November 2010 Archives

Ahmed Tharwat

No Such Thing As a Political Leak

By Ahmed Tharwat, Nov 30, 2010 2:50 PM

“WikiLeaks' unprecedented release of classified material is embarrassing U.S. leaders and their foreign counterparts alike” Reported the Huffington Post. “The documents seemed to show several Arab nations, notably Saudi Arabia, Iran’s rival for influence in the Persian Gulf, displaying such hostility that King Abdullah repeatedly implored Washington to 'cut off the head of the snake' while there was still time,” explained the Times reporter.


Elena Shore

Bay Area Joins Push for DREAM Act

By Elena Shore, Nov 30, 2010 2:41 PM

This week, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to legalization to young people who have completed two years in college or the U.S. military. Many Bay Area students are crossing their fingers.

Vivian Po

Former Prisoner: Don't Isolate North Korea

By Vivian Po, Nov 29, 2010 5:00 PM

The U.S. government should learn more about the Korean culture before stepping in as a mediator in the current conflict between North and South Korea. That was the message of Euna Lee, one of two Bay Area Korean-American journalists who were imprisoned in North Korea for months last year, at a book reading in San Francisco last Tuesday.


Suzanne Manneh

California Leads in Hate Crimes

By Suzanne Manneh, Nov 29, 2010 4:40 PM

Hate crimes are declining nationally, but an annual FBI report released this week says California is leading other states in such crimes, reports La Opinión.

Andrew Lam

East Eats West: A Cultural Dance

By Andrew Lam, Nov 24, 2010 10:09 PM

Andrew Lam, Vietnam-born author of "East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres" and "Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora," will discuss the cultural consequences of immigration from Asia to the West including the effects of Asian taste, cuisine and martial arts on the American imagination and issues of religion, identity, and family in the new world where East and West overlap. Lam is also cofounder and editor of New American Media, the largest ethnic media association in the United States.

"East Eats West," Andrew Lam from Visual Communications LRN RES on Vimeo.

Dec. 7th, 2010 - Andrew Lam talks about East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres ($14.95). In this collection of 21 personal essays, Lam, the award-winning author of Perfume Dreams, continues to explore the Vietnamese diaspora, this time concentrating not only on how the East and West have changed but how they are changing each other.

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1 Ferry Building

San Francisco, California

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