Hyphen Sex Issue Release Party in SF: Get Your Yellow Perils in Person!

Yellow Peril is proud to be featured in the latest issue of hyphen and a co-sponsor of the pj soirée release party. Come cop our goodies this Friday in person! We will be tabling and selling both models of the Yellow Peril! Get it while it lasts…

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Birds do it. Bees do it. Spend a special night with Hyphen in celebration of the new Hyphen Issue 27: The Sex Issue. Put on your best grown-and-sexy sleepwear for an evening of seduction. Enjoy a raffle with sexy goodies, a game of mingle-bingo, a drag show, a costume contest with prizes, live music to get you in the mood, sexy cocktails, dancing, and more! Sound enticing? Buy your tickets now:http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/event/2013/08/issue-27-release-party-hyphen-pj-soiree

Time & Date:
Friday, September 13 | 8:30pm – 1:30am

Where:
Fame l 435 Broadway St., San Francisco
21+

Tickets:
$20 General Admission
$30 VIP (Includes special reception at 7:45pm with cocktails and appetizers)

Hosted By:
Terry Park
Ryan Takemiya

Performers:
Largesse – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Largesse/133438053348419
Rice Rockettes – https://www.facebook.com/ricerockettes
Irene Tu – http://irenetu.com/

And…
Guest Speaker Kevin Leu, Creator of SiliconValleyBachelor.com and Author of ‘Berating Others on Your Way to a Lifetime of Happiness; That, and Dating around the World’ will be speaking at 8:15pm!

DJs:
DJ VNA
SAMALA – https://www.facebook.com/iheart90shttp://18mr.org/

Huge THANKS to Our In-Kind Donors:
ACCESS
Armory Studios
Atomic Allure
babsbabsbabs
Bi-Rite Creamery
Double Dutch Sweets
Good Vibrations
Hot Cookie San Francisco
Kearny Street Workshop
Le Petit Paquet – www.lepetitpaquet.com
Mash Production
Retrofit Republic
Rock Hard
The Stitch l The Mighty Cockblock
Trader Joe’s
Ukulenny
Yellow Peril by ChimCo

And to our community sponsors:

Angry Asian Man
API Equality Northern California
Asianweek
Chinese for Affirmative Action
Disoriented Comedy
Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA)
Nakayoshi Young Professional
RAMA
San Francisco Chronicle
– See more at: http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/event/2013/08/issue-27-release-party-hyphen-pj-soiree#sthash.yBZ2gJOt.dpuf

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Can’t make it? Donate to Hyphen magazine! All donations go to the production of the magazine and fun parties like this one!
http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/donate

Preview Issue 27: The Sex Issue here: http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/magazine/issue-27-sex-summer-2013

Ten Years After 9/11

Today marks the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. For those of you in Seattle and looking for a commemorative gathering, Washington’s immigration coalition OneAmerica — in partnership with Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Somali Community Services Coalition — will be hosting an event with an interfaith prayer, panel, and community discussions.

And of course groups across the country will be hosting gatherings in a spirit of remembrance and unity post-9/11. There are several compiled lists of such events, including this one from South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT).  Hyphen has also compiled its own list, plus links to educational resources and special publications here. The 9/11 Arts Project has a database of programs geared towards healing, and searchable by location here.

For personal reflections on 9/11 and its lasting impact on our nation, check out this piece at The Guardian, which includes commentary by Domestic Crusaders author and BCB friend Wajahat Ali. NPR Boston recently aired a segment with the siblings of Betty Ong, a flight attendant on the first plane to hit the World Trade Center. Betty called ground operations during the hijacking and stayed on the line for 25 minutes, providing information that allowed officials to identify the hijackers (there’s also a Betty Ong Foundation in her memory).

I’ll be flying out of the New York area on a flight 11 this morning, and I can’t say I’m not a little nervous (apparently I’m not alone — this was one of the few days with ample seats available). But I think I’ll mostly be feeling grateful for my loved ones, and intensely hoping that America will progress towards peace and reconciliation with our domestic as well as global neighbors. Our humanity and survival depend on it.

Create Your Own Evil Chinese Professor Meme!

In response to the creepy “Chinese Professor” political ad put out last week by fiscally conservative group Citizens Against Goverment Waste — which depicts a futuristic dystopia where the United States has fallen into the clutches of the evil “we own your debt… and your asses” Chinese — Angry Asian ManDisgrasian8 Asians, and Reappropriate have teamed up in a genius (but not, like, evil genius) move to create a counter-campaign against the ad’s racist imagery.

Since the “Chinese Professor” video aired, a few parodies have surfaced (like  this one from Campus Progress Action), and AAM & Co. WANT YOU! to add to the mix and make this the biggest internet meme since keyboard cat.

You can dowload the .ZIP file here, which includes a subtitle-less .MOV file plus the .RTF text file transcript of the original “Chinese Professor” video. Write an alternative monologue, re-subtitle the footage, and upload it to YouTube, Vimeo, or any other video-sharing service (although Vimeo is recommended since CAGW has been cracking down on parodies posted on YouTube).

Then email the link of your parody to evilchineseprofessor@angryasianman.com. The best three will be chosen by sponsoring bloggers, awarded fabulous prizes (TBD), and the chance to really stick it to the man. Submission deadline: Nov. 27, 2010. Also sponsored by Hyphen and ChannelAPA.

re-post from my post in Hyphen

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Tonight! Hyphen Party in NYC

Come merrymake with HYPHEN (which I also blog for) and crew for the Issue 20 release party tonight! Hyphen is venturing outside of the Bay for a return to NYC after 7 years.

It’s gonna be a live one, with performances from Seattle hip-hop duo The Blue Scholars and NY-based Magnetic North & Taiyo Na, who will be debuting their new album Home:Word. With special guests Heather Park, Conchita Campos, Cynthia Lin, Sidney Outlaw, and The Misnomers. DJ Icewater and DJ ZOMBICIDE will also be spinning beats until you stumble home. So come on through to buy me a whiskey or yell at me. In that order.

Friday, June 4

9 pm – 2 am
The Delancey Bar & Nightclub – 168 Delancey St
$10 at the door | $20 includes a free subscription (50% off)
First 50 guests get a free copy of Hyphen

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BANANA at USC This Saturday November 21

Not only will you be able to meet AzNHearthThrob & Cbruhs, but you’ll have the opportunity to criticize all the major Asian American bloggers in one spot: “YOU ALL ARE SO CRITICAL AND DON’T DO SHIT OTHER THAN SIT IN YOUR ERGONOMIC DESK CHAIRS AND TYPE JUNK ALL DAY ABOUT MING NA WEN AND LUCY LIU ON YOUR MACBOOK PROS!”

Criticize us all you want, just make sure you come out and join us for drinks at the afterparty (and the hotel lobby). Or parade through the USC campus with me and violate vandalize Tommy Trojan with blue and gold spray paint.

Mr. Hyphen Tonight in Oakland!

Come check out Mr. Hyphen tonight in Oakland. What is it you ask? It’s what happens if you take the Miss America pagaent and take out the idiot contestants and throw in badass, nonprofit heads, of Asian American descent. But leave in the talent show and interview portions cause who doesn’t wanna see Dan Diggity spit some lines?! The event is thrown by Hyphen Magazine and the finalists are:

Amit Singh, Sikhcess

Danny Le, APIA Spoken Word & Poetry Summit

Leng Phe, Tiny Toones Cambodia

Pahole Sookkasikon, Thai-American Scholarship Fund

R.J. Lozada, Center for Asian American Media

Tony Douangviseth, Serve the People

The contest is tonight, tickets are $15:

Saturday, November 14, 7 – 10pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
(Pacific Renaissance Plaza, second floor)
388 9th Street, Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94607

If you can’t make it in time for the contest, peep the afterparty and join AzN himself as he celebrates R.J.’s inevitable victory, popping champagne and making it rain diamond encrusted Faberge eggs:

http://www.muaoakland.com
2442 Webster St
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 238-1100

Good luck also to Mr. Detroit, Amit, who had the courage to scrap for votes by randomly asking KD and AzN at the Alameda Burma Superstar if we’d vote for him tonight. His nonprofit, Sikhcess, is nationwide and 6,000 folks strong!

BANANA: APIA Bloggers Roundtable-Nov 21st

For all you folks who want to see our fugly mugs in person or give us a piece of your mind/rotten tomato, here’s your golden opportunity:

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Peep the blogroll!

Lac Su, author of the much-propped I Love Yous Are For White People (see AZN’s review here), in partnership with Steve Nguyen, TV/film producer and head of LA channelAPA.com, have organized a (FIRST!) massive roundtable of APIA bloggers, including some heavies like Angry Asian Man and 8Asians, and advocates like Asian Pacific Americans for Progress and AARising . Believe you us, BCB is deeply honored to share table and flyer space with these folks.

During the filmed event, we’ll be discussing the future of the online APIA community’s voice, how we can work together on relevant issues, and other fun stuffs. This will be followed by an audience Q & A and meet & greet, and here is your chance to give AZN your phone number and let me stare deeply and creepily into your eyes and compliment your haircut. This is your cue to buy me a drink. Single malt, please. Wait, where are you going? Cheapskate.

See you there!  More info here.

Saturday November 21st

4 to 6 pm

Uni of Southern Cali

Taper Hall Room 201

FREE, Cheapskates!