Author: Martin Wong

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This weekend I got to spend some time in Chicago with my friend Tim Hugh. In my past life as a magazine editor, Tim would get Eric and me speaking gigs that went along with the Asian American Showcase film festival that he oversaw. How did we meet? I don't exactly recall but it was...

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Libraries are quiet places where introverts hide out to read crusty books in dusty corners. They are safe spots for kids to hang out after school until their parents pick them up. They are a refuges for homeless people. I go there regularly to borrow books and DVDs (I'm a Luddite, I know) and our...

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Quebec City is about as close as you can get to France without leaving North America. Maybe that's why the Hergé Museum in Brussels sent a selection of its choicest materials to the Museum of Civilization. Some of the first pieces on display are tributes to the creator of Tintin, not one but two busts and...

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The San Diego Comic-Con is so three weeks ago, but for me it hasn't stopped because I've been reading comics every night ever since! I won't bore you with my entire stash of purchases, but will share some of the new releases. Besides having John Holmstrom sign some Ramones albums and the Best of Punk book,...

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We heard all sorts of of reasons NOT to visit Mexico City: Too crowded, smoggy skies, drug lords, kidnapping. Guess what? Mexico City is rad, it was easy to get around, everyone was friendly, and the only thing we missed during our summer trip was burritos. (More of a California thing.) Mexico's capital features layers of...

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It's hard to believe that I've been attending Comic-Con since 1979. I was in fifth grade and a hardcore Marvel Comics collector looking for back issues of Fantastic Four, Marvel Premiere, Invaders, and other collections. Back then it was mostly dealers selling old comics out of cardboard boxes on folding tables. These days I go...

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POW! WOW! annual mural-making festivals leave legacies of beautified walls, create landmarks for locals and tourists alike, generate community, and foster civic pride. But being there during the painting is an opportunity not to be missed, and this is the third year I've been able to take my family to the opening event, which happened...