Saturday, October 03, 2009

From around the way.

Stargate Universe with Ming-Na and Lou Diamond Phillips

Sci-Fi fans get ready for Stargate Universe (SGU). Ming-Na return to as a TV regular with SGU. Her character will be lesbian in the show. This is the first time she's played a gay character. Lou Diamond Phillips will also be on the show as fighter pilot Colonel Telford. Great to see him back on TV.
Call for Taiwanese Artists: Typhoon Art 徵件: 台灣藝術家 颱風藝術

HzCollective is organizing an arts event on October 30, 2009 to raise money for typhoon relief in Taiwan. We're looking for Taiwanese artists to contribute art works related to Typhoon Morakot. The contributed piece can be either visual or audio. Art works could be done in any style: documentary, abstract, experimental, etc. During the event, we will project the works at The Bridge, a progressive art space in Charlottesville, VA. We will ask the audience to write notes to respond to the art.
Tuan Luong and His Love of America’s Best Idea

You would also learn about Tuan Luong, a Vietnamese Frenchman who visited America and fell in love with the National Park system. He would end up at UC Berkeley doing a post-doc so he could be close to the California park system and is the only person to have photographed all 58 American National Parks.
Giveaway: Autographed Copy of Mike Shinoda’s Glorious Excess Art Book; final weekend of JANM exhibition in L.A.

Simply leave a short comment stating why you want to be chosen as the winner of the autographed Mike Shinoda book. (Be sure to use the email address you’d like to be contacted at if you’re the winner.) Hurry, the deadline to enter is: Monday, October 5 at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time) ONE lucky winner will be selected and contacted on Tuesday morning.
shopping for fangs reunion screening/discussion

If you're in Los Angeles, and you're a fan/supporter of Asian American cinema, I just wanted to make sure you heard about this awesome screening event happening this weekend as part of the ID Film Festival at the Japanese American National Museum. On Saturday, they'll be showing several key films from the "Class of 1997": Rea Tajiri's Strawberry Fields, Chris Chan Lee's Yellow, and Quentin Lee & Justin Lin's Shopping for Fangs. (Michael Aki and Eric Nakamura's Sunsets screened on Thursday night.)
A Prayer To Mother Nature For Our Kinfolk In Asia

Dear Mother Nature,

First you flood the Philippines, where the homes of over 2 million people have been affected and 246 people have been reported dead so far. Then you unleash an undersea earthquake that turns into a tsunami on the Samoa Islands, killing dozens. After that, you take the same storm that menaced the Philippines, and move it over Laos and then Vietnam, where 170,000 homes have been damaged and 41 have been reported dead at last count. Still hell-bent on destruction...