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Transpacific back issues
Where the Body Meets Memory.
May 1, 1997... "What is sexual attraction?" asks Japanese American author David Mura. "How is it formed?" Where the Body Meets Memory (Anchor) is Mura's seriously hilarious effort at answering those questions candidly and exhaustively from his own intimate experiences. Sexual confessions are commonplace...
Beyond karaoke: singer/songwriter Terry Lee tries to fit into a shark-infested black-or-white music scene. (but his own culture may more comfortably inspire his music one day)(Cover Story)
May 1, 1997... Singer/songwriter Terry Lin tries to fit into a shark-infested black-or-white music scene. Terry Lin doesn't fit. A Chinese American with a law degree who grew up spending winter weekends skiing in Vermont doesn't fit anyone's idea of a Motown recording artist. A 6-3 R&B singer...
Asians do the Cannes-Cannes: at 50, Cannes hasn't lost its power to seduce talent, shatter expectations and anger tyrants. (Cannes Film Festival)
May 1, 1997... At 50, Cannes hasn't lost its power to seduce talent, shatter expectations and anger tyrants. Asians again showed in strength at awards time at this year's Cannes Film Festival (May 7-May 18), but the messages were distinctly different from those of 1993. Once again, Palme d'Or honors...
Feeling that chicken skin stuff. (getting goose bumps like many other things are expressed differently in Hawaii)(Vantagepoint)(Column)
May 1, 1997... Cheecken skeen stuff." I had no idea what the man was talking about. I was in Honolulu, Hawaii for a board meeting of the Japanese American National Museum where Arnold Hiura, the curator of the museum's Hawaii exhibit, was describing his reaction to a moving experience. I could guess he...
The China Syndrome.(Editorial)
May 1, 1997... It's silly but true -- our image as Asian Americans is largely shaped by whatever Asian nation happens to be in the news. During the 70s and 80s it was Japan, so we were assumed to be loaded with more money than we knew what tO do with. After die 1989 Tianamnen Massacre and especially...