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Archive for November 3rd, 2008

Proving their Patriotism: Asian Americans are woven into the fabric of the US military

Hoang Nguyen, 37, knew as a kid that he would join the US military. “I wanted to repay the United States for helping my family after the fall of Saigon,” he says. He remembers the chaos at the end of the Vietnam war in the late ‘70s. “We took a boat from Vietnam to Guam, [...]

12 Tips to Avoid Identity Theft

Identity theft is currently one of the fastest growing white collar crimes, with a whopping 10 million victims, in the United States and losses totaling around $1 billion in 2007, according to the latest figures from the Federal Trade Commission.
“I’m sorry Ms. Liang* but your VISA company declined approval for your purchase,” said the clerk [...]

Body Politic: The Performance Art of Zhang Huan

The recent rotation in the Modern & Contemporary Department at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) has brought out many previously seldom-exhibited works from the permanent collection. Among them is one of the best-known photographs by internationally-acclaimed Chinese artist Zhang Huan, now on display on the 3rd floor of the Hamilton Building.

Zhang Huan, born in 1965 [...]

National NewsBytes

Pacific Islanders power #1 prep football team
The national media focused in October on a high school football team in Euless, Texas, a Dallas suburb. The Trinity Trojans are renowned for winning the state championship in 2005 and 2007, and they’re currently on track to take the title again, with a perfect 2008 season (the final [...]

Editor’s Note - November 2008

Greetings AAm readers! With the roller-coaster economic crisis, these are scary times for us all. We hope this month’s issue will give you something more enjoyable to focus on while providing insights into the Asian American culture.
To many peoples’ surprise and delight, the first winner of MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew” was JabbawockeeZ, a crew [...]