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Check Out Kate Bosworth's Awesome New Jewelry Line

December 23 • by Malia Griggs

I have collected a lot of jewelry over the years—mostly from antique stores, friends and family. Some of it is pretty tacky (because who really needs a sparkly, silver flip-flop charm dangling from her neck?? Thanks, middle school), and lately, I have just wanted to donate most of it and start anew. I want a…


Clara Shih, 29, Named to Starbucks Board of Directors

December 22 • by Jasmine Ako

Whenever you take a satisfying sip of your favorite drink from Starbucks (hello, pumpkin flavors at Christmas!), ever stop to wonder who guides the overarching vision behind the mega-successful coffee company? Meet Clara Shih. At just 29, she’s the newest addition to the Starbucks board of directors, taking Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s place. As a…


Hello Kitty Makes the Cover of ELLE Taiwan

December 15 • by Tiffany Ayuda

While international models grace the cover of the fashion glossies each month, our favorite cute and cuddly cat Hello Kitty shines in a double cover of this month’s ELLE Taiwan. The magazine is celebrating its 20th anniversary. But why Hello Kitty? She may not be a model, but Hello Kitty is more popular than ever,…


‘Fast Five’ Is a Top Movie of 2011

• by Jennifer Yamada

2011 was a pretty good year for movies in my opinion. For me, “Fast Five” was one of the standouts. If you’re not familiar with the film, it’s part of the “Fast and Furious” sequels that have captured audiences with glamorous, exotic sports cars driven by a group of bad boys. The original cast, which includes…


Jeremy Lin Moves to Houston Rockets

• by Jasmine Ako

Asian American sports fans have been breathlessly watching as Jeremy Lin, a Harvard graduate and the first American player in the NBA of Chinese and Taiwanese descent, was recently traded from the Golden State Warriors to the Houston Rockets. Jeremy was waived by the Golden State Warriors on December 9, the first day of training camp…


Clara C: Shakin' off Silence Tour Recap

December 9 • by Stephanie S Lee

A month ago, I got the chance to attend the Boston stop of Clara C: Shakin’ off Silence tour.The event was hosted by Boston University’s Chinese Students (CSA) and Korean Students (KSA) Associations. The CSA, one of the largest cultural organizations at BU, hosted Takeout: Goodwill Benefit Concert last spring, which showcased Asian American talent from across the nation…


Asian American Teens Endure Most Bullying

December 6 • by Jasmine Ako

I was surprised to come across an article on a study conducted by the US Justice Department and Education Department which found that Asian American teens are the most bullied at American schools compared to members of other ethnic groups. Of the 6,500 students surveyed who were between the ages of 12 to 18, 54 percent…

Maggie with the girls

Mochi Event Recap: College Discussion with Chinese American Student Exposure (CASE)

November 23 • by Maggie Hsu

“Boys are insensitive!” Elisabeth Y., 15, declares. I met with a group of girls from Chinese American Student Exposure (CASE) to discuss the college admissions process, but the conversation started off slowly, with only one of the girls, Lu Z., a 17-year-old senior, having a plan: To go to college close to home and become…


CAPE Gala Celebrates Achievements in Entertainment

• by Connie K. Ho

It was a star-studded red carpet at the 20th Anniversary Gala of the Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) this past weekend. The awe-inspiring performances by groups, like The Legions of Extraordinary Dancers (otherwise known as LXD and seen on Hulu) captivated the audience, brought light to the advent of the digital age, and…


November is Unofficial ‘Go See Asian American Theater’ Month in LA

• by Connie K. Ho

November is possibly my favorite month, and now, there’s one more thing to make this month extra-special: With five Asian American theater productions opening this month in L., November has unofficially became “Asian American Theater Month.”