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& MEDIA NEWS
SHOWS ONLY A "WHITE UNIVERSE"
More than a year after the major TV networks agreed to
better reflect America's ethnic mix, broadcasters continue
to marginalize minorities and women, according to a new study
by the organization "Children Now."
WANG LATEST FILM
Wang's latest film (the adult-oriented
Artisan project entitled "The
Center of the Earth") shot footage exclusively for the
movie's interactive website
that allows you to "interact"
with a character from the film.
She was appointed
by then-President Clinton to serve on the advisory
board of the National Endowment for the Arts. Recent projects
include restoration of the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood,
completed in 1999, and the renovation of the Hollywood
is concerned about the NEA's role as an advocate for contemporary
ENTERS PORN INDUSTRY
in its struggle for profit amid a shaky dot-com marketplace,
became the first top-tier Internet company to embrace the
porn industry by opening an online store stocked with thousands
of hard-core DVDs and video tapes. Move surprises many and
risks tarnishing their highly respected "brand" with its present
day base of visitors.
HALL DESIGNED BY TOYOTA
Disney's concern that its concert hall is much more than
real estate, structural steel and a burnished-wave exterior
has brought Japan's leading acoustian - Yasuhisa Toyota (chief
concert-hall accoustician from Nagata
Accoustics). Its true
virtue is empty space-and the air that fills it. How well
sound travels through that air will determine Disney
Hall's ultimate success.
Unfortunate and tragic backlashes at the APA communities,
as the result of the U.S. Spy Plane incident with PRC
have occurred. OCA
reports that Ray Lytle, a radio personality on WQLZ in Springfield,
Illinois, suggested that Chinese should be placed into a "Japanese
camp;" he also contended that "they all have slant eyes."
Lytle also called a woman in New York City's Chinatown to
POPULATION INCREASED 50%!
APAICS Chairman William H. "Mo" Marumoto said, "According
to the 2000 Census, there are at least 3.5 million more Asian
Pacific Americans now than there were in 1990, an increase
of nearly 50%. We want to see our population growth reflected
in political representation.
The Chinese Community Problem Gambling Project (CCPG)
and the San Francisco-based NICOS Chinese Health Coalition
to address the gambling addition within the US Asian communities.
"Two to 6 percent of the mainstream population are problem
gamblers, but in the Chinese community it is some 20 percent,"
said Dr. Eddie Chiu of the Richmond Area Multi Service Center.
New York-based Kozmo said in a statement it is "ceasing
operations in all nine markets and liquidating its assets.
The closing is effective immediately." Last month, Kozmo also
announced the end of its five-year, $150 million deal to place
rental movie drop-off boxes inside Starbucks
GIVES UP PRON
In response to public
outrage, Yahoo changed direction and decided not to enter
the porn industry.
DYING "FLOWER DRUM"
As reported in the LA
Times (March 29, 2001), David Henry Hwang's new "Flower
Drum Song" has been moved to Music Center's smaller Mark Taper
Forum - from the original Ahmanson Theater.
& MIXED RACED-RACE HERITAGE
Results from the 2000 Census have focused additional
attention on what is race? With racial backgrounds serving
as critical factors from redrawing congressional districts
to distributing federal funds and enforcing civil rights laws
- our understanding has become very important.
OF POLITICAL CLOUT IN NEW YORK
Despite New York's Asian Americans reaching 10% of the
city's population, the largest of any ethnic minority in the
Big Apple, community leaders needed to form a special coalition
to stopped the closing New York's bustling Chinatown's main
subway stop for four years on July 1, 2000 while a nearby
bridge is repaired. There was no public hearing, no consulting
with the community.
WANG'S NEW PROJECT
is currently adapting David Sedaris' autobiography "Me
Talk Pretty One Day, which is a skewed look at the author's
life from speech therapy in North Carolina where he attempted
to thwart his maniacal teacher by never saying words with
the letter "s" (which would reveal the lisp he was trying
to correct) to his stint as a "remarkably unqualified" teacher
who would watch soap operas with his class and assign "guessays"
in which the student would attempt to guess the following
FIGHTS THE OPENING OF A NUDE BAR
merchants unite to fight the opening of a nude dance club.
The club owner lost its bid for city permission but has gone
to federal court. Meanwhile, outraged residents are building