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The Bamboo Ceiling—Is It Finally Broken?

Asian Americans have made tremendous progress over these past few years, from Obama doubling the number of Asian American federal judges to Kevin Tsujihara becoming the CEO of Warner Bros.  So, one has to ask, “Is the bamboo ceiling finally broken?”

How One South Korean Magazine Set Out To Change Asian Body Image

Asian girls and women are usually expected to be very thin, and that’s not a standard most young women go out of their way to break. Recently in South Korea, a country famed for its beauty products and nearly unattainable standard of beauty, model Vivian Kim (also known as Kim Ji-Yang in Korea) began her own magazine […]

Celebrity Guests, Surprise Performers, and a Marriage Proposal

On Thursday, June 26, Kollaboration Los Angeles celebrated its 15th anniversary in Hollywood at The Troubadour—previously named NBC’s “Best Venue in LA” and Rolling Stone’s second best American rock club of 2013. Celebrities Harry Shum Jr., Joe Hahn (of Linkin Park), Parker (aka Dumbfoundead), Clara C, and Mike Song were among the hundreds of guests […]

‘Snowpiercer’ Breaks Free of Hollywood’s Distribution Model

Directed by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, post-apocalyptic sci-fi flick Snowpiercer breaks away from the traditional Hollywood distribution route and becomes available for online downloading and Video on Demand – just two weeks after its first U.S. theatrical release.