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3 Music Videos that Respectfully Depict Asian Culture

We’ve all seen the atrocities of Western appropriation of Asian culture in many music videos, such as Nicki Minaj’s “Your Love” and Gwen Stefani’s “Harajuku Girls.”  But what about music videos that exhibit Asian culture without degrading it to Oriental set dressing?

May 16, 2014 • by Lauren Lola

Takashi Murakami’s Debut Film ‘Jellyfish Eyes’ Embarks on U.S. Tour

Globally acclaimed for his iconic, anime-inspired artworks, Takashi Murakami will be treating the U.S. to his latest venture, his debut feature film — Jellyfish Eyes.  Starting from this month to early June, the film will be touring in select art museums in eight U.S. cities.

May 12, 2014 • by Lauren Lola

Kickstarter Campaign Launched for Inaugural Comedy Ninja Film Festival

The Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles will be playing host to a different kind of film festival when the inaugural Comedy Ninja Film and Screenplay Festival comes to town later this spring!  Originally founded by Quentin Lee (director of “White Frog” and “Shopping for Fangs”) and Chuck Parello, the three-day event is all […]

April 30, 2014 • by Lauren Lola

Harry Shum Jr. Launches Tenth+Fourth

Actor and dancer extraordinaire, Harry Shum Jr., has a new website in store, which was launched on April 7.  The website, Tenth+Fourth, is a collaborative effort between Shum and Digital Media Management.  Its goal is to showcase and feature content regarding technology, fashion, and culture.

April 21, 2014 • by Lauren Lola

Kina Grannis Starts Prepping Fans for Sophomore Album

If you’re like me, you may find waiting for May 6th to be an agonizing task. That’s how long I, along with the rest of the Kinetics (the nickname for Kina Grannis fans), have to wait until her sophomore album “Elements” drops. The Mondays of the past several months have been graced as Kina Mondays, […]

April 2, 2014 • by Lauren Lola