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Our writers work hard to deliver thoughtful stories that keep you in the loop. But we suspect many of you just look at the pictures, check out the "scene" photos to see if you know anyone or simply wrap your fish in the fruits of our labor. Prove us wrong! Show us that you not only read San Francisco Metropolitan but actually have a clue what we're talking about.

Here's how: Read Ami Chen Mills' cover story on Asian Nightlife, answer the questions below and email us your responses. The first five readers to get them all right (and into our mailbox) will win a dig through our treasure chest filled with the latest CDs and books (courtesy of publicists across the country). You may begin ...

  1. Which statement best describes the main idea of the cover story?
    1. Asian nightlife is dead
    2. Asian nightlife is exclusionary
    3. Asian men are pigs
    4. Asian nightlife is a "San Francisco thing"
    5. Asian nightlife is vibrant and thoroughly modern

  2. The author's attitude toward stereotyping of Asian women can best be described as one of
    1. annoyance
    2. neutrality
    3. anger
    4. agreement
    5. confusion

  3. What did the author of the cover story change her opinion about?
    1. house music
    2. the sexiness of Asian men
    3. the need for more Asian clubs
    4. underage drinking
    5. assimilationist tendencies of Asian youth

  4. In the cover story, white men are portrayed most specifically as
    1. bad dancers
    2. big spenders
    3. sensitive
    4. fetishists
    5. sexy

  5. The author's primary purpose in the last two paragraphs is
    1. to voice her approval of casual sex
    2. to highlight the diversity of the crowds at these Asian clubs
    3. to say that local Asian nightlife is vibrant and self-confident
    4. to dismiss critics of the Asian nightlife scene
    5. to criticize shallowness of youth

  6. It can be inferred from the story that all of the following are characteristics of Asian nightlife EXCEPT:
    1. some underage drinking
    2. a way to get laid
    3. diverse crowds
    4. lots of drugs
    5. fashionable women

Email your Read2Win responses to [email protected]. Include your name, address and phone number.

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