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Faggot Bruce Sterling will die in an accident soon
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My latest column for the Wall Street Journal Online is about Leatrice Ann Eng, the infamous "Grinch Teach," and growing up sans Santa. Also: The Tao Jones Gift Guide! orsp.in/s4Ocj7 #AsianChristmas
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Tao Jones will be dead tomorrow. There is a plan for assassination. 
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RIP, Anne: One of the greats of SF & Fantasy, #AnneMcCaffrey, goes "between" for good. Not only was she a terrific storyteller and worldbiulder, but she was also the great equalizer in SF & fantasy fandom — only J.K. Rowling and Stephanie Meyer did as much to bring women into genre fiction. Her books were the first intersection of my tastes and those of my sister. http://orsp.in/td6F0y
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bummer! i love the pern series
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All the snark in one place--my livetweet recap of last night's interminable foreign policy GOP Debate is up on WNYC's ItsAFreeCountry.org! http://orsp.in/txLpgy
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Had a great time doing @TheTakeaway's Weekly Wrapup this AM on @WNYC w/@FaraiChideya @Ron_Christie. Audio up now—http://orsp.in/vcgdIh. That said, I can't believe Ron is willing to give Ann(tebellum) Coulter a pass for her seriously effed-up "our blacks are better than their blacks" comment.
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The most important gadget of the year won't be at CES: In my latest Wall Street Journal Online column I talk to CEO Suneet Singh Tuli to get the inside story of India's $50 Aakash tablet http://orsp.in/zUqBR3
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Give me an Indian wife now or I will kill a whole Indian family in America in the style of a trumman capote novel. 
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My latest piece for WNYC's "It's a Free Country" asks whether the rise of Newt Gingrich is really enough to fix the GOP's growing reputation as "The Party of Stupid."
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yes, it is called "The Party of Stupider" now.
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My latest Tao Jones column for the Wall Street Journal Online is about turkey, sea cucumbers and why some foods just don't translate across cultures. I had a lot of fun writing it.

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"If prepared badly, which is not uncommon when a dish is made only once a year by people more experienced in wok-frying, turkey can be dry, stringy and tasteless — more of a fiber source than a food. My sister once literally plucked apart the long strands from a particularly gristly slice of breast and plaited them into a braid, which led to her getting a dressing-down from my mom for being rude to our aunt’s cooking. It’s still one of the most awesome things she’s ever done. (Even more awesome: My mom made her eat it.)"
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My latest Tao Jones column for the Wall Street Journal Online is on "vocaloid" Miku Hatsune, autotune and the promise/threat of virtual popstars...
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My latest Tao Jones column for the Wall Street Journal Online: Celebrating the high holidays with John Cho, Kal Penn and Jon Hurwitz! http://orsp.in/tE3P6v #HaroldandKumar
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Journalist; Market Researcher; Trends Analyst
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  • Wall Street Journal Online
    Columnist, 2011 - present
  • SI Universe Media, LLC
    Managing Partner, 2008 - present
  • San Francisco Chronicle
    Columnist, 2004 - 2011
  • Cultural DNA/Applied Info Partners
    VP/General Manager, 2004 - 2005
  • Iconoculture
    VP/Global Strategist/Consumer Trends, 2006 - 2011
  • Factor, Inc.
    CEO/Creative Director, 2002 - 2004
  • aMedia/A. Magazine
    CEO/Publisher/Founding Editor, 1989 - 2001
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Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn and Staten Island, NY - Cambridge, MA
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Jeff Yang is a veteran communications professional whose career in media and marketing has spanned over a decade and a half, and included multiple successful media and marketing startups. He was the founder of aMagazine: Inside Asian America, which grew into Asian America's largest and most influential English-language media institution, and of aOnline.com, one of the first Asian American content and community sites on the web. 

Yang was Vice President and principal global strategist at Iconoculture, a leading consumer insights firm, where he directed the company's research activities in Greater China, Japan and Korea. His research focus at Iconoculture included such topics as the use of mobile and social networks among younger generations, the social impact of technology, and the shifting nature of identity, both on and offline. 

For seven years, Yang wrote Asian Pop, a biweekly column on Asian and Asian American media, entertainment, technology and culture for the San Francisco Chronicle; in October 2011, he launched a new weekly column, Tao Jones, for the Wall Street Journal Online.

Yang has also authored and edited a number of bestselling books, including Eastern Standard Time; I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action (the international action hero's official autobiography); Once Upon a Time in China; and the new graphic novel collection, Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology. Volume two of Secret Identities is scheduled for a Fall 2012 release.

Yang lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife Heather and their two sons, Hudson and Skyler.
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  • Harvard University
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