APRIL 9, 2004 ISSUE
Next Issue: April 23, 2004
  COVER STORY
Helie Lee and the American Dream
Best-selling author, Helie Lee, turned family history into "her story" and found the answer to the American Dream.
Gotaro Tsunashima: The Sound of Silence
Japan's latest diamond in the rough is the soft-speaking Gotaro Tsunashima, who proves that an archetypal leading man doesn't always have to be about guts and glory.
Thicker Than Water
Chinese novelist Yu Hua humanizes modern Chinese history by conveying how ordinary people experiences dramatic political and social movements.


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April 9, 2004

 
N E W S
"Gay or Asian?" Spread Causes Minority Uproar
Details Magazine's attempt to use offensive stereotypes as comedic satire falls flat.

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Box Office Abroad 2003
How well did Japanese, Indian, Korean, and Chinese films do at the box office this past year and what should we expect for 2004?

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I N T E R V I E W
Lydia Sums It Up
APA Exclusive Interview: Hong Kong comedienne and veteran actress, Lydia Sum discusses her hit sitcom, 'Living with Lydia,' and her inspirational daughter.

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Kristina Wong: Not Your Ordinary Funny Woman
Kristina Wong's comedic act reflects her daring character.

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M U S I C
Vienna Teng: Breaking the Mold
Stanford graduate and former software-engineer, Vienna Teng, delivers an enchanting sophomore album.

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Jonesin' for Norah's New Album
In her sophomore album, "Feels Like Home," Jones revisits and evolves into a steady force.

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D V D
National Lampoon's "Mr.Wong."
National Lampoon's has once again set out to make us laugh, but will the portrayal of this old Chinese houseboy prove to too crass and offensive?

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F I L M
The Skills are Alive with "The Sound of Movies"
Lillian Wang shows us a part of the movie-going experience that we all take for granted--the anticipation.

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T E L E V I S I O N
Not Just Another Dumb Blonde
Get the scoop on the upcoming television show "Hold the Rice." Finally, a sitcom about an Asian American family that stars an Asian…with blonde hair.

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B O O K S
 
In Search of the Gangster
Experience a Vietnamese refugee family's soul-searching journey as they attempt to find their identity amidst new surroundings.
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C L I P S
 
Apr. 9, 2004: News Bites
Shaolin Soccer debuts in America, Sandra Tsing Loh fired from KCRW, Yuri Kochiyama's memoirs published, and much more in this week's News Bites.
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