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Owner Nancy Sekizawa during the heyday of the Atomic Cafe.
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Remembering the long lost Atomic Cafe, Little Toky...

Opened in 1946 in the heart of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, the Atomic...

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The Scream

I couldn’t place the ear piercing shriek at first. Everyone in the s...

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Yup, These Anti-Japanese Posters Were a Real Thing

Today is the Day of Remembrance—February 19, 1942 was the day Presid...

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Happy Birthday, Anna May Wong!

Born on this day in 1905, Anna May Wong became Hollywood’s first gen...

My parents and me on the night of my graduation at Berkeley
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Real Fresh Off the Boat: I am going to like it her...

My parents and me on the night of my graduation at Berkeley I have...

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Festivus Is REAL

A fact which itself is just mundane and cool enough to qualify as a "f...

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The Napalm Girl

You may not know her name, but you know her picture. Kim Phuc w...

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Taking Responsibility for Other’s Farts and Gett...

During Japan’s Edo Period (1603-1868), one career option for women t...

Carrying New Year's presents, Chinatown, San Francisco 1896-1906
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Throwback Thursday: Pre-1906 Earthquake San Franci...

We’re throwing it way back this Thursday to the turn of the 20th Cen...

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Throwback Thursday: Do You Know Andrew Martinez, t...

Or perhaps I should say, “Did you know Andrew Martinez, the naked gu...

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Revisiting 0506HK with Artist Norm Yip

About a decade ago, I made an autobiographical feature documentary tit...

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‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ is the TV Show the 12-Ye...

CW’s new musical romantic comedy series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend had its...

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD -- Season 1, Episode 6 "The...

Overall, a decent first season finale, and if I were to compare it to...

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The Trombonist

He wore his hair cropped short and slicked back. His face was heavily...

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The "Be Nice" Speech

Recently it was announced that UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is slated to r...

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Flashback Friday: Remembering 9/11

Today is the 14th Anniversary of 9/11. So to commemorate this annivers...

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"Warriors - and those other 20+ gangs - Come Out T...

Proposed drinking game while watching "The Warriors:" Spot The...

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"Warriors - and those other 20+ gangs - Come Out T...

On one sweltering night in The Bronx, a charismatic young man named Cy...

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THE KARATE KID Rehearsal Movie

THE KARATE KID was a big part of my life growing up in the ‘80s. The...

A boy, a street vendor’s child on Telegraph Ave.
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TBT: 'Telegraph' & Berkeley in the '90s

A boy, a street vendor’s child on Telegraph Ave. As I was recentl...