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Noreen Lee is “Sophie in Hollywood” Premiering This Independence Day Weekend

AAM.tv will world premiere Noreen Lee’s “Sophie in Hollywood,” streaming free to the world starting July 2, 2020, right in time for Independence Day Weekend….

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Bee Vang on Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino and Being Hmong

CHOPSO’s Quentin Lee and Koji Steven Sakai interviewed actor Bee Vang, the breakout star of Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino. When making Gran Torino, Bee was…

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Chinese Imperialism: Japanese American Got Punched by Chinese Attorney for Saying “Taiwan is independent” in America.

Yesterday, my friend Oki, a Japanese American film archivist living in Los Angeles, got punched by a (Mainland) Chinese national who was an attorney while…

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Evolution of Young Man Kang

I met Young Man Kang in the 90s when he was a prolific feature filmmaker in Los Angeles. After making a dozen of features or…

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Worst Business Class Experience: Hong Kong Airlines

Beware of those alluring and deceptive upgrade offer signs at the check in counters of Hong Kong Airlines. When I decided to pay for a…

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Michael Aki’s Strangers and Brian L. Tan’s Holdout to World premiere on December 7 at 8 pm

CHOPSO is proud to present Stangers, the Director’s Cut of the neo-noir feature set in Los Angeles by Michael Aki and starring Eugenia Yuan and…

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Three Brash Girls Riff on Sex, Love and Life in their New Comedy Special

Female comics Kimberly McVicar, Melanie Maras and Leah Mansfield talked to CHOPSO about their upcoming live show and taped feature length comedy special Brash Girls…

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A New Speakeasy in Hollywood

Speakeasies and secret bars are all the rage in Los Angeles right now. Back in the time of Prohibition, we went to such places for…

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Conan, Kevin Hart and Ice Cube Teach Driving

Talk show host Conan O’Brien took his staff Diana Chang out for a practice driving session. On the way, they picked up Kevin Hart and Ice Cube….

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Posted in Culture US

Losing Innocence in Los Angeles

Los Angeles today is feeling apocalyptic as all Los Angeles Unified schools closed because of the “credible threat” of an e-mail bomb threat. Particularly for…

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