Giant Robot: Spaces in Between 2023

Friday, September 29, 2023

Opening this Saturday! Spaces in Between 2023

Spaces in Between 2023 is a group exhibition featuring artists Chellioh, Kelly Sux, Po Yan Leung, and Sean Chao at GR2 Gallery running from September 30, 2023 to October 17th, 2023.

Art goes live online at 12 Noon PT


Jeannie Mai, Jeezy, And Let's Hope For The Best

Thursday, September 28, 2023

I won't go into conjecture on the latest articles or comments, and unlike the rest of the internet and pitting Asian against Black and vice versa, will only say that everyone loves them both and it's unfortunate that this has happened (unlike SYJ where we KNOW she's married to the DEVIL).

Here's to hoping they can work it out, or at least have a path forward for their sake and their daughter's sake.

C'est la vie.

Iam Tongi + Starting All Over Again Acoustic Version

Tuesday, September 26, 2023


From the video's description on YouTube

Steam "Starting All Over Again" here: I want to continue to do my part to help Maui, so I recorded a full performance of Iz’s “Starting All Over Again”. This song really touched me recently so I’ve just released a full version of the song (out now on all platforms). I will be donating all the proceeds from “Starting All Over Again” to those affected by the Maui fires. Please support and do what you can for the Maui community! Mahalo. Follow Iam: #StartingAllOverAgain #IamTongi #Cover

My Goodness, Just Leave Hasan Minhaj Alone - He's A Comedian/Politcal Satirist

Monday, September 25, 2023

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling like all this "Hasan Minhaj is a liar" news is really just people not liking the subject matter of Hasan and it seems like a lot of these people coming out are...well....a lot of White People who seems to focus on a lot of White Things and White Comedians.

Robin Williams, even though some of his voices could be a little out of date today, was the king of hyperbole and story telling. That's what comedians and satirists do. But I never heard that about Williams. His cocaine stories were never put up to a litmus test of if everything actually happened. 

No--he did cocaine and told us funny stories about it (well you much as being a cocaine addict can be funny).

They embellish life to make a point to make us laugh and think.

Do people really think they tell us the truth about themselves all the time? Or don't write pieces for their skits/shows which aren't the absolute facts? 

What world are we living in?

Is someone going to sue because Star Trek isn't real?

Just leave Hasan Minhaj alone.

And yes, he would be a great Daily Show Host.

Iron Horse Road: A Tale from Gold Mountain

Friday, September 22, 2023

Here's a podcast by Micah Huang and Hao Huang about Chinese laborers and the Transcontinental Railroad:

Iron Horse Road: a Tale from Gold Mountain recounts one of the great untold epics of American history: The story of the Chinese laborers–neither truly enslaved nor truly free–who built the most rugged stretches of the Transcontinental Railroad. More than 150 years ago, these Gold Mountain Men tunneled through mountains, dangled over cliffs, and dragged entire trains over alpine summits where other Americans feared to tread. The prosperity of the gilded age was founded on their blood, sweat and grit, but their story has long been suppressed, minimized and forgotten. For Iron Horse Road, the father/son team behind Blood on Gold Mountain retrace the steps of these workers from the Sacramento hills to the snows of Donner Summit. Equal parts history and travelogue, Iron Horse Road uses binaural 3D audio to transport the listener to deep canyons, echoing caverns and windswept peaks–a world where adventure is always around the corner, and the past is carved in blood and stone. 

In the Camps: A Refugee Musical (9/23--9/30)

Friday, September 22, 2023


Check out the musical, in its second phase  where they'll host four intimate community performances at Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center--info below.

Introducing IN THE CAMPS: A REFUGEE MUSICAL by Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay! The project is currently in its second phase, where we’ll host four intimate community performances at Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center.

NOTE: Only 60 seats are available per show. Late seating WILL NOT be permitted - please come on time!

The story

Using songs and humor, IN THE CAMPS will take place in a refugee camp and tell the story of Laotians who’ve escaped communist Laos. While in the camps, refugees built makeshift past lives to remind them of who they were before the disruption of war. An older woman turns a storage hut into a beauty parlor. She offers hair washing, scalp massages, and haircuts to remind herself that there is still beauty in the world. A former monk erects a martial arts gym behind one of the food distribution tents. He trains young Laotians on how to regain their strength, confidence, and power. An ex-communist soldier tries to blend in. He fears violent retaliation from victims and their families if he is found out. He is also hopeful that in a camp full of Buddhists, he will be forgiven. A young newly-wed must decide on the length that she will go and the boundaries she will cross to reunite with her husband who is missing.

Book and Lyrics by Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay

Music and Lyrics by Ketsana Vilaylack

Directed by Ova Saopeng

C. “Meaks” Meaker as dramaturg

Featuring Soudavone Khamvongsa, Lidet Viravong, Chufue Yang, Tri Vo, and Phouthavone 'Kat' Chanthalone


  • 9/23 - 6pm show followed by talkback and reception
  • 9/24 - 1 - 3pm pop-up market followed by 3pm show
  • 9/29 - 7pm show start
  • 9/30 - 6pm show start

The Yuto Horigome Nike SB NBD In Tokyo

Friday, September 22, 2023

You may have seen this. You may have not. Either way--now you get that chance to see some incredible skating from the the 1st Gold Medal Of Skating....THE YUTO.


Random K-Pops: ENHYPEN JAY & Yuuri, Jeon Somi, (G)I-DLE, And An Awesome Ditto Dance Cover By GROOBEU

Friday, September 22, 2023


I have to admit that I wasn't a huge fan of Gold, Gold, Gold, but Fast Forward I can get into a little bit more.

From about 6 months ago, but it just feels like that type of day? It's just so beautiful being the deep of it all?

Whenever you're having a bad day, just watch this video. If it doesn't put you in your happy place, than it begs the question of what does...?

The rooftop version in NYC is cool, but the official MV is just pop goodness.

Craig Day Milne Charged With Felony Hate Crime At Wing Luke Museum

Friday, September 22, 2023

You just have to at least like the fact that Milne is getting charged with a hate crime because that doesn't always happen.

The King County Prosecutor's Office announced Monday they rush-filed charges of a hate crime and first-degree malicious mischief against 76-year-old Craig Milne. Prosecutors have asked for Milne to be held on $30,000 bail. Meanwhile, the Wing Luke Museum remains open as staff and volunteers continue to heal from Thursday night's violent attack. 

Police say Milne yelled racist statements and took a sledgehammer to shatter nine windows of the historic museum in Seattle's Chinatown-International District.

Executive Director Joël Barraquiel Tan says there has been an incredible outpouring of love and support from the community.

He says staff, volunteers and leadership have constantly been checking in on each other since the attack and are committed to educating the public about Asian American and Pacific Islander history in Puget Sound.

"Over 100 years of anti-Chinese policies and vigilantism that isn't that long ago, that isn't too many generations ago, and I think this recent hate crime and vandalism is just connected to that," said Tan.

Read more at:

Video and Community Response

And if you're curioius to see the video of the 76 year-old White Man doing the crime....

Asian Art Museum + Murakami: Monsterized

Friday, September 22, 2023


Takashi Murakami: Unfamiliar People — Swelling of Monsterized Human Ego is the first solo exhibition in San Francisco by Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b. 1962). An internationally recognized artist, Murakami is also a major figure in global pop culture whose influence extends to fashion, consumer products, curation, and entertainment. With a boldly colored, upbeat style and a pop sensibility that draws inspiration from anime and manga, Murakami’s accessible and fun creations deliver more than meets the eye: beneath the surface of his work lies a nuanced examination of human behavior, informed by historical and art-historical references and a wry sense of humor.

The larger-than-life paintings and sculptures in Murakami: Monsterized use monsters as a central motif to address the complicated nature of the world around us. The artist’s recent works suggest that our rapidly changing and increasingly digital landscape is populated by monsters — whether harmful or helpful — many of which humans have created and perhaps even become. Blurring the line between frightening and fun, these monsters embody the forces and behaviors that threaten and haunt us, as well as those that offer us diversion and escape from chaos. Several new works created for this exhibition find Murakami responding to a social environment marked by a global pandemic and a shift toward virtual interaction. Paintings of distorted figures reflect the swelling egos of individuals promoting themselves relentlessly on social media, while works recording the artist’s creation of NFTs, including avatars, look with optimism toward a digitally liberated future.

Senior Curator of Japanese Art Laura W. Allen locates Murakami’s imagery in a lineage of Japanese supernatural creatures including the kaiju (giant monsters) of postwar manga, television, and film — such as Godzilla, who makes a memorable appearance in this exhibition — and extending back to the “menacing and adorable” yōkai (supernatural entities) of Edo-period scrolls. “The visual DNA of Murakami’s characters has origins in centuries-old styles in Japanese art,” says Allen, “such as depicting Buddhist arhats and Daoist immortals as wizened beings with strange features, bulging eyes, and bared teeth.” To these venerated historical sources, Murakami adds the “technicolor palette, goofy expressions, and eclectic mixture of motifs” that have become his trademark — boldly remixing tradition to reflect the complexity of the present day.

TONIGHT: Screening of ARTBOUND “Chinatown Punk Wars” With Live Performance by The Linda Lindas

Friday, September 22, 2023

Passing on some information about a show in DTLA tonight.

Who: KCET/PBS SoCal’s Chief Operating Officer Jamie Annunzio Myers, Grand Performances’ Chief Executive Officer Rafael González, LA-based popular punk rock band The Linda Lindas, musician/author/punk rock trailblazer Alice Bag (The Bags), Chicxs Rockerxs South East Los Angeles, UCLA’s Jessica Schwartz and LAist Studios’ Antonia Cereijido. Filmmakers/Talent expected to attend include director of “Chinatown Punk Wars” Steve Kochones, KCET personality Val Zavala, LAist CEO Herb Scannell, founder of Hong Kong Café Barry Seidel, musician Chip Kinman (The Dils), Director of LA County Department of Arts and Culture Kristin Sakoda and more. Over 1,000 punk rock fans are expected to attend.Over 1,000 fans are expected to attend!


What: In collaboration with LAist, the non-profit, member-supported source for stories authentic to LA, and Grand Performances, the non-profit organization that provides free access to the global performing arts, PBS SoCal and KCET, Southern California’s flagship PBS stations, are hosting an in-person preview screening event, panel discussion and concert for the launch of the new season of ARTBOUND, the PBS SoCal/KCET produced arts and culture series. The Fri., Sept. 22 event in the Grand Performances space will allow the audience to screen ARTBOUND’s premiere episode“Chinatown Punk Wars” in advance of its broadcast and digital premiere. The film is a look at how two Chinese restaurants became the unlikely epicenter of L.A.’s burgeoning punk rock scene in the late 1970s. More info. About the episode in the attached press release.

The general event is FREE and open to the public. Opening remarks will begin at about 7 p.m. from Grand Performance’s Chief Executive Officer Rafael González with an introduction of the film by KCET/PBS SoCal’s Chief Operating Officer Jamie Annunzio Myers. The premiere screening will be followed by a panel discussion with LA-based popular punk rock band The Linda Lindas,musician/author/punk rock trailblazer Alice Bag (The Bags) and UCLA’s Jessica Schwartz, moderated by LAist Studios’ Antonia Cereijido. An audience participation activity will be facilitated by Chicxs Rockerxs South East Los Angeles.

The evening will conclude with a LIVE performance by The Linda Lindas. 

Bella Poarch & Lauv - Crush

Friday, September 22, 2023


Lyrics: I never wanna get you alone I’m scared of even standing too close, babe Get nervous when you light up my phone But I like it Yeah I like it In the car On the beach Looking at you when you look back at me Feel my heart Skip a beat Think you know what I mean But I don’t wanna say too much I don’t wanna fuck this up Why would we fall in love when it feels so good to Touch Feel the way my cheeks go blush Why would we fall in love when it feels so good to Crush Crush Crush Cause it feels so good, ooh Love Island is my favorite show If we were on I’d give you a rose, babe Blow kisses, turn around and go home Cause I like it Yeah I like it In the car On the beach Looking at you when you look back at me Feel my heart Skip a beat Think you know what I mean But I don’t wanna say too much I don’t wanna fuck this up Why would we fall in love when it feels so good to Touch Feel the way my cheeks go blush Why would we fall in love when it feels so good to Crush Crush Crush Cause it feels so good, ooh Tell me you’re nervous when we say goodnight Am I on your mind? Like you’re on my mind Tell me you’re nervous looking in my eyes Am I on your mind? Like you’re on my mind But I don’t wanna say too much I don’t wanna fuck this up Why would we fall in love when it feels so good to Touch Feel the way my cheeks go blush Why would we fall in love when it feels so good to Crush Crush Crush Cause it feels so good

Esther Choi, Heat Eaters, Rek Lee, And Year of the Ox

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Really enjoyed this episode and all the spicy goodness they cooked up, but the best was the "adrenaline-infused Ktown tteokbokki challenge" with actor Rek Lee (from Beef) and Rick Lee from Year Of The Ox (and yes, he does rap, and that's what happens when you ask that question...which actually was great for everyone!).
Check out episodes on the First We Feast YouTube channel.

WIRED + Polyphia's Tim Henson + Questions From Twitter

Wednesday, September 20, 2023



The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Reuters recently did an article on the Priscialla Chan and Mark Zukerberg philanthropy initiative to help manage and cure all disease by the end of the century. A tall order, but if you have means, and they do, why not try?

From the article:

"Bringing the power of generative AI to biology at scale will allow researchers to incorporate these technological advances into their work, which will accelerate efforts to cure, prevent, or manage all disease," Chan said.

The system will be trained on datasets from software tool CZ Cell x Gene, as well as resources from Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Network and Chan Zuckerberg Institute for Advanced Biological Imaging, and publicly available data.

Straight Up: iphone 15 Pro and Pro Max Photo And Video Review By Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake

Tuesday, September 19, 2023


They break down everything from the cameras, megapixels, HDR, Log, Portrait mode, depth of field, and all the other good things we're used to.
Go watch the video for all the gritty details.
And yes--the new portrait mode, while not perfect, is pretty nice from a convenience standpoint (albeit still can't do what a large full frame lens on a full frame camera will do).

Senator Mazie Hirono x The DREAM ACT x LGBTQ+ Books Are Okay MFs

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

On Books and the LGBTQ+ Community

Random Purchases: Shortcomings

Tuesday, September 19, 2023


I know that for some people Amazon Prime is the Devil, but for me at least, I'm willing to take the long hot trip so I can get things like Randall Park's directorial debut of Adrian Tomine's Shortcomings with Justin H. Min, Sherry Cola, Ally Maki, Debby Ryan, Tavi Gevinson, Sonoya Mizuno, Jacob Batalon, Timothy Simons.

At the same time, the artwork is pretty nice too on the Sony site.

Random Efren Bata Reyes

Tuesday, September 19, 2023


That is all the greatness you need for today.

From Senator Joe Nguyen With Love For The Earth (And Less Traffic, Which Everyone Can Get Behind)

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Skateboarding, Power and Change

Tuesday, September 19, 2023


Peep the new book co-authored by Vietnamese Australian and TRA Indigo Willing.

This book explores how cultural, social and political change happens through a unique analysis of the ‘ethical turn’ in skateboarding today. Insights shared by key change-makers and industry insiders cover themes including First Nations, Black and People of Color, skater-run creative innovations, anti-colonialism, anti-racism initiatives, and a growing focus on equity and empowering skaters historically discriminated against due to gender and/or sexuality. These dynamic changes are also connected to conceptual and theoretical frameworks from skate research, journalism, and sociology. This is a must-read for anyone interested in subcultures and social change.

When White Guys Travel To Asia, AKA Jason-Travel Is Just Creepy AF, AKA White Travel Vloggers Should Talk About This More

Saturday, September 16, 2023


When White Guys post pics/stills/videos of Asian Women with tag lines like "Thai girl makes me eat her mushroom" and "Thai gurl makes me eat her bread", with the still in a midshot pose, it just tells me all I need to know about someone.
At the same time, I just think Travel Vloggers, and White Travel Vloggers, I think they should talk a little more about dudes like this, because at some point, if it just runs rampant, what does that say?
It's tired. It's old.

3X: Olivia Rodrigo Answers Questions (Can She Parallel Park?), VMAs, And Get Him Back!

Thursday, September 14, 2023

From WIRED's Web's Most Searched Questions

Thank goodness TH didn't try and follow Rodrigo around

Released two days ago

Shorts And Covers: Paparazzi - Lady Gaga | Deepa Jacob and Megha Shankar

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Stumbled across this cover from Megha Shankar out from India and I've had it on loop for a little bit...
Love those harmonies.

Tim Atlas, Attractive, and That's Just Smooth And Groovy

Wednesday, September 13, 2023


Tim Atlas - Attractive OUT NOW: Follow Tim Atlas: Spotify: Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Lyrics: I find u so attractive No encrypted message I just want u to be Sleeping right next to me I find u so attractive No encrypted message I just want u to be Sleeping right next to me Am I being too much, too much Your stuff Is everywhere And all I find are strands of you In every room I wanna think that some day Gold locks No strays Are regular weeknights in the honeymoon phase I find u so attractive No encrypted message I just want u to be Sleeping right next to me I find u so attractive No encrypted message I just want u to be Sleeping right next to me I know you got good taste I notice you’re up when the world is down I love you from your waist to your mind, your mind Don’t seem to get phased The universe will collide and fade Nothing is constant, but I’d debate If you stick around, If you stick around I find u so attractive No encrypted message I just want u to be Sleeping right next to me I find u so attractive No encrypted message I just want u to be Sleeping right next to me

Retro: Chops x Paul Kim x Dumbfoundead - No Turning Back

Wednesday, September 13, 2023


That is all.

Bookish: The Comeback, The Fraud Squad, A Thousand Miles to Graceland, Tastes Like Shakkar A Novel (If Shakespeare Were an Auntie Book 2), Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Some books from this year that are on the romcom and drama side of the road. Descriptions from Amazon.

Bobbi Kaur is determined to plan a celebration to remember for her best friend’s wedding. But she has two problems that are getting in her way:

1. The egotistical, and irritatingly sexy, chef Benjamin “Bunty” Padda is supposed to help her with the menu since he’s the groom’s best friend, and

2. Someone is trying to sabotage the wedding.

With aspirations of taking over her family’s event planning business, Bobbi knows that one misstep in managing the Kareena Mann and Prem Verma (#Vermann) party, along with the other weddings on her plate, will only give her uncle another reason not to promote her. That means Kareena’s big day and Bobbi's future career are on the line.

Bunty will do anything for his best friend, even though he has his hands full in finding a new location for his next restaurant while also playing mediator between his brother and father, the celebrated Naan King. When Prem asks Bunty to help with the wedding menu, he agrees, especially since it puts him in close proximity to the delicious Bobbi Kaur. When a mystery shaadi saboteur starts leaving threatening notes, and cancelling cake orders, Bunty and Bobbi have no choice but to call a truce and face the volatile attraction they have for each other.

Through masquerade fundraisers and a joint bachelor-bachelorette trip to Vegas, this chef and wedding planner explore their growing connection all while trying to plan a wedding at Messina Vineyards in a time crunch. But once the shaadi saboteur is caught and the wedding is over, will their love story have a happily ever after?

With the return of the meddling aunties (who are scary good at finding information) and a lot of hilarity and hijinks, Bobbi and Bunty’s romance is an event you don’t want to miss.

The Comeback

Ariadne Hui thrives on routine. So what if everything in her life is planned down to the minute: that's the way she likes it. If she's going to make partner in Toronto's most prestigious law firm, she needs to stay focused at all times.

But when she comes home after yet another soul-sucking day to find an unfamiliar, gorgeous man camped out in her living room, focus is the last thing on her mind. Especially when her roommate explains this is Choi Jihoon, her cousin freshly arrived from Seoul to mend a broken heart. He just needs a few weeks to rest and heal; Ari will barely even know he's there. (Yeah, right.)

Jihoon is kindness and chaos personified, and it isn't long before she's falling, hard. But when one wrong step leads to a shocking truth, Ari finds herself thrust onto the world stage: not as the competent, steely lawyer she's fought so hard to become, but as the mystery woman on the arm of a man the entire world claims to know. Now with her heart, her future, and her sense of self on the line, Ari will have to cut through all the pretty lies to find the truth of her relationship…and discover the Ariadne Hui she's finally ready to be.

The Fraud Squad

For as long as she can remember, Samantha Song has dreamed of writing for a high-society magazine—and she’d do anything to get there. But the constant struggle to help her mom make ends meet and her low social status cause her dream to feel like a distant fantasy.
Now Samantha finds herself working at a drab PR firm. Living vicariously through her wealthy coworker and friend, Anya Chen, is the closest she’ll get to her ideal life. Until she meets Timothy Kingston: the disillusioned son of one of Singapore’s elite families—and Samantha’s one chance at infiltrating the high-society world to which she desperately wants to belong.
To Samantha’s surprise, Timothy and Anya both agree to help her make a name for herself on Singapore’s socialite scene. But the borrowed designer clothes and plus-ones to every glamorous event can only get her so far. The rest is on Samantha, and she’s determined to impress the editor in chief of Singapore’s poshest magazine. But the deeper Samantha wades into this fraud, the more she fears being exposed—especially with a mysterious gossip columnist on the prowl for dirt—forcing her to reconcile her pretense with who she really is before she loses it all.

A Thousand Miles to Graceland

Grace Johnson can’t escape the feeling that her life is on autopilot—until her husband announces he’s done with their marriage. Grace has a choice: wallow in humiliation . . . or reluctantly grant her outlandish mother’s seventieth birthday wish with a road trip Graceland. Buckle up, Elvis. We’re on our way.

Now the two are hightailing it from El Paso to Memphis, leaving a trail of sequins, false eyelashes, and difficult memories in their wake. Between spontaneous roadside stops to psychics, wig mishaps, and familiar passive-aggressive zingers, Grace is starting to better understand her Elvis-obsessed mama and their own fragile connection. She may even have another shot at love. Apparently the King really does work in mysterious ways. But after all these years, will it ever be possible for Grace and her mom to heal the hurts of the past?

Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers

Vera Wong is a lonely little old lady—ah, lady of a certain age—who lives above her forgotten tea shop in the middle of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Despite living alone, Vera is not needy, oh no. She likes nothing more than sipping on a good cup of Wulong and doing some healthy detective work on the Internet about what her Gen-Z son is up to.

Then one morning, Vera trudges downstairs to find a curious thing—a dead man in the middle of her tea shop. In his outstretched hand, a flash drive. Vera doesn’t know what comes over her, but after calling the cops like any good citizen would, she sort of . . . swipes the flash drive from the body and tucks it safely into the pocket of her apron. Why? Because Vera is sure she would do a better job than the police possibly could, because nobody sniffs out a wrongdoing quite like a suspicious Chinese mother with time on her hands. Vera knows the killer will be back for the flash drive; all she has to do is watch the increasing number of customers at her shop and figure out which one among them is the killer.

What Vera does not expect is to form friendships with her customers and start to care for each and every one of them. As a protective mother hen, will she end up having to give one of her newfound chicks to the police?

Submit To CAAMFest 2024!

Wednesday, September 13, 2023


Get your submission on to CAAMFEST 2024 at

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is now accepting film and media submissions for the 42nd anniversary of CAAMFest! The festival is currently scheduled for May 9 - 19, 2024. Please check back as dates may change.

CAAMFest (presented by the Center for Asian American Media) is one of the nation’s largest and enduring showcases for Asian and Asian American talent in film, food, music, and ideas. Since 1982, the annual festival has been an important launching point for Asian American independent filmmakers.

CAAMFest 2024 will be an in-person festival experience in the San Francisco Bay Area that includes a dynamic curation of film screenings, live performances, and culinary experiences that dive deep into illuminating the nuances of our vast and diverse diaspora.

“Our stories have the power to catalyze the public imagination, build socio-cultural movements, and influence political decisions in a way that shapes and defines our future and the world we want to live in,” says Thúy Trần, CAAMFest Festival & Exhibitions Director returning for their 3rd year at the helm.

In addition to film submissions, CAAMFest will be accepting proposals for digital and interactive media projects that can include virtual and augmented reality, multimedia performances, immersive art, and site-specific installations. We encourage filmmakers AND artists to apply. Please read below for our eligibility requirements.

With the ongoing pandemic, we will continue to monitor state and local public health guidance as we plan for 2024. Check back for more updates or follow our social media on Facebook, Twitter/X, or Instagram.

Filmmakers and artists can submit online using FilmFreeway. For questions or more information about the Call for Entries, please contact the Festival team at

BTW--You Did See Young Mazino In SZA's Snooze Video Right?

Tuesday, September 12, 2023


First--let's all hail SZA because SOS is just one of the most stunning albums out there, and hands down has some of the best lyrics of all time for songs like Nobody Gets Me:

Took a long vacation, no makeup, just Jay-ZYou were balls deep, now we beefin', had me butt-naked at the MGMSo wasted screamin', "Fuck that, " love me now, but I'm anythin'Hurry now, baby, stick it in 'fore the memories get to kickin' in
SZA dropped the video for Snooze two weeks ago which included a ton of cameos and I was amazed to see Beef's Young Mazino in it, cause I wasn't expecting that--and that just made me admire the SZA even that much more. I mean an amazing artist who also showcases Asian man hotness?