’s Extracurricular Activities

September 26th, 2010 | 1 comment | Posted by jasmine

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

From 'Fog,' showing at IDFF

ID Film Fest, a festival specializing in Asian and Asian American work that has not yet shown in L.A., runs from October 8 to October 10 at Japanese American National Museum. [Margin Films]

A new campaign aims to educate Asians and Pacific Islanders on problem of the chronic hepatitis B in those communities, urging people to get tested for the virus that causes it. [Hepatitis B Foundation]

The Legacies of War National Traveling Exhibition, which tells the story of the bombing in Laos known as “the Secret War”, starts September 30 in Minneapolis. [Legacies of War - thanks, Bryan!]

ASPIRE (Asian Sisters Participating in Reaching Excellence, Inc.) holds its sixth annual Asian American Women in Leadership Conference on October 10, 2010. This year’s theme is “Discovering the Leader Within.” [ASPIRE]

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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Mike Shinoda

April 19th, 2010 | 11 comments | Posted by Diana

Name: Mike Shinoda

Age: 33

Hails from: LA-ish

Occupation: Artist, musician, record producer

Known for: Staying busy. Shinoda is beloved by some for his decade of rockstardom with rock-hop (hip-rock?) band Linkin Park and side project Fort Minor. Others hail him for his music producing achievements, which include tracks and albums with the likes of Busta Rhymes and X-Ecutioners, and a slate of remixes from Depeche Mode to Metric.

Still others gasp at Shinoda’s art (he’s an Illustration grad of Pasadena’s Art Center, and created a scholarship there five years ago), which is integral to LP’s visual identity. Continue reading AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Mike Shinoda

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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Giant Robot’s 15th Anniversary

October 26th, 2009 | 3 comments | Posted by Diana


Wong and Nakamura, Culture Giants

Nakamura and Wong, Culture Giants

It’s hard to believe that Eric Nakamura and Martin Wong have been producing Giant Robot–and cultivating the resulting community of dope, well-dressed, good-looking, art/music/pop culture/rad Asian stuff junkies–for 15 years.

It’s no surprise, then, that the benchmark anniversary is being honored (for three whole months) with a second Biennale exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum.

Biennale 2 launched on Saturday, and it is not only one of the most eclectic, impressive, lighthearted art shows you’ll ever see, but a true celebration of Giant Robot’s indelible mark on Asian American media and cool culture in general.

We couldn’t be more in awe of GR’s radness, nor more grateful for their contributions to the yellow planet. And we would like to wish them a very happy 15th birthday.

[Giant Robot - Official]

[JANM: Giant Robot Biennale 2 - 15 Years]

[The Daily Bruin: Giant Robot Magazine Celebrates 15th Anniversary With Exhibition At Japanese American National Museum]

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