June Continues

World Science Festival in the city; some good stuff.

So, along with wacky service problems on weekends (shuttle bus, anyone?), MTA’s going to be issuing a new map (probably to reflect the end of some subway lines and other things). It’s supposed to look sleeker.  Hmm.  We’ll see how good it’ll be.

But, it’s a pain in the neck over the weekend, when subway lines aren’t going between Brooklyn and Manhattan and buses all clumped up.

Coming up, on 6/12/10: Save NYC Libraries.

Here’s a link to a trailer of the new “Hawaii Five-O,” coming this fall on CBS.  I’m getting more into the new Hawaii Five-O than I expected, based on the trailers alone, which look good. They seem to fit in this era of “Can we please have a more diverse tv cast” and “are we losing Miranda rights?” — plus, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, even Scott Caan! (oh, and Alex O’Loughlin, who is in need of a… show that doesn’t get canceled; but, he’s no Jack Lord though as “Steve McGarrett” (and I never really watched the original Hawaii Five-O).

I posted the trailer on Facebook, and FC noted that there’s one continuity blooper – at 1:02, one of the cops is holding his badge upside down, and at 1:03 his badge is right side up.  Clearly, they’re still working on the show (well, tv is tv).

But, I’m not sure what does it mean if I’m not really into much fall tv as it is.  Hmm.

Via Angry Asian Man blog: by Jeff Yang, on the SF Gate, “The Book of Daniel,” profiling Daniel Dae Kim.  Good stuff to read.

Apparently, “Heroes” wants one more shot to say goodbye (from Time’s Techland, of the TVGuide.com posting). — seriously, no.  I gave up when they had unceremoniously killed off the Adrian Pasdar character Nathan.  I’m not getting on board just to see more mess and say goodbye.  “Lost” earned a goodbye, because they cared about their characters; “Heroes” did not, because they didn’t care about their characters (or stopped doing so).

On the other hand, I’ll still give “Heroes” credit for its diverse cast.  Sure.  But, it didn’t do more appropriate stuff with the characters.

Shakespeare in the City: check it out the list on WNYC and Wall Street Journal’s review on New York Classical Theatre’s scheduled “Richard III” at Central Park (yes, roving Shakespeare).

Lawyers as writers – Scott Turow was on Charlie Rose a couple  of weeks ago about his  newest book.  John Grisham was on NPR’s All Things Considered, about his own legal thriller for kids (seriously; I’m not entirely sure how it works either, but it sounded intriguing).  I’m impressed that these two pioneers in legal thrillers are still at it.

Linda Greenhouse on J. Souter’s commencement speech at Harvard and her observation that he hasn’t completely disappeared.  Good for him!

The passing of John Wooden, UCLA’s legendary men’s basketball coach.

June 2010 Begins

Well, Memorial Day came and went.

FC, my sister, and I checked out the Vilcek Foundation‘s exhibit of “Lost” props and photos.  Mr. Cluck!  Dharma van!  Dharma beer!

My sister and I then checked out Asia Society’s museum (exhibits on “Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art” and “Inspired by India: Works by NYC Students“) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (“Picasso in the Metropolitan Museum of Art“; “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity”; and “Tutankhamun’s Funeral“).

The end of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, but really for us at Triscribe, APA Heritage stuff is every day.  But, some items of interest:

Great stuff at the AABANY/SABANY/KALAGNY event: “Blazing a Trail in the Law.”

Angry Asian Man showed a clip of this funny and poignant comment from Ben Kingsley to the ladies of “The View,” about how he was with a terrible dinner guest – a German woman who (1) asked if he was Jewish, and (2) said it was “worse” when he said he was half-English and half-Indian.  His outrage was on point, although I wonder if this incident had occurred before he was on “Gandhi” or “Schindler’s List.”  (or maybe it did occur afterward!  What a terrible dinner party that must have been).

NY Times covering the Bon Chon v. Kyochon trend; fried chicken will never be the same, now is it?

Time’s Techland (the geek/nerd/etc. coverage) post by Evan Narcisse, on a Memorial Day special – honoring Asian/APA comic book heroes (the Atom; Jubilee; the ex-Batgirl Cassandra Cain – I had to smile over those, even though, yeah, I think Asian/APA comic book heroes have gotten a little shafted.  Just a little).

Last but not least to note: Qing Hong Wu is now an American citizen, thanks to Governor Paterson’s pardon; there are second chances and redemption is possible.

But, life – yeah, it’s complicated.