Satellite images suggest North Korean working on missiles, group says
Undeterred by the embarrassment of a failed rocket launch earlier this year, North Korea appears to be pressing ahead with the development of long-range missiles, according to an analysis of satellite images by a U.S. academic website.
Drawing on commercial satellite imagery, the website 38 North suggests that the reclusive North Korean regime has carried out at least two tests of large rocket motors at the Sohae Satellite Launch Station on the country’s west coast since April.
That’s the same site from which the nuclear-armed North launched a long-range rocket on April 13 that broke apart shortly after takeoff. Pyongyang said the rocket was supposed to put a satellite in orbit, but the launch was seen by many other countries as cover for a ballistic missile test.
Myers On South Korea’s Influence Over North Korea: Part 1
Wall Street Journal
WSJ: How much does North Korea’s future depend on South Korea?
Mr. Myers: Well, people tend to overlook the fact that North Korea’s economy collapsed at about the same time as South Koreans lost faith in their own state. The late 1980s and early 1990s were a time when South Koreans were questioning the very legitimacy of their republic. People who had grown up under the right-wing dictatorships were learning just how horrible they had been. They were also learning that North Korea was not as bad as it had been made out to be. It was not, for example, the lackey of the Soviet Union that Park Chung-hee and Chun Doo-wan had portrayed it as being.
A GOP problem beyond Hispanics
Francis Wilkinson writes at Bloomberg: “Romney won among all voters making more than $100,000 a year by a margin of 54-44. Asian-Americans happen to be the highest-earning group in the U.S., out-earning whites, and they generally place enormous emphasis on family. A perfect fit for Republicans, no? No. Asians voted for Obama by 73-26; they were more Democratic than Hispanics.”
That is stunning to many conservatives who don’t seem to understand why an upwardly mobile group with a strong work ethic, devotion to family and dedication to education wouldn’t be attracted to their party. But like other non-white groups, Asians are running from the GOP: “Blacks vote Democratic 9-1; Asians 3-1; Hispanics almost 3-1. Support for immigration reform will help. But Democrats have a four-decade head start in building and managing multiracial coalitions. Republicans have a lot of catching up to do in a hurry.”
Police: Gunmen Tie Up Columbia Dry Cleaning Employees, Steal Cash
Patch.com (Columbia, Md.)
Two employees of Zips Dry Cleaning in Town Center were tied up and held at gunpoint by two armed robbers inside the business around 8 p.m. on Friday, according to police.
The employees were not injured, but shaken up, according to the evening manager Kevin Kim.
“I was just thinking about how to stay safe,” said Kim on Tuesday.
Korean Loses Finger in Racist Attack in Australia
A Korean man studying in Australia says he lost a finger in a racially motivated attack there and was also abused by local police.
The 33-year-old man, identified only by his last name Jang, reported to the Korean Consulate in Melbourne that he fell victim to a knife attack by a group of teenagers on Nov. 5 while walking through a park near his home with a Korean friend.
He said the teenagers asked him for a cigarette, and when he refused started assaulting him and shouting, “Fucking Chinese.”
Seoul to ban smoking in all indoor facilities by 2020
Smoking will be completely prohibited in all indoor facilities in the South Korean capital city of Seoul by 2020 as part of efforts to promote public health and protect the environment, the municipal government said Tuesday.
Shin-Soo Choo to skip World Baseball Classic to focus on upcoming season
Two Japanese stars — Yu Darvish and Hisashi Iwakuma — already have said they won’t be playing in the World Baseball Classic, and now Korea’s most notable player, Shin-Soo Choo is bowing out of March’s tournament.
Choo’s agent, Scott Boras, said the Indians’ outfielder would concentrate on the upcoming season in Cleveland, his last before he hits free agency, instead of playing in the WBC, according to John Paul Morosi of FoxSports.com. Choo had home runs in the semifinals and finals of the 2009 WBC, including a solo homer off of Iwakuma in the championship game.
The Indians allowed him to play in the 2009 WBC under conditions that limited his play in the otufield in the first two rounds of play.
Indians face tough decision on Choo
The clock appears to be ticking on Shin-Soo Choo’s time in Cleveland. The only question seems to be whether it expires this winter or if the Indians will ride things out and let the right fielder walk in free agency next offseason.
Extending Choo’s contract was a popular topic and seemed possible a few winters ago. The concept was floated again last offseason with no results. Signing Choo to a multi-year contract now — in his final winter of arbitration eligibility — seems like wishful thinking.
Hanjoo Provides Koreatown-Style Cheap Lunch in the EV
The Village Voice
Korean restaurants can be rather expensive, and a dinner at one of 32nd Street’s barbecues will run as high as $50 or more per person if you really want to satisfy yourself. But nearly all the bigger-ticket places in Koreatown offer amazing lunchtime specials, whereby a full meal of rice, miso soup, salad, pickles, main course plus — the best part of the meal — the pan chan, can cost less than $10. Now a similar spot has moved onto St. Marks, offering similar lunchtime specials.
Yumi Kim’s Upper East Side Outpost, Sketched
On the Upper East Side, real estate and retail therapy tend to cause equal degrees of sticker shop. But at Yumi Kim, shoppers can breathe a sigh of relief. The tops and dresses come in forgiving cuts and reasonable prices. Most pieces are rendered in a wide range of solids, as well as splashy patterns inspired by vintage fabrics.
Watch This Korean Driver Calmly Back Up While A Truck Speeds Toward Him
Heading up a hill in South Korea, this dude, referred to as “Daddy” in the description, notices a giant truck sliding toward his vehicle. Rather than panicking, he calmly backs up, reverse turns onto a side street and watches the thundering death machine race by him. The madness was caught on tape via the driver’s dashboard camera, and not surprisingly, he posted it on the Internet. Take a look at the greatness below…
Rocket Launch Delayed After Fuel-Line Leak Found
Wall Street Journal
South Korea delayed its third attempt to launch a satellite-carrying rocket on Friday after technicians discovered an apparent leak in a fuel line to the rocket’s first stage.
The launch was scrubbed until at least Monday, officials initially said, because the rocket needed to be removed from the launch pad to replace a seal in the fuel connection. Even if that could be done in one day, the countdown process resets with at least two days of preparation time.
Later on Friday, officials said they couldn’t be sure precisely when the launch could be rescheduled. There’s no immediate time pressure on a launch; officials said they have until mid-November to send a rocket up and have the satellite reach its designated trajectory.
Online ad led to man’s arrest and federal prostitution case
Sun Herald (Miss.)
An online escort service ad for a “super hot and sexy Korean girl” led authorities to a Biloxi house where a man from Korea is accused of harboring an illegal immigrant for prostitution, a federal agent said Thursday in U.S. District Court.
A search of a house in the 100 block of Azalea Street and other evidence are indicative of human trafficking and prostitution, a Homeland Security Investigations agent testified at the preliminary hearing of Moonseop Kim.
The federal case against Kim, 54, began with a Biloxi police investigation in which an undercover officer found a website advertising escort services in Biloxi and called to hire an escort for $300. Police arrested Kim and a 26-year-old woman on a prostitution charge after the woman showed up at a hotel on Cedar Lake Road in a car driven by Kim. Police questioned them and searched the car, and called in the HSI.
Google’s Dokdo Blunder Could Have Been Prevented
Web search giant Google recently deleted the Korean address of the Dokdo islets on its map service. In the past, the map listed the address as “799-800 Ulleung,” referring to the nearest habitable Korean island, but as of last Friday that address had disappeared.
Google also changed its policy of placing no name on the body of water separating Korea and Japan and now refers to it as the “Sea of Japan” or “East Sea,” depending where the search is made.
Google dominates 80 percent of the global web search market. Japanese media reported that Google made the change following protests from Japan’s Shimane Prefecture, which maintains a flimsy claim to Korea’s easternmost islets that dates back to the colonial occupation.
Protesters call H-Mart’s hiring racist
Queens Courier (N.Y.)
An Asian supermarket chain is under fire from a trio of picketers who say the company is not colorblind in its hiring practices.
Jim MacDonald and his two pals, Craig Kinsey and Vincent Middleton, say H-Mart only employs Korean or Chinese cashiers and Hispanic backroom workers at its northeast Queens and Long Island stores. The threesome has been picketing outside the location on Union Street in Flushing since late August.
“It’s unfair to block out other ethnic backgrounds and only hire specific ones,” Kinsey said. “Flushing is a diverse community. If you want to show diversity, put your money where your mouth is. Have some diversity in employment.”
‘World Star’ Psy Featured on the Cover of Billboard Magazine
Today, Psy wrote on his twitter, “I am the cover of Billboard!” along with a picture.
In the picture of the cover, Psy is posing in different moves from the “Gangnam Style” dance.
The cover also reads, “500 million fans can’t be wrong,” which is referring to the views he recorded on YouTube, currently surpassed 531 million views.
South Korean girl group Wonder Girls tackle Cyndi Lauper’s ‘True Colors’ in ‘Cover the World’ music project
New York Daily News
Hot on the heels of viral sensation Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” fellow South Korean export the Wonder Girls are proving that their music’s global reach is here to stay.
The five-member girl group, which previously toured with the Jonas Brothers back in 2009, kept things mellow in a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors,” released earlier this week.
“We wanted to make it more rhythmical with a drum, and we also wanted to give it some more energy so that we would put out a new sound,” group member Yeeun told the Daily News of their rendition.
Why K-Pop is sweeping the world
Christian Science Monitor
K-Pop’s international strategy has paid off. A “hallyu” – or Korean wave – has spread across Asia, similar to how the British Invasion brought The Beatles and The Rolling Stones stateside in the 1960s.
Jay Caspian Kang impresses with ‘The Dead Do Not Improve’
Los Angeles Times
Jay Caspian Kang’s richly observed first novel explores the troubled mind-set of a Gen-X Korean American.
‘World’s worst airline’ launches world’s worst booking site
North Korea’s national carrier Air Koryo, which has the lowest airline rating on Skytrax, has discovered the Internet.
The state-owned company — regarded by some as the “world’s worst airline” — recently launched a bilingual website (www.airkoryo.com.kp) to provide travelers with “easier, quicker, reliable booking and ticketing services,” according to Air Koryo.
Online booking is currently available on three routes: Pyongyang-Shengyang, Pyongyang-Beijing and Pyongyang-Vladivostok.
Asian Americans Show Ballot Box Power
AP via YouTube
US relieved NKorea hangs back from attack threat but remains ready to respond
AP via Washington Post
The U.S. defense chief expressed relief Wednesday that North Korea has not followed through on a threat to launch a military strike in response to South Korean activists floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border.
Leon Panetta said the U.S. and its ally South Korea would continue to watch for provocations from the North, and would be prepared to respond if they take place.
N.Korea prepares for third nuclear test: S.Korea
AFP via Google News
North Korea has kept up preparations for a new nuclear test after having carried out previous launches in 2006 and 2009, South Korea’s Defense Minister Kim Kwan-Jin told a news conference Wednesday.
“In fact, North Korea has been preparing for this for quite a long time,” Kim told a news conference with Pentagon chief Leon Panetta.
New Photos Indicate Camp 22 Is Still Open
Wall Street Journal
The largest by area of North Korea’s prison camps, Camp 22, appears to still be open, according to a study released Wednesday of the latest satellite photographs.
Since reports emerged in September that Camp 22 might have been closed, the Washington-based Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, known as HRNK, has worked with DigitalGlobe, a provider of high-resolution satellite images, to look at photos to determine if the reports are true.
Undercover sting leads to bust of brazen Midtown hooker operation
New York Post
The undercover cop allegedly connected with Thomas through his mirrored Web sites www.E4AKorea.com and www.E4ANYC.com.
E4AKorea was still up this morning, showing off topless and scantily clad women for “Your Midtown Korean experience.” E4ANYC was shut down.
U.S. to Extradite Prime Suspect in 1997 Murder to Korea
A Los Angeles district court has decided to extradite to Korea the main suspect in the murder of a Korean university student in Itaewon, Seoul in 1997. Last year, the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office indicted Arthur Patterson (33) for the murder of Cho Jung-pil, then a 23-year-old student at Hongik University, who was stabbed nine times in the toilet of a hamburger restaurant in Itaewon.
Quoted: PSY on meeting Ban Ki-moon
“So now you have first and second [most] famous Korean in the same building.”
“Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars” — Gangnam style
The big event of the week was the team “Gangnam style” number, where the all-stars tackled the silly dance of 2012, made famous by South Korean pop star Psy. Gangnam, in case you’re not up on international dance crazes, looks sort of like riding a bronco, waving your hat and saying “yee haw.”
“You guys are a hot mess,” said Inaba after the celebrity team of Kirstie Alley, Gilles Marini, Emmit Smith and Kelly Monaco and their partners busted up the room Gangnam style, ending up half-naked in a shower of confetti and silly string.
Jeff Schroeder on guitars, amps, effects and the new Smashing Pumpkins sound
“Joining the band has been unbelievable,” says Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder. “This is where I really wanted to go musically. I was a fan of Billy Corgan’s music for years, so to be able to work with him on his vision and help take the band to a new place is incredible. It’s great to be part of something that you can be completely passionate about.”
Schroeder was the first member to join the Pumpkins lineup that now also includes frontman Corgan, bassist Nicole Fiorentino and drummer Mike Byrne, so he can be regarded as the next-to-eldest statesmen of the new group. With combined interests in literature, alternative rock guitar and professional hockey (on the day of our interview, the California native was thrilled to be in Winnipeg, Canada, but bummed that there were no teams playing), Schroeder brings with him a playing style that is by turns poetic, highly individualistic and full of virtuosic force, and he makes his presence felt vividly on the Pumpkins’ 2012 album, Oceania.
Kim Yu-Na to reunite with childhood coaches
AFP via Google News
South Korean figure skating star Kim Yu-Na is reuniting with two of her childhood coaches as she returns to competitive skating ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, her agency said.
The reigning Olympic Champion, who took more than a year off competition after finishing runner-up at the world championships in April last year, said coaches Shin Hye-Sook and Ryu Jong-Hyun played a formative role in her career.
“They helped me to become who I am in both technical and spiritual ways ever since I began figure skating,” Kim said through her agency.
Teeing off with Tiger is crazy, says Lipsky
The Star (Malaysia)
Korean-American golfer David Lipsky could not have imagined that he will be teeing off in the same event as Tiger Woods when he started out as a rookie on the Asian Tour this year.
But it’s not a dream anymore as Lipsky has truly had a remarkable rookie professional year, first winning the Asian Tour’s Qualifying School in January and then following it up with a first pro title at the Handa Faldo Cambodian Classic.
UFC Presenter to Step Inside Ring as Korea’s First Octagon Girl
TV personality Kang Ye-bin will soon serve as Korea’s first Ultimate Fighting Championship Octagon Girl. She will make her debut at a UFC event in Macau that is scheduled to be aired on Nov. 10.
From My Mother’s Mother: An Opera About the Korean Immigrant Experience in Houston
The result of her collaboration with composer Jeeyoung Kim, is From My Mother’s Mother, an opera about a young Korean-American woman dealing with the traditions of her family’s culture.
Hana Park will sing the role of the daughter (Soo-Yun) who goes into the hospital to give birth and is confronted by not only her mother and grandmother but their traditions calling for her to eat seaweed soup. A lot of it.
Voting campaign targets Asian Americans
Los Angeles Times
Community groups are urging Asians, who constitute 10% of the state’s registered voters, to take part in the upcoming election.
Asians Rally in N.J. Race
Wall Street Journal (subscription req’d)
A New Jersey congressional race between a state assemblyman and a congressman—both of whom most Americans have never heard of—has turned into a tough political fight drawing campaign contributions from across the U.S., thanks to a keenly interested ethnic group: South Asians.
In his uphill effort to unseat Rep. Leonard Lance—a two-term Republican and heir to a state political dynasty—Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula is trying to become the first South Asian to serve in Congress from a state east of the Mississippi River.
South Asians have opened their wallets to help the Indian immigrant. Of the $406,000 raised during the second …
Korean American Association expresses gratitude to U.S., gives away 350 winter coats, meals to local homeless shelter
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Hank Burns found a helping hand and a smiling face Monday night when the Korean American Association of Greater Cleveland gave away 350 winter coats and meals at the Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry’s Men’s Shelter on Lakeside Avenue.
“I appreciate them coming out,” said Burns, 53, who worked as a salaried machinist for more than 30 years to be laid off two years ago. “They did a very nice job.”
S. Korean MPs trigger Japan protest with island visit
AFP via Google News
A group of South Korean lawmakers on Tuesday visited an isolated set of islands at the centre of a territorial dispute with Japan — prompting an immediate protest from Tokyo.
Seventeen members of the parliamentary National Defence Committee flew to the Dokdo islands (known as Takeshima in Japan) on military helicopters for a day-long visit, an aide to committee member Han Ki-Ho said.
The trip — described as a government inspection session — was aimed at checking security measures around the islands which are guarded by the South’s coastguard, the aide told AFP.
U.S. federal court approves extradition of suspect in murder of S. Korean student
A U.S. federal court has approved the extradition of an American suspect in the 1997 murder of a South Korean college student in Seoul, court and Justice Ministry officials here said Tuesday.
Arthur Patterson, 33, is accused of stabbing the victim to death inside a bathroom at a Burger King outlet in the foreigners’ hub of Itaewon in April 1997.
Photos: Psy, his ‘Gangnam Style’ and ‘K-Town’ cast close Rehab’s season
Las Vegas Sun
Korean rapper Psy performed his inescapable hit “Gangnam Style” at the season-closing celebration for Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel on Sunday.
Dressed in black and white and with the help of two female backup dancers, Psy entertained daytime revelers with the global and online sensation “Gangnam Style” song and dance. The single, released July 15, has more than 500 million views on YouTube. On Sept. 20, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized “Gangnam Style” as the most “liked” video in YouTube history.
‘Gangnam Style’ has Long Island jumping
Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.)
DJ Rob James of Huntington says he can’t stop spinning “Gangnam Style” at private parties that he works on Long Island. “People go crazy for it. It’s equivalent to the ‘Macarena,’” he says. “This is a monster hit. You have to play it, and more than once.”
A literary journey that started on the streets
Since the publication of her widely praised novel “Miles from Nowhere,” about a Korean-American teenage runaway, Nami Mun has gotten accustomed to telling her story.
Venice winner “Pieta” director a soft-spoken “monster”
The near-death of an actress in an accident while filming nearly ended director Kim Ki-duk’s career four years ago, but after making “Pieta,” which took best picture at this year’s Venice film festival, he is now South Korea’s most feted auteur.
Take a hike: 7 gorgeous Korean mountains to visit this fall and winter
It would be a shame to visit Korea without clambering to the top — or at least along the slope — of one of the country’s many, many mountains. Korea was blessed with a shapely topography: 70 percent of its landscape is mountain (the other 30 percent, expensive coffeeshops).
Around this time of year, due to the startling colors of the curvy landscape, the trails will doubtlessly be packed with streams of hikers in garishly colored hiking gear, sometimes smelling like soju.
David Henry Hwang’s Golden Child Begins Performances Off-Broadway
The new revival of David Henry Hwang’s Golden Child will begin performances October 23 at off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center, starring Greg Watanabe and Jennifer Lim. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the Signature Theatre Company production will open officially on November 13 and play a limited engagement through December 9 at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre.
Court date postponed in Hines Ward extortion case
Associated Press via Google News
A preliminary hearing for a man charged with trying to extort $15,000 from former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was postponed Tuesday until Dec. 3 at the request of his attorney.
Kirkpatrick: North Koreans Want Freedom
Wall Street Journal
Many reporters worry about being scooped by competitors, but at the Journal we also have to worry about being scooped by the writers and editors on our opinion page.
As a news reporter responsible for covering North Korea, that has routinely meant coming across the following response while calling defectors, aid groups, officials and researchers to talk about a development: “Melanie Kirkpatrick called me about that already.”
Few people have put as much time and energy into telling the world how North Korea abuses its people – and putting the spotlight on the foreigners who have tried to help North Koreans flee – as Ms. Kirkpatrick.
US warns N. Korea against provocations
AFP via Google News
The US pointman for North Korea Monday warned Pyongyang against any provocation during a rare period of near simultaneous political transition in nations encouraging it to abandon nuclear weapons.
Glyn Davies is wrapping up talks over the past week in Japan, South Korea and China on their common goal of denuclearising North Korea and achieving peace and stability on the Korean peninsula.
Those countries along with Russia have for years been working to persuade Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear programme via a framework of on-again, off-again negotiations known as the six-party talks.
Spring break in Libya
HIS PLANE TOUCHED down in Cairo on Aug. 23, 2011. School didn’t start again for another month, and Chris Jeon, a 21-year-old UCLA math major, had told his parents he was going sightseeing in Egypt. What he didn’t tell them was that he had decided to fight with the Libyan rebels against Muammar al-Qaddafi. He wanted to see something historic, he told friends.
Kim hopes to win Senate seat focusing on economy
Times Ledger (Queens, N.Y.)
Republican candidate J.D. Kim hopes to open up the buzzing economy of Flushing to the surrounding communities if he defeats incumbent state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) for a Senate seat in November.
According to campaign filings from early October, Kim is severely out-funded in the race. Between July and October, he raised about $7,500 with about $2,000 remaining in his coffers compared to Stavisky, who raised less than $2,000 over the same period but still has a balance of $36,000.
The Life of an Alleged Female Enforcer
As a tall, slender and attractive woman, Kelly Soo Park does not fit the typical profile of a menacing enforcer sent to intimidate her boss’s business associates.
But that is what Los Angeles prosecutors allege in court documents that accuse her of strangling 21-year-old actress Juliana Redding in 2008.
Park “used her bare hands” to “strangle” the actress and then, according to prosecutors, turned on the gas stove in an “attempt to blow up the apartment.”
AALAC ‘Voting Gangnam Style’ Video Goes Viral
Duluth Patch (Ga.)
The Asian American Legal Advocacy Center’s “Voting Gangnam Style” video on Youtube has gone viral, according to a press release issued by the center.
The 60-second video was meant to be a teaser for a full-length get-out-to-vote video to be released later. AALAC partnered with Kollaboration Atlanta to shoot the video.
“We wanted to send a message — especially to students — that voting is fun. And to make that message viral, we took advantage of the international dance hit Gangnam Style,” Helen Ho, AALAC’s executive director, said in the press release.
Op-Ed: Becoming a Kringo – What a Korean-American is Doing at a Hispanic Ad Agency
It’s been a minute but we’re back with another entry in our Day in the Life of an Intern series. This submission comes to us courtesy of a Justin Jahng, a biz dev intern at Grey Group agency Wing, which focuses on the U.S. Latino market. It’s really hard to top Jahng’s title for his entry so we’ll just let the Boston University grad have the floor and explain. Take it away, young man.
For the past four months, I have been the Business Development intern at Wing, a full-service advertising agency focused on the US Hispanic Market. I have learned a lot during my time here from fellow coworkers and supervisors, but there is something about who I am that makes my experience slightly different from the rest. I am Korean American.
The GQ+A: The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun
These days, however, Glenn, played by Steven Yeun, gets to engage in post-apocalyptic games of Hide the Sausage with his bombshell girlfriend, and dismembers zombies with abandon. In other words: guy’s found his mojo. In our weekly GQ+A with a Walking Dead insider, we spoke with the comedian-turned-drama-star about playing the last nice guy on earth.
Korean dance bootcamp goes bust
The wildly popular South Korean rapper “PSY”‘s moves have made him a viral video sensation, and Korean hip-hop known as KPOP is a huge hit with the kids.
Learning KPOP was exactly how Bonnie Blake’s teenage daughter Kelly wanted to spend her summer, and this promotional video for HITS NY summer boot camp caught her eye.
“She saw the video and the kids working really hard, and had a real passion for this, and wanted to experience it herself,” said Bonnie.
Doctor runs with runner he saved
Orange County Register (Calif.)
Doctors said chances were slim that she ever again would run recreationally, and slimmer that she would ever again race competitively.
Suzanne Maldonado-Rael, 34, proved them wrong Sunday, just eight months after her heart stopped and she collapsed at the Surf City Half-Marathon.
Unlike her regular doctors, the doctor who saved her life Feb. 5 said he felt differently about her recovery. Dr. Steven Kim assured her she would run competitively again – and vowed that he would race with her.
The Asians on TV: New Fall 2012-13 Shows
Angry Asian Man
I’ve been meaning to post this for several weeks… So the new fall television season is well underway, and that means we’re seeing some Asian faces on new shows. Well, I watch a lot of TV, and as you know, I am particularly interested in seeing more Asian folks on the tube. So…
For your reference, I have compiled a running list of Asian actors in the starring casts of new scripted prime time network television shows. Some of the shows have premiered, others won’t be on until midseason, and some actually have already been canceled (like I said, I meant to post this sooner).
Hines Ward returns to PBS with his new team
After Hines Ward retired earlier this year, many thought they had seen the last of him in Paul Brown Stadium. But the former Steelers receiver will be here tonight as part of NBC’s crew for the Football Night in America pregame show.
To say that Ward has a special place in Bengals fans’ minds would be an understatement. According to Pro Football Reference, he is the only player to have 100 career catches against the Bengals.
In 29 games, including one postseason, Ward had 133 receptions for 1,598 yards and 16 touchdowns against Cincinnati. He is one of six to have at least 1,000 receiving yards against the team.
Q&A: Stanford golfer Lauren Kim of Los Altos
Palo Alto Daily News via Mercury News
Stanford freshman Lauren Kim spent a few minutes on the phone Thursday with Daily News sports reporter Vytas Mazeika to talk about her early success with the women’s golf team. The Los Altos High graduate, who over the summer won the 83rd NCGA Junior Championship at Spyglass Hill Golf Course, was the California Junior Girls’ State Champion in 2009 and the runner-up this year. In her first college tournament at Vanderbilt, Kim was the top finisher for the Cardinal as she tied for 17th. Next up is this weekend’s 49th Stanford Intercollegiate, which tees off today and ends Sunday.
‘Dumplings’ And Bunnies: Asian Folk Songs For Kids
Billed as “all-ages folk and children’s music from East Asia,” Rabbit Days and Dumplings collects mostly traditional songs from China, Tibet, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. The album is the creation of Elena Moon Park. She’s spent six years playing family music with Dan Zanes, who has a fanatically devoted following among the smaller set. For this project, she brought in dozens of other musicians from around New York City.
Park is a Korean-American, born and raised in East Tennessee with immigrant parents from South Korea.