“In San Francisco, where more than a fifth of residents are of Chinese descent, politicians have long taken a second name in Chinese characters. And any serious candidate knows to order campaign materials in English and in Chinese. But the city’s leniency for adopted names has frustrated some Chinese American candidates, who say that non-Chinese rivals have gone overboard by using flattering, flowery phrases that at first glance have little to do with their actual names.” NYT (Gift Article): No, Your Honor, You Can’t Call Yourself ‘High Justice’ on the Ballot in Chinese. (I’m sticking with my longtime Chinese name: 總編輯互聯網. Managing Editor, Internet.)

+ Points records fall at the All-Star Game, with the East beating the West 211-186. (So a pretty typical defensive effort in today’s NBA…)