“I got the travel bug quite early,” says “Suits” actress, Meghan Markle. “My earliest memories are of going to Mexico twice a year and Hawaii quite a few times. We never did conventional family trips like Disney World. Hawaii and Mexico were closer for us than going to Florida or the Caribbean.”
I never met Aaron Hawkins, but I knew that he occasionally mentioned me on his blog, Uppity-Negro.com. Once, the fansite title on his blog was my name. Granted, this was during a period when he was doing this to be cheeky more than anything else. Hawkins was one of the first African-American bloggers. He was smart, thought-provoking and funny. I used to pop over to his blog every so often to see what he was up to.
December 14, 2005
Posted by: Jae-Ha Kim
Category: Features, Issues
Tags: Ally McBeal, Arthur Golden, Chiyo, Devon Aoki, Eriko Imai, geisha, Geisha of Gion: The Memoir of Mineko Iwasaki, Gong Li, Grinnell College, Japan, Ji-Yeon Yuh, Kyoko Fukada, L.S. Kim, Liza Dalby, Lucy Liu, Michelle Yeoh, Miho Matsugu, Mineko Iwasaki, Northwestern University, Peter Feng, Richard Corliss, Rob Marshall, Sayuri, Ziyi Zhang
In both the book “Memoirs of a Geisha” and its film adaptation, women fall into two categories: sexy geisha and conniving dragon ladies, two stereotypes about Asian women that linger today. Already some members of the Asian-American community are worried that the film, which opens locally Friday, may reinforce unflattering images of Asian women as being submissive, sexual objects.
“I am your No. 1 fan.” And so began Paul Sheldon’s terrifying encounter with Annie Wilkes, the obsessed character in Stephen King’s Misery who chopped off her idol’s feet so he couldn’t escape. (In the film version, she merely broke his ankles.) In real life, celebrities such as Sheryl Crow, Mel Gibson and Catherine Zeta-Jones are dealing with their own slew of “No. 1 fans.” Some go to prison for their obsessive behavior. But others don’t.