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  • Archive for April 15th, 2008

    Squat Magazine Q&A, at a Vietnamese restaurant in New York’s Koreantown

    Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

    An interview with Shereen Low for Squat Magazine, which is an online publication focusing on Chinese-themes largely read in the UK. We did the interview after the Asian American Writers Workshop reading in mid-March. It was us two Chinese-ish girls and three South Asian girls at a Vietnamese restaurant in Koreatown. Very pan-A.

    Audrey Magazine Profile: I collect toothpaste from around the world

    Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

    Elisa Mala wrote a nice two-page profile in Audrey Magazine [pdf] in which she interviewed my parents and numerous friends (Nolan, Sugi, Alexis) at the book party. It has a lot of detail about my family actually, and my siblings. And it mentions my hobby of collecting usual toothpaste flavors from around the world. (Coca […]

    Dim sum tasting event at the Asia Society for blog readers

    Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

    I’m speaking at the Asia Society tomorrow with Fuchsia Dunlop, a great Chinese cuisine chef, on Chinese food.:6:30 p.m., April 16, at the Asia Society at 70th and Park. So afterwards there is a dim sum tasting catered by the trendy Chinatown Brasserie. Since I am a speaker I have complimentary tickets (normally $15 for […]

    Is Chink’s Steak an un-PC name?

    Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

    Keith Richburg has an article today in The Washington Post about how Asian American groups are trying to lobby to get the name of a Philadelphia eatery changed from Chink’s steak because of its derogatory connotations. It was the nickname of a man because he had slanted eyes. If it had been called “chink” for […]