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Get your Asian American Vote t-shirts now!

Archipelago, a Seattle-based apparel company, founded by Filipino Americans has created several Asian American Vote t-shirts in both mens and womens sizes. Get yours today!

Anime Drawings by Local Artists

AAm would like to thank all of the talented local artists who contributed to our September 2008 Anime issue:
Congratulations to Hannah Nguyen, 16, Arvada, CO!
Winner of AAm Cover: Drawing entitled “Reach Out”
Also Hannah’s drawings below:
“Fragments Scattered”
The girl’s name is Hannah and the boy’s name is Hikou.

The character’s name is Liliah.

Nalye Lor, 13, Thornton, CO
“Drawn Tale”

Joey [...]

Drawn to Anime:

Japanese animation leaving its mark on U.S. culture.

It’s easy to tell that anime has gone mainstream as a pop cultural force. There are 21 anime conventions in September alone, mostly in the U.S. (one a manga convention in Japan), according to the website Denver’s annual Nan Desu Kan is one of hundreds of events [...]

Polynesian Luau Takes the Stage

In an evening of Hawaiian dancing and music, the 2008 Polynesian Luau entertained guests of all ages at the Radisson Hotel in Aurora on August 16. The Saturday night began with Hawaiian gifts and purchasable goodies, including fresh leis and Hawaiian wear. With music provided by John Coelho of Hawaiian Way, attendees then enjoyed an [...]

Asian Hip Hop Summit Hits Denver

Visiting 27 cities in 31 days, the Asian Hip Hop Summit Tour traveled across the nation throughout the month of August, stopping in Denver on August 2. The tour was founded in Koreatown, Los Angeles by Kublai Kwon on the 10th anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots. The Summit quickly established itself as Southern California’s [...]

APDC Networking to a Tea

Over 50 women leaders, mostly from the Asian Pacific American community, gathered for the First Ladies’ Tea at the Governor’s Mansion on August 8th. Sponsored by the Asian Pacific Development Center (, the event brought women together for an afternoon of networking, light snacks and, of course, tea. APDC is a community-based, nonprofit organization founded [...]

Colorado Names Ralph Carr Memorial Highway

On August 10, the state of Colorado paid tribute to one of its former governors. Ralph Carr, Colorado’s governor when Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan in 1941, lost his political career because he opposed the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Mostly forgotten until a biography published this year by 9News political reporter [...]

Seven Cups Fine Chinese Tea

1882 S. Pearl Street, Denver, CO 80210
Tel: 303.777.CUPS (2877) Fax: 303.777.5339
Email: [email protected]
Tues - Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 11am - 6pm
Closed Mondays

Take a short trip to Old South Pearl Street across from the Denver Folklore Center and you will find a bit [...]

Little Holly’s

2223 W. Wildcat Reserve Parkway
Littleton, CO 80129
Tel: 303.683.5558
Mon - Thur: 11:30am - 10pm
Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11pm
Sun: 11:30am - 10pm
Another in the John Holly family of restaurants, Little Holly’s, located at 2223 W. Wildcat Reserve Pkwy in the heart of Highlands Ranch, offers essentially the same menu as their other well-known Bistros, but [...]

Chef’s Menu - Honey Walnut Shrimp

Provided by Chef Jimmy, United Chinese Restaurant
Thornton, CO 80241 Broomfield, CO 80023
Tel: 720.977.8888 Tel: 303.429.2230
Visit to see the restaurant’s menu!
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon condensed milk
2 teaspoons pineapple juice
A pinch of salt
1 cup water
1/2 cup honey
1/2 [...]