Naomi Ishisaka: Why it's time to retire the term 'Asian Pacific Islander'
Sometimes in the march to progress and inclusivity, we find ourselves taking a path that leads us in the opposite direction than what we intended.Such is the case with the term “Asian Pacific Islander” or API, a now commonly used way to describe people of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent in the United States. An even more shorthanded version is Asian Pacific American, or APA.There are now API and APA organizations, scholarships, grants, academic disciplines, a national Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and in Washington state, a Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs.The o...
The Seattle Times
Nation and world news briefs
San Francisco poised to tighten restrictions as coronavirus cases surgeSAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco this week will announce more rollbacks to its reopening plan, including a possible quarantine order for travelers and reduced indoor capacity at businesses, as the coronavirus continues to pummel the state, city officials said Tuesday.During an online news conference, Dr. Grant Colfax, San Francisco’s director of public health, said shutdowns ordered during the past few weeks have failed to stem the pace of infections and warned the city may have a shortage of hospital beds by Christmas.“We kno...
Tribune News Service
Alligators can regrow their tails, study finds
Alligators can regrow their tails, according to a new study.Researchers have discovered that the reptiles, which date back to dinosaur days and can grow 14 feet long or more, can regenerate themselves — not unlike geckos, or the tuatara of New Zealand.The team from Arizona State University and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries discovered that young alligators have the ability to regrow their tails up to three-quarters of a foot, or 18% of their total body length, according to a study published this week in Scientific Reports.The interdisciplinary team used advanced imaging tec...
New York Daily News
What to stream: Movies to match any vacation mood
Right about now, I bet most of us are wishing we were somewhere else. After almost a year of COVID-19 restrictions, including on travel, the cabin fever has long since set in, and a yearning to be some place, any place, else. So what’s one to do: travel via film of course! International films are a great way to dip a toe into other countries and cultures, but sometimes you just want to see a different place, a different vibe or some different weather for crying out loud. So here are some streaming suggestions to escape the state you’re in, for at least 90 minutes.If you’re craving sun and sand...
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So you want to be a rock 'n' roll star? Chris Hillman reflects on vital legacy in new memoir, 'Time Between'
SAN DIEGO — So you want to be a rock ‘n’ roll star/ Then listen now to what I say/ Just get an electric guitar/ Then take some time and learn how to play …Chris Hillman was just 21 in 1966 when he co-wrote the classic “So You Want to be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” with Roger McGuinn for their now-legendary band, The Byrds. It became the fifth of seven consecutive Top 40 hits for the Los Angeles-based group, which — in a dizzying period of barely three years — helped launch folk-rock, raga-rock, psychedelic-rock and country-rock.“I don’t think we planned anything. We made two albums a year, starting ...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Commentary: Violent death of rapper King Von reminds us how people across the country are dancing to the music of revenge and murder in Chicago
I was supposed to talk with Chicago-born rapper Dayvon Bennett, aka King Von, but never got the chance before he was gunned down on Nov. 6 outside an Atlanta nightclub.It’s not every day that a reporter with a background in both crime and pop culture gets a chance to interview someone seen as both a fast-rising hometown rap star and a coldblooded killer. His music had hit the Billboard Hot 200 before his death, but several of his singles, including “Take Her to the O,” hit the Hot 100 posthumously.I wanted to hear from Bennett’s own lips whether he felt he could escape his hard upbringing and ...
Jerry Zezima: Hot stuff in the kitchen
I’m the very model of the modern modest man. That is why I am somewhat reluctant but still kind of excited to announce that there is a sex scandal going on in my house.And it involves, of all things, Tupperware.This is hot news for two reasons:(a) Now that Thanksgiving is over, and I am more stuffed than the turkey, it is time to use the plastic containers for leftovers, which is what I will be eating until Christmas, after which I will be eating leftovers until Valentine’s Day, after which I will explode like the Hindenburg. Oh, the calamity!(b) Tupperware profits are even more prodigious the...
Tribune News Service
The weekly geography quiz
GEOQUIZ: To which country would you travel to visit New South Wales?Answer: Australia. The state in the country’s southeast is between the states of Queensland and Victoria and borders the Pacific Ocean. It’s home to Sydney, Australia’s largest city.———©2020 Chicago Tribune
'Van Gogh Alive' brings multisensory art experience to the Dali Museum
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Though painter Vincent van Gogh has been gone for more than a century, his work is alive and thriving in a multisensory exhibit now showing at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg through April 11, 2021.“Van Gogh Alive” presents visitors a nearly 40-minute immersion in the Dutch post-impressionist’s work with more than 3,000 images projected at enormous scale and set to classical music. Though the exhibit doesn’t contain narration, the creative works reveal an artist who was passionate and expressive but deeply troubled.“In his 37 years, he painted abundantly enough to be p...
Second gentleman, first Jew, New Jersey-raised: Doug Emhoff is making history
Doug Emhoff wasn’t always this way. He wasn’t always the type to go around talking about how much he loves his wife, let alone quit his high-powered job to travel the country talking about how much he loves his wife.When he was married to Kerstin, not Kamala, Doug Emhoff was more likely to throw himself into his work as a Los Angeles entertainment lawyer, play golf, sit on a couch, and watch sports on television. A guy, devoting billable hours to a fight over the origins of the Taco Bell Chihuahua, otherwise not out to change the world.His signature piece of life advice, still ringing in the e...
The Philadelphia Inquirer