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  • Archive for October, 2009

    Type “How Long” into Google…It’s Not What You Think

    Monday, October 26th, 2009

    A while ago, Google introduced an auto-suggest function based on what other people commonly searched for. I have found this immensely helpful, and it gives you a peak into what other people are thinking about. (This seems obvious now, but was not so much when I wrote a 2002 article about Google’s logs). It’s particularly […]

    Pageturner: Asian American Literary Festival on Nov. 13-14, 2009

    Friday, October 23rd, 2009

    The Asian American Writers Workshop is holding a one-day literary festival called Pageturner at Powerhouse Books (where I did my paperback launch) There is a fancy kick-off dinner on November 13 honoring Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient and Sonny Mehta, Knopf Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. And the schedule on November 14 includes Monique Truong, […]

    New York City Dumpling Eating Contest October 24

    Monday, October 19th, 2009

    There sixth annual dumpling contest will take place this Saturday, Oct. 24 during the first-ever New York City Dumpling Festival, presented by Chef One. Here is the info: Saturday, Oct. 24 1 p.m. Sara D. Roosevelt Park E. Houston Street, New York, NY (between Chrystie and Forsyth) Registration: Call 718-744-6999 (though the deadline seems to […]

    October 21 Yale Asian American Lecture Details — New Location

    Monday, October 12th, 2009

    Updated: Here are the details for my Chinese food talk at Yale for all you New Haven area folks. The location and time have changed because it’s being sponsored by the Jewish groups on campus — and now it comes with a kosher Chinese dinner. 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 21 Slifka Center for Jewish Life […]