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Asobi Seksu, Bowery Ballroom, New York City, April 2

Posted by on Apr 20, 2009 in Asian American, Music | 0 comments

Asobi Seksu, Bowery Ballroom, New York City, April 2

Crocodiles, not bad, but definitely an off-night! This was Asobi Seksu‘s big homecoming gig, the last in a long international tour.  Somehow, though, something was missing.  I dunno, it just felt kinda joyless, if I may say so, though the music sounded great and Asobi Seksu (a duo of singer and keyboard player Yuki Chikudate and guitarist and vocalist James Hanna), rounded out with a touring bassist and drummer, were tight.  Or maybe it was just me who felt empty at the end of the...

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I’ve Had Stuff on My Plate

Posted by on Mar 1, 2009 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 3 comments

I’ve Had Stuff on My Plate

A Korean chain opens their first American outlet in America! In NYC! Kimchi and hotdogs and bulgogi all in a wrap! And speaking of wrap, here’s a wrap-up as to why I haven’t been posting as of late. I’ve been busy, mostly holed up writing and watching many, many movies. Yes, I said writing!  The sequel to This Is a Bust is coming out on St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne/Minotaur in Winter 2010, but the specific “pub date” has not yet been set. Whew!  I have...

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No Time for Losers

Posted by on Dec 13, 2008 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 10 comments

No Time for Losers

I’ve read in the Harvard Business Review that successful people take the time to celebrate their victories.  So here I am celebrating with the greatest woman in the world, my wife Cindy. Shucks, I won the Member’s Choice Award for This Is a Bust at the Asian American Literary Awards ceremony on Monday.  This is the second time I’ve won it, the first being back in 2003 for this dirty little book. I’m very humbled, since this is the one award based on votes from members...

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Asian American Literary Awards — Yes!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2008 in Asian American, Writing | 0 comments

Asian American Literary Awards — Yes!

Wow, two posts in one day? You know I wouldn’t do this for nuthin’.  In fact, I heartily endorse this product or service: Celebrate the Eleventh Annual Asian American Literary Awards! Since 1998, The Asian American Writers’ Workshop has presented the Annual Asian American Literary Awards, the premier honor for Asian American writers in the country. This year, the Workshop will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of M. Butterfly by reuniting actor B.D. Wong and playwright...

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Enter This Writing Contest. Now.

Posted by on Jun 20, 2008 in Asian American, Writing | 0 comments

Enter This Writing Contest. Now.

You are a writer and you’ve been looking for that special contest that will recognize your talent because although you’re somewhat modest, you’re also quite competitive. Here it is! Co-sponsored by the good people at Hyphen Magazine and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Preeta Samarasan won this contest in 2007 and — holy shit! — now has her first novel out, Evening is the Whole Day! I highly suggest you enter right now. ENTER THE 2008 HYPHEN...

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I’m an Actor! I’m a Teacher! I’m on Tour!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2008 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 1 comment

I’m an Actor! I’m a Teacher! I’m on Tour!

Damn, did I milk this doorway for photos, or what? Yo! Three things to announce. 1) “Super Hero Blues,” a short film by the amazing Greg Pak that I did a voice character for, has won a PBS award! It’s airing tomorrow (June 7) on TV or watch it here. Featured: amazingly transcendent actor Brian Nishii. 2) Looking for a writing class this summer in New York City? I highly suggest you enroll with me in what will surely be the class that ends all classes at the Asian American...

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