Showing posts from May, 2012

Movie Review: "Dirty Hands: The Arts and Crimes of David Choe"

Okay I admit, I didn't know who David Choe was until the story about his giant fortune from Facebook stock went viral, and even then, I wasn't really interested....until James posted the Dirty Hands trailer. At this point of my life I was just really frustrated by the fact that I was so tired from work that no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't think of ANY ideas for my writing and art projects. Explained on this post here. Dirty Hands is basically a compilation of footage by David Choe's best friend, Harry Kim, for around a decade or so, filming his road of becoming some punkass kid with the obsessive compulsive urge to tag everything and anything to a punkass adult with the obsessive compulsive urge to tag everything and anything... that makes a shit ton of money.

If you're watching this movie with the expectation of seeing the clash of an Asian-American following his dreams versus traditional Tiger Parenting, you're in for a disappointment. You learn that D…

Debbie Lum Interview: Seeking Asian Female

Debbie Lum talks about her documentary film Seeking Asian Female

Daniel Henney Interview: Shanghai Calling 纽约客@上海

Daniel talks about Shanghai Calling

Review of "Jeremy Lin: The Reason for the Linsanity"

Amidst the Linsanity, Timothy Dalrymple wrote one of the more poignant blog posts on Jeremy Lin and the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations. Now he's written a book titled Jeremy Lin: The Reason for the Linsanity.  If you're suffering from Linsanity withdrawal, then this book may be just what you need to tide you over until Jeremy returns.

Like Jeremy, author Timothy Dalrymple is a Christian.  So much of the book has a Christian perspective on Jeremy's rise to stardom.  This was off-putting at times for an agnostic reader such as myself.  Ultimately, however, if you want to truly understand Jeremy Lin and his life, then you've got to understand his devotion to Christ.  The author does a good job of putting the Christian influence in the context of other factors which contributed to Jeremy's success. 

Dalrymple cites a confluence of factors which resulted in Linsanity, one of which was Jeremy's Taiwanese upbringing.  The Confucian culture, which stresses hard wo…