August 21 Stories

August 21 Stories

August 21, 1983 will be forever remembered as the day Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. was assassinated. But something else happened on August 21 twelve years prior to Ninoy's martyrdom -- the Plaza Miranda bombing in 1971. 

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The Yoyo: A Story of Downs and Ups

The Yoyo: A Story of Downs and Ups

The story of how a group of Filipinos started the yoyo craze in the U.S. back in the 1930s.

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A Moment With Robin Williams

A Moment With Robin Williams

The mother of an ailing child gets a surprise from a big-hearted comedian, the late Robin Williams.

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Race and the Asian Male in America

Race and the Asian Male in America

Book Review: Big Little Man by Alex Tizon 

Lonely Asian males, it’s not all your fault. They really are against you, but there’s hope.

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Brain Drain, Portuguese-Style

Brain Drain, Portuguese-Style

Even a developed First World nation can start leaking highly skilled workers who seek better opportunities away from home.  

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Robin Williams: A Certain Sadness

Robin Williams: A Certain Sadness

Robin Williams could take away our sadness but not his.

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Why I Called Out the US Military on Torture

Why I Called Out the US Military on Torture

Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba (Ret.) lost his job for not blinking when he probed the US military’s use of torture.

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Tofu with Love

Tofu with Love

Bean there, done that? Try Chef Tim Luym’s takes on the venerable soybean curd.

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