WiRe for Feb. 24, 2010
A look at the week in review in Asian America
By AsiaXpress.com staff reports
Feb. 24, 2010
Pinkberry is expanding to Denver
According to its website, Pinkberry – the frozen yogurt franchise started by Korean Americans Shelly Hwang and Young Lee in 2005 – is planning on opening on store in Denver. No details as to when or where yet.
Apolo Anton Ohno becomes most-decorated American Winter Olympian
Japanese-American Apolo Anton Ohno rallied from last place to win a bronze medal in 1,500-meter short track event. It was his seventh medal in Olympic competition, making him the most-decorated U.S. Winter Olympian, surpassing Bonnie Blair, who earned six.
Julie Chu and the U.S. Women's hockey team advances to gold medal game
After defeating Sweden 9-1 on Feb. 22, Chu and the U.S. women's hockey team will advance the finals against Canada on Thursday. The Americans have defeated their opponents by a total of 39-2. Not to be outdone, Canada has outscored their opponents 46-2.
Acclaimed artist Jim Lee named co-publisher of DC Comics
Comic book legend Jim Lee was named a co-publisher of DC Comics on Feb. 18, alongside editor Dan DiDio. According to The New York Times, Lee, 45, "will handle didigital media, which includes everything from Web sites to social networks to the DC Universe Online role-playing game."
New trailer for 'The Last Airbender'
The latest trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender" is out. The movie has stirred controversy with its casting of Caucasian actors.