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Just read this line: “The film stars current Hong Kong martial arts superstar Donnie Yen, LUST, CAUTION’S Tang Wei, and Japanese/Taiwanese heartthrob Takeshi Kaneshiro. The film is very much an ode to classic kung fu films and one can tell that Chan is a huge fan, employing the likes of cult heroes Kara Hui and the incomparable Jimmy Wang Yu (THE ONE ARMED SWORDSMAN).” It’s also directed by Peter Chan. It’s a film starring young legends of the screen who are still bright and energetic. It’s showing Monday. Yes, a monday May 14th at 9:30pm at CGV Cinemas. (LAAPFF – Dragon)Continue reading
This was the end of an era. Michelle Borok – who some of you know or don’t know has left the building. After 7 years or more, the employee who left an indelible mark on shops and art in LA and beyond is leaving for Northern Mongolia. On saturday, LA experienced warm weather. Even at night, a light jacket would suffice. Across the globe, it was -50.
Some of the photos from Year of the Dragon are happy and the room was filled with artists. Some young, some older and a few of them asked, “is that Michelle?” The answer, “Yes she is” – no matter where she’s at.
No crying here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Art Exhibition at GR2 Year of the Dragon Jan 28th – Feb 15th, 2012 Opening reception Saturday Jan 28, 6:30-10pm GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025 gr2.net (310) 445-9276 The Giant Robot 2 (GR2) presents: YEAR OF THE DRAGON – an art exhibition featuring Dragons! This is the official GR2 Grand Re-Opening as well as our beloved Michelle Borok’s Farewell… Michelle Borok who is coincidentally Year of the Dragon, began as a clerk at Giant Robot LA and quickly found herself managing all locations, curating exhibitions, building the brand, and needless to say, much much more. She will be moving to Mongolia. “While the Year of the Rabbit was characterized by calm and tranquility, the Year of the Dragon will be marked by excitement, unpredictability, exhilaration and intensity. The Rabbit imbues people with a sense of cautious optimism, but people respond to the spirit of the Dragon with energy, vitality and unbridled enthusiasm, often throwing all caution to the wind – which can be an unwise move: The Dragon is all about drama but if you take unnecessary risks, you may find yourself starring in your own personal tragedy.” The exhibition includes work by: Andrice Arp, Robert Bellm, Aaron Brown, Elliot Brown, Stasia Burrington, Bjorn Calleja, Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, Louise Chen, Shawn Cheng, James Chong, Luke Chueh, Chris Cilla, Jesse Fillingham, Cam Floyd, Harrison Freeman, Renee French, Gabe Gonzales, Kio Griffith, Joe Hahn, Nao Harada, Hiro Hayashi, David Horvath, Kerry Horvath, Martin Hsu, Mark Ingram, Mari Inukai, Elizabeth Ito, Marc Johns, Jeremiah LaTorre, Little Friends of Printmaking, Tessar Lo, Bradford Lynn, Miso, Gary Musgrave, Mark Nagata, Ming Ong, Martin Ontiveros, Sana Park, Sidney Pink, Jarrett Quon, Jesse Reklaw, Sara Saedi, Ryan Jacob Smith, Dave Stolte, Ken Taya, Edwin Ushiro, Christine Vincent, Steven Weissman, Heidi Woan, Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeni Yang, Yejin Oh, Sashiko Yuen Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based magazine about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles as well as an online equivalent. Eric Nakamura Giant Robot Owner/Publisher email@example.com (310) 479-7311Continue reading
The Year of the Dragon stamp from China. Hilarious feedback from people who say it’s evil, mean, and represents the Foreign Ministry. What do you think? Aren’t dragons supposed to be tough, evil, and so on? Design wise, it’s obvious because the dragon is straight on, does it look attacking, but overall it’s just criticism of a stamp. What do you think? (Telegraph UK – China Stamp)Continue reading