“The first year, it was a party. The second year, it was a happening. Now, this is an annual event. You know what we call that? We call that a tradition.” So said Winston Emano, for many years the program … Continue reading #APAParkCity 2019 Has Just Wrapped Its 15th Edition. Here’s What I Thought Of It.
Just a few lessons learned from attending the 2018 Association for Asian American Studies Conference in San Francisco… Continue reading I’m a Fish Out of Water, And Other Observations From Attending the 2018 AAAS Conference
Once I got through the slog of braving horizontal snow and the climb up Main Street to get to the Treasure Mountain Inn, site of the Slamdance Film Festival, I execute a 180˚ pivot and resume watching films at Sundance. … Continue reading Park City ’17: Fifty Shades Darker and Lighter
So, the Fourth Reich begins today: I’ll spare you the details, except the fact that the inauguration speech sent shivers up my spine. Whites are taking back AmeriKKKa, and the grand experiment of cultural pluralism is officially dead. To what … Continue reading Park City ’17: Wimmyn and Men, Men and Wimmyn
LAKE LOS ANGELES, a break, sparse drama about illegal immigrants, coyotes, and dislocated individuals, is actually a economically-told story of a father and child, of sorts. Cecilia, a young pre-teen who has crossed the U.S. border illegally with no parents … Continue reading A “Post-Racial” Quagmire? Lasting Thoughts On LAFF 2014