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pictured: G Yamazama, Winner Kollaboration DC 2012

From the Blog

Lisa Ling Explores America on CNN Primetime

Award-winning journalist Lisa Ling will host a new show on CNN exploring and profiling unusual subcultures in the States. According to Capital, Ling’s show will be one of the featured series on CNN’s summer lineup, alongside Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” and Morgan Spurlock’s “Inside Man.”

Ktown Night Market Puts Hip, Urban Spin on Asian Market

Last year, Anthony Bourdain made a guest appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and was asked to name his favorite spot in Los Angeles. He replied: “KTOWN, yeah Koreatown. The Korean restaurant scene here is the best in America. It’s a bottomless pit of wonderful restaurants, layer upon layer.”

Kollaboration Alum G Yamazawa Invited to Perform by White House

“You still had to teach me, to never give up. Whether it’s finishing a poem, or surviving cancer. Dad, I promise… No matter what—I will win.” The man speaking this phrase is wearing a black t-shirt and brown khakis. Simple. Except that he’s also sporting a single braided-mohawk-ponytail dividing an otherwise shaved head. 

Discovering Suey Park through Hashtags

Who is Suey Park?  I ask, as a long time member of Kollaboration, and a member of the particular group of Asian/Pacific Americans that I belong to who have been mobilizing and working towards a greater sense of our own productive individual and collective identities, possibilities, and visibility online, in media, within our own communities […]

Jubilee Project & Jeremy Lin’s “Lost for Words” Speaks of Love

“When words fail, actions speak. I don’t want to hate; I want to speak love.” Jubilee Project recently joined forces with Houston Rockets basketball player Jeremy Lin to create “Lost For Words” – a story about showing acts of love and service to those around us and paying it forward. Written and directed by Jason […]