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Published: 8 years ago

One Definition of Privilege

When information about a bombing suspect is first announced and you don’t worry whether he looks, talks, or prays like you.

Published: 8 years ago

My Appearance on Soul Train

Back in 1993, one of my friends, Suraya Fadel, was a regular dancer on Soul Train. When we went out clubbing, Suraya was always amused at my antics on the dance floor. So one weekend, she invited me to join her on the show. …

Published: 14 years ago

USD Magazine » Behind the Velvet Rope

  Link: USD Magazine » Around the Park Fall 2006 » Behind the Velvet Rope.

Published: 15 years ago

YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH: Tom Cruise and the Historical Accuracy of The Last Samurai

As an American of Japanese descent, I am an expert on all things Japanese. Admittedly, I’ve spent little time in Japan, I can’t read the language, and I’ve never studied anything relating to – or rhyming with – Japan. Nonetheless, I satisfy the two …

Published: 15 years ago


for Dima   We are the children of bombs of broken glass & shrapnel shadows   My mother records her first memory Japanese porcelain dolls arranged like soldiers in kimonos torpedo to the tatami mat shatter like bullet shells as American B-29s carpet bomb …

Published: 17 years ago

Remembering June Jordan

June Jordan was the most amazing teacher. Ever. Period. Yet, despite being one of the many fortunate students she transformed into a poet, I can’t seem to conjure up a metaphor that truly captures her. No twister, tsunami, or tidal wave illustrates the force …

Published: 19 years ago

My Reality TV Show Audition

In autumn 2000, while clerking for Judge Browning on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, I received an email from Stanford Law School alumni services letting us Class of ’99 alums know about a new TV show that a company called Renegade 83 Entertainment …