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andrew-q-lam's picture
Mar.07.2014
  I do not know where the impulse to travel comes from but I have always had it bad, ever since I was four or five. A Vietnamese child living in the Mekong Delta, I remember listening to my French-educated father's stories of snow -on the gilded bridges across the Seine; in the well-groomed...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Jan.22.2014
I used to love the original “Star Trek,” each episode a short course in cultural anthropology. The Enterprise traipsed through outer space, often stumbling across civilizations running on a distorted operating system that oppressed some inhabitants to benefit others. The distortions being...
phil-naessens's picture
Jan.15.2014
On this edition of the Phil Naessens Show we’re focusing on the San Antonio Spurs, NBA Globalization and the Atlanta Hawks meet up with the Brooklyn Nets in LondonEngland   To download this program to your portable device please right click the link below and select "save as"....
andrew-q-lam's picture
Dec.04.2013
A good friend, well traveled and educated, views the evils of globalization in very simple terms. It's a world in which everyone drinks coffee at Starbucks and eats at McDonald's and listens to Lady Gaga. That is to say, he sees globalization as synonymous to Americanization, and it depresses him...
bryant-simon's picture
Jan.29.2013
Recently, I had the chance to visit a couple of Starbucks stores in Seoul, Korea.  There is an interesting coffee scene going on right now in Seoul.  Western-ish coffee stores are everywhere (more perhaps than in the US and UK) and all kinds of people are using them, as meeting spots and...
SFKaufman's picture
Jul.30.2012
             It is amazing that in the times we are living there seems to be no control being exercised on the so-called leaders of the major world governments: all of them trying to rattle their swords as major world powers because they...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Apr.22.2012
When Did Immigrants Become the Enemy? New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 20, 2012 Photo of Condoleeza Rice urging passage of immigration reform earlier this month provided coutesy of Duke University. SAN FRANCISCO—Recently, in front a packed crowd at Duke...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Feb.22.2012
On the 900-mile trek of mostly desert that stretches between Eritrea and Egypt, hunting for humans has become routine. Eritrean refugees who have fled their homeland fall prey to Bedouin or Egyptian traffickers. The refugees are held for ransom. Those with relatives abroad who can pay for their...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Jun.15.2011
In the age of globalization, there’s a caveat that often rings true: “You know your culture is a big hit when somebody else is trying to sell it back to you!” Nowhere is this more obvious than the example of the run away box office smash, Kung Fu Panda, and its sequel. A wildly successful animation...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Mar.13.2011
SAN FRANCISCO--What everyone’s been saying for a while about the Bay Area, the 2010 Census has confirmed. The East is acquiring greater weight in the life of the region because the Asian American population is surging. Politically and culturally, the result is something of a rumbling mid-Richter...